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Acrylic Pliers Rack Tool, triangular, bent acrylic stand for pliers.  Makes identifying, storing, and using tools easier.

Adhesive See: "Bead Stringing Glue", "BeadFix", "BeadFix Gel", "E6000", "G-S Hypo".

Anvil, Desktop Tool, small steel anvil containing a rounded horn at one end and a flattened horn at the other.  Contains 1 hole for riveting and a horn for forming.

Awl, Beading Tool, sharp gradual point on one end, used for sliding knots and making holes in soft materials. Also used with the Designer Bead Opener to open seamed bead to make crimp covers.

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Badge Clip Jewelry Findings, used for securing all types of identifying badges, most contain swivels.

Bail Jewelry Findings, used to attach pendants to cord, chain, earwires, etc.

Bail, Pendant Jewelry Findings, used to attach pendants to cord, chain, earwires, etc.

Bail, Pinch Jewelry Findings, bail that "pinches" closed to attach a pendant or bead.

Ball Head Pin Jewelry Findings, head pin with a round ball at the end instead of a flattened surface.

Ball/Star Head Pin Jewelry Findings, head pin with a round ball inside of a curved star at the end instead of a flattened surface.

Base Metal Raw Material, the term base metal is a generally accepted term for any number of metals that do not contain any precious metal.  Base metals can be any combination of brass, tin, or copper.

Battery Operated Reamer Tool, Introduced by Beadalon in 2004. Makes holes in beads bigger, will not drill a hole but will enlarge the hole.  Operates via battery motor and replacement tips are available.

Bead Jewelry Findings, any small object containing a hole that can be strung and worn.  See:"Bead Bumpers", "Flat Disc Spacers", "Magatama", "Seed Bead", "Treasure bead", "Cube bead", and "Seamed bead".

Bead Boards, Bead Design Boards Accessory, surface for beading may contain single or multiple grooves for quick bead selection and ease of stringing.  Made of flocked plastic.

Bead Bumpers Jewelry Findings, Tm by Beadalon (2005), Bead bumpers are tiny, stretchy, silicone beads used for spacing between pearls or other beads that mimic the look of knots between pearls or beads when strung on Beadalon wire or other stringing materials. Can also trap beads in an "illusion style" when used with memory wire or .024 wire or thicker.

Bead Caps Jewelry Findings, approximately 1/3 of one side of a bead with a center hole, may contain piercings in ornate patterns, used to "cap" a bead at either end to enhance the look of the bead, available in many base metals and precious metals.

Bead Cord Stringing material, any type of material used for stringing beads, general term.

Bead Counters Tool, plastic, rectanglular tray containing varying size compartments for counting quantities of beads 2-8mm.

Bead Master CD/DVD, Uses innovative flash technology to break down difficult beading techniques into easy to follow instructions. 

Bead Mats Tool, vellux mat allows a good working surface for beadwork of all kinds.

Bead Opener Tool, Created by Beadalon in 2005.  Kit contains a beading awl with a sharp gradual point on one end and a handle at the other and a 1" cube of acrylic with a hole in the top center.  To use, steady a seamed bead on the end of the Awl and push the awl through the bead and into the hole of the acrylic tube until the bead opens enough to be used as a crimp cover.

Bead Ready Jewelry Findings, TM by Beadalon in 2007.  A 20" piece of either 7 strand or 19 strand Beadalon wire is pre-attached on one side to an EZ-crimp end.  Simply string beads onto the wire and finish by inserting the unattached end into the EZ-Crimp end and using EZ-crimp pliers to attach. 

Bead Reamer See: "Reamer, Bead"

Bead Scoop Tool, 6 1/8" curved piece of metal with one end narrowed, much like a waiters crumb remover.

Bead Scoop Tool, 6 1/8" curved piece of metal with one end narrowing to a rounded point.  Used to scoop up loose beads. 

Bead Storage Box Tool,  storage unit containing 8 or 17 compartments for storage of beading materials.

Bead Stringing Glue Adhesive, Tm by Beadalon (2007) glue specifically made for gluing silk and other stringing products, with precision applicator tip.

Bead Tips Jewelry Findings, small semi-circular finding containing a hole and a long "finger".  The hole in the bead tip is used for stringing material, the material is tied into a knot and the knot is pulled into the cupped portion, the finger is then bent down to form a loop for attaching to the clasp.

Bead, Seed Beads, any small bead usually made of glass with a large diameter hole for making multiple passes with stringing materials.  Countries of manufacturing include China, Czech Republic, and Japan, in order of quality Japanese being the best

Beadalon 19 Strand Beading Wire Stringing material, 19 tiny strands of stainless steel wire coated with nylon.

Beadalon 49 Strand Beading Wire Stringing material, 49 tiny strands of stainless steel stranded in 7 groups of 7 coated with nylon.

Beadalon 7 Strand Beading Wire Stringing material, 7 tiny strands of stainless steel wire coated with nylon.

BeadFix Adhesive Adhesive, Tm by Beadalon in 2004.  This cyanoacrylate glue (fast adhesion) is excellent for joining non-porous materials such as metal, stones, glass and plastic.

BeadFix Adhesive Gel Adhesive, Tm by Beadalon in 2004. Cyanoacrylate glue in gel form, also useful for gap filling.

Beading Awl Hand tool with a sharp gradual point on one end, used for sliding knots and making holes in soft materials.

Beading Hoop Ear Wires Jewelry Findings, circular wire for making earrings for pierced ears.  Can also be used to make wine glass charms.

Beading Loom Tool, wire and wood form that allows for continuous woven creations using stringing materials and beads.

Beading Needles Tool, any number of different specialty needles used for beading, see: Big Eye, Collapsible Eye, Curved, Hard, Sbeady Wire, and Twisted Beading Needles.

Beading Needles, Big Eye Needle, constructed of two thin pieces of stainless steel wire, welded at each end leaving the center open for easy threading, available in 2 lengths: 2 1/4" and 5", Beadalon Big Eye Needles are made of stainless steel wire and will not rust.

Beading Needles, Big Eye Curved Needle, constructed of two thin pieces of stainless steel wire, welded at each end leaving the center open for easy threading, curved at one end for us in the Spin-n bead bead loaders, Beadalon Big Eye Needle Difference "Stainless Steel Wire" will not rust.

Beading Needles, Collapsible Eye Needle, twisted wire needle with a large loop eye that collapses when pulled through a bead and re-opens once it's through the bead, easy to thread and re-use.  This needles is useful with stitiching as it can be inserted needle first or eye first depending on what the design requires.

Beading Needles, Hard (Rigid) Needles, similar to sewing needles, these needles are very thin to accommodate stitching techniques when drawing stringing materials through small beads numerous times.

Beading Needles, Rigid Curved Needle, stiff long beading needle with a curved end, specifically for use with the Spin-n-Bead bead spinners.

Beading Needles, Sbeady Needle, Tm by Beadalon in 2007.  Stiff, hollow tube needle with multiple inside diameters for accommodating various sizes of Beadalon wires.  To use, push the wire all the way into the needle.

Beading Needles, Twisted Tool, needle made by twisting together stainless steel wire with a loop at one end for easily threading stringing materials.  Available in fine, medium and heavy with two qualities one from Asia, the other from Germany

Beading Scissors Tool, precision Japanese made stainless steel scissors for cutting all "thread-type" non-metal stringing materials including the new generation of stringing materials like as Dandyline, Grand Slam Braid, and Wildfire.

Beading Station Storage, Wooden Structure containing bars to hold hand tools and hooks for hanging packaged findings or stringing materials, also contains an aluminum rod for arranging spools of Beadalon wires.

