Tucson Bead Show 2015: Products we love

Lucky members of the Jewelry Stringing and Beadwork magazines staff attended the 2015 Tucson Bead Show. Whether you're a seller, a buyer, an editor, or a local, no one leaves this event empty-handed! We're all about the hottest new products when it comes to our magazines, and we got our hands on some fabulous jewelry making products this year at the Tucson Bead Show. Here's a sneak peak at some of the new and innovative products you'll find in the upcoming issues of Stringing and Beadwork:

 

1) This interchangeable bracelet idea from Jesse James Beads caught our eye! We love jewelry components that give more bang for your buck, and this bracelet idea does just that! If you love the idea of interchangeable jewelry just as much as we do, check out the Spring 2015 issue of Jewelry Stringing magazine in digital or print, for six designs with convertible aesthetics. If you are interested in beadweaving, check out Lisa Kan's new book, Bead Metamorphosis, for beadwoven projects that are convertible, reversible, or interchangeable.

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2) We also took to Best Beads Chain and Leather's new Italian and European Leathers. As the warmer months are approaching, everyone is loving bright-colored jewelry, and this leather makes the perfect statement! Want some inspiration for using leather in jewelry design? You'll find all you need and more in our Leather Jewelry special issue.

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3) Kumihimo is a hot topic in the jewelry making world. We're seeing it used in necklaces, bracelets, AND earrings! What could be a tricky technique to learn and use is no longer, thanks to many handy products on the market, including this kumihimo handle product from The BeadSmith. Want to learn kumihimo through beautiful designs with easy-to-follow instructions, illustrations, and photos? Download our Kumihimo Made Easy: 10 Beautiful Projects to Braid eBook to get started, or to expand your current knowledge.

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Did you attend the Tucson Bead shows this year? Tell us about some of your favorite finds!

 

Megan Lenhausen

Assistant Editor

Jewelry Stringing & Beadwork magazines

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