It’s always nice to be able to use “the good stuff.” At Halcraft we’re proud to be able to make “the good stuff” available to beading enthusiasts all over North America: real freshwater pearls, 24k gold and sterling silver plated Charm Gallery charms, and some of our very favorites: semi-precious gemstone beads. You can find semi-precious beads in an especially affordable form, chips, at your local Michaels Store.
Clifford Wallach (CEO of Halcraft USA) and his brother Joshua Wallach (CFO of Halcraft USA) travel the world looking for high-quality semi-precious gems to add to Halcraft’s already extensive collections of beads available at Michaels Stores, Jo-Ann’s, Hancock Fabrics, & A.C. Moore. Aisles and bins of large chunks of unfinished stone are used in Halcraft’s finished pendants and beads, and the small pieces that are leftover can be made into the beautiful polished and tumbled chips you can see in this Multi-Strand Chip Necklace by Michelle Mach. The chip shape is especially nice in that the randomness of its form gives a project variation of texture and color.
Michelle Mach created this multi-strand chip necklace using freshwater pearls, quartzite chips, and sterling silver plated beads, but you can find over a dozen more chip bead options in the Bead Gallery aisle at Michaels, and if you wanted to change up the look, you can add gold or gunmetal findings to the mix.
Let’s get this Monday Make started!