Beading Wire, 19 Strand Stringing material, 19 tiny strands of stainless steel wire coated with nylon.

Beading Wire, 3 Strand Stringing material, 3 tiny strands of stainless steel wire coated with nylon.

Beading Wire, 49 Strand Stringing material, 49 tiny strands of stainless steel stranded in 7 groups of 7 coated with nylon

Beading Wire, 7 Strand Stringing material, 7 tiny strands of stainless steel wire coated with nylon.

Beading Wire, Crinkle Wire, Tm by Beadalon 2008, 7 Strand wire with a permanent zig-zag shape.  String seed beads onto this wire then add to an already beaded neclace to add texture.

Bead Master CD/DVD, Uses innovative flash technology to break down difficult beading techniques into easy to follow instructions. 

Beadstrom Tools Tool, TM by Beadalon in 2007.  Professional series of pliers with foam handles.  Round Nose pliers and Cutter feature allen screw adjustable joints.  Short and long handles available in Chain Nose, Round Nose, Flat nose and Cutter.

Beginner Thing-a-ma-Jig Tool, Patented device used for light duty jigging of wire forms.  Made mostly of plastic.

Bench Block, Steel Tool, small block of steel used as a surface for flattening or texturizing objects with a hammer.

Bent Chain Nose Pliers Tool, Chain nose pliers that are curved before the tip, excellent for use when wire wrapping or making chain maille.

Big Eye Curved Beading Needles Needle, constructed of two thin pieces of rust resistant stainless steel wire welded at each end with an open center for easy threading of beading materials.  Curved at one end for use with the Spin-n-Bead(tm) bead loaders.

Big Eye Needles Needle, constructed of two thin pieces of rust resistant stainless steel wire, welded at each end with an open center  for easy threading of thicker beading materials. Available in 2 lengths: 2 1/4" and 5".

Binding Wire Wire, stainless steel dead soft wire, great for wire wrapping practice and for holding bezel wire when preparing to solder to a base in jewelry making.  Also used for attaching items to be rack plated onto the plating racks.

Bling Ring Jewelry Findings, ring blanks with 1, 5, 7, or 9 loops for attaching multiple stones threaded on headpins or jumprings.

Bullion Jewelry Findings, extremely fine wire made into tiny coils.  These coils are used as shields on silk and other stringing materials to extend the life of the jewelry article from wear at the clasp on the stringing material.  Usually made of plated base metal or sterling silver.  Also called "French Wire".

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Cable, Jewelry Stringing Material, multi-stranded stainless steel wire without coating, also available in Gold Plate and Silver Plate.

Cast Method of Manufacturing, molten metal is poured into a mold to create a finding, charm, or focal piece.

C-Crimp Cord End Jewelry Findings, c-shaped metal clamp with teeth to connect large stringing cords and suede to other materials.  Use Chain Nose Pliers to secure.

CD See "Bead Master"

Cell Phone Strap Jewelry Findings, small strap for to attach charms and beaded objects to cell phones, PDAs and other small electrical appliances.

Chain Jewelry Findings, a group of rings linked together in many shapes including circle, oval, and figure eight, allowing for movement.

Chain Kit Jewelry Findings, kit contains a 2m length of either snake or round cable chain and 12 Fold-Over ends to properly fasten and secure.

Chain Nose Pliers Tool, Pliers having identical jaws with a flat surface tapering to a small tip.

Chain, Extension Jewelry Findings, usually a 2" piece of chain with a clasp, tag, or charm at one end.

Chain, Polyester Jewelry Findings, chain made from polyester fibers wrapped with polyester, then heat attached together.

Chain, QuickLinks Jewelry Findings, TM by Beadalon (2008), various quick link solid rings pre-connected into lengths of finished chain.

Charm Jewelry Findings, any type of cast or die-struck article in various shapes and likenesses.

Chasing Hammer Tool, small steel head hammer containing one flat surface and one rounded surface, originally made for striking chasing tools, used for flattening wire shapes to strengthen or provide a hammered surface.

Clasp Jewelry Findings, any type of fastener for necklace, bracelet, or anklet.

Clasp, Crimp Friction Jewelry Findings, tube-type clasp that uses friction from a curved solid rod and a slightly less curved hollow tube, each part contains a hollow tube at the end for attaching to stringing materials

Clasp, Duet Jewelry Finding, clasp with two exact parts that connect in a single way, must be removed in the exact same way.

Clasp, Filigree Jewelry Findings, 2-part clasp containing a locking tongue and a box-housing with pierced filligree top.

Clasp, Filigree Style Jewelry Findings, 2-part clasp containing a locking toungue closure and a box housing, looks similar to filigree.

Clasp, Fold Over Jewelry Findings, clasp with one hinged side that folds over and secures the second side.

Clasp, Greek Jewelry Findings, clasp, wire form clasp originally used on zipper pulls

Clasp, Hook & Eye Jewelry Findings, clasp, fastener with a hook and an eye, each part has a ring or other method of attachement for connecting to stringing materials or chain.

Clasp, Lobster Claw Jewelry Findings, clasp, refers to a type of trigger clasp shaped like a pincher of a lobster.

Clasp, Magnetic Jewelry Findings, clasp that attaches by magnets.

Clasp, Screw Jewelry Findings, clasp that closes by twisting two parts together.

Clasp, Slide Jewelry Findings, clasp made from tubing, one side is slightly larger than other, both contain rings and one slides into the other, held in place with a friction spring.

Clasp, Spring Ring Jewelry Findings, round shaped clasp with a spring loaded closure, usually contains an open jump ring.

Clasp, Swivel Lobster Claw Jewelry Findings, lobster clasp with a swiveling ring.

Clasp, Toggle Jewelry Findings, clasp containing a circle with ring, and a bar with ring.  The ring portion of this clasp is large enough for the bar to go through long-wise.

Clear Colors Wire Stringing Material, Tm by Beadalon (1999), Stranded stainless steel wire with clear colored nylon coatings in various colors, availabe in 7Strand & 19Strand

Coiled Wire Bead Bead, constructed of stainless steel wire wound in a non-symmetrical way giving a "bird's nest" look.

Coiling Gizmo Tool, a wire crank and holder for making coiled wire forms, beads, and other components.

Collapsible Eye Needles Needle, twisted wire needle with a large loop eye that collapses when pulled through a bead and re-opens once it's through the bead, easy to thread and re-use.  This needles is useful with stitiching as it can be inserted needle first or eye first depending on what the design requires.

ColourCraft Gizmo Kit Tool, tool kit containing the Coiling Gizmo, "Coiled wire" book, round nose pliers and 5 coils of Artistic Wire.

Artistic Wire Raw material, Tm by Beadalon in 1998, ® by Beadalon in 2003. Color coated copper round wire in various diameters (28, 26, 24,22,20,18 & 16Ga.)

Artistic Wire Twister Tool, Tm by Beadalon 2006, crank device with acrylic disc containing holes.  Attach wires to be twisted to the acrylic disc, then to a stationary object and turn the crank to watch the wires twist.

Combo Pliers Tool, combination jaws contain round nose, chain nose, and a cutter all in one tool

Components Jewelry Findings, generic term for Jewelry Findings

Cones Jewelry Findings, cone shaped hollow findings used for necklace, bracelet, or earrings.  Cone allows for construction of combined strands to be hidden from view inside the cone.

Connector Jewelry Findings, any of a large group of findings created with one or more rings on opposite sides of the finding, could contain rings all around the finding.

