Welcome to the Stone Age

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 …

Back on the Chain, Gang

More surprises that come from cleaning up … we had a bunch of these a while back, sold it all out – well apparently – we had more and I missed it. So, you get a second chance. Some folks call it rosary chain, but you can use it for much more than that. It looks great for layering … make a bunch of chains at various lengths, and then stack with other pieces to get yourself the layered, multi look. And – there are bigger varieties too – bigger stones, more chain. One stone and a segment of chain …

And … we’re back …

New Year, new stuff Butter Jasper, and the Benefits of Making As some of you know, I spent most of the Christmas “break,” and I use that term loosely, working with my significant other to transform my office space from butt-ugly to … well, normal looking. Tearing down the grotesque spiky spackle ceiling, the gawdawful 60’s paneling, putting up drywall and – o.m.g. INSULATION, (because there.wasn’t.any!) and a suspended ceiling. One third of it is done, and I have moved down the room to the finished part, and now the rest needs to be done. Only one day of computer …

Holiday Quiet

I hope you had a lovely holiday, merry and bright, or silent night, depending on your taste. I personally spent it learning to install insulation and drywall – which is considered a family activity around here. Picture me at my computer right now, half of my office is missing a ceiling, and the other half is the old ceiling, which is a world contender for ugliest ceiling ever – daggerous stalactites and pseudo-tudor fake black beams. The kind of room that makes you say – “we’ll have to renovate that.” Note to everyone: Do not move into a room in …

Time to Charm

If you don’t have your hand-made Christmas gifts finished by now, A) – it’s a bit late, and B) – you’re in good company. Are you sorting out your friends/projects by the order you are most likely to see them in? I know I am. True friends will understand, and not-true-friends don’t deserve hand-made. So there. So let’s be charming. Charming as in TierraCast charms – that will spin you on a trip around the world! First – to the Orient! Here we find Dragons, cavorting on clouds overhead, swimming through the sky. It’s very lucky … To spot the …

Holiday Hours.

Feel like dropping into the store while you are in town visiting the relatives? Here are our holiday hours. Dec 24 – Christmas Eve – closing early, 3pm Dec 25 – Christmas Day – closed. Merry Christmas! Dec 26 – Boxing Day – closed. Dec 27 – Thursday – open until 6 pm Dec 28 – Friday – open until 6 pm Dec 29 – Saturday – open until 6 pm Dec 30 – Sunday – closed Dec 31 – New Year’s Eve – closed Jan 1 – New Years Day – closed. Happy New Year! Jan 2 – Open …

We will, we will BEAD YOU

Honey, you’re a gal with some beads string-in’ on your mat, gonna be a great piece some day You got beads on your face It’s no disgrace Beading your stuff all over the place Singin’ We will, we will, bead you We will, we will, bead you Your earworm of the day. You’re welcome. And how may we bead you today? How about the new Swarovksi Iridescent Tahitian Look Pearl? Unlike the old Swarovski Tahitian Look pearl, … (Discontinued, but we have a few left if you want them) which was a dark steel grey, the new Tahitian look has …

A Tough Act to Follow

How do you follow a tough act like a sale? I’m betting you are thinking you are all stocked up for the season and we can’t possibly entice you with anything else. We love a challenge. 😉 How about Gem Silica, a little more Larimar, that Griffin Silk you all have been asking for, also Limited Edition Druzy Pendants, and Gita Findings? Are you ready? Hang on. Gem Silica – or Chrysocolla Chalcedony As hinted at a couple of weeks ago, we have a few choice pieces of Gem Silica – the rarest and most coveted member of the quartz …

Up to 80% off at BeadFX!

The pre-Christmas sale is still on – with savings* starting at 20%, with some items from 50% to 80% off! Stock up, buy supplies, get presents – for yourself or others! *The Fine Print is here. Here’s some suggestions These Japanese-Style pliers are hot, hot, hot. Brand new, and 20% off! Choose from: Side Cutter – Japanese Style Pliers Long Nose – Japanese Style Pliers Flat Nose – Japanese Style Pliers Bent Nose – Japanese Style Pliers Round Nose – Japanese Style Pliers What makes these pliers special? They have smaller handles, fit better in your hand, and have precise, …

Sizzlin’ Deals on Sizzix

Holy BigKick Batman – all the Sizzix stuff is on sale at a whopping 45% off! That’s just crazy! Crazy like a fox! In-store stock only – including the Tools – Sizzix Vintaj – BIGkick – Embossing and Shape Cutting Machine   Sizzix – Big Shot Jewelry Studio Machine – White and Grey Sizzix – Big Shot Plus Machine – White and Grey Plus all the accessories and stuff! You know you’ve had your eye on them! Get ’em before they get away!