The 3 “40th Anniversary” winners have been chosen: They are:
1. T. Mundy
2. A.J. von Tauffkirchen
3. M. Delp
Watch our fun 40th anniversary video here!
Halstead Bead, Inc. got its start in Phoenix in 1973 under the management of Tom and Suzie Halstead and has been owned by the Halstead family ever since. 2013 marks our 40th anniversary of service to the jewelry trade.
The Halstead Bead story began when Tom bought a strand of antique African trade beads because of his interest in archaeology and anthropology. He showed his purchase to colleagues at work and immediately had orders from half the women in the office. Tom and Suzie then decided to make jewelry to sell at craft festivals as a hobby. The business continued to grow until they took the plunge in 1975, quit their jobs, and gave the company their full-time attention. Eventually the Halsteads stopped making jewelry and started reselling wholesale beads. The business evolved into a complete jewelry supplies operation that sold to other retailers throughout Arizona and gradually expanded to include clients across the world.
In 1981, the firm moved north to the mountains and tall pines of Prescott, Arizona. After much growth, the company now occupies a new warehouse and office facility that was built in 2004. The second generation of Halsteads is now involved in the business as well.
To celebrate our 40th anniversary we will have one blog giveaway each month of this year. Our first giveaway of the year will be a soldering kit! This kit includes a tripod with a mesh screen, Magnesia block, 2 tweezers, Flux, Sparex pickling compound, copper tongs, silver solder and a Max Flame torch. To win, please tell us what jewelry trends you predict we’ll see in 2013. Three lucky winners will be chosen. Good Luck!
- To enter you must comment on the giveaway blog and tell us what jewelry trends you predict we’ll see in 2013 or which ones you’d like to see again. Use a valid email address so we can contact you if you win. One comment per person please.
- Facebook comments are not entries, you must comment on the blog page.
- United States shipping destinations only.
- Three winners will be selected from blog comment entries on Monday, January 14th at 9am MST.
- Share with your friends so they can enter to win too!
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- Shop online at Halstead for all your jewelry making supplies!
Thank you for your patronage over the years,
The Halstead Team
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