Connector, Filigree Jewelry Findings, connectors containing rings at top and bottom (left/right) with twisted wire filigree work in the center

Containers See: "Beading Station", "Bead Storage Boxes",  "Stack Drawers", "Stackable Containers", "Storage Boxes with Removable Dividers", "Storage Organizer", "Storage Ring", "Table Top Work Bench", "Tri-Trays", "Wooden Organizer",  "Wooden Organizer 2-Drawer", "Zip Pouch"

Cord End Jewelry Findings, hollow tube-type ending to accommodate cording containing a ring for attaching clasps, chain, or other stringing materials

Cord End, C-Crimp Jewelry Findings, c-shaped metal clamp.  One side contains teeth that can be secured with chain nose pliers onto various types of large stringing cords and suede.  Other side contains a loop to connect to a clasp, chain, or other design element.

Cord End, Chain Jewelry Findings, cord end with chain attached.

Cord End, Fold Over Jewelry Findings, cord end shaped like a "U" with a ring on one end.  To connect to cording, use chain nose pliers to fold one side of the U over the stringing cord, then fold-down the other side to secure the stringing cord in place.  Use a dab of glue for extra security.

Cord End, Spring Jewelry Findings, cord end with a coil of wire and a ring on one end.  To use, gently press the coil end down around the cording with chain nose pliers.

Crimp Jewelry Findings, small metal bead or tube that is formed around a wire loop for holding the ends of stringing wire

Crimp Bead Jewelry Findings, Use with the appropriate size crimping tool to secure the clasp to a strung piece of jewelry.  Also used to secure beads in place for "illusion style" jewelry. Small round bead either plated, silver, or gold.  Also available in Sterling Silver

Crimp Bead Variety Pack Jewelry Findings, Created by Beadalon (2006) variety package containing either four sizes or four colors of crimp beads.

Crimp Cover Jewelry Findings, opened bead used to cover crimp beads and crimp tubes after they have been crimped, disguising the crimped portion to look like a bead, available in several designs and 2 sizes - 3mm and 4mm.

Crimp Cover Variety Pack Jewelry Findings, Created by Beadalon in 2008. Variety package containing 4 types/sizes of crimp covers, used to cover crimp beads or tubes for a more finished look.

Crimp Friction Clasp Jewelry Findings, tube-type clasp that uses friction from a curved solid rod and a slightly less curved hollow tube, each part contains a hollow tube at the end for attaching to stringing materials.

Crimp Hook & Eye Jewelry Findings, Hook & Eye type clasp containing a hollow tube on each part for securing the clasp to stringing wires.

Crimp Tube Jewelry Findings, seamless metal tubing of varying sizes cut and tumbled for smooth edges used for securing the ends of stringing wires, sizes correspond to the various sizes of stringing wires.  Use appropriate size of crimp tool to secure.

Crimp Tube Variety Pack Jewelry Findings, Created by Beadalon in 2006.  Variety package containing either four sizes or four colors of crimp tubes.

Crimp Twist Jewelry Findings, small tube crimp with twisted pattern, Sterling Silver

Crimper Tool Dual, Designer Tool, Patented, pliers containing two forming groves in the jaw of the pliers for shaping crimp tubes and crimp beads.

Crimper Tool Micro, Designer Tool, Patented, crimp tool with extremely small grooves in the jaws for crimping #0 crimp Beads, and #1 Crimp Tubes.

Crimper Tool Mighty, Designer Tool, Patented, crimp tool with larger grooves in the jaws for crimping #3 crimp Beads and #4 Crimp Tubes.

Crimper Tool Standard, Designer Tool, Patented, crimp tool with grooves in the jaw for crimping crimp beads and tubes not covered by the Micro and Mighty Crimpers.

Crimper Tool Tool, Patented, pliers containing one or more forming groves in the jaw of the pliers for shaping either a crimp tube or crimp bead around stringing wires, allowing for ample hold as well as minimal damage to the stringing wire.

Crinkle Wire Wire, Tm by Beadalon in 2008, 7Strand wire with a permanent zig-zag shape.  String seed beads onto this wire then add to an already beaded neclace to add texture.

Cubic Zirconia Diamond simulant with great refractive index which gives it a distinctive sparkle.  Also known as a CZ.

Curved Beading Needle Rigid Needle, stiff long beading needle with a curved end, specifically for use with the Spin-n-Bead bead spinners.

Curved Squeeze Scissors Tool, scissors made of spring steel that do not contain holes for fingers, simply squeeze the handles and the scissors close, great for cutting apart knotted pearls while holding needle and silk to re-string the pearls as they are cut from the original strand.  The tips of these squeeze scissors are curved making it easier to cut the knots between pearls close to the pearl.

Curved Tweezers Tool, Tweezers with curved tips.

Cutters Tool, pliers made for cutting wires.  Several varieties are available, see "Flush Cutter", "Semi-flush Cutter", "End Cutter", "Knot Cutter", and "Nipper".

Cutters, End Tool, Cutter with the cutting surface perpendicular to the handles.

Cutters, Flush Tool, Cutter with blades that are completely flat on one side (flush) for cutting with this flush face toward the jewelry item so that when cut the wire is "flush" with the work surface or jewelry item.

Cutters, Knot Tool, Cutter specifically designed for cutting silk cord and other light stringing materials.

Cutters, Nipper Tool, Cutter for soft wires.

Cutters, Semi-Flush Tool, Cutter with blades that have a secondary cut right at the cutting surface that angles inside of the flush area.

CZ-Gem Dropz Bead, Tm by Beadalon in 2006. Cubic Zirconia stones (round, oval, pear, & princess cut) with one or two holes drilled through the stone allowing for jump rings to be inserted for stringing or hanging from chain or other findings.  This product allows for faceted stones to be included by designers who do not have the skill set of setting stones.

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DandyLine Stringing Material, TM by Beadalon in 2002, braided Spectra Fiber material with no stretch, high abrasive resistance, water resistant, high strength beading material.  Spectra Fiber is a registered Trademark of Honeywell International.

Deluxe Thing-a-ma-jig Tool, Patented device used for light duty jigging and creating wire forms.  Deluxe model is made of metal.

Designer Quality A term that Beadalon uses to define best quality tools and findings. 

Desktop Anvil Tool, small steel anvil containing a rounded horn at one end and a flattened horn at the other.  Contains 1 hole for riveting and bending.

Die-Struck Method of Manufacturing, way of manufacturing that requires tooling for piercing metals creating jewelry findings from sheet or wire stock.

Disc Spacer Bead Jewelry Finding, small flat metal disc with various hole configurations.

Drawers, Stack Storage, small clear plastic drawers that attach to one another at either side and top and bottom, connect in any direction, great for organizing small parts, kit comes with 8 drawers.

Drawers-2, Wood Storage, wooden drawer unit containing 2 drawers, can be stacked together or with the wooden organizer.

Dual Crimper Tool, Patented crimping tool containing 2 sizes of crimp forming cavities.

Duet Clasp Jewelry Finding, clasp with two exact parts that connect in a single way, must be removed in the exact same way.

DVD See "Bead Master"

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E6000 Adhesive Adhesive,  Acid free, thicker viscosity glue dries clear.  Ideal for bonding glass, ceramics, cloth, plastic, photos, gemstones, and metal.

Ear Clip Jewelry Findings, that does not pierce the ear, rather it clips to the earlobe and holds via a spring.

Ear Wire, French Jewelry Findings, curved wire for pierced ear, used as a base for an earring.

Ear Wire, Leverback Jewelry Findings, hinged earwire for pierced ear that doesn't need an ear nut.  The hinged portion closes onto the wire that pierces the ear and keeps the earwire securely in the ear.

