Saturday, July 24, 2010


Are these cool or what?!!

Our fun and talented bead blogger friend, Katie Hacker, has teamed with Beadalon to design a line of great new components!

You might know Katie from her NUMEROUS books or seen her on the PBS television show, "Beads, Baubles & Jewels".

She previously had a segment on the show and has just been named the new host, HOW EXCITING!

I am honored to have received a preview of one of the new component pieces in her Beadalon line!

These are silver plated, 2-hole sticks, and there are 6 in the package!

I'm thinking 6 single pendants for me and my friends OR a long pendant using 3 for me and ONE friend :)

I was even thinking this could be made into a fabulous focal bead in a bracelet!

There are so many possibilities and I can't wait to start really thinking about it!
I was very impressed with the packaging! When you open the Katiedids, the package turns into a tri-fold sheet of colorful step-by-step instructions!

I just received these in the mail today, so I haven't had a chance to get creative. I'll keep you posted!

Have a GREAT weekend!


d'Olivia said...

They look interesting. I have not seen any Katiedids in my local stores, although I do see other Beadalon products. Do they plan on getting them into stores?

Jean Katherine Baldridge said...

Dear Lisa, I have these too and I love them so much I preview them in AU Beading! I think she did a super job!

xox jean

Lisa Crone said...

Hi there! Here is the info I have received about where to find these components: For more information about where to find Katiedids, the information I received suggests asking your favorite bead shop or supplier to carry them for you; check out the website or call toll fre 866-423-2325.

Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor said...

I have some on their way that I can't wait to fill with polymer clay! They are truly creative components that can be used in a huge variety of ways. Can't wait for my chance to play with them!

Jeannie said...

You lucky lady. They look very interesting and fun. Have fun with them.

Katie Hacker said...

Thanks so much for telling people about my new components, Lisa! I've been sharing projects with them over on my blog at, too.

To answer the commenters who are asking where they can purchase: Beadalon just introduced the components in their recent catalog, so it takes a while for stores to see and order them. They will be more widely available in the coming months. People can also order them on the Shop page on my site.