Look What Just Arrived: Trendy New Beading Products
Look what just arrived in the Beadwork office! New sizes and shaped beads, metal stamps and jewelry-making supplies, find you’re next new storage solution and more! Check out the latest from Potomac Bead Company, Starman, The Freckled Pear, Halstead Bead, and Beaducation. You’re not going to want to miss these new beading products.
Potomac Bead Company’s Exclusive New Shaped Bead
Potomac Bead Company’s newest shaped bead, the StormDuo is actually not new at all. Modeled after a vintage mold from the 1950s, this two-hole bead is completely reversible and resembles a hurricane symbol. Get yours today and start experimenting with its curves and swirls! Visit www.potomacbeads.com.
New Size from Starman
The Demi Round by TOHO is now available from Starman in size 6° and works well as a spacer or as a decorative element. The bead is the same width as a traditional size 6° round seed bead, however it is thinner and gives designers more creative flexibility. With 50 color choices including all of your favorite finishes, find the shade you need at www.czechbeads.com (wholesale only) or visit your favorite bead retailer.
The Freckled Pear’s Newest Product
Are you tired of the clutter that comes with bead weaving? If you are anything like me, there are loose needles and thread everywhere! The Freckled Pear offers a solution in their beautiful new thread catchers. Use them as a mini trash basket for your thread ends, a small tool container or as safe travel storage for your finished project. Can’t you see them sitting on your tray while you bead on your next flight? Find them at www.thefreckledpear.com.
New Products from Halstead Bead
If you’re in need of innovative jewelry-making supplies, Halstead has new options just for you! Their newest wire charm ring forms are perfect for attaching your own personal beaded charm or tassel. Hang a beaded pendant from a ready-made chain from their new extended chain collection, perfect for adjusting the length and fit of your necklaces. In addition, check out their split top rings for more beading possibilities. I’m creating a peyote-stitched insert. Visit www.halsteadbead.com to see a variety of sizes and designs to fit your unique style.
New Metal Stamps from Beaducation
Beaducation is a great source for those looking to expand their design skills. They offer an assortment of tools and supplies, and even free classes on how to use them! Their newest original stamps include the Hip Peacock Feather stamp, 11mm and their Wide Moroccan Arch, 6mm, as well as many other unique motifs. Check out all of their awesome products and classes at www.beaducation.com.
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. We’d love to feature your work!
Assistant Editor, Beadwork magazine
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