It’s a good thing that all of us here like different things, have different tastes and backgrounds. Because it means that there is ZERO chance that any of us will get stuck in a rut. 😉 Case in point – Marg goes to Philly – takes a class – and comes back with this glorious explosion of colour and textiles – that she wove in the class – AND – we are now a distributor for Mirrix Looms! Just look at these glorious weavings – with beads incorporated. Using small quantities of yarn, silk, ribbon, fibres – add some beads …
A few days ago, I mentioned that the stuff I had sent back from Tucson had arrived. I thought you might l ike to see some pictures of what you’ll be seeing on the website over the next few weeks. First off, for you cabochon lovers, there’s some gorgeous dyed Impression Jasper. There will be matching beads as well. Then, there’s a lot more of the large hole beads that proved so popular. The holes in these are in two different sizes. One is large enough to fit the Pandora/Troll bracelets. We will also be carrying sterling grommets that fit …
Next week – it’s Tool Time – without Tim Allen or blowing anything up. Tools like split ring pliers that really work and a copyright stamp for metal or metal clay!
Hopefully – you are having a quick look at this on Saturday morning – before you head on down to check out our amazing Lampworker’s Trunk show. Handmade glass beads will be available for sale, and you can meet the artists, talk to them, see demos – and snack on some brownies too. What’s coming up next week? Stone beads! Stone of the month will be Kambaba Jasper – but there are lots more beside – like these amethyst nuggets.
New Pressed Glass beads this week! Cinnamon Mermaid, or Earth Magic? Maybe Electric Orange Sherbet instead.
Polka-dot Peacock beads – er – should that be Pea-dots, or Po… no – let’s not go there. Definitely not. MOoooving right along – a bunch of metal stuff, caps and cones, in sterling, brass and copper.
Arrr, matey. Today is international “Talk Like a Pirate Day.” So avast there, and set your course for New tools – we’ve got ’em both for wet-behind-the-ears landlubbers and old salty dawgs. And for those of you with a love of the old gold treasure look – and what pirate doesn’t love treasure? – Vintaj is back! And now with matching wire and chain too, arrrr!
Pearls – the birthstone for June is pearls – and we have buckets of them! Coin, stick, bullet, potato. Tiny to humongous. Natural-looking colour to lurid. Smooth to textured. Pearls.
More Stone beads – check out these very sexy Amazonite Rondelles. Ooooo – I’m in love. Or how about this Indian Agate – look at that range of colours! Lots more very yummy stone – Wednesday night at midnight!
Pearls! Funky, lumpy, chunky, bumpy!