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 …

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! …

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 …

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 …

Time to Fly a Kite!

It’s time – time to soar, time to be up, up, and away. Time to get some perspective, rise above the crowd, go where the wind takes you … in short – go fly a kite! The new kite beads are here – two hole beads with a diamond shape that fit together in cool ways. Also new this week – some more of the metal beads on strands. In Bright Copper, and bright Gold Plated, these reasonably-priced metal beads give you a chance to really go to town with your designs. They are hollow, and plated copper, so they …

Tri-Tri-Trios

They are fun, they are green – they are the greatest beads you’ve ever seen! Tri-Tri-Trios! Fun little wedge-shaped two-hole beads – the category that grows! These Trios are so new they squeak! We’re rolling them out in the big designer packs first, and as soon as they are packaged, we’ll have them in vials too – but for now, you can get in on the ground floor and start designing with them. Take them out for a spin, try them in your favourite stitches – blaze some new trails and boldly bead where no one has beaded before! And …

Wishing you Peace and Prosperity for 2018

2018 – here’s to the new year and hope for a better world. Let’s start with a little medication meditation … … om mani padme hum … and give peace a chance. We all might need a hand with that. Let’s hope that 2018 is as charming as this update. (Silver, Copper, and Gold.) And if that doesn’t work, let’s all escape to our fantasy castle and play with beads. 😉   Like new choices in 3 mm Swarovski bicones And a new, larger Floating Display Frame to display your jewelry when you are not wearing it. Because it’s nice …

Try on these size 9/0s!

Another 20 colours in the size 9/0 3-cut seedbeads. If you are loving these size 9/0s – just a smidge smaller than the 8/0s, not as small as the 10/0s – then you will be happy to see even more colour choices! And, of course, the 3-cut facets make them just that more sparkly and rich-looking! Rough Chunks of Peruvian Chrysocolla We’ve had these for a while, but they were only available instore. These are one-of-a-kind – handsome chunks of rough, raw, stone. You can wirewrap them, or cut and polish them, depending on your skill level and expertise! Or, …

Snake Wind and Snake Berry

We’re not above the occasional fart joke around here – and I have to admit, when I saw that these beads were called Snake Wind, well – I’ll just let you imagine what streets my mind wandered down. Snake, however, is actually the name for the finish that gives it the darkened edges to the facets, giving the beads a distinctive scaled look. The Berry mix is obvious – and Wind, well, why not? They are part of the new 4mm fire polish beads this week, including the Nebula finish, and these metallics. And this Fuchsia! I have to admit …