Ear Wires Jewelry Findings, any number of shapes of wires used for pierced ears, see "Beading Hoop", "French Earwire", "Leverback Earwire", "Modern Earwire", and "Kidney Earwire".

Economy Quality, Econo A term that Beadalon uses to define low-cost tools and findings. 

Elasticity Stringing Material, TM by Beadalon in 1998.  Stretchy, elastic, mono-filament stringing material.

Elonga Stringing Material, TM by Beadalon in 2003.  Stretcy, elastic, multi-filament stringing material.

End Caps, Memory Wire Jewelry Finding, See "Memory Wire End Caps".

End Caps, Memory Wire Scrimp Jewelry Finding, See "Scrimp Finding Memory Wire".

End Cutter Tool, cutter with the cutting surface perpendicular to the handles.

Ergo Tool handle, ergonomic design for handles of pliers.

Extension Chain Jewelry Findings, usually a 2" piece of chain with a clasp, tag, or charm at one end.

Eye Pins Jewelry Findings, straight length of wire containing an "eye" or loop at one end.

Eyeglass Holder Jewelry Findings, small length of elastic material connected to a metal ring for attaching to the "arms" of eyeglasses.

EZ-Crimp Clasp Jewelry Findings, Tm by Beadalon (2004), Clasp that utilizes the EZ-Crimp Ends.  Available in .925 Sterling in Toggle, Hook & Eye, and S-Hook styles.  Available in Base Metal styles of Spring Ring and Lobster Claw.

EZ-Crimp End Jewelry Findings, TM by Beadalon in 2004.  Small finding made from a coil of wire sandwiched between half round wire that forms a loop.  The coil functions as a crimp to secure Beadalon wire at the end of a strung design. 

EZ-Crimp Pliers Tool, Tm by Beadalon (2007), specialty pliers containing one opening in the jaws to crimp EZ-Crimp findings.

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Faux Suede Lace Stringing material, manmade material cut into strips that gives the look of natural suede available with vibrant colors.

Fiber-tip Tweezers Tool, tweezers with fiber tips for handling pearls and other delicate beads.

Filigree Clasp Jewelry Findings, 2-part clasp containing a locking tongue and a box-housing with pierced filligree top.

Filigree Connector Jewelry Findings, connectors containing rings at top and bottom (left/right) with twisted wire filigree work in the center.

Filigree Style Clasp Jewelry Findings, 2-part clasp containing a locking toungue closure and a box housing, looks similar to filigree.

Findings, Jewelry Any number of products used in jewelry making, including: clasps, rings, earrings, connectors, headpins, usually more easily mas-manufactured than hand made.

Flat Disc Spacer Beads Jewelry Findings, small flat metal disc with various hole configurations.

Flat Nose Pliers Tool, pliers having two flat nose tips.

Flat/Round Pliers Tool, pliers having one round and one flat nose tip.

Flush Cutter Tool, cutter with blades that are completely flat on one side (flush).  Cut with the flush face toward the jewelry item so the wire is "flush" when cut.

Fold-Over Clasp Jewelry Findings, clasp with a hinged part that secures the finding.

Fold-over cord end Jewelry Findings, cord end shaped like a "U" and a ring on one end.  To connect to cording, use chain nose pliers to fold one side of the U over the stringing cord, then fold-down the other side to secure the stringing cord in place.  Use a dab of glue for extra security.

French Ear Wire Jewelry Findings, curved wire for pierced ear, used as a base for an earring.

French Wire Jewelry Findings, extremely fine, coiled wire used as a shield on silk and other stringing materials to extend the life of the jewelry article from wear at the clasp.  Made of plated base metal or sterling silver.  Also known as "Gimp"

Friction Clasp Jewelry Findings, tube-type clasp that uses friction from a curved solid rod and a slightly less curved hollow tube, each part contains a hollow tube at the end for attaching to stringing materials

Frost Tubing Stringing Material, Neoprene tube with a translucent "frost" look.

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German Style Plated Wire Raw Material, specially treated Round copper wire (20Ga, 22Ga, 24Ga and 26Ga) for wire-wrapping, this wire is much harder than regular copper wire, available in copper, Silver Plate or Gold Plate.

Gimp Jewelry Findings, extremely fine wire made into tiny coils.  These coils are used as shields on silk and other stringing materials to extend the life of the jewelry article from wear at the clasp on the stringing material.  Usually made of plated base metal or sterling silver.   Also known as "French Wire" and "Bouillon"

Gizmo, Coiling Tool, a wire crank and holder for making coiled wire forms, beads, and other items.

Gizmo Kit, ColourCraft Tool, a wire crank and holder for making coiled wire forms, beads, and other items.

Glue See: "Bead Stringing Glue", "BeadFix", "BeadFix Gel", "E6000", "G-S Hypo"

Gold-Filled Raw Material, a base metal that contains a layer of gold (usually 12 or 14 Karat) that is equal to 1/20'th of the weight of the base metal.  This layer is elecronically bonded to the surface of the base metal and is much thicker than plating.

Gold-Filled Crimp Tube Jewelry Findings, crimp tubes made from 1/20 14K Goldfilled tubing.

Grand Slam Braid Stringing material, cording made from spectra fiber, near zero stretch, woven into the tightest braid pattern possible.

Greek Clasp Jewelry Findings, clasp, wire form clasp originally used on zipper pulls.

Greek Leather Cord Stringing Material, highest quality cording made in Greece from cow hide, usually round or flat (lace).

G-S Hypo Cement Adhesive, Watch crystal cement with precision applicator tip.

G-S Hypo Fabric Adhesive, Fabric cement with precision applicator tip.

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Hair Finding Jewelry Finding, metal finding consisting of two long curved wires with ball ends for securing in hair, with area containing holes for adornment.

Hammer, Chasing Tool, small steel head hammer containing one flat surface and one rounded surface, originally made for striking chasing tools, mostly used for flattening wire shapes to work harden or provide a hammered surface.

Hands-Free Magnifier Tool, device with magnifier worn around the neck and propped against the torso to aid the user with magnification that does not need to be held.

Hard Beading Needles - Rigid Needles, similar to sewing needles, these needles are very thin to accommodate stitching techniques when drawing stringing materials through small beads numerous times.

Head Pins Jewelry Findings, small nail shaped object containing a head and a long shaft, for connecting beads and findings to each other, to chain, or another object.  Generally finished with a simple loop or a wrapped loop. 

Head Pins, Ball Jewelry Findings, head pin finished with a ball instead of a flattened surface.

Head Pins, Ball/Star Jewelry Findings, head pin finished with a ball inside of a curved star.

Clasp, Hook & Eye Jewelry Findings, clasp, fastener with a hook and an eye, each part has a ring attached for connecting to stringing materials or chain.

HP Bead Cord Stringing Material, HP or High Performance Bead cord is an extremely strong stringing material provided on 2 meter spool with needle attached.  This material cannot be dyed and is available only in white.

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Imitation Leather Cord Stringing Material, man-made cording having similar appearance as genuine leather but much stronger.

Indian Leather Cord Stringing Material, cording made in India from cow hide, usually round or flat (lace).

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Japanese Seed Beads Beads, highest quality of seed bead, manufactured in Japan by Toho .

Jewelry Cable Stringing Material, stranded miniature wires of varying diameters, then nylon coated, see 7-strand, 19-strand, and 49-strand.

Jewelry Finding Any number of products used in jewelry making, including: clasps, rings, earrings, connectors, headpins, usually more easily mas-manufactured than hand made.

Jewelry Pouch Storage, rectangle shaped organza pouches with draw strings, available in 3 sizes (3x4.25", 3.8x5", and 4.8x6.6") and 8 colors.

