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  • A Concerted Effort … February 21, 2019

    Picture yourself, on a hill by a river
    with tangerine trees and buff coloured skies …

    s61157 Stone Cabochon - OOAK - 35mm Square - Picture Jasper

    Somebody calls you, you answer quite slowly
    A girl in a long cloak walks by

    s61161 Stone Cabochon - OOAK - 39 x 51 mm Freeform - Picture Jasper

    Picture Jasper doesn’t need no diamonds
    Mother nature paints a picture of the highlands
    Trees and forests, hills and rocks and islands
    Ahhhhh …

    s61158 Stone Cabochon - OOAK - 33x50mm Freeform - Picture Jasper
    s61162 Stone Cabochon - OOAK - 33 x 58 mm Freeform - Picture Jasper

    Little darlin’, it’s been a long cold lonely winter
    Little darlin’, it’s been 200 million years
    Here comes the spring, here comes the sun,
    And I say, it’s fossil coral and it’s all right

    s61144 Stone Pendant - OOAK - 32x40mm Oval - Fossil Coral
    s61142 Stone Pendant - OOAK - 29x45mm Oval - Fossil Coral
    s61141 Stone Pendant - OOAK - 33x41mm Oval - Fossil Coral
    s61143 Stone Pendant - OOAK - 30x40mm Oval - Fossil Coral

    I see the stone – what a beautiful sight
    Pink and Cream – my Rho-do-Chro-OH!-site
    Mother dear, we ARE the Fortunate I think
    Cuz girls just wanna wear pink
    Oh, girls just gotta have pink

    s61123 Stone Cabochon - OOAK - 16x42mm Book Matched Rectangles - Rhodochrosite (Pair)
    s61124 Stone Cabochon - OOAK - 28x54mm Rectangle - Rhodochrosite
    s61125 Stone Cabochon - OOAK - 15mm Book Matched Freeform - Rhodochrosite (Pair)
    s61131 Stone Cabochon - OOAK - 15mm Book Matched Freeform - Rhodochrosite (Pair)

    We want, we want Jas-per
    We want Red Creek Jas-per
    Buddy, it’s a stone, it’s a beautiful stone
    Gonna wire-wrap up a cabochon some day
    They’re one of a kind, another one you can’t find
    Maybe get two cuz we won’t mind …

    s61112 Stone Cabochon - OOAK - 33x38mm Rectangle - Red Creek Jasper
    s61110 Stone Cabochon - OOAK - 30x36mm Rectangle - Red Creek Jasper


    Got an earworm yet? You’re welcome. 😉

    If you’re not into stones and cabs, maybe these Dessert Themed bead mix boxes will appeal?

    27899979-04 Bead Mix -  Recipe Box - Pineapple Upsidedown Cake (Box)
    27899979-09 Bead Mix -  Recipe Box - Matcha Cake (Box)
    27899979-22 Bead Mix -  Recipe Box - Rainbow Sherbet (Box)

     

     


    We mentioned this before, but it bears repeating. Permanent Price decreases on Swarovski pearls and some fashion pearls – from 15% to 27% lower prices.

    Check out the Swarovski Pearls (and some of the fashion pearls too) for new, better prices.

    277236-013 Swarovski Pearl - 2mm Round Pearl (5810) - Platinum Pearl (200)
    s60688 Swarovski Pearl - 8mm Round Pearl (5810) - Iridescent Tahitian Look Pearl (strand 25)

    You can Review all the new stuff here!

    Can’t find what you are looking for? Feel free to just email us and ask!


Our Class News

  • Come in out the cold for a class!

    Late-February is jam-packed full of classes to brighten the dullest month of the year!

    Whether you’re a beginner or confirmed enthusiast in beading, metalwork, mixed media, metal clay, fibre or chainmaille, there is a class for you! Our open sessions are a perfect time to give yourself the gift of dedicated time to work on your own projects and get inspiration and assistance and meet new friends.


