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The CHA 2014 Mega Show floor was the first time that I got to see the Jesse James Beads mixes all in one spot. It was eye candy for the jewelry maker soul. I just loved looking all the strings of different types and colors of beads hanging on their bead wall, which was taller than I was. You could not walk past the bead wall and not stop to admire the different shapes and textures of the beads on display.
I really like working with the Jesse James Bead mixes. They are sold online (at Amazon) in small collections of different fashion colors and styles of beads which are all mixed together into one elegant affordable package. I can then take the set and create several pieces of jewelry that work well together. I have purchased different collections on Amazon and enjoyed working with each one. Below is a picture of a shoe that they had on display at their booth, which is accented with their beads.
Jesse James beads also offers a fun line of buttons and embellishments which are also sold in conveniently sized packets.
The designs range from whimsical (fairies, wizards, etc) to traditional button shapes.
The detail on these pieces is amazing. Above you can see the junk food collection, which my kids just loved!
They also offer themed embellishments which are great for Scout or kids’ craft projects.
The Christmas line is so cute and versatile too. The tiny gingerbread men could make cute earrings, pins and pendants for the holiday. The Jesse James Bead website offer some project ideas and excellent close up photos of their various beads and embellishments.
What are some of your favorite uses for beads? Share in the comments below!
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