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.
Micro-Shear® Flush Cutters, how do you choose the right one?
In the last few years we’ve seen more and more brick-and-mortar stores closing. This has left a significant hole in the jewelry community. Jewelers have fewer resources and less access to knowledgeable people. We’ve been fielding more and more phone calls asking for help choosing the right tool for the job.
Chapter 2 of Our Awesome Weekend of Beads
There are a lot of things I like about a trade show but one of the most enjoyable is having the opportunity to meet new people and catch up with old friends. Yes, we’re all there to do business but the importance of the social component cannot be underestimated.
We’ve all heard the phrase, “its what’s on the inside that counts”. I’m here to remind you how true this is and the Philadelphia Convention Center is a great example – it’s not pretty on the outside, but inside you find a world of things sparkling, colorful, unique and fun.
Bead weaving always seemed a bit out of my league — too complicated, beads too small, I don’t have the patience…. the list goes on. When my friend, Traci Otte, told me that one of her designs was going to be featured in the July 2014 issue of Bead Style magazine and, that it incorporated saucer beads (larger than seed beads), I decided this would be a perfect first project for me.