The 2017 Halstead jewelry supply catalog is coming to your mailbox soon, soon, soon! In addition to being chock-full of new and bestselling products, it’s also a great reference for your studio. It’s packed with inspiring, helpful information. Here’s a sneak peek:
We cover hot trends throughout the catalog, including the up-and-coming crescent moon motif. We’re also see a big uptick in finger rings, collar necklaces and saturn chain. Click on these hyperlinks to go directly to the product shopping pages.
You’ll find informative articles in a variety of sections in the catalog. This article by Johanna Harold of Harold Studios in Phoenix, Arizona, is from one of our most popular recent blogs: 3 Torch Tips for Soldering.
Kate Richbourg, jewelry educator, is our featured metalsmith this year. Kate teaches jewelry making across the country and is one our Halstead Preferred Teachers. She used gallery wire and a variety of solderables to make a gorgeous cocktail ring.
Inside the catalog, you’ll also find candid snapshots from around the Halstead HQ. This one features Hilary Halstead Scott with India the Wonderdog and Casey Sheppard, who stopped by to teach a staff workshop while on her cross-country trek Case of the Nomads.
We also included some pix from our travels last year. This is Marketing & Creative Manager Katie Hacker with Hilary at the Bead & Button Show in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Being on the road helps us stay current on trends in the industry so we can pass that knowledge and inspiration on to you.
Some of our industry peeps honored us with their catalog selfies last year, so we included a batch in the catalog this year! Here are some of our favorite faces. Will yours be next? Hashtag #HalsteadMakers so we can see your beautiful self!
In addition to over 200 pages of products, we give schools and organizations shout-outs in the catalog. Here’s a sneak peek at Beads of Courage, an arts-in-medicine program for kids who are coping with long-term illness. You’ll also find features on Lillstreet Art Center in Chicago; Studio JSD in Michigan; Revere Academy in California; SNAG (Society of North American Goldsmiths); Academy of Arts University in California; Flux Metal Arts in Ohio; Benches on Division in Chicago and Flourish & Thrive Academy, plus, lampwork artist Stephanie Sersich and Halstead Grant Winner Niki Grandics and the 2016 Halstead Grant Finalists.
We need to apologize for our error in reporting the Halstead Design Challenge: Kinetic results. We switched the 2nd and 3rd place winners in our catalog feature. The correct results are in the text: 1st Place Gabrielle Gould; 2nd Place Stacy Rodgers and 3rd Place Kirsten Denbow. Congratulations to all!
We hope you enjoy this year’s catalog and use it as a resource all year long. We’re already starting on the next one!