Too Beautiful for Words

Sometimes, I feel like the beads in an update really don’t need me to say anything other than – here, have at them. This is one of those updates. I’m going to start with these – Terra Agate. These big barrel beads – I keep thinking they look like lampwork beads. They are so gorgeous, and so individual – they look hand-crafted. Chrysocolla – it’s no secret I love chrysocolla, and judging from the way it flies out the door, I’m thinking a fair number of you do too! Mind you – Lapis has been known to be my fave …

Do we have Bezels? – Yes we have Nunn

We’d give you the stars and the moon and the sun – but we have Nunn. Nunn Designs that is! Are you a fan of the lovely creations of Nunn Designs? We are – and especially our mixed-media-fiend Anne Marie, who is little bit like that kid that is always, “Mommy, mommy – can we get some of these?” Good thing she has good taste! So we have new shapes in bezels, for those of you who like to resin-ate. Fingernail Earring Findings – if you haven’t seen these, you might be a bit confused. They are designed to hold …

Holey Big Stone Beads, Batman; Beryl; Ginkos

Or, Big Hole Stone Beads First up, we know you just love the big hole stone beads, whether stringing on leather or light cord or even on elastic for stretchy bracelets. Big Hole beads are fun, easy to string, and easy to love. And we just got a bunch of them, from Matte White African Opal to Matte Black Onyx, with a detour into the rainbow, colour by colour or all at once, in the case of the Mixed Impression Jasper or the Mixed Stone. Beryl My mother had a friend called “Beryl” – I always thought it was a …

Ice, Ice Resin & Minaudieres

Ice, Ice ResinAll right StopCollaborate and ListenWe got glitter and shards to make it glistenBezels for you to resin pourMolds and Templates and so much moreIce, Ice Resin BabyIce, Ice Resin Baby New Bezel Pans for Resin, and, of course, anything else you want to get down and mix your media on, or in. New glittery stuff to add to your Resin creations. And we will shortly* have Molds and Templates to go with the Industrial-style bezels. The molds have a slight bevel to them, so that the shapes you make have a little facet on the edges when you …

This Winter is Madness … that’s Cymbalic …

Well – I just gave myself heart failure – I just did a quick search to find all the new items for this week and the count was … 873. That’s definitely a new record for us! At first, I thought I had accidentally made some sort of horrible mistake. We have a name for that tiny instant of time between pressing enter and realizing that you have just made some horrible blunder, and when the results come back with half of your data deleted or translated into Russian or something. We call it the “oh-no second.” Like a nanosecond, …

A Concerted Effort …

Picture yourself, on a hill by a river with tangerine trees and buff coloured skies … Somebody calls you, you answer quite slowly A girl in a long cloak walks by Picture Jasper doesn’t need no diamonds Mother nature paints a picture of the highlands Trees and forests, hills and rocks and islands Ahhhhh … 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 I see the stone – what a beautiful sight Pink and …

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 …

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 …

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 …