Jewelry Wire Stringing Material, also known as tigertail, low end jewelry wire consisting of 3 srands of stainless steel wire, coated with nylon 4 Sizes (.012", .015", .018", .024").

Jump Ring Jewelry Finding, a wire form of varying shapes that is open for attaching jewelry/craft components.

Jump Ring Maker Tool, Device consisting of various sized mandrels and an acrylic handle, used to form wire into various sizes of circles.

Jump Ring Mandrel Tool, short metal rod with graduated diameters for making varying sizes of jump rings.

Jump Ring Tool Tool, when slipped on a finger, this tool makes it easy to correctly open jump rings.

Jump Ring, Solid Jewelry Finding, a jump ring that is either soldered or formed without an opening.  See: "Quick Links"

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Kits Tools or Findings, sets of tools or findings that give the user the materials necessary for many stringing and wire-wrapping needs.

Knot Cutter Tool, cutter specifically made for cutting soft materials like silk, polyester, leather, nylon and Nymo.  Not made for Stringing Wires or Copper Wires.

Knotter Tool Tool, wood handled tool used for knotting pearls and other beads wherever knots are either necessary or desired.

Knotting Pliers Tool, pliers having very smooth and small chain nose tips to assist in sliding knots close to the bead when knotting by hand. Available in two qualities, Designer Stainless Steel, and Econo chromed steel.

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Lace See: "Suede Lace", "Suede Lace, Faux"

Leather, Greek Stringing Material, highest quality cording made in Greece from cow hide, usually round or flat (lace).

Leather, Imitation See: "Imitation Leather Cord"

Leather, Indian Stringing Material, cording made in India from cow hide, usually round or flat (lace).

Leverback Earwire Jewelry Findings, hinged earwire for pierced ear that doesn't need an ear nut.  The hinged portion closes onto the wire that pierces the ear and keeps the earwire securely in the ear.

Liquid Silver (plated) Jewelry Findings, tubing cut into beads, term comes from the use of these types of beads in the Southwest, as the beads were made from Sterling Silver and when strung and assembled into multiple strands gave the look of "liquid silver".

Lobster Claw Clasps Jewelry Findings, clasp, refers to a type of trigger clasp shaped like a pincher of a lobster.

Loom, Beading Tool, wire and wood form that allows for continuous woven creations using stringing materials and beads.

Loop Crimps Jewelry Findings, crimp tube with a loop soldered to one end.

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Magatama Bead Bead, Japanese manufactured teardrop shaped bead with top hole, sometimes referred to as Fringe beads.

MagnaCrimps Jewelry Findings, Tm by Beadalon (2005) Magnetic clasp with crimp tubes at each end, Sterling Silver and Base Metal Silver Plated.

Magnetic Clasp Jewelry Findings, Clasp that attaches by magnets.

Magnetic Scrimp Finding Jewelry Findings, Tm by Beadalon (2007) Magnetic clasp with Scrimp (screw) Finding at either end, loosten screw insert wire and tighten screw, available in Stainless Steel.

Magnifier, Hands-Free Tool, device with magnifier worn around the neck and propped against the torso to aid the user with magnification that does not need to be held.

Mat, Tacky Tool, Tm by Beadalon 2008, silicone derivitive mat with tacky properties to hold beads or findings for travel or for showing.  This mat is also very good to tile together to cover a work surface to keep dropped items from bouncing onto the floor.

Memory Wire See: "Memory Wire, Remembrance", "Memory Wire, Oval", "Memory Wire, Steel Plated"

Memory Wire End Cap Jewelry Findings, single hole ball or other shape for glue-on (BeadFix Gel or Bead Fix Adhesive) application to the end of memory wire.

Memory Wire End Scrimp Finding Jewelry Findings, ® by Beadalon (2008), small oval finding containing one hole and a perpendicular screw for securing finding to memory wire.

Memory Wire Shear Tool, specialized "hard" wire bypass cutter for cutting all types of memory wire.  Available in 2 qualities.

Memory Wire, Oval Stringing Material, first introduced to the industry by Beadalon in 2008, memory wire bracelet shaped like an oval to fit the natural shape of a wrist.

Memory Wire, Steel Plated Stringing Material, introduced by Beadalon in 2004.  Carbon steel memory wire, Silver Plated or Gold Plated in necklace, bracelet, and ring sizes, also in a combination pack including a bonus size between ring and bracelet.

Metallic Wire Stringing Material, Beadalon Metallic Series stringing wires are a combination of plated wires and tarnish-resistant metals, with a clear coating of nylon to let the colors show through.  Available in Silver Metallic, Gold Metallic, Copper Metallic, SilverRose Metallic and soon Bronze Metallic. Most are available in 49Strand, 19Strand and 7Strand construction.

Mini Tools Tool, miniature tools series, including Mini Chain Nose, Round Nose, Fiber Tipped, Round Nose, Flat Nose, and Cutters.

Multi-Jump Ring Maker Mandrel Tool, short metal rod with graduated diameters for making varying sizes of jump rings.

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Necklace Cone Jewelry Findings, cone shaped hollow findings used for necklace, bracelet, or earrings.  Cone allows for construction of combined strands to be hidden from view inside the cone.

Needle Tube Accessory Storage, small wooden container with lid for storing various types of beading/sewing or craft needles.

Needles See: "Big Eye Needle", "Big Eye Curved Needle", "Collapsible Eye Needle", "Curved Beading Needle, Rigid", "Hard Beading Needle", "Sbeady Wire Needle", "Twisted Beading Needles"

Needles, Big Eye Needle, constructed of two thin pieces of rust resistant stainless steel wire, welded at each end with an open center for easy threading of beading materials. Available in 2 lengths: 2 1/4" and 5".

Needles, Big Eye Curved Needle, constructed of two thin pieces of rust proof stainless steel wire welded at each end with an open center for easy threading of beading materials.  Curved at one end for use with the Spin-n-Bead(tm) bead loaders.

Needles, (Hard) Rigid Needles, similar to sewing needles, these needles are very thin to accommodate stitching techniques when drawing stringing materials through small beads numerous times.

Needles, Rigid Curved Needle, stiff long beading needle with a curved end, specifically for use with the Spin-n-Bead bead spinners.

Needles, Collapsible Eye Needle, twistd wire needle with a large loop eye that collapses when pulled through a bead and re-opens once it's through the bead, easy to thread and re-use.  This needles is usefull with stitching as it can be inserted needle first or eye first depending on what the design requires.

Needles, Sbeady Needle, Tm by Beadalon in 2007.  Stiff, hollow tube needle with multiple inside diameters for accommodating various sizes of Beadalon wires.  To use, push the wire all the way into the needle.

Beading Needles, Twisted Tool, needle made by twisting together stainless steel wire with a loop at one end for easily threading stringing materials.  Available in two qualities in fine, medium and heavy diameters.

Nipper Tool Tool, Cutter, economically priced flush cutter for soft wires.

Nylon Jaw Pliers Tool, Pliers with replaceable nylon covers or jaws, used for wirework to reduce marring of the surface of the wire.

Nylon Thread See: "Nymo Thread", "Poly Nylon, Polyamid"

Nymo Thread Stringing Material, multi-strand nylon beading cord, comes in a variety of colors, mostly used for seed bead work.

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Organizer, 2-drawer See: "Wooden Organizer 2-Drawer"

Organizer, Wooden See: "Wooden Organizer"

Organza Ribbon See: "Ribbon, Organza"

Oval Memory Wire See: "Memory Wire, Oval"

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Paisley Ear Wire Jewelry Findings, earwire containing a casting resembling a paisley design.

