We have new Beadalon products to inspire you this summer. We’ll be posting new projects and how-tos starting next week!
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
Limited Seating – Open to All Current Customers
Sponsored by John Bead – One Guest Per Account
Please RSVP by phoning:
Reception & Administration
Tropical Tea Party
Tropical Tea Party designed by Carmi Cimicata for John Bead Corp.
Spring has finally arrived which means summer is just around the corner! I am starting to think about gardening and picnics and all sorts of outdoor activities. It is time to create some fun jewelry!
To make my bracelet I began with the elements I needed to make the unusual flower pendant component.
Elastic, Resin Clay – Apoxie Sculpt
Miniature people, cupcake, teacup and saucer from my only collection.
This is our latest flower maker. The original Flower Maker already has a crystal in the centre but we wanted to give designers the opportunity to select their own colours and products to customize their projects.
We have a complete step by step showing you how to add the lucite petals to the flower maker linked right here.
To add my tea party miniatures I added a little “dollop” of resin clay to the open area. Since my miniatures would be placed at odd angles, I opted to make sure my lucite petals were already in place.
You can see that I just pushed my miniatures right into the clay. This was left to cure for 24 hours.
At first I thought about wearing my pendant on a necklace. I gathered two sets of color strands (these are lucite beads) from Tropical Punch. A necklace would have been nice but I opted for a bracelet instead. Beadalon memory wire was the simplest way to make everything wearable quickly.
Tropical Punch Bead Strand Collections
Beadalon Memory Wire For Bracelets
The bead strands are so pretty. It makes sense to grab two if you like the color palette.
While adding my lucite beads to the memory wire I also added a few extra seed beads.
My tea party now sits straight up from my wrist. The final touch was a leather tassel to finish the end.
Here is a closer look at the Flower Maker component. You can see the loops allowing you to easily attach a finished piece to any stringing material. It is also available in silver.
The Beadalon Tassel Maker
This necklace features handmade tassels, ladhaki beads, leather cord and a glue-in magnetic clasp.
The tassels were made during a training session by Beadalon at John Bead. The samples were left behind and I happily found a way to use them.
These tassels were made by Beadalon’s Product Manager and Education Director Wyatt White. I knew they needed to be incorporated into something special. Especially when he discovers he is missing his set….
If you have not seen the tassel maker in action allow me to be the first to tell you how easy it is to use.
The instruction to make a tassel are easy to follow.
The beads I used are called “Ladhaki.”
Simple glue in clasps finish the necklace.
Designing With The New 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.
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.)
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.
Fernando used wire wrapping techniques to add his beads. Here is a closer look.
Ripple beads by Preciosa have a very unique shape. Showcasing them in this way allows you to see the wonderful colours.
Here is the second bracelet utilizing copper and silver wire.
The crystals just glitter against the copper Ripple Beads.
Artistic Wire 3D Bracelet Jig are in stock.
Our Ripple Bead collection has had a few new additions.
Beadalon Artistic Wire Finding Forms – Six New Jigs!
Findings Forms are fixed peg jigs that allow you to make your own findings using 20-24 gauge Artistic Wire and Beadalon German Style Wire. Each jig makes a unique, consistently sized finding such as an ear wire, toggle clasp set, hook and eye clasp set, or a connector. Each Findings Forms jig comes with a detailed, step-by-step full color instruction sheet that is easy to follow, plus a tube pusher tool. Now you can make your own findings out of colored wire to complement the colors of beads and stringing material within your design.
Above you see the Artistic Wire Finding Form – S Hook Clasp Jig
Artistic Wire Finding Form – Swoop Earwire Jig
Artistic Wire Finding Form – Question Mark Earwire Jig
Artistic Wire Finding Form – Oval Earwire Jig
Artistic Wire Finding Form – Tall Earwire Jig
Artistic Wire Finding Form – Toggle Jig
The Beadalon Tassel Maker Tool
Tassels are all the rage and the Beadalon Tassel Maker makes it easier than ever to include them in your designs.
Use the adjustable mandrels to make tassels up to 3.5 inches (9 cm) long. Wind the Cotton Tassel Cord, or another stringing material, around the mandrels until your tassel is the desired thickness, then follow the included instructions to tie off, cut, and trim to make the perfect Tassel.
Join Wyatt White as he shows you how to use the incredible Beadalon Tassel Maker Tool in this fun to watch video.
Here are two lovely examples of what you can use the tassel maker to create.
The Beadalon 3D Jig
Create bangle bracelets, cuff bracelets, and curved components using the Artistic Wire 3D Bracelet Jig! Design perfectly round, continuous, all-in-one bracelets in 3 dimensions using wire, stones, and beads with this unique jig – even make curved design components for bracelets and earrings.
Plan your design by inserting each peg into the outside of the jig and secure it by attaching the fastener from the inside. Then, wrap your wire to create your design. Remove the design by pulling the pegs off the jig and slide the design off.
The design capabilities are virtually limitless! Creates a 2.75 in (6.9 cm) diameter design that fits most wrists. You can also stretch your designs slightly to make a larger or smaller diameter if desired.
This wonderful video from Beadalon will show you how the jig is used!