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Let’s start with the latest news!
- Welcome to the Stone Age January 17, 2019
As promised at the beginning of the year, this week we start rolling out some premium stone beads and pendants and cabochons that were recently unearthed in the preparations for my renovation. Ahem. My bad – but the good news is, this is quality that even a few short years later, is getting harder and harder to find.
First up – a stunning assortment of Amazonite. Strands of beads …
Or these One of a Kind strands of large, freeform stones that you can use one at a time, or in one fabulous statement piece.
Turquoise Heishi, just because.
Reaching for a somewhat deeper shade of colour, we have some Chrysocolla. These are by the each.
Next, we have some Malachite Azurite cabochons. These too, are One of a Kind items.
Going still deep and richer in colour, we have some Lapis Lazuli. Lapis is one of my favourite stones, and I know that it has been a favourite stone of many, many people over thousands of years. The rondelles are awesome, but the faceted cubes, O.M.G!
Still a deep blue, but with splashes of peach – Orange Sodalite. These are particularly nice – with the contrast of the colours and the intensity. We think you’ll be “so-delighted.” 😉
Onward to the Amethyst! If you like your amethyst dark and gemmy – have we got a treat for you!
Or, if you think variety is the spice of jewelry, then we have that amethyst too!
Look! More Larimar. Not as intensely coloured as some that we have offered recently, but full of interesting inclusions and matrix. These are pendants, they have holes for hanging, and I have to say, these first two have massive side-to-side holes you could drive a truck through (over 4 mm!)
And finally for this week, some New Burma Jade. New Jade, Burma Jade, New Burma Jade, are all a “trade name” for Serpentine. It is a different family, technically, than Jade itself, if you are any good at keeping that stuff straight, but no less attractive for someone’s decision somewhere to change the name. It’s green, and translucent, and the flat ovals with a hole at each end present some interesting design possibilities, no?
That’s it for this week. More wonderful stuff next week – but you know how these one of a kind items fly out the door!
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Our Class News
- What would you like to learn?
Our late-January classes wrap up 2019’s first month of the year. February is just around the corner with lots more classes, but it all begs the question, ‘What do you want to learn?’
Is BeadFX offering what you’re interested in? Your feedback on our classes is greatly appreciated and if there is something bead-related, or a wire working, metal working, or a lampwork technique you want to learn but haven’t seen us offer, please tell us about it. You can put your suggestion in the comments or email me at email@example.com.
In the meantime, please come and enjoy a class or any of the following open sessions scheduled January 24 – 31:
Thursday, January 24
Saturday, January 26
Introduction to Granulation: Pendant (2 days)
Instructor: Christine Woollacott
11:00am – 5:00pm
Create a beautiful metalwork pendant without soldering! Class continues Sunday, January 27, 11:00am – 5:00pm.
Monday, January 28
Wednesday, January 30
Thursday, January 31
Click on the class/open session title to see complete information including event description and applicable fees. You can also go to the January class calendar to see all of the month’s activities. Click on the instructors’ names to see other classes they are teaching.
Our Latest Inspiration
- Something a little different
Want a change from jewelry, but still decorative and pretty? These Miyuki Decor Kits are a little different – good for cold, snowy days.
Sure, you say, but what ARE they?
Kits that you bead up and frame to hang on your walls!
So that you end up with something that looks like this!
Find them on the Miyuki Kits page!