Be that Girl with the Pearl

Or the lady with the pearl. The gal with the pearl. The dude with the pearl. The sexually-ambiguous, don’t-force me-into-a-pigeon-hole, free-spirit with a pearl. Pearls aren’t just for royalty anymore – they are for everyone! I think our pearls pretty much speak for themselves – from nuggets to near round, from classic to modern – pearls make a timeless statement. In other news, or new items, we have some additions to the Raku Ceramic beads, and the unglazed high-fire bisque beads too. Also a few fun new metal beads, Also new are the firepolish Micro Spacers – a 2×3 faceted …

Let me call you a cab – ochon.

Ok – you’re a cab. We’ve got cabs – lots of cabs. An uber number of cabs, as a matter of fact. If you can’t face puns like that, you need one of these cabs – it will face you. Personally – I think there is something fishy about the whole thing, but then you’ll accuse me of being catty. This whole conversation is for the birds. By Jupiter – we’ve got a lot of cabs – these cabs look like a planet. There is just one of each though – so if snooze, you lose. Kind of like how …

The Rise of the Mutants!

Giant mutant creatures are sweeping a path of destruction across the country – pack the station wagon and head for the hills! No – wait – it’s Toho Hybrid ColorTrends size 8/0 and 11/0 seedbeads. My bad. Mutants, Hybrids. Nevermind. We’re good. Actually – the Hybrid colors are the result of an alliance between the technical expertise of the Japanese beadmakers – Toho, and the 300 year tradition of color innovation from the Czech glass bead makers. These beads are manufactured in Japan, and then shipped to the Czech republic for multiple processes that are producing unique and never-before-seen colors. …

Wooden you know it?

The most requested item we have had lately is for wood. Most specifically – sandalwood beads for mala bracelets and guru beads. And so we now have them – aromatic sandalwood and cedar wood beads, and guru bead sets. You ask – we go find them for you. But also in the theme of wood – we also have some new designs in these lovely, light, laser cut wood pendants. You can use these as is – or alter them with paint or stain (oil-based sharpies work particularly well for adding color.) From the gallery of obscure beads – we …

New Toho Demi Rounds

New this week – these size 8/0 and size 11/0 Toho Demi Round seedbeads. Jonesing for a bargain? 33% off these beads! Explore a new shape! Pellet Beads – try them with soutache! Infinity Bead – Figure 8 is great Ripple beads – make a splash! Rizos – rice is nice! Thorns – you have a point! So, go here to see all the new stuff. Don’t forget our inspiring projects, professionally presented classes, helpful advice, and witty prose. 😉

Expired: We never do this – 24 hour opportunity!

We never do this – overlap a sale and new stuff because – well – you all are usually too busy shopping to pay any attention to the new stuff. Which makes me sad. 🙁 Beads get lonely too you know. However – due to my screwing up the announcement of the sale end date and extending the sale by a day as a result – you have a very limited window to actually get these new size 8/0 and size 11/0 Toho Demi Round seedbeads on sale – for one measly day only. So – one last day of …

The Sale Continues – 20 – 70%

Happy Dance – the madness continues! Our annual March Madness customer appreciation sale. 20% – 70% off nearly everything! Click here now to dive right in! Normally our sales end on Wednesday night, but because I apparently can’t read a calendar, this one ends next Thursday night, March 23. One extra day of craziness! But before you go … Class Updates We have one spot left in this very exciting class in April (21 – 23) – with lampwork artist Karina Guevin. Karina’s work is light and airy and ethereal and steps off the plank of beadmaking and onto the …

We’re not Stringing you Along

We would never do that. So here it is – the sale you’ve all been waiting for (well – some of you) – our annual March Madness thank-you-to-you for being so awesome! Because you rock! and bead! and roll! and stitch! and wire! and hammer! and are awesomely creative, and we love you. 20% off everything* in the store. *Some select items excluded. Because they are already such a fabulous deal. (Like our bulk stuff!) But some stuff is more than 20% off. Whoa nelly there are some good deals! Check out these up to 70%-off Manager’s Specials! OK – …

‘Tis a Rocky Road We Travel

It’s a rocky road indeed, full of toil and whoa – look at this! Is this some Labradorite I see before me? Why, yes, yes it is. We are blessed with an unusually fine selection of Labradorite today. Pendants and faceted stones – to go with our existing rather nice Labradorite clasps. You can do the whole Labradorite thing! I’m not trying to buffalo you – but we have also some more of the White Buffalo Stone, or White Howlite, in both polished and matte finishes. Howlite is often presented dyed as an imitation Turquoise, or by unscrupulous vendors, actually …

That Depends …

Do you like to hang out? Dangle around? Swing and drop? Hook up? Link in? As simple as a pair of drops on a short chain as swingy splash-of-color earrings, or as an accent to a twisted chain and fibre rope necklace. Or use the two loop version to make a quick and easy wire-wrap ring! Are you the in-de-pendant type? Well – we have a delicious selection of stone (and stone-like) pendants that you can just drop onto a chain and you are good to go, or use as the inspiration for a more sophisticated design. Maybe make a …