This week, I figured I would share some of my favorite recent bead and jewelry related purchases. Who knows, maybe these are perfect gifts for someone on your list, or perfect for you to add to your holiday wish list.
First up are some favorites to help bead organized. Finding materials is a huge challenge for me since I love to buy supplies and tools. I've recently stumbled upon these hanging jewelry organizers that are perfect for storing tubes of beads, spools of thread, findings and other supplies.
This first one is the BB Brotrade HJO80 Hanging Jewelry Organizer,80 Pocket Organizer for Holding Jewelries(Beige). I love finally being able to see my beads in single file so I can see all the colors. I've purchased several of these and have been slowly filling them and organizing my seed beads.
I love her brick stitch flower clasps, and the instructions are in the book. These are really fun to make and once you see them in use on her website or in her book, you'll probably be smitten with them too.
I also admire Margee Deeb's analysis and insight on beadwork. I already owned The Beader's Color Palette and recently picked up The Beader's Guide to Jewelry Design: A Beautiful Exploration of Unity, Balance, Color & More.
They aren't project books (even if they do have projects, I don't think that's their focus) - more color theory and design resources, but there is a lot of eye candy and beautiful work. Both of these books are great for design reference.
I'm also going to add one more Margie Deeb book because it really compliments these other two. The Beader's Guide to Color lays the groundwork for the color palette book.
OK - so those are all of the goodies that I've purchased this year that I recommend.
I'm struggling a little with what I will put on my own holiday wish list. Apparently, I'm real good at buying things for myself! But - if you have suggestions, please add them in the comments.
Happy shopping and almost black Friday!
For your information - some of these items are affiliate links that I may receive a commission on if you purchase the item. This in no way affects the price you pay or influences my opinion of the item.