Cool Stuff, Products We Love, October/November 2017 Beadwork Magazine
We love to bring you what’s hot and happening in the beading industry. In each issue of Beadwork magazine we feature what we’ve found and think you’d like to know about. Here are our top picks from the October/November 2017 issue.
1. The 7 Warp Braid Kit and Disk by Sally Bead Jewelry offers a variation on the standard kumihimo technique. Kits include all beads and cord needed to create a stunning necklace, such as An Evening Out, pictured above. Purchase Sally’s innovative template separately to fit over a regular kumihimo disk. For more information, visit www.sallybeadjewelry.com.
2. The convex rounded edge of Bead Master’s new 3×8mm Cali bead provides fluid movement to any project. The 2×8mm Tee bead comes in thirty-six coatings for a colorful and cozy fit. Find these beads and more at www.beadmasterusa.com (wholesale only) or check your favorite bead retailer.
3. Find the perfect cord and artisan stoneware pendants for your designs with The Classic Bead’s new offerings. With eighteen colors of 7-ply linen, twenty-four colors of 3mm suede, and over thirty colors of .5mm metallic leather cord, there are plenty of options to choose from. See the entire collection at www.theclassicbead.com.
4. Inspired by fans of the You Collection, TierraCast has released a similar line of charms and mini buttons featuring symbols representing strength and beauty. With symbols such as the Om and Eye of Providence, the images in this collection represent protection, empowerment, and more. Visit www.tierracast.com (wholesale only) or check your favorite bead retailer.
5. Add a bit of whimsy and charm to your next design with new antiqued pewter beads, buttons, charms, and pendants from Tamara Scott Designs. All components are lead-free and full of delightful details. Visit www.tamarascottdesigns.com.
6. New from Bead Bistro Crafts are dome, lentil, and spiky button Czechglass beads with an etched finish. These iridescent beads will add beautiful color and texture to your beaded designs. Find a variety of color options at www.beadbistrocrafts.etsy.com.
7. The BeadSmith’s K.O. nylon beading thread is now available in orange, clear blue, dark gray, scarlet pink, smoke green, and turquoise to match any design you can dream up. Find it at www.beadsmith.com (wholesale only) or check your favorite bead retailer.
8. Similar to the Beadalon Jewel Loom, the Baby Jewel Loom by Julianna C. Avelar is a great choice for beginners. Half the length of the original Jewel Loom, it’s extremely portable and lightweight and perfect for smaller projects such as pendants and earrings. Or stitch multiple pieces together for a bracelet. Visit www.beadalon.com (wholesale only) or check your favorite bead retailer.
9. Get everything you need to create a stylish tassel necklace with The Lipstick Ranch’s Leather Tassel Necklace Kit, including chain, floral connector, EZ fringe tassel, bead cap, and twisted-rope jump rings.
The “Saint” line of pendants and charms includes reproductions of antique medallions. Visit www.thelipstickranch.com.
Handpicked Favorites from the Interweave Shop:
The Art of Quilling Paper Jewelry by Ann Martin
Discover the centuries-old technique of quilling paper with The Art of Quilling Paper Jewelry by Ann Martin. Detailed instructions and step-by-step illustrations guide you in creating coils, scrolls, and other quilled shapes using metallic-edged papers. You’ll love creating paper jewelry with the look of copper, silver, and gold, without breaking the bank. Visit www.interweave.com today to get started.
Kinga Nichols’s Advanced Bead Weaving Series: Seed Bead Embroidery
Kinga Nichols’s Advanced Bead Weaving Series: Seed Bead Embroidery features three new e-courses covering Finishing Touches, Troubleshooting, and 3D Layering Bezels. With step-by-step directions, discussions boards, quizzes, and the ability to display your finished work in a gallery, this award-winning artist’s series is a must-have for those looking to expand their bead-embroidery skills. Sign up today at www.interweave.com.
The staff of Beadwork invites you to send your new bead working products for consideration in Cool Stuff. Please send all submissions to [email protected] and include complete product information.
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