Rose Gold Hematite

Rose Gold plated Hematite – nice, sleek, substantially-weighted beads that drape nicely with the weight of stone, but don’t cost that arm and a leg of solid rose-gold! If you like the happy colour of rose gold – a little warmer than bright copper, and more inclined to stay that way – then combine these with our other Rose Gold findings, chain, and beads! Other new items include – This rather wonderful elephant pendant … This Canadian Maple leaf charm … This lucky 4 leaf clover … or this intriguing Obsidian Arrowhead … Also new and restock, some 40 mm …

Floating Rocks

InspirationFX – Get your creative juices flowing   by: Dwyn Tomlinson Rock it out with this floating rock creation! This project came together as an act of serendipity – happy coincidence. I had the sterling rocks on my table, thinking about a bracelet (which I also made, actually – sterling rocks with one lampwork bead, on stretchy elastic) and the Kaputt Pendant, with the bail, from the photo that I took for the website. And I thought that they looked really good together – and hey presto – next thing you know – I have this!You could make this without …

Carrier Beads – we have ’em

Not a huge quantity in stock yet – but we do have more on the way. So, for now – snap these up while we have them! If you are thinking “WTF is a carrier bead?” (trust me, you are not alone on this) – then you have to look at this! The idea is to make an even-count peyote strip, 6 beads across and 50 rows long, using Delica 11/0s, and then wrap it around the bead and stitch the strip closed into a loop. Make a bunch, string them together as a bracelet or necklace – et voila! …

The best Valentine is …

The best valentine you get – is the one you buy yourself – because you are the best judge of what you want! And if you want a treat – if you are hungry for an exclusive beading experience, if you long to get away, play with beads, and immerse yourself in the beautiful world of happy, shiny beads – then now is the time to sign up for the Bead-Treat Retreat! The Early-Bird Signup special expires on Birdsday, er, Thursday, Feb 15 – and that is a saving of $50, which is not to be sneezed at. And listen …

Tango in Tibet

InspirationFX Get your creative juices flowing Tango in Tibet by: Dwyn Tomlinson These super-cute bracelets have an eastern vibe, and are so easy to make – it will be hard to stop at just one. Clearly, I couldn’t. Vary them up with different bead choices and different button accents – we have lots to chose from! Using the Elastic-Cord-Needle, string your approx 7 inches of beads (depending on the length you want and size of the wrist you are making for), and add the button last. Hook the Elastic-Cord-Needle into the middle of an approximately 18 inch piece of stretchy …

Four Quarter Tilas = …

Do 4 Quarter Tilas equal a whole TILA bead? First – there were the Miyuki Tilas – then the Half Tilas, and now, drumroll please – the super thin sliced – Quarter Tila! The quarter Tilas are 1/4 of the width of the original Tila – so that you can use them as thin spacers or connectors in your beading, use them to create complex geometric patterns, or use them in patterns where moving around a circle (like a bezel) in smaller increments is a bonus! Miyuki has these lovely, free projects to inspire you too! Quarter Tila Necklace, and …

The Carole Necklace

by: Darlene Collette Pendragonfyre Designs/Dwyn Tomlinson – DragonJools For those of you who would rather have your Pandora(tm)/Troll(tm)/Biagi(tm)/Euro-Charm/Big Hole Beads on a necklace, easy to wear and easy to swap out, rather than a bracelet – this is for you! I met fellow lampwork artist Darlene Collette of Pendragonfyre Designs?recently; we were introduced by a mutual friend. We had a lovely time. We swapped lampwork stories, and talked about glass and had a grand old time. I was fascinated with her necklace. Her style of beads is completely unlike mine – she makes lovely, controlled spacer beads with high-silver-glass accents …

You won’t believe these are glass …

I know we were just boggled by these. These dreamy, beachy strands look just like sea-tumbled stones! You won’t believe how reasonable they are too! Great for wrap or Mala bracelets – they are delicious to the touch and delightful to wear. We think you will enjoy the look, and the price too! 😉     Notice: Postal Shipping Increase – effective 2018-01-19 Our Flat Rate shipping option still remains for most packages, however the prices are increased to $8.50 CDN for Canada Post and $6.50 USD for USPS shipments. Canada Post and United States Postal Service have both increased …

Don’t Be a Dragon’ – 20% off won’t last!

Don’t be a dragon’ yo’ butt – this sale will end! You have until Jan 31st. Remember these two things. We pick the online orders in the order we get them, and – if you place a second order before the first one is picked and shipped, we’ll just combine them and sort out any additional shipping fees you might have incurred. So shop early, and shop often. 😉 *Almost everything. Some select items excluded. (see below) But some stuff is more than 20% off. The exceptions are: No discounts on class fees, No discount on gift certificates.? No discounts …