Cool Stuff: New Beading Supplies in the April/May 2019 Beadwork
Each issue of Beadwork magazine brings you the latest in beading supplies. Here is the Cool Stuff from the April/May 2019 issue.
These Super Snip scissors from Midwest Beads are being hailed as the best FireLine cutting tool ever! These tiny but mighty scissors are small enough to fit in any beader’s tool kit and include an attached protective cover. Get yours at www.midwestbeads.com.
Starman presents the new Teacup bead—a 2x4mm cup-shaped pressed-glass bead that features a single hole. The dome shape of this petite bead embraces seed beads and other beads and small components in bead-woven and strung designs. Available in 35 colors. Visit www.czechbeads.com (wholesale only) or your favorite retailer of beading supplies.
Just one more fabulous way to show off your gorgeous Swarovski crystals! These metal findings with a ring on top come in rhodium- and gold-plated finishes in 10 styles (suited to articles 1122, 4120, 4127, 4228, 4320, 4327, 4331, 4428, 4470, and 4884) and 21 sizes to create a variety of designs with Swarovski stones. Check them out at www.swarovski.com or your favorite beading supplies retailer.
Nina Designs is at it again with new and oh-so-cute charms. Two new collections: mini rose gold–plated sterling charms, and our favorite, sterling silver llama charms. On trend and adorable, they have stolen our hearts! See more at www.ninadesigns.com.
More Great Beading Supplies: Leather and More
A vegan alternative to leather bolo cord is here! Leather Cord USA’s 100% animal-product-free braided cotton bolo uses vegetable-based dyes that are colorfast and safe. Available in 3 sizes and loads of gorgeous colors. Head over to www.LeatherCordUSA.com to see them.
Cherry Tree Beads presents their Boho and crystal cord. This 10mm flat cord comes in 15 gorgeous colors and styles. Also, check out these handy stainless steel 14x25mm cord clasps! They clip right on to the ends so you can easily turn it into a bracelet. Get yours today at www.cherrytreebeads.com.
TierraCast has two new amazing collections to show off. The Jade Collection features vintage Chinese artwork, and The Opulence Collection brings to mind imagery of the Byzantine Empire. Find these and more at www.tierracast.com (wholesale only) or at your favorite bead retailer.
The Classic Bead has a lovely collection of leather stuff! Check out these DIY leather tassels, soft leather 3″ x 9″ trim for bead embroidery backing and more, and Acanthus-embossed thick leather sheets available in two sizes. Paint it, cut it into strips for cuff bracelets, or punch holes in rectangle pieces for earrings. Get these items and even more ideas at www.theclassicbead.com.
Potomac Beads has IrisDuos and Half Silky beads! The new IrisDuo is a two-hole marquise-shaped bead that measures 7x4mm. There are 86 gorgeous colors for you to drool over. The Half Silky is a two-hole triangle that’s larger than just half a Silky bead, measuring in at 6x8mm. Sixteen colors to choose from. See these beauties at www.potomacbeads.com.
Which new beading supplies will you use in your next design? Please leave a comment below.