Chroma Pliers, Fan-Tassels, Eastery Pearls, Still 15%, Still Shipping

Tooooools. Rainbow colored pliers. Oh my! OK, I know what you are thinking, well, if you are thinking the same thing that I thought. That assumes you are as much of a tool junkie + cynic as I am. 😉 “OMG – I want. Gawd, it’s probably a gimmick and they are awful.” That said, I gave the go-ahead to order some of these anyway. And, much to my surprise – they are actually quite nice tools! The handles are sleek and smooth to the touch. The action is nice, they are nicely balanced, they close at the tip! The …

Quantum Pairs, Singularities, 15%, Still Shipping

15% off – everything*. You need a little pick-me-up these days, and if your stash doesn’t have everything you need – we’ve got everything still on sale – 15% – so you can get that critical item. (*Almost everything. You can see in the shopping cart if it is on sale or not. Some of the manager’s specials are more than 15% off)   Quantum Pairs and Singularities Today, we delve into the wonders of particle physics and cosmology and bring you … Quantum Pairs … And Singularly Beautiful One-Of-A-Kind pendants. 😉     I am So-da-lited to show you …

Sale still on, but great NEW stuff too!

OK folks – the 20% off everything sale is still on until midnight, Sunday, March 22. But, we have new stuff too. We originally had visiting guest instructor Nancy Cain coming this weekend, so we got stuff in for her classes. Her classes have been rescheduled to June, but these Swarovski Fancy Stones are available now. So, at 20% off, you might want to jump on them now, and even if you are not taking the class, you might want to snag a few. 18×25 and 22x30mm Faceted Ovals In addition, we also had Diane Whiting scheduled for next month, …

20% (or more) off everything* in the store.

20% (or more) off everything* in the store. *Some items ARE excluded from this sale. Class fees, gift certificates, studio time, lampworking stuff, consignment art beads, special orders, some metal clay items, some tools, and previously discounted items, and a few other items which are already at wholesale prices. You will be able to see online if an item is discounted. Remember – you always get the best possible discount – so if something has been discounted more than the sale discount – you will get the better of the two discounts. *The Fine Print is here. The sale continues …

Pearls, Pearls, Pearls

Yes, it is that time of the year again. The Bead Bus has returned from Tucson, and the new goodies are starting to unroll. This week, it is pearls, pearls, pearls from our favourite pearl source. Want to make your friends green with envy? Because there are some golden choices that will make you feel in the pink (ok, that was stretching it!) 😉 Whether your choices are classic … Baroque … Statement … or Edgy … We’re sure you’ll be half-drilled to see them. As always – the new stuff is all here! New Survey We have a new …

When the moon hits your eye …

Like a big pizza pie, that’s Amore When you’re down by the sea and an eel bites your knee, that’s a moray If a dolphin comes by and smacks you in the eye, then it’s for play. When it is sterling and then gold, layered up to be bold, that’s a vermeil     For a nautical feel, theres a thing with a wheel, and an-chor aweigh   If a sparrow flies by and he poops in your eye, that’s not ok If a unicorn appears and he snorts and he rears, then it is a fey If a butterfly …

The Color is in Tents

If you are camping out in the winter … waiting for the coming spring desperately in need of some bright pops of color because color is your thing You stroll into your local bead store And there you just hope to spy something bright and shiny and filled with promise and these Terra beads catch your eye And you know that colors cheer you, and they lift your mood to the sky And you have a good feeling about the year to come Even though it is called … The Year of the Rat … * If you are as …

Welcome to the Dark Side – Seeds Cubed

Come over to the seedbead side … 20 years. That’s how long I have been resisting the lure of the seedbeads. “I don’t have time for anything that fiddly.” “It must take so long to get anything finished.” “I hate thread and it hates me.” In truth, they were easy to resist – virtually no appeal whatsoever, with the exception of some particularly fabulous finishes. Love that Brown Iris. — And now … clearly, something has snapped in my brain. And now, now I get it. Here’s what I have observed from my recent forays into seedbeads and shaped beads, …