Pearl Reamers See: "Reamer, Pearl"

Pendant Bail Jewelry finding, used to attach a pendant or earring to a chain or other strung item.

Picture Hanging Wire See: "Super-Softstrand"

Pinch Bail Jewelry Finding, Bail that pinches closed either with a chain nose or pinch bail pliers.  Used to attach a bead or pendant to another object.

Pinch Bail Pliers Tool, specialty pliers containing grooves in the tips for holding and closing Pinch Bails.

Plastic Beading Tweezers Tool, Tweezers made of plastic.

Plastic Jaw Pliers Tool, flat-nose style pliers with plastic coverings on the inside of the jaws, economy quality pliers.

Plated Beadalon Wires Stringing Material, Introduced by Beadalon in 2003. Stainless Steel stranded wires plated with Silver or 24K Gold, available in many diameters 49Strand and 19Strand constructions.

Plated Steel Memory Wire See: "Memory Wire, Steel Plated"

Pliers Rack, Acrylic Tool, triangular, bent acrylic stand for pliers.  Makes identifying, storing, and using tools easier.

Pliers, Beadstrom Tool, TM by Beadalon in 2007.  Professional series of pliers with foam handles.  Round Nose pliers and Cutter feature allen screw adjustable joints.  Short and long handles available in Chain Nose, Round Nose, Flat Nose and Cutter.

Pliers, Bent Chain Nose Tool, Chain nose pliers that are curved before the tip, excellent for use when wire wrapping or making chain maille.

Pliers, Chain Nose Tool, Pliers having identical jaws with a flat surface tapering to a small tip.

Pliers, Combo Tool, combination jaws contain round nose, chain nose, and a cutter all in one tool.

Pliers, Crimper Tool, Patented, pliers containing one or more forming groves in the jaw of the pliers for shaping either a crimp tube or crimp bead around stringing wires, allowing for ample hold as well as minimal damage to the stringing wire.

Pliers, Designer A term that Beadalon uses to define best quality tools. 

Pliers, Econo A term that Beadalon uses to define low-cost tools. 

Pliers, Ergo Tool handle, a term to describe handles with a comfortable, ergonomic design.

Pliers, EZ-Crimp Tool, Tm by Beadalon in 2007, specialty pliers containing one opening in the jaws to crimp EZ-Crimp findings.

Pliers, Flat Nose Tool, pliers having two flat nose tips.

Pliers, Flat/Round Nose Tool, pliers having one round and one flat nose tip.

Pliers, Knotting Tool, pliers having very smooth and small chain nose tips to assist in sliding knots close to the bead when knotting by hand. Available in two qualities, Designer Stainless Steel, and Econo chromed steel.

Pliers, Mini Tool, miniature tools series, including Mini Chain Nose, Round Nose, Fiber Tipped, Round Nose, Flat Nose, and Cutters.

Nylon Jaw Pliers Tool, Pliers with replaceable nylon covers or jaws, used for wirework to reduce marring of the surface of the wire.

Pliers, Pinch Bail Tool, specialty pliers containing grooves in the tips for holding and closing Pinch Bails.

Pliers, Plastic Jaw Tool, flat-nose style pliers with plastic coverings on the inside of the jaws, economy quality pliers.

Pliers, Rosary Tool, pliers with both round nose tips and a cutter.

Pliers, Round Nose Tool, Pliers that contain two tapered round tips.  The Round Nose Pliers are useful for making round loops and rings of varying sizes by adjusting along the length of the tips, for jewelry and wire-wrapping designs.

Pliers, Sparkle Tool, Patented handle containing a glitter design, Beadalon exclusive dark blue color, series consists of Chain Nose, Round Nose, Flat Nose, Bent Chain Nose, and a Cutter.

Pliers, Split Ring Tool, altered chain nose pliers, one jaw of the pliers has been formed to a perpendicular sharpened edge, for opening the side-by-side wires of split rings.

Pliers, Twisting Tool, Specialty pliers that contain a stay for holding wire in the jaws and a mechanism in the handles so that when the user pulls back, the pliers twist.  As the process is repeated, the wire will continue to twist.

Pliers, Wire Looping Tool, Pliers with two different jaws: one with round nose stepped in 3 sizes and one with a concave cavity to help form wire.

Poly Nylon Bead Cord (Polyamid) Stringing Material, special formulation of nylon thread with 1/2 the stretch and twice the strength of regular nylon threads.

Polyamid Stringing Material, special formulation of nylon thread with 1/2 the stretch and twice the strength of regular nylon threads.

Polyester Chain Jewelry Findings, chain made from polyester fibers wrapped with polyester, then heat attached together.

Pouches, Jewelry Storage, rectangle shaped organza pouches with draw strings, available in 3 sizes (3x4.25", 3.8x5", and 4.8x6.6") and 8 colors.

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QuickLinks Jewelry Findings, Tm by Beadalon in 2008.  Solid rings of various sizes and shapes that connect with QuickLinks connectors - available in three sizes.

QuickLinks Connectors Jewelry Findings, Tm by Beadalon in 2008.  Figure eight shaped connector used to join QuickLinks together - available in three sizes.  Also useful for linking charms and other components.

QuickLinks Chain Jewelry Findings, TM by Beadalon in 2008. Various QuickLinks™ solid rings pre-connected into lengths of finished chain.

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Reamer Tips Tool, replacement tips for either the hand or the battery operated reamers.

Battery Operated Reamer Tool, Introduced by Beadalon in 2004. Makes holes in beads bigger, will not drill a hole but will enlarge the hole.  Operates via battery motor and replacement tips are available.

Reamer, Bead Tool, device for making holes in beads bigger.  Available in Designer quality and Econo quality.

Reamer, Pearl Tool, tiny corkscrew type tool for enlarging pearl holes.  Available in 2 sizes: fine and extra fine.

Remembrance Memory Wire See: "Memory Wire, Remembrance"

Ribbon, Organza Stringing Material, ribbon made from Organza fiber, easily string this material using the Collapsibe Eye Needle.

Rings, Bling Jewelry Findings, ring blanks with 1, 5, 7, or 9 loops for attaching multiple stones threaded on headpins or jumprings.

Pliers, Rosary Tool, pliers with both round nose tips and a cutter.

Round Nose Pliers Tool, pliers that contain two tapered round tips.  The Round Nose Pliers are useful for making loops and round rings of varying sizes by adjusting along the length of the tips, for jewelry and wire-wrapping designs.

Round Stainless Steel Wire Raw Material, 316L Stainless Steel Wire round in 20, 22, 24, & 26 gauge.  Good wire wrapping wire that resists corrosion.  316L Stainless Steel is high grade Stainless, tempered especially for wire wrapping.

Rubber Tubing See: "Tubing, Rubber"

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Satin Color Wire Stringing Material, Introduced by Beadalon in 2007. Stainless steel stranded wires coated with a special satin nylon coating.  Available in Satin Silver, Satin Gold, and Satin Copper in a variety of diameters and 49Strand, 19Strand, and 7Strand construction.

Satin Cord Stringing Material, Polyester "satin" cord, also known as rat-tail, a popular thick stringing material.  Finish the ends with end caps, c-crimp ends, or knots.

Sbeady Wire Needles Needle, Tm by Beadalon in 2007.  Stiff, hollow, tube needle with multiple inside diameters for accommodating various sizes of Beadalon wires.  To use, push the wire all the way into the needle.

Scissors See: "Squeeze Scissor", "Snipper", and "Beading Scissors"

Screw Clasp Jewelry Findings, clasp that closes by screwing one part into the other.

