In 2014 we introduced our Model 441 Thread & Cord Scissors. The concept for this tool came from being at trade events and interacting with bead weavers and jewelry makers who wanted a small (hand-friendly) scissors that would hold up to Fireline® and other high strength (and hard to cut) threads used for bead weaving.
A few years ago we had the pleasure of exhibiting next to Mary Soucy at the Bead & Button Show. We chatted with Mary and her mom and discovered not only are they two of the nicest ladies you’d ever meet but Mary is an avid Xuron user! Mary Soucy is an incredibly talented designer and instructor. She is enthusiastic and exudes passion for her craft. She has an impressive creativity that blurs the lines of chainmailling and beading; resulting in a final product that has an elegant bead-woven aesthetic.
I recently had the opportunity to ask Mary Soucy a few questions about creating, chainmaille, tools and more…
Have you met Kristal Wick?
Kristal is an internationally award winning designer and official worldwide CREATE YOUR STYLE Swarovski Ambassador. She is a creative expert in numerous mediums; known for her work in silk, fibers, crystals, metal clay and much more.
Additionally she is a talented singer, knitter and dog lover.
Brenda Schweder is an artist, author, teacher, personality and inventor of the Now That’s a Jig! For years Brenda Schweder has been a huge supporter of Xuron Corporation. Her objective praise of the Xuron # 2175 Maxi-Shear™ Flush Cutter has made believers of many annealed steel wire wranglers. The 2175 or as Brenda calls it, “The Butter Cutter”, is the perfect balance of strength and precision. Rugged enough to easily cut the hefty annealed steel yet petite enough in profile to get into smaller hard to reach areas.
Continue reading below to learn more about Brenda Schweder…