    Join us for a class or open session scheduled February 21 to 28:

    Thursday, February 21

    FREE Afternoon Bead Tea
    Facilitator:
    Pamela Kearns
    1:00 – 3:00pm
    Enjoy coffee and conversation as your work on your projects!


    NEW Quick and Fun: Stretchy Bracelets
    Instructor:
    Pamela Kearns
    5:00 – 8:00pm
    Learn the secrets of a great fit and a sturdy knot!


    Fly Away Home: Bird House Pendant
    Instructor:
    Anne Marie Desaulniers
    5:00 – 9:00pm
    Let your imagination fly free, while working on this delightful little project!


    Friday, February 22

    NEW Fibre Beads
    Instructor:
    Angela Peace
    6:00 – 9:00pm
    Learn to make fibre beads to add interest, detail and texture to your designs!


    Saturday, February 23

    Cleopatra Reigns Bracelet
    Instructor:
    Marilyn Gardiner
    10:00am – 1:00pm
    This class is a perfect choice for learning chainmaille!


    NEW Strawberry Dreams
    Instructor:
    Naomi Smith
    10:00am – 5:00pm
    Create a functional and decorative 3-D beaded Strawberry Emery influenced by a century-old Native American design!


    Hot Connections: Rolling and Wavy Bangles
    Instructor:
    Iris Rogers Melamed
    10:30am – 4:30pm
    Learn how to make two sets of bangles: a set of three interlocking rolling bangles and a set of three wavy bangles!


    NEW Gridbox Bracelet
    Instructor:
    Marilyn Gardiner
    2:00 – 5:00pm
    This eye-catching bracelet links Gridbox units vertically that you’ll adore!


    Sunday, February 24

    NEW Petite History Cuff
    Instructor:
    Naomi Smith
    10:00am – 5:00pm
    Create a beautifully detailed raised beaded cuff bracelet featuring an older traditional Woodlands Native motif using seed beads to create an intricate-looking design!


    NEW Embossed and Anodized Niobium Earrings
    Instructor:
    Liz Kennedy
    12:00 – 3:00pm
    Explore the wonders of niobium metal! Beautiful colours, light weight and hypoallergenic.


    Monday, February 25

    Happy Hour Torching
    Facilitator:
    Carol Cooper
    5:00 – 9:00pm
    Enjoy torching in the company of friends, share ideas and experiences with other like-minded people!


    Planet BeadFX

    Wednesday, February 27

    FREE Open Bead Night
    Facilitator:
    Pamela Kearns
    6:00 – 8:00pm
    Are you looking for inspiration or creative input? Share your passion with other like-minded folks as you work on your projects.


    Thursday, February 28

    FREE Afternoon Bead Tea
    Facilitator:
    Pamela Kearns
    1:00 – 3:00pm
    Be among the first to see the new weekly products!


    Planet BeadFX

    Introduction to Art Clay Silver
    Instructor:
    Jenn Jevons
    12:00 – 7:00pm
    Discover how to create your own fine silver charms, pendants and more using this incredible material!


    NEW Peyote Boot Camp: Diagonal Peyote
    Instructor:
    Pamela Kearns
    5:00 – 9:00pm
    Explore another variation of flat, even-count peyote that allows for terrific designs ranging from leaf-like earrings (aka Russian Leaves) to zig-zag strips.

    Click on the class/open session name to see complete information including course description and applicable fees. You can also click on the instructors’ name to see other classes they are teaching.

Our Latest Inspiration

  • Something a little different

    Bugles. Long, skinny glass tubes.

    Ever think of using them this way?

    Standing on end.


    Spotted this at the wholesaler the other day – not sure who to credit, but is that ever a cool idea. Big fat bezel finding, not sure what the base is – epoxy clay or polymer clay? –  and bugles pushed in, and some seed beads and rhinestones.

    Reminds me of sea anemones.

    Big Fat Bezels

    Rhinestones

    Seedbeads & Bugles