Screwdriver, Scrimp Finding Jewelry Findings,Tm by Beadalon in 2005,® by Beadalon in 2008.  Small screwdriver used with Scrimp® Findings to loosen and tighten the set screw.

Screw-On Stackable Containers See: "Stackable Containers"

Scrimp Finding Cable End Jewelry Findings,Tm by Beadalon in 2005,® by Beadalon in 2008.  Small finding with a set-screw to secure the ends of jewelry cable to a clasp or other finding. 

Scrimp Finding Kit Jewelry Findings,Tm by Beadalon in 2005,® by Beadalon in 2008.  Kits contain Scrimp® findings and a Scrimp® Screwdriver.  Available in bullet, oval, and round Scrimp® shapes.

Scrimp Finding Memory wire end Jewelry Findings,Tm by Beadalon in 2005,® by Beadalon in 2008.  Small finding with a set-screw to secure the ends of memory wire. 

Scrimp Findings Jewelry Findings,Tm by Beadalon in 2005,® by Beadalon in 2008.  Small finding with a set-screw to secure stringing wire, replaces crimp findings.  Shapes include, bullet, round, oval, cone, and double.  Other Scrimp findings include cable wire ends, Magnetic Scrimp Finding Clasp, and Memory Wire Ends.

Scrimp Finding Magnetic Jewelry Findings,Tm by Beadalon in 2005,® by Beadalon in 2008.  Small magnetic finding with a set-screw to secure ends of beading wire up to .024 diameter.

Seamed Round Bead Bead, machine manufactured bead containing a seam, allows for opening and use as a crimp cover.

Seed Bead Beads, any small bead usually made of glass with a large diameter hole for making multiple passes with stringing materials.  Countries of manufacturing include China, Czech Republic, and Japan.

Seed Bead Names Magatama, Cube, Treasure, Delica, Triangle. 

Seed Bead Sizes 6/0, 8/0, 10/0, 11/0, 15/0, 22/0, Magatama.

Semi-Flush Cutter Tool, cutter with blades that have a secondary cut right at the cutting surface that angles inside of the flush area.

S-Hook Clasp Jewelry Findings, double sided hook clasp shaped like an "S", used with single or multiple strands that end with rings.

Silk Bead Cord, Beadalon Stringing Material, 2 meter length of natural silk cording with needle attached, available in several sizes (2,4, & 6), 5 colors.  Made in China.

Silk Bead Cord, European Stringing Material, 2 meter length of natural silk cording with needle attached, available in several sizes (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 & 10), 20 colors.  Made in Germany.

Silk Thread, Spooled Stringing Material, natural silk one of the best stringing materials for pearls and other gemstones, available on spools in 6 sizes (B,C,D,E,F, & FFF) 2 colors.

Slide Clasp Jewelry Findings, clasp made from tubing, one side is slightly larger than the other, both contain rings. One slides into the other and is held in place with a friction spring.

Slide Gauge Tool, measuring device with a center "slide" and a caliper type end, jewelry use is for measuring beads and findings, available in brass and plastic.

Snipper Tool Tool, scissors with spring loaded plastic handles in the open position, push together to cut, blade cover included.

Solid Ring See: "Jump Ring, Solid" and "Quick Links"

Spacer Bar or Tube Jewelry Findings, any type of bar or tube finding that contains holes at equal intervals, used for spacing strands equal distances from one another.

Sparkle Pliers Tool, Patented handle containing glitter, Beadalon exclusive dark blue color.  Series consists of Chain Nose, Round Nose, Flat Nose, Bent Chain Nose, and a Cutter.

Spin-N-Bead Tool, Tm by Beadalon in 2005.  Large numbers of seed beads can be strung using this device.  To use, fill the wooden bowl with seed beads or other small beads and twist the rod to spin the bowl.  Place the tip of the curved needle into the bowl.  As a result of the spinning motion, the beads will climb onto the needle.

Spin-N-Bead Jr. Tool, Tm by Beadalon in 2007.  Smaller version of the "Spin-N-Bead".

Spin-N-Bead, Mini Tool, Tm by Beadalon in 2006. Much smaller, plastic version of the "Spin-N-Bead".

Spiral Maker Tool, Tm by Beadalon in 2007, acrylic device with plunger that contains a slit wide enough for 20ga wire and smaller, creates spirals made from ColourCraft, German Style, and Stainless Steel crafting wires.

Split Ring Jewelry Findings, ring containing 2 full revolutions of wire, for securely attaching chain, charms or clasps.

Split Ring Pliers Tool, altered chain nose pliers, one jaw of the pliers has been formed to a perpendicular sharpened edge, for opening the side-by-side wires of split rings.

Spring Cord End See: "Cord Ends, Spring"

Spring Ring Clasp Jewelry Findings, round shaped clasp with a spring loaded closure, usually contains an open jump ring.

Spring Spacer Jewelry Findings, coils of hard wire cut to specific lengths, used as spacers or beads.

Squeeze Scissors Tool, scissors made of spring steel that do not contain holes for fingers, squeeze the handles and the scissors close.  Great for cutting apart knotted pearls while holding needle and silk to re-string the pearls as they are cut from the original strand.  Avialable in curved and straight.

Stack Drawers Storage, small plastic drawers that stack side-by-side or on top of each other.

Stackable Containers Storage, clear plastic containers in 3 sizes  (1.6", 2", and 2.5" diameters) that "screw-together" top to bottom with a lid for the top stack.

Stainless Steel Steel containing Chromium.

Steel Bench Block Tool, small block of steel used as a surface for flattening, texturizing or work hardening objects with a hammer.

Steel Plated Memory Wire See: "Memory Wire, Steel Plated"

Sterling Silver Raw Material, Precious metal alloy containing 92.5% fine silver mixed with other base metals, usually copper.

Storage Boxes w/Removable Dividers Storage, plastic boxes in 3 sizes (1.5x3.5x6", 1.5x5x8", and 1.5x7x10") with removable dividers that make it easy to customize the insides of the boxes to fit tools, findings, or other products.

Storage Organizer with Bead Scoop & Tweezers Storage, plastic storage unit containing 2 medium boxes, 34 small boxes, and 16 mini boxes, also contains a Bead Scoop and Tweezers. 

Storage Ring Storage, plastic storage ring containing 8 individual compartments.  Each is removable and stackable and contains an attached lid.

Straight Squeeze Scissors Tool, scissors made of spring steel that do not contain holes for fingers, squeeze the handles and the scissors close, great for cutting apart knotted pearls while holding needle and silk to re-string the pearls as they are cut from the original strand.

Straight Tweezers Tool, Tweezers with straight tips.

Strap, Cell Phone Jewelry Findings, small strap for use on cell phones, PDAs and other small electrical devices.

Stretch Cord Stringing Material, See: "Elasticity" or "Elonga"

Stringing Needles See: "Collapible Eye Needles", "Twisted Beading Needles", "Sbeady Wire Needles", "Big Eye Needles", "Hard Beading Needles", "Big Eye Curved Needles", "Curved Beading Needles"

Suede Lace Stringing Material, Sueded leather lace is a rectangular shape (bisection is rectangular) of leather used for stringing large hole beads such as Pony Beads, material has minor imperfections.

Suede Lace, Faux Stringing Material, Man-made material having the same shape as the Leather Suede Lace without the imperfections, material is stronger than the natural Suede Lace.

Super-Softstrand Stringing Material, ® by Beadalon in 1995.  Plastic coated stainless steel wire, used for attaching to frames for hanging.

SuppleMax Stringing Material, Tm by Beadalon in 1999,  mono-filament nylon stringing material, available in several colors and diameters.

