In my 30 years in the jewellery industry, I've been called all sorts of things – jeweller, inventor, designer, product developer and most recently and officially, Product Manager and Education Director for Beadalon.
I think all of these titles fit and I can tell you I am very passionate about the jewellery industry. I especially love developing innovative new products to help both beginner and advanced beaders and jewellery makers design their jewellery easier and faster.
Beadalon is the leader in innovation and technology where stringing, findings, and wire are associated in the jewellery and craft world. Beadalon is known for quality, value, and service. Our brand is well recognised in many countries and we are thrilled to be part of the QVC UK team!
When I'm at the QVC studio, I'll be demonstrating some of my favourite Beadalon and Artistic Wire products. The Thing A Ma Jig is a tool with unlimited possibilities for making components, findings and even setting stones with wire. The available kit includes plenty of wire to make many different pieces and parts for jewellery.
Two more must-have kits are the Beginning and Advanced Wire Wrapping kits. Each kit comes complete with one of my books which feature photos of every step of the process from beginning to end. You will learn many different techniques for using wire for wrapping (Beginning) and for setting stones (Advanced). My DVD demonstrates techniques for stone setting and bail making.
To make great jewellery, I always recommend using great tools. I'll be showing the Beadalon 7 piece Zip Pouch Tool set, one of the best tool kits on the market for the price, and contains all of the tools necessary for most jewellery projects. I'll also be showing the Wire Twister and Jump Ring Maker kits (two of my babies) which work hand-in-hand. The Wire Twister makes easy work of creating twisted wires to co-ordinate with any gemstone, glass or other beads.
Then, you can use the Jump Ring Maker to create unique, perfectly co-ordinated jump rings for your design. Lastly are the Deluxe Coiling Gizmo and wire assortments packs. This Gizmo is great for coiling wire to make beads for bracelets, rings, necklaces… wherever your creativity takes you!
I am looking forward to my visit to QVC UK to show you all how these tools can be used to create beautiful jewellery with our products and your beads!