Beadalon - Jewelry Making and Beading Supplies
Beadalon is more than just a specialty jewelry wire manufacturer. They offer a full range of beading supplies, cords and stringing accessories, findings, wire wrapping supplies, tools, organizers, books, and more. They are known for their innovative products which include items such as scrimp findings, which are adjustable miniature findings with a set screw that takes the place of a crimp. Beadalon is also the parent company of Artistic Wire, which it acquired on December 1, 2009. Artistic Wire offers the most extensive line of permanently colored wire on the market.
Popular Bedalon Product Lines
Jump rings/Split rings
Jump Rings and Split Rings are a necessary component in creating durable jewelry. These rings are ideal for connecting clasps and tags to necklaces, bracelets, anklets, and are useful when making earrings. They are made of sturdy base metal but are pliable enough to be opened and closed with jewelry tools. They are available in a variety of sizes and finishes.
Clasps add an elegant touch to numerous stringing designs. These clasps are ideal for connecting necklaces, bracelets, and anklets. There are many types of clasps to choose from including Lobster, Barrel, Hook and Eye, and Toggle. They are available in a variety of sizes and finishes.
Crimp Findings can be used to secure the start and finish of the strand and give your design a more professional appearance. A special crimping tool is normally recommended for use with crimp findings, and a special Scrimp tool is required for use with the Scrimps. Types of crimp findings may include crimp beads, crimp tubes, crimp covers, EZ-Crimp Ends, and Scrimps. They are available in a variety of sizes and finishes.
Earring Findings are a fun, quick, and easy way to create fashion jewelry. There are earring wires for dangles and loops, and head pins and eye pins to attach the beads to. They are available in a variety of sizes and finishes.
With Beadalon Chains you can use a little or a lot to add interest and create drama in beaded designs. Short lengths of chain lend a sparkling touch or use long lengths of chain with a clasp of your choice to create necklaces and bracelets with beaded accents. They are available in a variety of sizes and finishes.
Drop Findings/Hoop Findings
Drop Findings/Hoop Findings are also known as bails and connectors. The bails are used to make quick work of adding a bead or pendant to chain or cord necklaces for a finished look in no time. Connectors can be used to create exquisite chandelier earrings, yet are sturdy enough to use as spacers for multi-strand necklaces and bracelets. They are available in a variety of sizes and finishes.
Cap Findings/Spacer Findings
Cap Findings/Spacer Findings include Bead Bumpers, Chain Kits, and End Caps for Memory Wire. Bead Bumpers are used instead of knots to separate and add interest in your designs. They separate and keep your beads from rubbing together. Chain Kits come complete with chain and fold over ends. Just cut chain to desired length and attach ends with a crimping tool. End Caps for Memory Wire are a way to add the finishing touch to Memory Wire designs. They safely cover the cut ends of the Memory Wire. All of the above are available in a variety of sizes and finishes.
Pin Backs have 3 large holes in the base plate to allow for easy wire wrapping or gluing. They come in 1 inch Rhodium only.
Jump Ring Tools
Jump Ring Tools are made to hold, shape, twist, cut, and more. Choose from ring form or handheld tool designs.
Miscellaneous Findings include a multitude of products not included in any of the other listed categories. Suggested products include badge clips, Katiedids, eyeglass holders, cell phone straps, bling rings, wire guardians, extension chains and tiaras. Most of the above are available in a variety of finishes.
Beadalon Wire, Cording, and Tools
Beadalon Steel Wire combines the soft, supple feel of thread with the strength and longevity of stainless steel. It is designed specifically for stringing ceramic, glass, metal and stone beads, seed beads, and freshwater pearls and allows designs to drape naturally, without kinking. This miniature, multi-strand stainless steel cable is nylon coated. Benefits include knottable, near 0% stretch, abrasion resistant, water proof, UV resistant, ultra flexible, and kink resistant. It comes in a variety of colors, lengths, strengths, and gauges.
Copper Wire has anti-tarnish coating and is the perfect temper. Your ideal choice for wire, loops, bead links, coils, bead cages, and all wire wrapping uses. Use with the Beadalon Wire Twister, Jump Ring Maker, Coiling Gizmo, and Thing-A-Ma-Jigs. It comes in a variety of lengths and gauges.
Wire Working Tools
Beadalon offers a wide variety of Wire Working Tools for your crafting needs. Products include Wire Twister, Jump Ring Maker, Coiling Gizmo, Thing-A-Ma-Jigs, and a multitude of hand held tools including Round Nose Pliers, Flat Nose Pliers, Chain Nose Pliers, and Beading Awls and Reamers.
Beadalon offers a wide variety of pliers for your crafting needs. Such products include Round nose Pliers, Flat Nose Pliers, Chain Nose Pliers, Knotting Pliers, Split Ring Pliers, and Wire Looping Pliers.
Beadalon Wildfire Bead Thread features the strength and durability of Dandyline with a smooth, thermally bonded coating, to create a superior stringing product that cannot be pierced with a needle. Super strong, waterproof, and zero-stretch, this cord will not fray at the ends which makes it easy to thread through a needle. This product is available in various gauges and lengths.
Silk Cord is pure, natural silk which feels incredibly soft and smooth. Silk threads have good tensile strength and little stretch and can therefore be easily worked with and knotted. Necklaces made with natural silk drape naturally around the contours of the body and always project a look of elegance and beauty. It is made exclusively from the high-grade filament of the silk cocoon. This product is available in various colors, sizes, and lengths.
Greek Leather Cording continues the tradition of the leather beading cord that has been a favorite for hundreds of years. Its inherent flexibility, natural qualities, and longevity make leather cord the perfect choice. Properly maintained, it will not age and will out-wear thread. Greek Leather is of the highest quality. Known for its smooth finish, consistent color and supple texture, Greek Cord is perfect for designer beading applications and Native American designs. This product comes in 5M lengths in two sizes and three colors.
Beadalon Elonga Stretchy Bead Stringing Cord is a unique stringing material that is made up of several individual stretchy strands bonded together for superior elastic properties. It won't stretch out, as some elastic can over time and use. The multiple-strand construction gives a soft, silky drape and is perfect for lightweight beads. This product comes in clear only, in three sizes and two lengths.
Vinyl Lacing Cord
Rubber Tubing is a great way to achieve a new look for jewelry designs. This tubing is great to use for a single pendant or for stringing an assortment of beads. This 5M length black tubing comes in two sizes only.
With Chains you can use a little or a lot to add interest and create drama in beaded designs. Short lengths of chain lend a sparkling touch or use long lengths of chain with a clasp of your choice to create necklaces and bracelets with beaded accents. They are available in a variety of sizes and finishes.
Needles/Hand Needles are perfect for a variety of your beading projects. With products that include big eye needles, collapsible eye needles, hard needles, and Sbeady needles, all of your beading projects are covered.
Other Beadalon Product Lines
Beadalon also offers many more products for beading and jewelry making such as beads, threads, organizers, adhesives, reaming sets, glasses, tweezers, hammers, mats, books, looms, sorting trays, and much more. For the full product line, and more information, visit their website, Beadalon.com.
Jewelry Making Project Ideas
Check out various craft projects made with Beadalon products at our Think Crafts Blog.
By Billie G. Henson
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