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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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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