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Beadelle(TM) Rondelles & Squardelles

Quick Facts:

v      Sizes: 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, 8mm

v      Gold or Silver Plating

v      Anti-Tarnish Coating

v      Crystal & Assorted Color Stones

v      Great for jewelry making, as spacers placed between other beads.

This napkin ring is a great example of how great the Beadelle(TM) Rondelles look mixed with CRYSTALLIZED(TM) Swarovski Elements:

Imagine What YOU Can Do!

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As an added value to all of our customers, Merchants Overseas has a “Designer of The Week” section of our blog and facebook page to help promote and advertise your hard work!

If you would like to be featured as a “Designer of The Week” please send the following information to smoniz@merchantsoverseas.com:


  • Your Business Name and Website
  • Pictures of your Designs
  • How long you have been a Merchants Overseas Customer
  • Optional: What you used to make it, how much it is, and where to buy it
  • Optional: A short testimonial of your experience as an MO customer

Also! In support of our valued customers, we would love to have a link to your site on our blogroll.  Please email your link information to:

Smoniz@merchantsoverseas.com




Not only is crystal great for adding glamour to your wedding, why not use it to add that wow sparkle factor to any craft project?

Merchants Overseas will be exhibiting at the Craft and Hobby Show 2010 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA. Visit Us at booth# 2679 this January 24-27, 2010!

At the show, businesses from all over in the Scrapbooking & Paper Crafts, General Crafts, Art Materials & Framing, Fabric/Quilting/Needlecrafts, and other related industries will be exhibiting their products and creative projects.

Merchants Overseas will be there to show easy ways to use CRYSTALLIZED(TM) Swarovski Elements and our New Beadelle(TM) line to add sparkle to any craft project.  Some of our projects include:

Home Decor Pillow with Crystallized(TM) Swarovski Cosmic Sew-on Stones

Scrap Book made with Crystallized(TM) Swarovski Flat Backs No Hotfix

DIY Flip flops with Crystallized(TM) Swarovski FlatBacks No Hotfix

Napkin Ring made with Crystallized(TM) Swarovski Beads and Beadelle(TM) Rhinestone Ball

For more information about CHA go to:

https://www.chashow.org/eweb/startpage.aspx

For more information about the projects mentioned, visit us at the show or post your questions here!

If you haven’t already come across the word Xilion, you will soon enough.  Due to the growth of competition in the crystal market, CRYSTALLIZED™ – Swarovski Elements continues to extend their XILION family and gradually start to offer their most popular products with Xilion Technology.

The revolutionary XILION cut, with its alternating large and small facets, results in distinctively higher brilliance and particularly intense light reflection. Also, they have increased the number of facets to enhances the overall appearance of the Xilion components.  In addition, this cut is differentiated from all other products on the market and copyright protected.

Currently the popular selling 2000 Flatbacks with or without Hotfix are also both available with Xilion technology as 2028 Xilion Rose Cut.  Starting February 2nd, the newest member of the Xilion family is the popular 6202  Heart Pendant, now offered as 6228, Xilion Heart Pendant, just in time for Valentine’s Day!

To purchase CRYSTALLIZED(TM) Swarovski Elements in full or partial packs,  go to:  http://www.merchantsoverseas.com


For product information contact:  sales@merchantsoverseas.com

When it comes to making your own necklace, bracelet, napkin ring, etc., they all have one thing in common;  they need closure! Unless you specialize in wire jewelry, securing your piece and adding a clasp will probably require the most effort.  In order to secure your piece, the simplest and most popular method requires:

  • Crimp Beads
  • NeedleNose Pliers
  • Clasp

Steps:

  1. Slide a crimp bead onto the end of your wire
  2. Slide the clasp in next to the crimp bead
  3. Loop the wire back through the crimp
  4. Flatten the crimp into place with your pliers
  5. Trim extra wire

Note! Remember to add a half inch or more to the length of your piece starting out, in order to have enough room to add your closure.

When it comes to choosing a clasp, the three most popular types are the lobster claw clasp, toggle clasp, and magnetic clasp.  Choosing one over the other usually depends on the style and size of your piece, and your personal preferences.

Lobster Claw Clasps tend to be the hardest to use especially when trying to put on a bracelet by yourself.  However they are simple, small, and do not add or take away from your piece.



Toggle Clasps are little bit easier to handle and slightly add to your design without over-powering it.  These specific toggle clasps have a twist detail and are available in gold or silver plating at http://www.merchantsoverseas.com for wholesale or http://www.glitterize.com for small quantities.



Magnetic Jewelry clasps are by far the easier of the three to use.  Basically, a magnetic jewelry clasp includes two parts that are held together by magnetic attraction and released from each other by pulling them apart to break the magnetic attraction. The best part is that these clasps are strong and secure and you do not have to worry about your necklace or bracelet just falling off.

These particular clasps are Beadelle(TM) Pave Magnetic Clasps with Crystals.  They come in gold or silver plating and with multi-colored or colored crystals.  These make great accents to any piece and add to it just as if it were another bead.  These are great as inspiration for a creative designer.  Available at http://www.merchantsoverseas.com for wholesale or http://www.glitterize.com for small quantities.


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