Looking for a few good gems? Something in a special pendant or a strand of something enticing? You can make the whole strand into something sweet for yourself, or make a suite of jewelry, or split it up and make something for yourself and some friends. It IS time to start making if you are making for the holidays! Those special friends and treasured relatives can have something that they will appreciate the time and effort you put into it. Everyone else gets a gift card. 😉 Oh yeah – we have gift certificates too. Might as well get them hooked on beading. 😉
If you want something classic and timeless – how about some Labradorite? Labradorite is one of our most popular stones – the misty shades of grey and elusive flashes of blue never go out of style. Pair some with this similarly coloured Rutile Quartz for something extra special.
This softly-coloured subtle moonstone is a lovely complement too.
Perhaps you’ve been promising yourself a multi-coloured strand of tourmaline – I know I have. You can string it in the shaded order it comes in, or pull out the pinks for one creation and the greens for another!
Also classic is Amethyst – the richness of the purple will always speak to you. Legend has it that Amethyst prevents drunkenness – although I am boggled as to how that might work.
These juicy strands of peridot are turning heads here in the store too – let’s hope the staff leaves some for you!
The colours of India – how about fiery Carnelian and Hot Pink Chalcedony? The chalcedony is “dyed,” of course – if its natural colour was that intense – we’d never be able to afford to bring it to you! However, the colour is permanent and will not “wash off.”
And speaking of stones that have been altered to make them both more beautiful and more affordable (because none of us ever do anything to artificially make anything look better, right? 😉 ) – these faceted drops are stabilized turquoise. Stabilized turquoise has resin added at high pressure to strengthen the rather soft nature of natural turquoise.
This canary yellow “hydroquartz” on the other hand – is completely humanmade, imitating the heat and pressure that mother nature uses, in a fraction of the millenia she takes.
Looking for a variety of colours in a more subtle stone? How about this Matte Black Gold Amazonite? Again – string it as it comes, or separate the colours and make multiple pieces with matching stones!
How about a pendant to spark your creativity? These One of a Kind pendants, accented with faceted White Topaz stones will look elegant on a chain by themselves, or string something coordinated, or contrasting! to make something that is truly your own. This Druzy Oval, this Freeform faceted Lapis, this stunning teardrop Phosphosiderite (such an awkward name for such a stunning colour!)
Or this Hematite, cut to overlap, in a sinuously dragon-scaly shape. This one, despite not being the most exotically coloured, is the one that speaks to me the most of all the stones in this stony update!
Czech Bead Fall Sale!
Blammo – and just like that – it feels like fall. Cool crisp nights and pleasant days and even some evenings cool enough for no bugs! Yay! We’re celebrating with a Czech Bead sale! 20% off! Czech your beads – you can stock up and save!
As always – you can view all interesting new stuff on the website – so “check” it out.