A Curious Chain of Events

Once upon a time … there was a young lady who lived in a village, and her name was Rose Gold ParaWire – 26ga Round Wire – Rose Gold (Spool) She was a real live-wire She had hair of gold … ParaWire – 26ga Round Wire – Gold (Spool) Well – actually it was Faux Gold, but it was convincing enough for all the local lads. ParaWire – 28ga Round Wire – Faux Gold (Spool) However, she thought they were all Dead-soft and silver-filled. ParaWire – 24ga Round Wire – Dead Soft – Silver Filled 10+ (Spool) ParaWire – 28ga …

20% Pre-Christmas Sale!

20% off EVERYTHING* – One Week Only Allrighty, Halloween is done, Our Thanksgiving is out of the way – and all your super-organized friends did all their Christmas stuff back in July. Bleh. Time to get serious! What do you need to do? Decorations – snowflake ornaments Simple jewelry that is quick and easy? Check out our Ready to Go section – A pendant and a chain makes a stunning gift, for a friend, or yourself. Plus even more easy ideas in Set Stone Pendants and Links – with some earwires – earrings anyone? And this week – 20% off. …

Ack – We’ve gone Moldy …

one more day of 20% off Findings !* Is there anything scarier than opening a container of something that you just found in the back of the fridge that you completely forgot about. Should you just toss it without opening it? No, you pluck up your courage, peel back the lid and yes, just as you thought – a Van Gack! landscape of multi-hued molds greets you, along with a aroma reminiscent of London circa 1858. All the ghouls and zombies at your door for Halloween have nothing on that kind of fear. However, that ain’t the kind of molds …

Our Findings say … Save 20%

Findings are those little bits and pieces that we use to put our creations together. You might like them plain and simple and to take a backstage approach, or you might like them flashy and bold and a dominant part of the design. You might want heirloom quality, or good enough. Anyway you like it, we have ’em. And this week, 20% off. Christmas is coming. Hey – it is snowflake ornament season! These are one of our most popular seasonal items! These six-spoked wire armatures for making snowflake ornaments are fun and easy to use. The finished ornaments make …

The Kids move home …

The Quarter Tila and Half Tila beads have moved back in with their parents, the full Tilas. Just when you think you can rent out the kid’s room, they move back in. Look for a filter to appear on the page shortly so that you can see just one size if you like, but this way, you can pick coordinating and matching colors more easily. In addition to bead-weaving projects, these dainty two-hole beads make great stretchy-bracelets.

OOAK – Pyritized Ammonite Negative

Wow. Just wow. This is not a fossil – rather it is an ancient imprint of the place where an ammonite shell once rested. A fossil footprint, so to speak. The imprints became impregnated with pyrite (hence the term pyritized), giving us a gleaming metallic impression of where a shell once sat in the mud. Wouldn’t you like to have one of these one-of-a-kind items? Now THAT is something different. Also, stunningly different. This amazing Specular Hematite cabochon. You might have to see this in person to see the wow factor. This one takes my breath away, not in a …

InspirationFX: Falling Leaves

InspirationFXGet your creative juices flowing Falling Leaves by: Rosemary Beasley When I saw the two strands of the “freeform” tiger iron, I was inspired by their “leafy” shape to make a necklace inspired by the fall season. The tiger iron is streaked with slate, rust and little hits of mustard yellow making me think of November skies and falling leaves. The glass leaves and 2mm pearls add a lightness contrasting with the darkness of the tiger iron. Components Go to our components list for this project and to buy what you need! Need some help with some of the techniques? …

You don’t want to miss – 25% off Crystals and Pearls

Thank heaven, for little pearls They bead up in the most delightful way. And crystal beads, So sparkling and appealing When they are flashing They look so smashing And send you squealing, Thank Heaven … 25% off Crystal Beads and Pendants and Pearls, Fashion and Freshwater. We have much to be thankful for – from little things like getting to the bus stop just as the bus pulls in, to big things like the test result that comes back “Clear.” This coming Monday is Thanksgiving (here in Canada – because we like to give thanks early and often). The store …

You say Pa-tina

And I’ll say Pat-inaYou say Gildersand I’ll say VintajPa-tina, Pat-ina, Gilders, VintajEither way we add some colour! So if you like Pa-tina and I like Pat-inaI’ll call it Pa-tina and give up Pat-inaFor, we know, either is a colour glow Better call the calling-off off At the behest of Anne Marie – who is all things multi-media – we have added the Vintaj patinas – starting with a hand-picked selection of colourways, plus the Gloss and Matte sealer – which you can use as a sealer, a glaze, or to dilute the patinas for different effects. These patinas are opaque …