Do you remember last week when I showed off a product which I had received an email about, from Ezel Findings, a top notch company which I love? Usually I go there to look at all the beautiful and unique
components and findings which they offer (they are amazing! ), but this email was all about their new
"Bead Pal". I thought it was great, and perfect for beaders, so I wrote about it!
Guess what! I got one! I am SO delighted to be the proud owner of the Bead Pal by Ezel Findings in the silver colored faux leather.
It is perfectly fantastic!
will be at Bead & Button
--May 29 - June 10, 2013.
I recommend you all race over and see what these great Bead Pals are like in person! You will no doubt find that they are as handy as I have found mine to be. They are also very luxurious, with a soft, soft interior. They come with an easy zipper which the Ezel Findings logo on it . The zipper goes around three sides of the case, so that it opens all the way and can lie flat on a table, or even on your lap!
Now, I wish even more
that I were attending Bead & Button. This is, of course, a great show. However I am wishing this, for the most part, just so that, on the flight from New York to WI, I might pull my Bead Pal by Ezel Findings out of my carry on, and start to bead on the plane.
I am sure everyone passing by my aisle would stop and ask about it. It is really gorgeous looking! It is PERFECT for beading on the go. The soft deluxe lining keeps your beads put, and the pebbled faux leather exterior impedes the case from slipping around. It holds a ton of beads for seed bead lovers! Completely chic-ly!
I should have photographed it with my new thread zapper in place (yes--I finally have one and I love it!) and some of my beautiful seed beads ( yes indeed I do use seed beads -- the size 11s for the most part--all the time!) in a rainbow of colors, but instead I decided to show you what I am making right now and
about this instead of "setting up a shoot".
here is a little collage I made of some of my photos I took today, above.
Click on the photo to enlarge it!
This is what I am working on at the moment! See above! And here is the case with everything in it, below. I call this photo below "glowing silver" because the faux leather really does shine. I am so proud and happy to have this!
About what I am making:
This weekend I started making a bracelet of 6mm lapis beads, wired with silver wire. I am thinking about adding a Native American sterling and gold pendant to it, in which case I might make it a necklace. The lapis beads are individually wire wrapped, with an accent of silver on each bead which loops across the center of each one (hopefully gracefully). This wrapping is harder than I thought, although I have done it in many variations before. The 6 beads I have completed honestly took me all Sunday afternoon!
I want you to know how I was storing them. Ready to cringe? In a paper bowl! That was before the Bead Pal
, bit NOW this is after
I am not perfect and I keep fantasizing that I will make ONE, really amazing earring
, instead of a necklace or a bracelet from my beads. Yes, I get lazy! However, somehow, now that I have my new Bead Pal, I am encouraged to keep going. I will show you all what I have made when I am finished! It will not be an earring, I promise.
Just so you know, Sunyoung Park, is a major part of this wonderful company ! She is such a gracious lady and epitomizes all the beauty that is Ezel Findings. I hope you who are attending Bead & Button all stop by Ezel Findings, and think of me as you say hello to this lovely, beautiful company, which is based in Oregon.
PS: You could indeed pack all your wire wrapping tools in the Bead Pal, as I have, but I believe it is totally suited to perfection
for seed beading
. As seed beading is all the rage right now, this Bead Pal is sure to be a complete hit at Bead & Button and for years onward!
I just LOVE mine! I could not be happier and more thrilled to have it!
Labels: A wonderful product arrived over the weekend from Ezel Findings, beading on the go at Bead and Button, Jean gets a beautiful silver colored Bead Pal