Buttons – we have some beautiful new glass buttons to go with our existing glass buttons! The colours of these never fail to amaze me, and the myriad variations – well – as the resident photographer/database goddess – they make me crazy, but as a designer – they are wonderful. 😉
Ok – which one of these Lacy Flower Buttons do you love the most? I’m leaning the the fuchsia / verdigris – because of the contrast – but the others might be easier to integrate into a project.
Or the Dragonflies? Because even if insects give you a bad case of the creepy crawlies – Dragonflies are different! We have some new, and some restock on some of the older ones as well.
Speaking of projects – just what can you do with a button?
Well – here’s possibly the easiest thing to do with them – use one as a focal for a multi-strand stretchy bracelet!
Other ideas are:
- As a focal piece for bead embroidery – you can build a bezel around it and go from there. Here’s an assembled selection of eye candy on pinterest. (Finding stuff to show you on pinterest is like going down a rabbit hole – I hope you appreciate that!)
- As a ring – do the wire wrap bird’s nest style of ring
- As a pendant – it will take some work with headpin or wire to sort this out – but I’m sure you can figure it out
- As a toggle. For a beaded bracelet – then a loop of beads to go over and around the button as a clasp, or for a necklace – awesome!
- As a button – listen – I know this is obvious – but think of how amazing it would be to add these buttons on a hand-knitted sweater. The perfect complement to those hours of work … or as a gift for someone who knits?
- On a hat band. Because hats, summer, sun …
- The smaller ones could be earrings – you would probably have to glue them onto studs.
The long and the short of it is, you can button up a lot of great ideas with these buttons!
Carry on Carrier-ing. Carrier Beads by the half kilo!
Carrier beads – the hottest thing since sliced bread. Carrier beads are the base beads for giving form to a beaded strip that becomes a bead. Put lots of them together and you have amazing design possibilities. And now, we have them in Designer Packs of Carrier Beads – in clear or black! That’s a whopping 500 gram bag of carrier beads – or about 780 beads in a bag. If you are assembling kits, teaching, or have lots and lots of projects planned – then this is for you.
Not sure what to do with a carrier bead? This latest issue of Bead and Button has an article about carrier beads.
Still not sure about Carrier Beads? Pam has a class in June (June 14) using Cellini stitch (instead of peyote) over the carrier bead base.
Why are we carrying on about carrier beads? Well – we think they have lots of possibilities, and it’s fun to do something new too.
Consolidated here for your convenience – the new items to fascinate and seduce you.
Also – don’t forget the Manager’s Specials – over 600 specially selected items on sale – with saving from 15 – 70% off! Woohoo! Don’t forget, you can use the filters (on the left side of the screen on the desktop view) to narrow down the categories. Want Shiny Copper – bingo! Or maybe snap up some of the Wire Lace? Or maybe you just like Pink. 😉
Are you interested in bigger quantities? Don’t forget our Bulk Packs and Designer Packs. Whether you are assembling kits or making the spectacular item of a life-time – we have better deals on bigger quantities!
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