Swivel Lobster Clasp Jewelry Findings, Lobster clasp with a swiveling ring.

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Table Top Work Bench Storage, wooden table-top structure containing 4 drawers, 8 holes for crimp bead & tube glass bottles, aluminum rod for spooled stringing materials, and 9 other bins for tool and finding storage.

Tacky Bead Mat Tool, Tm by Beadalon in 2008.  Silicone derivitive mat with tacky properties to hold beads or findings for travel or for showing.  This mat is also very good to tile together to cover a work surface to keep dropped items from bouncing onto the floor.

Tags Jewelry Findings, small, die-struck "tag" of various shapes, good for placing a custom logo stamp for jewelry makers.

Thing-a-ma-jig Tool, Patented device used for light duty jigging and creating wire forms.  Deluxe model is made of metal, beginner model is make of plastic.

Thread See: "Dandyline", "Grand Slam Braid", "High Performance", "Nylon", "Nymo", "Polyamid", "Silk", "Supplemax", and "WildFire"

Thread Heaven Thread coating substance to straighten and bind thread fibers together to prevent fraying during stringing and stitching techniques.

Toggle Clasp Jewelry Findings, clasp containing a circle with ring and a bar with ring.  The ring portion of this clasp is large enough for the bar to go through long-wise.

Tool Usually considered a "hand tool".  Used in Jewelry and crafts for forming, cutting, bending, stringing, and other appplications.

Tool Kits Tool, variety of tools combined together in varying qualities, see "Designer Beadstrom Kit", "Designer Ergo Tool Kit", "Designer Sparkle Kit", "Econo Kit", "Pocket Tool Kit", and "Mini Tool Kit"

Treasure Beads Beads, manufactured by Toho in Japan, these beads are among the highest quality beads.  They are thin walled with large holes for stitching, should be compared with Miyuki Delica Seed beads.

Tri-Trays Tool, triangular trays made of plastic or flocked plastic.  Good for storing beads, findings and for organizing workspace.

Tubing Stringing material, tube form, see "Tubing, Rubber", "Tubing, Velour", and "Tubing, Frost"

Tubing, Frost Stringing Material, Neoprene tube with translucent "frost" look.

Tubing, Rubber Stringing material, Neoprene tube in various sizes.

Tubing, Velour Jewelry Finding, TM by Beadalon in 2007.  Clear tubing containing a flocking of color which gives a textured feel and look.  Can be cut and strung like a bead or used as stringing material.  Great for covering memory wire.

Tweezers Tool, used for holding, counting, sorting, etc.  Has two equal parts and has a compound lever to keep it open.

Tweezers, beading, plastic Tool, Tweezers made of plastic.

Tweezers, curved Tool, Tweezers with curved tips.

Tweezers, fiber tip Tool, Tweezers with fiber tips on the ends that avoid damage to pearls and other types of beads.

Tweezers, straight Tool, Tweezers with straight tips.

Tweezers, w/shovel Tool, welded end has a shovel attached for easy sorting and scooping of small objects and beads.

Twist Crimp Jewelry Finding, small tube crimp with twisted pattern, Sterling Silver.

Beading Needles, Twisted Tool, needle made by twisting together stainless steel wire with a loop at one end for easily threading stringing materials.  Available in fine, medium and heavy with two qualities one from Asia, the other from Germany.

Pliers, Twisting Tool, Specialty pliers that contain a stay for holding wire in the jaws and a mechanism in the handles so that when the user pulls back, the pliers twist.  As the process is repeated, the wire will continue to twist.

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Variety Packs Jewelry Findings, Beadalon creation of assortments of findings, currently Crimp Beads/Tubes in size assortments and color assortments.  Crimp Covers in color/size and patterns.  Wire combinations in smaller spool sizes.

Velour Tubing See: "Tubing, Velour"

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Watch Faces Jewelry Finding, watch "head" without the strap.

WildFire Stringing Material, TM by Beadalon in 2008. Thermally coated Spectra fiber used for seed bead designs.  This material is extremely abrasion resistant and can also be used for stringing diamond beads.

Wire Guardian Jewelry Finding, TM by Beadalon in 2004.  Small u-shaped finding with holes in each end and a center portion that contains an outside open chanel.  Available in two sizes to accomodate wire diameters up to .030. Used as a shield to extend the wear life of the stringing wire.  Very similar in use to "french wire"/"bullion" for silk.

Wire Looping Pliers Tool, Pliers with two different jaws: one with round nose stepped in 3 sizes and one with a concave cavity to help form wire.

Wire Rounder Tool, cup bur attached to a handle for smoothing the end of a piece of wire (non stringing wire).  Cup bur is a machined bit with a cup shaped end with grinding teeth on the inside.

Wire Twister, ColourCraft Tool, Tm by Beadalon in 2006, crank device with acrylic disc containing 5 holes.  To use:  attach one side of the wires to the acrylic disc, the other side to a stationary object, then turn the crank to twist the wires together.

Wire, 19 Strand Stringing material, 19 tiny strands of stainless steel wire coated with nylon.

Wire, 3 Strand Stringing material, 3 tiny strands of stainless steel wire coated with nylon.

Wire, 49 Strand Stringing material, 49 tiny strands of stainless steel stranded in 7 groups of 7 coated with nylon.

Wire, 7 Strand Stringing material, 7 tiny strands of stainless steel wire coated with nylon.

Wire, Clear Colors Stringing Material, Tm by Beadalon in 1999, Stranded stainless steel wire with clear colored nylon coatings in various colors, availabe in 7Strand & 19Strand.

Wire, ColourCraft Raw material, Tm by Beadalon in 1998, ® by Beadalon in 2003. Color coated copper round wire in various diameters (28, 26, 24,22,20,18 & 16Ga.)

Wire, Crinkle Wire, Tm by Beadalon in 2008, 7Strand wire with a permanent zig-zag shape.  String seed beads onto this wire then add to an already beaded neclace to add texture.

Wire, Jewelry Stringing Material, also known as tigertail, low end jewelry wire consisting of 3 strands of stainless steel wire, coated with nylon.  Available in 4 Sizes (.012", .015", .018", .024").

Wire, Memory See: "Memory Wire, Remembrance", "Memory Wire, Oval", "Memory Wire, Steel Plated"

Wire, Metallic Stringing Material, Beadalon Metallic Series stringing wires are a combination of plated wires and tarnish-resistant metals, with a clear coating of nylon to let the colors show through.  Available in Silver Metallic, Gold Metallic, Copper Metallic, SilverRose Metallic and soon Bronze Metallic. Most are available in 49Strand, 19Strand and 7Strand construction.

Wire, Plated Stringing Material, Introduced by Beadalon in 2000. Stainless Steel stranded wires plated with Silver or 24K Gold, available in many diameters and 49Strand and 19Strand constructions.

Wire, Satin Stringing Material, Introduced by Beadalon in 2007.  Stainless steel stranded wires coated with a special satin nylon coating, available in Satin Silver, Satin Gold, and Satin copper in a variety of diameters and 49Strand, 19Strand, and 7Strand construction.

Wooden Organizer Storage, organizer made of wood containing 8 bins for storing tools, stringing materials and other beading essentials, also contains 1 drawer.  This organizer is modular and can be added to the top of the 2-drawer organizer to minimize the amount of space necessary on a work surface.

Wooden Organizer, 2-Drawer Storage, organizer made of wood containing 2 drawers with removable dividers, is modular and can be stacked and topped with the original wooden organizer.

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Zip Pouch Tool, Zippered pouch containing elastic strips for holding various hand tools.

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