Is it March Madness Yet?

Is it spring yet. Nooooo. Are we having a sale? Why, yes! Yes we are! It’s every beader’s favourite month (close enough) – the time when we say – “thank you for being so awesome ” with a big fat sale. Ha – you thought we weren’t having one because we had new stuff this week, didn’t you? Surprise! And yes – the new stuff is on sale too. Enjoy! 20% or more off everything* in the store. *Some select items excluded. *The Fine Print is here. Some items ARE excluded from this sale. Class fees, gift certificates, studio time, …

This Winter is Madness … that’s Cymbalic …

Well – I just gave myself heart failure – I just did a quick search to find all the new items for this week and the count was … 873. That’s definitely a new record for us! At first, I thought I had accidentally made some sort of horrible mistake. We have a name for that tiny instant of time between pressing enter and realizing that you have just made some horrible blunder, and when the results come back with half of your data deleted or translated into Russian or something. We call it the “oh-no second.” Like a nanosecond, …

A Concerted Effort …

Picture yourself, on a hill by a river with tangerine trees and buff coloured skies … Somebody calls you, you answer quite slowly A girl in a long cloak walks by Picture Jasper doesn’t need no diamonds Mother nature paints a picture of the highlands Trees and forests, hills and rocks and islands Ahhhhh … Little darlin’, it’s been a long cold lonely winter Little darlin’, it’s been 200 million years Here comes the spring, here comes the sun, And I say, it’s fossil coral and it’s all right I see the stone – what a beautiful sight Pink and …

Argh Matey – There be Pyrites

These be One-Of-A-Kind Pyrites, not like Pyrites were ever exactly popped out of a mold. This one is Big Louie Ben Grimm Lady Black The Squibb Ultima Thule, or Peanut Head. These are cabochons – for want of a better word. They have no hole, and are flat and polished on one side, but this side is cooler. IMHO. But, speaking of Cabochons, we do have more new this week. 😉 Most excellent for wire wrapping. We also have some Mixed Boxes of Findings. Good starter packs or for traveling. And if the assembling of your project requires the application …

On a Crafty Note – lots of dots

These are “Easy Cut Resin Trim Sheets”. These are a plastic carrier sheet with small (under 2 mm, about 1.7 mm) raised dots of colour. In some, there are rows of similarly sized rhinestones as accents. Not sure what to do with these, but we thought we’d make them available for you, so they are only on-line. (We’ll get some samples into the store.) They were apparently designed to be iron on, but we have it on good authority that gluing is a better way to go. They are very flexible, you could easily apply them to fabric as trim …

Baroque Cabs, Rose Quartz, Are you being Sardonyx?, Ocean Jasper

It was a dark and stormy night. A bad night to be out in it. But I drive a cab. So I’m out in it. I spend all my money on ornate 17th century art and then decorate my vehicle with it. I’m a baroque cab. I have so much stuff, I only have room for me and one passenger. I’m a “two-hole” cab. C’mon on all you Uber dudes, I’d like to see you make puns like that. I look out the window and see this dame I know. Rose Quartz is her name. She’s a one-of-a-kind. She’s soaking …