Art Beads

I’m a huge art bead fan. Glass, polymer, metal, ceramic, paper – it doesn’t really matter what they’re made of. I love them all. Beautiful, handmade beads simply make me happy 🙂 I’m one of those that got into beading and jewelry, not so much for the jewelry – but rather my love for beads. I don’t need to do anything with my beads to make me happy – just possessing them is enough.  I’m curious to know how many of you incorporate art beads into your jewelry? If so, does your selection define the piece? Do you work around …

New This Week!

The Vintaj Branch! Have you branched out into Vintaj metal yet? Well, why not? You could start with this metal branch! This week – following our recent trend of metal, metal, and more metal, we have some new Vintaj components for you. The Vintaj components have a wonderful sense of whimsy, and a very Art Nouveau influence. We’ve added some fibre options lately, Mousetail (smaller than our regular Rattail), Silk Ribbons, and Wire Lace – which – I dunno. It’s knitted out of wire, but the technique for making it is like making fabric, so is it Wire? or Lace? …