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  • Argh Matey – There be Pyrites February 14, 2019

    These be One-Of-A-Kind Pyrites, not like Pyrites were ever exactly popped out of a mold.

    This one is Big Louie

    s61049 Stone Cabochon - OOAK -  Freeform - Pyrite

    Ben Grimm

    s61048 Stone Cabochon - OOAK -  Freeform - Pyrite

    Lady Black

    s61050 Stone Cabochon - OOAK -  Freeform - Pyrite

    The Squibb

    s61051 Stone Cabochon - OOAK -  Freeform - Pyrite

    Ultima Thule, or Peanut Head.

    s61052 Stone Cabochon - OOAK -  Freeform - Pyrite

    These are cabochons – for want of a better word. They have no hole, and are flat and polished on one side, but this side is cooler. IMHO.

    But, speaking of Cabochons, we do have more new this week. 😉 Most excellent for wire wrapping.

    s61057 Stone Cabochon - OOAK - 33x50mm Freeform - Turquoise
    s61058 Stone Cabochon - OOAK - 20x28mm Freeform - Turquoise

    We also have some Mixed Boxes of Findings. Good starter packs or for traveling.

    26002066 Findings -  Mixed Box I - Antiqued Brass (Pack)
    26002055 Findings -  Jumprings - Assorted (Pack)

    And if the assembling of your project requires the application of some adhesives, we have some new choices – glues from SuperTite.

    I’ve been playing with these a bit, and I think that the Thick Instant is my new fave super glue (“crazy glue” or cyanoacrylate). It seems thicker than the gel, actually, and does a good job of staying where you put it and not creeping all over the place. It comes with 3 really skinny applicators that are also useful.

    s61093 Adhesive -  Supertite - Thick Instant Super Glue

    This Fabric Tack is also becoming a hit with me. It comes out in a big white glob, but it really does dry clear and flexible. I’m really liking it so far. (Although, initially – that big white glob scared the snot out of me.)

    s61092 Adhesive -  Supertite - Fabric Tack Adhesive

    Don’t forget to pick yourself up a Glue Looper too (Thick glue version) or (Thin Glue Version) for precision application.

    We also have some new freshwater pearls. Now, I have to give you a caveat – these are not the hand-picked pearls that we bring back from Tucson – they aren’t here yet. These are from a different supplier, and they do seem to be quite variable in the strands. They are more like a utility pearl than a statement pearl. Pearls are always variable, but these are more variable that most. 😉

    27602279 Freshwater Pearls - 6-7mm Round - Ivory (strand)
    27602274 Freshwater Pearls - 11-12mm Round - Ivory (strand)

    We mentioned this last week, but it bears repeating. Price decreases on Swarovski pearls and some fashion pearls – from 15% to 27% lower prices.

    Check out the Swarovski Pearls (and some of the fashion pearls too) for new, better prices.

    277236-013 Swarovski Pearl - 2mm Round Pearl (5810) - Platinum Pearl (200)
    s60688 Swarovski Pearl - 8mm Round Pearl (5810) - Iridescent Tahitian Look Pearl (strand 25)

    You can Review all the new stuff here!

    Can’t find what you are looking for? Feel free to just email us and ask!


Our Class News

  • Come in out the cold for a class!

    Late-February is jam-packed full of classes to brighten the dullest month of the year!

    Whether you’re a beginner or confirmed enthusiast in beading, metalwork, mixed media, metal clay, fibre or chainmaille, there is a class for you! Our open sessions are a perfect time to give yourself the gift of dedicated time to work on your own projects and get inspiration and assistance and meet new friends.


    Join us for a class or open session scheduled February 21 to 28:

    Thursday, February 21

    FREE Afternoon Bead Tea
    Facilitator:
    Pamela Kearns
    1:00 – 3:00pm
    Enjoy coffee and conversation as your work on your projects!


    NEW Quick and Fun: Stretchy Bracelets
    Instructor:
    Pamela Kearns
    5:00 – 8:00pm
    Learn the secrets of a great fit and a sturdy knot!


    Fly Away Home: Bird House Pendant
    Instructor:
    Anne Marie Desaulniers
    5:00 – 9:00pm
    Let your imagination fly free, while working on this delightful little project!


    Friday, February 22

    NEW Fibre Beads
    Instructor:
    Angela Peace
    6:00 – 9:00pm
    Learn to make fibre beads to add interest, detail and texture to your designs!


    Saturday, February 23

    Cleopatra Reigns Bracelet
    Instructor:
    Marilyn Gardiner
    10:00am – 1:00pm
    This class is a perfect choice for learning chainmaille!


    NEW Strawberry Dreams
    Instructor:
    Naomi Smith
    10:00am – 5:00pm
    Create a functional and decorative 3-D beaded Strawberry Emery influenced by a century-old Native American design!


    Hot Connections: Rolling and Wavy Bangles
    Instructor:
    Iris Rogers Melamed
    10:30am – 4:30pm
    Learn how to make two sets of bangles: a set of three interlocking rolling bangles and a set of three wavy bangles!


    NEW Gridbox Bracelet
    Instructor:
    Marilyn Gardiner
    2:00 – 5:00pm
    This eye-catching bracelet links Gridbox units vertically that you’ll adore!


    Sunday, February 24

    NEW Petite History Cuff
    Instructor:
    Naomi Smith
    10:00am – 5:00pm
    Create a beautifully detailed raised beaded cuff bracelet featuring an older traditional Woodlands Native motif using seed beads to create an intricate-looking design!


    NEW Embossed and Anodized Niobium Earrings
    Instructor:
    Liz Kennedy
    12:00 – 3:00pm
    Explore the wonders of niobium metal! Beautiful colours, light weight and hypoallergenic.


    Monday, February 25

    Happy Hour Torching
    Facilitator:
    Carol Cooper
    5:00 – 9:00pm
    Enjoy torching in the company of friends, share ideas and experiences with other like-minded people!


    Planet BeadFX

    Wednesday, February 27

    FREE Open Bead Night
    Facilitator:
    Pamela Kearns
    6:00 – 8:00pm
    Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Share your passion with other like-minded folks as you work on your projects.


    Thursday, February 28

    FREE Afternoon Bead Tea
    Facilitator:
    Pamela Kearns
    1:00 – 3:00pm
    Be among the first to see the new weekly products!


    Planet BeadFX

    Introduction to Art Clay Silver
    Instructor:
    Jenn Jevons
    12:00 – 7:00pm
    Discover how to create your own fine silver charms, pendants and more using this incredible material!


    NEW Peyote Boot Camp: Diagonal Peyote
    Instructor:
    Pamela Kearns
    5:00 – 9:00pm
    Explore another variation of flat, even-count peyote that allows for terrific designs ranging from leaf-like earrings (aka Russian Leaves) to zig-zag strips.

    Click on the class/open session name to see complete information including course description and applicable fees. You can also click on the instructors’ name to see other classes they are teaching.

Our Latest Inspiration

  • Something a little different

    Bugles. Long, skinny glass tubes.

    Ever think of using them this way?

    Standing on end.


    Spotted this at the wholesaler the other day – not sure who to credit, but is that ever a cool idea. Big fat bezel finding, not sure what the base is – epoxy clay or polymer clay? –  and bugles pushed in, and some seed beads and rhinestones.

    Reminds me of sea anemones.

    Big Fat Bezels

    Rhinestones

    Seedbeads & Bugles