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I have done just this.
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What s lovely earring design.

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The Bead Stylist: It's All About the Beads...!
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The Bead Stylist: It's All About The Beads!
Yes, as The Bead Stylist the one thing that's been made clear in my world is that it is indeed All About The Beads!  

From bead art jewelry design, bead weaving, bead stringing, with Japanese seed beads and bugle beads, Swarovski Crystal Elements, or Czech Glass beads, seed beads and bugle beads; Sterling Silver and Gold Filled beads and findings and exceptional quality Gold and Silver Plated beads and findings....and yes, the list goes on and on!

There is clearly a need for a Bead Stylist!  It's nice to know someone in the industry that has some years of not just experience, but also resources which saves time and energy when say you need to coordinate a wedding party jewelry design project, and need the same color Czech glass fire polished bead in various sizes from say 3mm - 16mm and you can only find a few suppliers that may have a couple of the sizes but not all - and even then if they don't come from the same dye lot the colors may be off just enough to ruin your jewelry design project. 

So why not eliminate the frustration and use a source that will help you locate what you need so that you can focus on the challenge at hand.  Please send an email to request The Bead Stylist's services well in advance of your event.  

Then we have all of the amazing bead stringing materials, beading tools and supplies, and bead storage - gotta keep all these lovelies organized - tubes and containers; books, videos and jewelry findings.

Please note that as The Bead Stylist is my brand name; but I also sell under A1 Bead Art Jewelry Supply and Bead Art Jewelry Supply on Etsy.  Why different venues? Besides my main website I sell on Etsy because it offers an outlet for beads that become available that are in limited quantities and once quantities are gone that's it and Etsy serves as a testing ground for items that I want to see if it's worth the time and effort to add to my main website. 

  • Although it is all about the beads, I must admit that there are beading tools and supplies that often sell equal to if not better than terrific quality beads; the main category is bead stringing materials.  For example Silk Cord; once I introduced a quality Silk Cord which is available in 10 sizes ( OO - FFF) and 18 colors it's been hard to keep these Silk cord threads in stock.  
  • Quality bead jewelry findings such as Elegant Elements with their Gold Plating or Rhodium finish are made in Germany and best sellers. They are amazing in quality which is evidenced not only by the reorders on these jewelry clasps, but also that a typical order has multiples of one style and usually on a reorder basis.
  • One thing that becomes evident very fast is just how quickly beads accumulate which results in a type of clutter that very soon becomes unproductive - and that's the last thing we want to be - so good bead, craft, supply organization starts to become a challenge. There are some amazing bead storage systems available but for some reason the Flip Top Tube Bead Craft Storage clear plastic tubes are one of my best selling product lines with customers ordering hundreds of the sizes available in one order - it's a bit of a loss leader but clearly there's a need for these terrific tubes!

So it's a pleasure to share some of the knowledge and experience I've gained over the years of in the beading world, but just as important is to continue to learn from my customers and other beader's and bead suppliers.
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