Designing With The New Artistic Wire 3D Bracelet Jig

Artistic Wire 3D Bracelet Jig

This bracelet and the second one featured in this post were designed by Fernando DaSilva for John Bead.  They will have you wondering how you have lived without the newest tool from Beadalon if you enjoy making or teaching others how to make wire bracelets.

Artistic Wire 3D Bracelet Jig

In order to make these bracelets Fernando used:

1. The Artistic Wire 3D Bracelet Jig

2. Artistic Wire in various sizes.

3.  Preciosa Ripple Beads

4.  Preciosa Rondell Beads   (We have a fantastic collection of Preciosa Rondell beads in our catalog.  Fernando used 4mm size for these projects.)

Artistic Wire 3D Bracelet Jig

The Artistic Wire 3D Bracelet Jig comes with excellent instructions.  You can see very quickly how working on a circular jig will result in a perfectly formed circle in minutes.4

Fernando used wire wrapping techniques to add his beads.  Here is a closer look.

Ripple Bead

Ripple beads by Preciosa have a very unique shape.  Showcasing them in this way allows you to see the wonderful colours.

Ripple Bead

Here is the second bracelet utilizing copper and silver wire.


The crystals just glitter against the copper Ripple Beads.


Artistic Wire 3D Bracelet Jig

Artistic Wire 3D Bracelet Jig are in stock.

Ripple Beads

Our Ripple Bead collection has had a few new additions.

Macrame Choker With Hemp

This choker features traditional macrame knotting.  It really is a skill that is useful in so many stringing applications.

Nancy Donaldson created this necklace to feature our natural hemp strings.

Isn’t it delightful?  It will be just perfect for summer outings.

Dazzle-it has a huge assortment of hemp strings in many colours and thicknesses.  The natural collection is classic macrame for the 70’s

These Preciosa Rocailles in the opaque brown iris color added just the right amount of bling to the necklace.

Tropical Punch Flower Maker and Petal Beads

Turn your life into an endless summer with the most colorful and fun creative DIY components from Tropical Punch.  The collection includes a luscious assortment of Lucite flowers and chain, round and tear drop beads, three dimensional flowers, filigree components, sliders, a unique metal flower maker, retro flower components and polyester pipe.   This necklaces was designed by Our Creative Manager, Fernando DaSilva.

The Flower Maker is an intriguing metal component with a clear rhinestone in the center that will enable you to easily create flowers combining stretch cord and curved Lucite petals. The flower maker has two rings on opposite sides, which can be linked by jump rings and built up into small or large sections. Once a flower is made, it can be used to create necklaces or bracelets as well.

Our acrylic curved petal beads are offered in six colors. Featuring a predrilled hole through the side and at the top of the bead, these petal drops can be strung onto stretch cord to form a flower. Combine them with our flower maker component to create flower links that can be assembled into bracelets or necklaces.

We have a wonderful collection of Preciosa Viva 12 flatbacks that are perfect way to make your flowers even prettier.  They are available in a variety of sizes & colors.

There is a tutorial showing you a step by step to make these flowers in minutes right here on the blog.

Preciosa Rondell Beads – India Pink and Burgandy

Indian Pink – The youthful Indian Pink, with its fresh and airy hue, expands our offering of the ever popular pinks.

Burgundy – The luxuriously rich Burgundy is confident and individualistic, ideal for emphasizing originality while remaining darkly elegant.

Rose Opal, Rose Opal AB, Burgundy, BurgundyAB
Chrysolite, ChrysoliteAB, Starlight Gold
Indicolite, Indicolite AB, Indian Pink,
Indian Pink AB, Deep Tanzanite, Deep Tanzanite AB

Preciosa beads are available in an endless number of shapes, sizes and colours that can be used in a variety of ways.  The new Rondell beads are available in 4mm, 6mm, and 8mm. These beads can be used for the production of fashion jewellery as well as other trendy items such as accessories, apparel decorations, embroidery etc.


PRECIOSA Ripple™ Designer Jewels by Kerrie Slade

PRECIOSA ORNELA presents a new pressed bead known as PRECIOSA Ripple™ under the PRECIOSA Traditional Czech Beads brand.  We can’t think of a better way of sharing this new bead with you than through the design work of Kerri Slade.

The circular bead with a 12 mm diameter has a centrally located hole and an undulating surface on both sides.

The identical profile of both sides of the bead enable its 100% use during the application of a series of ten new types of combined, dual color vacuum decorations called California.

The undulating surface of the bead causes a ripple to pass through the metallic decoration in both the shiny and matt finish.

The centrally located hole predestined this bead to be used in combination with seed beads or fire polished beads during stringing or embroidery.


PRECIOSA Ripple™ Project How-To

Here is yet another exciting design featuring the new PRECIOSA Ripple™ beads!

This project truly showcases the colours on both sides of the bead and the edging.

We are so happy that Preciosa has created a free project PDF for you to download if you would like to make this necklace.  Just click on the image above!