Trendy New Beading Items: Innovative Styles and Shapes

Cool new beading items have arrived at the Beadwork office this week! Discover a new shaped bead, innovative wire styles, and even a box filled with goodies! There’s something for everyone is this collection of products from the Freckled Pear, John Bead, and Halstead Bead. Keep reading to find inspiration and hopefully your next favorite product.

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Limited Edition Bento Box Collection from the Freckled Pear

The Freckled Pear introduces the first of many unique collections to come. The Bento Box Collection features three bead-weaving kits, green tea, a lotus charm, washi tape roll, and more. Wrapped in a whitewashed wooden bento tray in a hand sewn bento bag this collection is the perfect gift for a loved one, or yourself! Visit

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Link up with John Bead—Introducing Their Latest Shape

John Bead introduces their newest shaped bead, the Link bead. The link is a two-hole 3x10mm Czech glass bead, available in over eighty colors. The bead, originally designed by Mrs. Oldriska, a bead manufacturer in the 1940s, is easy to incorporate into your next design because it was designed to join other beads together. Visit to find project patterns incorporating the new shape and more.

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New Fancy Wire Styles from Halstead Bead

Get fancy! Check out bead, twist, sparkle, and diamond cut build wire from Halstead. Many gauges and styles are available in sterling, yellow gold-filled, and rose gold-filled finishes. Sold by the inch, explore wire-wrapping possibilities or use these cool materials to make links, double bezels, ring bands, or findings. Visit

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 [email protected] and including “W.O.R.D.” in the subject line. We’d love to feature your work!

Happy beading!
Marissa Bouska
Assistant Editor, Beadwork magazine

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