Beading Press Releases

Get the latest jewelry-making news from Fire Mountain Gems and Beads. New product announcements, new jewelry-making and style resources, beading or beader's community events and more. This section gives you a direct link to what's hot in the beading world for your designing, fashion and business needs.


Lightweight Sterling Silver Chain Lightweight Sterling Silver Chain

A new line of sterling silver chain introduced by Fire Mountain Gems and Beads offers ready-to-wear, eye-catching style, easily enhanced with a pendant or focal.

Brass Earring Components, Charms, Drops and Focals Brass Earring Components, Charms, Drops and Focals

Style, value and variety unite in this new line of antiqued and gold-finished brass findings. Excellent staples for a jewelry-maker's inventory, options include hand-polished earwires, focals, links and more. With details including gemstone embellishments and popular nature motifs these components offer distinctive options for jewelry designs or resale.

Czech Glass Thorn Beads Czech Glass Thorn Beads

Preciosa Thorn™, a new shape of fancy finish, pressed glass beads from the Czech Republic, has been recently imported to Fire Mountain Gems and Beads allowing jewelry artists to add more cutting edge components to their designs.

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Fire-Polished Glass Beads Fire-Polished Glass Beads

Up-to-the-minute colors meet world-renowned quality and craftsmanship in this new collection of Czech fire-polished glass beads. Four stylish colors, along with a scintillating two-tone clear AB, reflect the latest color trends--and those on the horizon.

Preciosa Petal Beads Preciosa Petal Beads

The master glassworkers at Preciosa Ornela have created a new shape in pressed glass: the Preciosa Petal. This curved top-drilled bead comes in a range of colors, ideal for making flowers and other organic shapes.

Brass and Steel Earwires, Beads and Findings Brass and Steel Earwires, Beads and Findings

High-shine options for stylish designs have just expanded with a new line of gold-plated and silver-finished brass and steel findings. Lightweight and durable, these distinctive, handcrafted components offer designers tremendous value and variety.

New Product Releases

Stainless Steel Clasps Stainless Steel Clasps

A new line of stylish, on-trend stainless steel clasps is introduced by Fire Mountain Gems and Beads, giving jewelry artists more options for adding sturdy, rust- and stain-resistant components to trendy activewear designs.

Printed Lazer Lace Printed Lazer Lace

Colorful NEW Lazer Lace™ components are ideal for creating lightweight jewelry and accessories, including in scrapbook page layouts and bending to form three-dimensional designs. Detailed color accents are created using a graphical film added over the uncut brass finding and developed like photo film. The component is then laser-cut in an intricate pattern and finished with shining gold.

Jooltool™ Jooltool™

Announcing a redesign to the Jooltool™. A multi-functional tool for grinding, sharpening, sanding, polishing and more. Innovative modular tool is portable, but can be bolted to work surfaces for a variety of jewelry-making purposes. Versatile for wet work or traditional buffing and can be used with a variety of attachable discs and brushes.

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