Look What Just Arrived: Trendy New Beading Products
Every week brings new and exciting bead-weaving products into my office. Many make it into Beadwork magazine, in our Cool Stuff department. However, we can’t help but want to give you more than we can fit on a page. Introducing our new blog series: Look What Just Arrived! This series will feature the newest, trendiest products available in the beading world. Be sure to tune in to our Facebook page to stay up-to-date as new beading products hit my desk.
Classic Murano Glass Beads
Remember the classic Murano glass beads we shared in Cool Stuff, February/March 2018? Check out the latest Murano glass beads from the Venetian Bead Shop’s collection! Their latest release includes14mm rounds, 20mm discs, and 18mm squares. Available in a variety of color combinations, such as plum and gray, pink and purple, blue and cobalt, and red and black, these beads feature Aventurina, a form of quartz that provides a shimmering effect, and 24k gold foil mare. Find these beads at www.venetianbeadshop.com. For a history of Murano glass, see “A Short History of Murano Glass Beads.”
Sterling Silver Lockets from Halstead
New from Halstead, rhodium-plated sterling silver lockets offer a subtle but beautiful addition to any jewelry project. Plastic photo protectors inside the locket ensure that your memories are held safely inside. These treasures are easily personalized for family and friends. Affixed with a bail, the lockets make for easy stringing. Find these and other lockets at www.halsteadbead.com (wholesale only) or visit your favorite bead and jewelry retailer.
New Colors at Starman
Ultra Violet, the Pantone Color of the Year, has inspired many bold new color palettes. Starman added several new colors to complement this color, introducing pressed-glass beads in opalescent neon pink, metallic suede lavender, glow green tanzanite, and snow shimmer. Find these colors and more at www.czechbeads.com (wholesale only) or visit your favorite bead retailer.
Are you considering using any of these products for your own creation? Submit your project to W.O.R.D. (What Our Readers Did) by sending us a photo and description to firstname.lastname@example.org and including “W.O.R.D.” in the subject line.
Assistant Editor, Beadwork magazine
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