Bangle Bracelet Weaver Tool

Bangle Bracelet Weaver Tool

I’m sporting my first bangle bracelet created on a brand new jewelry making tool; the Bangle Bracelet Weaver Tool by Beadalon.

Bangle Bracelet Weaver Tool

The tool was unveiled in January at the Craft and Hobby (CHA) Mega show in California and I was able to watch the inventor demonstrate it in the Beadalon booth.

“Weave intricate bracelets with ease! Designed by international designer, teacher, and presenter Kleshna. Use a variety of bead stringing wires in diameters 0.15 in (0.38 mm) through .036 in (0.91 mm) plus other threads and cords.”

The tool won the Hot Product Award for the Bead and Jewelry category at the CHA show.

Bangle Bracelet Weaver Tool

I could not await to try the tool!  I knew that it worked beautifully with wire but I was excited to experiment with our cotton wax cords first.

Bangle Bracelet Weaver Tool

In minutes, simply by following the printed instructions, I could see my gorgeous bracelet taking shape.

Bangle Bracelet Weaver Tool

Since I used two colors the color wave was subtle but so pretty.

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This is going to be the first of many bracelets.  I can’t wait to try some different fiber combinations and look forward to adding some beads as well.

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New Beadalon Products!

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We have new Beadalon products to inspire you this summer.  We’ll be posting new projects and how-tos starting next week!

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Our Current Sale is on Vintage Sew-on Crystal

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Thread Wrapped Metal Cuff

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This bangle is a great opportunity to create a fresh summer look with a few components.

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I glued a broken rhinestone section to the blank metal bracelet.  The rhinestone chain allowed me to space my thread wrapping perfectly.

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I wrapped the bangle with embroidery floss.  This is the backside.

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I used a small section of leather to cover the inside of the bracelet.

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Super finished and clean.

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Our cuffs are available in several widths.

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Bangles Boho Style Free Project PDF

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Stack your arms with Boho Bangles for sparkling summer music festival style.

Perfect for everyone from Swarovski Create Your Style.  Just click on the image for your PDF.

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New Miyuki Duracoat Seed Beads!

Miyuki Duracoat Seed Bead

The new Miyuki Duracoat Seed Beads are in and we wanted to share with you our latest banner featuring a bracelet designed by Lena Gillespie, Purple Lace Designs.

The Love component is Sterling Silver .925.

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2016 BeadDreams Winners – Seed Bead Jewelry

Bead Dreams 2016 Winner

Tatiana Konstantinova, Odessa, Ukraine
1st Place – $300 Gift Certificate

John Bead is proud to share the results of the 2016 BeadDreams competition in the Seed Bead Jewelry category which we sponsored.  Gift certificates are on their way to the winners!

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Margaret Corchnoy, Laurel Springs, NJ
2nd Place – $200 Gift Certificate

Bead Dreams 2016 Winner

 

Kelly Wiese, Fort Morgan CO
3rd Place – $100 Gift Certificate

 

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Wyatt is coming to John Bead in July!

 

Wyatt is coming to John Bead in July!

With over 34 years experience in the Jewelry Industry, Wyatt White is known as, Product Manager, Author, Jeweler and TV Celebrity.  He is the inventor of the several products including the Patented Banding Pliers, Findings Forms™ and the award winning 3D Bracelet Jig.  Wyatt has been the Product Manager and Education Director at Beadalon for the last thirteen years..  He works to make wire wrapping, wire techniques, stringing and manufacturing easier and more efficient for the novice and experienced user.

You would be hard pressed to find a jeweler who has not used or worked with a product Wyatt has designed or helped to produce for the DIY jewelry making market.

As a company spokesperson and demonstrator at tradeshows around the world, Wyatt is a popular guest and a major draw.  Students and sellers alike line up to see him demonstrate his recommended techniques, shortcuts and concepts.

There is not a better way to learn how to use Beadalon tools than from the person who is most involved in their production.  Learn from the best.  Join us for this Beadalon event at John Bead and watch Wyatt demonstrate all their bestsellers including the 2016 CHA Product of the Year; The Bangle Bracelet Weaver Tool.

Date:  Monday July 18, 2016

10-3pm

Limited Seating – Open to All Current Customers

Sponsored by John Bead – One Guest Per Account

Please RSVP by phoning:

Millie Bulic

Reception & Administration

T:416-757-3287

reception@johnbead.com

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Klik is On Sale!

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How to set a Flat Cabochon into a Filigree Setting

Filigree Set by Carmi Cimicata

I have been making some unique jewelry sets with our vintage Japanese Porcelain cabochons (almost out of stock) and our filigree settings.

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There are so many choices in this collection.  The rings are fabulous for showing off a special cabochon.

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The issue you may discover is that these vintage components were not designed to fit directly into these setting.  The jewels normally set, have a pointed back, such as those we already selected to work with these items.

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But I could not resist showing off these vintage items.

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The filigree is a perfect frame for these floral themed cabochons.

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So many of the sizes we have in flat cabochons fit into the filigree so I made an effort to set them as though they also had a pointed back.

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That is when apoxie clay really comes in handy.  It is the ideal “glue” because it holds its shape and allows you to press something into it which will cure in place.

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I used a little here on on Tropical Punch Flower Maker.  You can see that the flat setting now appears to be set on air.

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Mix and match cabochons with some help from an epoxy two part clay.

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