Argh Matey – There be Pyrites

These be One-Of-A-Kind Pyrites, not like Pyrites were ever exactly popped out of a mold. This one is Big Louie Ben Grimm Lady Black The Squibb Ultima Thule, or Peanut Head. These are cabochons – for want of a better word. They have no hole, and are flat and polished on one side, but this side is cooler. IMHO. But, speaking of Cabochons, we do have more new this week. 😉 Most excellent for wire wrapping. We also have some Mixed Boxes of Findings. Good starter packs or for traveling. And if the assembling of your project requires the application …

On a Crafty Note – lots of dots

These are “Easy Cut Resin Trim Sheets”. These are a plastic carrier sheet with small (under 2 mm, about 1.7 mm) raised dots of colour. In some, there are rows of similarly sized rhinestones as accents. Not sure what to do with these, but we thought we’d make them available for you, so they are only on-line. (We’ll get some samples into the store.) They were apparently designed to be iron on, but we have it on good authority that gluing is a better way to go. They are very flexible, you could easily apply them to fabric as trim …

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 …

The Bead Bus has arrived …

The Bead Bus has arrived in Tucson – our fearless beader is on her annual crusade to the heart of bead land – pouring through the pearls, crunching through the crystals, and forging through the fossils (also, the stoney bones of long-dead reptiles) to bring back the best. Should you have any particular requests, please let us know at info@beadfx.com

Smoke Gets in your Eyes & Hearts are Wild

They asked me how I knew, My love of beads was true, I, of course, replied My stash is vast and wide I will not be denied. They said some day you’ll find A craft to change your mind. But when you think you might, Then you realize Smokey Quartz has grabbed your eyes If the Smokey Quartz doesn’t grab your eyes, maybe the Lepidolite will. Need more pink? Picture Australia – no, wait – Australian Picture Jasper! Poppy Jasper Links! Earring Starter Kits Here’s a nifty and useful thing – a starter kit for earrings. Maybe you are doing …