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Tabs

CattWalk's definition of a Tab Tool is any of our shaped beads that have straight sides and can achieve a crisp edge around the shape. Originally intended to name the Round Tab, under this definition it also applies to other shaped beads such as the Classic Stop Sign and Tile beads. You will see the need for this distinction as other shapes come out.

Round Tab


beads by Kim Neely of Bluffroad Art Glass

This tool makes three sizes of round tabs. With less fire polishing you are able to retain very crisp edges. For a softer look, gently heat the edges and they will round up nicely, as in the picture above.


Round Tab - $60
19 x 7mm thick
16 x 7mm thick
13 x 7mm thick
base recommended

1" Round Tab


1" Round Tab - $65
This is the companion to the round tab trio and I would call it a medium size. It doesn't take as much glass as they really big tools so it's still manageable for those smaller bead makers, and allows you to make a really nice focal.
25mm x 7mm thick
(1" x .30" thick)
tutorial 


 
The Tabulator



The Tabulator - $90
3 inch diameter
(no base required)
some assembly required so that we can still provide free shipping



  
beads by Lori Greenberg

The tool to replace your hand-held parallel mashers.  Why would you want to do that?  Because the precision of the Tabulator cannot be beaten.  There is stop at the top that will hold it open and when you're ready to press you just release it and lower the top down for a quick, easy, PERFECT press every time.  It comes with spacers that go over the pins (as shown) for thicknesses of 1/2", 1/4" and 1/8" and any combinations of those that you can create.

 

Oval Tab

Oval Tab - $60

base recommended
18.5 mm x 16mm x 7mm thick
15mm x 13mm x 7mm
13mm x 11mm x 7mm
tutorial

Graduated Faceted Tab
 

Graduated Faceted Tab - $60
13.2mm x 6.3mm thick (.52" x .24" thick)
16.4mm x 6.5mm thick (.64" x .25" thick)
19.5mm x 7mm thick (.76" x .27" thick)

Companion to the larger Faceted Tab, great for dangles and bracelet sizes.  Nice flat surface for embellishment with the elegant CattWalk Facet around the edges.


Faceted Tab

Rounds are always classic.  Add the Faceted edge that is a CattWalk trademark and you have a winner!  Great focal size but not too overwhelming since it's a nice, flat, streamlined design.



Faceted Tab - $65
29mm x (1.17")
This is a new shape in the Faceted line too.
A round tab that is faceted all the way around which provides a nice edge that tapers to a crisp line.   This shape provides a nice flat surface for your canvas and incorporates the nice faceted edge that everyone is falling in love with.


1.25" Faceted Tab

1.25" Faceted Tab - $65
1.25" (32mm x 7.5mm thick)
Here is the companion focal size of the Faceted Rounds.  Very sleek with it's flat top for plenty of decorating space and classy beveled edge.

 
1.5" Faceted Tab
 

1.50" Faceted Tab - $65
1.50" (38mm x 7.5mm thick)
Here is the companion focal size of the Faceted Rounds in a little larger size if that's your desire.  Very sleek with it's flat top for plenty of decorating space and classy beveled edge.


1" Bullseye
 

Bullseye 1" - $65
25.5 x 8 mm thick
base recommended
tutorial

Graduated Stop Sign

Graduated Stop Sign* - $60
7mm thick octagons in three sizes
19mm, 16mm, 13mm x 7mm thick
(.73", .63", .50" x .28" thick)
Tutorial

 

*The pattern you see in the cavities is cosmetic only and is from the machining process. Other than regular chill marks that are left from any tool cooling the bead, these patterns will not leave any additional marks on your finished bead.

Double Stop Sign
 

Double Stop Sign* - $60
7/8" and 15/16" x .30" thick
(22.4mm and 24mm x 7mm thick)
Here are the next two sizes up in the Stop Sign Line
This shape speaks for itself but I will say that
it's one of the easiest to use of the cavity tools.
tutorial


*The pattern you see in the cavities is cosmetic only and is from the machining process. Other than regular chill marks that are left from any tool cooling the bead, these patterns will not leave any additional marks on your finished bead.

Top Hat

Top Hat - $60
The next in our Tab Line, the Top Hat is a fun set Tabs stacked on top of each other for a very three dimensional bead.  Decorate around the edges or just on the surfaces...the possibilities are endless!
2 cavities are 19mm hole to hole(.75")
Middle Cavity = 13mm hole to hole (.50")

 
Lollipop/Saturn
 

Lollipop/Saturn - $60
Here's the Lollipop/Saturn tool with a twist.  You see in the middle a smaller domed tab.  You can use it to make cute little button beads or use it as a base for the porthole beads that have been seen around town.  Did we mention that it's reversible with a tab bottom option?
Tutorial coming 6/29/5 p.m. and soon for the Porthole tutorial.
Lollipop = 19mm x 11mm
Saturn = 19mm x 13.5mm
Small Button = 13mm
tutorial


Domed Tab Trio




Domed Tab Trio - $60
12.6 x 10mm thick, cute as a button!
16 x 12mm thick, wider dome
16 x 12mm thick, smaller dome
base recommended

1.25" Domed Tab
    
1.25" Domed Tab- $65
This is a nice focal size that leaves a lot of room for imagination with decoration.
It's a nice gentle lentil dome with a hearty rim around it. The bottom is also
reversible to a tab bottom to carry the line of the tab around it.
1.25" x .50" thick (32mm x 13.5mm thick)

1/2 Inch Sampler

1/2 Inch Sampler - $60
(Tab, Lentil and Domed Tab)
CattWalk's first sampler tool made up of three of our most popular shapes. 
NOTE:  This tool includes the smallest Tab, Lentil and Domed Tab cavities from the standard trios.
If you already have those tools, you already have these cavities.


Tab 6 Point Star

Tab 6 Point Star - $60
22mm x 9.5mm, 19mm x 9mm, 16mm x 9mm
(.9" x .37", .75" x .35 ", .60" x .35")
Here's the 6 point star on a tab base!  Shown here after applying enamels and dots around the edges.


Round Starburst
 

Round Starburst - $60

Small Cavity:  .62 inch (15.8 mm)
Middle Cavity:  .75 inch (19 mm)
Large Cavity:   .85 inch (21.7 mm)
Depth for both cavities:  .400 inch (10.3 mm)....this is measured at the depth of the embossed center


Starburst

beads by Susan Sheehan

Starburst Focal
Starburst Focal - $55

1.25 inch (31.5mm)

.5 inch (12 mm) deep



Starburst Focal

beads by Susan Sheehan

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