Our April Picks at The Bead Shop
April was a good month for us; we held some very successful events, such as the tassel making workshop and the Kumihimo master class, plus we got loads of new stock in to ensure you’ll never be short of new beads and beading supplies. Here are three of our favourite new products we wanted to highlight.
Polymer Fimo Clay Oval Beads – Flower Designs
Spring is in full bloom, which means we can’t get enough of beads and jewellery with flower designs! These oval beads made of Fimo polymer clay are perfect for creating a colourful necklace or a bracelet with a bohemian vibe. Although they’re made of clay, they’re extremely durable can last for years without deteriorating. They come in loads of funky colours for a cheerful addition to your jewellery collection.
Beadsmith Big/Collapsible Eye Needles
You can never have enough beading needles. They’re available in different sizes, some of which are better for loom bead weaving, others are better for bead embroidery on fabric. These Beadsmith Big/Collapsible Eye Needles are perfect to use with smaller beads, such as seed beads or semi-precious beads. They have a large eye that instantly reshapes when pulled through the bead and they’re very easy to thread. They are extremely flexible and can be used with many cord or thread sizes.
Zap Formula 560 Canopy Glue PT56 – 2oz (59ml)
Don’t underestimate the importance of high-quality glue! Zap Formula 560 is known as the world’s best canopy glue and is a true essential if you’re gluing two different materials together, e.g. when you’re attaching end caps to your Kumihimo braids. The glue is water based and non-toxic, which is very rare for a glue with such strength. Moreover, because of its clear appearance, you will never see a trace of the glue on your jewellery, making it the perfect tool for kids or people who tend to make a mess when securing the components of their jewellery!