What did the Groundhog See?

  What did that lil’ furry critter see when he popped his head out of his burrow? Why – he saw a lovely selection of glass beads and flowers! “Oh Yum,” thought the Groundhog – “I should have Czech’ed these out earlier. There was no need to hibernate – I could have spent the winter beading!” And we do have a lovely selection of new Czech glass Flowers and Leaves. Whether you are stringing (the flowers make awesome bead caps, btw, especially in earrings!), doing some beadweaving and need a cool accent, or making a knotted bracelet featuring lots of …

Making a Glass Bead

Ever wonder what it looks like to make a glass bead? This was shot by, and of one of our instructors – Dwyn “DragonJools” Tomlinson. It’s just a little bead with some dots – nothing fancy – but if you are interested – we have classes! And if you think it looks as scary as all heck – then remember to buy lampwork beads from the artists that make them – so you don’t have to. 😉

4 mm Firepolish and Other Stuff

If beading were baking, then 4 mm firepolish beads would be one of those staples that you would always keep in the beading pantry. They are versatile enough to use as the main design element, or as an accent for something bigger and flashier. You can string them with stone, metal, work them in bead weaving projects, wire them, put them on elastic – do whatever with them! We found a stash of custom colors from a now out-of-business company – so not sure we can get more of these, unless we manage to locate the original manufacturer. 22 Fun …

Expired: We have your heart! 20% off!

Only a month to Valentine’s Day and even if you are well past the point of hoping for a van to pull up outside your house and start off-loading a Rose-Bowl-parade-float’s worth of flowers from a secret admirer, you can still have fun with your favorite shape. Not my favorite shape, but … say – doesn’t everyone have a favorite shape? (Mine’s a starfish. Maybe there should be a St. Starfish’s day?) In any case, we have Hearts of Glass, and Crystal Hearts at 20% off until Valentines! We have your heart – your mind and soul will follow!   …

Laser Cut Leather, Druzy Pendants, The REALLY BIG Jig

Laser cut leather – 20 mm and 10 mm strips of leather with intricate cut patterns! Wear as is, or use as a base to weave, stitch or sew on beads to embellish. Freeform Druzy pendants – Agate or Chalcedony druzies – metallic colors – with a horizontal hole – ready to string, or be part of a more elaborate design. A pretty little stash of amber beads – to go with the rest of the chunks and nuggets. Amber is pretty and light weight and warm to the touch.   Labradorite fans – rejoice! Faceted Labradorite pendants and beads! …

Time to Get it Together – in Style

Ok folks – it’s a new year. Time to get it together and tackle the new year with a fierceness that amazes your friends, and possibly completely is at odds with how you feel. But don’t forget the advice of many successful people, act confident to be confident, be the person you want to be, oh, and fake it till you make it. In order for you to clasp the nettle firmly – we have a great selection of clasps this week – fancy clasps that put the perfect finishing touch on your bracelet or necklace, or is possibly the …

Expired: Holiday Hours

We are closed over the holidays from Christmas through to the New Year, and reopening Jan 2, 2017. See you next year! (However – our trusty computers will be standing by to take your online orders, which will ship when we are back in the store in January!) Save Save