Knot just a pretty pearl

Pearls – a classic look that never dies – the beauty and timelessness of pearls are eternal. Pearls aren’t just about a graduated-strand of matched-colour anymore! If you’d like to nod to tradition while putting your own stamp on your handmade jewelry, check out this week’s new Keishi pearls. Random shapes, not unlike a potato chip or a cornflake! – these pearls have the color and lustre of traditional pearls with a modern organic shape. Pearls have small holes, so choose a fine softflex to string them, or go for the traditional knotting silk. (New colors also this week.) You …

Pearls, Pearls, Pearls

Any night, and I need a sight My beading pattern and a magnifying light Handful of findings and a snack to bite But what I need to make it right are those Pearls, Pearls, Pearls Long Pearls and Baroque Sticks Pearls, Pearls, Pearls Random Shapes and Colour Mix Pearls, Pearls, Pearls Get a strand or maybe six Trick or Treat – Pearls are so sweet In the cold, or in the heat Freshwater Pearls – they can’t be beat But they’re the best strung up so neat! Pearls, Pearls, Pearls 😉 Cheers! Bulk Bags of Carrier Beads. A lifetime supply! …

April Showers bring May … Pearls

Should your Mom be the girl with the pearl(s)? Or should it be you? With all that water out there – there might be oysters growing pearls at the bottom of my garden. I’m scared to look. I’m sure I heard the Jaws theme when I slogged out to inspect my daffodils – which are fast mutating into water lilies. If you’d prefer to stay warm and dry – we have a lovely selection of Big Hole pearls for you this week. With their 2.5mm holes – you can make leather bracelets – very handsome, put them on cord, or …

Baroque Cabs, Rose Quartz, Are you being Sardonyx?, Ocean Jasper

It was a dark and stormy night. A bad night to be out in it. But I drive a cab. So I’m out in it. I spend all my money on ornate 17th century art and then decorate my vehicle with it. I’m a baroque cab. I have so much stuff, I only have room for me and one passenger. I’m a “two-hole” cab. C’mon on all you Uber dudes, I’d like to see you make puns like that. I look out the window and see this dame I know. Rose Quartz is her name. She’s a one-of-a-kind. She’s soaking …

We will, we will BEAD YOU

Honey, you’re a gal with some beads string-in’ on your mat, gonna be a great piece some day You got beads on your face It’s no disgrace Beading your stuff all over the place Singin’ We will, we will, bead you We will, we will, bead you Your earworm of the day. You’re welcome. And how may we bead you today? How about the new Swarovksi Iridescent Tahitian Look Pearl? Unlike the old Swarovski Tahitian Look pearl, … (Discontinued, but we have a few left if you want them) which was a dark steel grey, the new Tahitian look has …

A Tough Act to Follow

How do you follow a tough act like a sale? I’m betting you are thinking you are all stocked up for the season and we can’t possibly entice you with anything else. We love a challenge. 😉 How about Gem Silica, a little more Larimar, that Griffin Silk you all have been asking for, also Limited Edition Druzy Pendants, and Gita Findings? Are you ready? Hang on. Gem Silica – or Chrysocolla Chalcedony As hinted at a couple of weeks ago, we have a few choice pieces of Gem Silica – the rarest and most coveted member of the quartz …

InspirationFX: Dragonfly Energy Bracelet

InspirationFX Get your creative juices flowing Dragonfly Energy Bracelet by: Dwyn Tomlinson Ever sit and watch dragonflies over a pond on a hot summer day? They move so fast ? they almost seem to disappear and reappear elsewhere. Backwards too ? no wonder they seem magical! Matching colours complement this Black and Gold Dragonfly, but you could pick your favourite colour dragonfly button and choose complementary pearls to go with it! Secret Tip. The metal loop (shank) on the back of the button may be oriented so that the dragonfly lines up with the strands instead of 90 degrees. To …

Pearls that will speak for themselves

This week – it’s pearls. Strands of pearls for your pearly pleasure. And that includes some Big Hole pearls too, for using on cord, leather, wrap bracelets, etc. I don’t think I need to say much about pearls – you know what a pearl is, and you know that you like them!   We just restocked on the Bead on it Boards, and added a dark velvet version (for those working with light coloured beads that disappear on the cream background.)       To go with those pearls? Don’t forget the easy knotter, and for the ultimate traditional knotted …

InspirationFX: Ocean Pearls and Lava Dragons

Get your creative juices flowin ~~~ Ocean Pearls and Lava Dragons Designed by: Dwyn Tomlinson I am still having a lot of fun with the elastic bracelets.Bracelets are much easier to make if you don’t need to add a clasp, and they are easy to wear. Easy to wear lots of them at once, actually – just grab a handful and go. Ocean Pearls These Swarovski iridescent blue pearls are really lovely -and the sea turtle is a nice accent. Use the big hole needle – as the hole in the pearls is smallish, and put the tassel opposite the …

InspirationFX: Midnight Lavendar Necklace

Get your creative juices flowing~~~ Midnight Lavendar Necklace Designed by: Anne Marie Desaulniers Lavender and midnight gunmetal, marry to become a darkly delicious necklace. I was originally designing a bracelet, but the muse decided that the piece wanted to be something much grander (thus, more shopping to be done!). The lacy metal beads, jumped into my tray, during one of my grazing sessions in the store. Then I needed to figure out, what the heck I was going to do with them! Wire wrapping was a given, but which accent colour to choose? I didn’t want the piece to be …