Chain + Metal Beads

Some great new chain this week – chain that will inspire you. If you are trying to think what to make for the guy in your life, how about a nice, rugged stainless steel bracelet or neck chain? With matching jumprings and lobster claw clasp, you can put together a very striking look for the person – man or woman – that likes a non-fussy look. We also have some really striking chains that are highly decorative. For instance – this Fishbone chain – use a short segment as a decorative element with other chains – makes a truly stunning …

We’re so excited

Two weeks into our new website and we’re still excited about it. So many new capabilities. Also – vast amounts of time spent looking for stuff that we’re pretty sure should be here somewhere … . Such is the path of the upgrade! One of the new capabilities will be to resurrect the monthly survey/prize draw that we used to do! In fact – let’s do one now! How this works is, you answer some questions, sign up for our weekly emails if you haven’t already (or not, your choice), and at the close of the survey period – we …

New! New! New!

What’s new this week? Well, some , some pinch beads, a new colour of metal clay, some new beading thread, and, oh yeah – the entire website!!!!!   Yes – a new look, that is fresher, cleaner, faster, more streamlined, and easier on the eyes. Easier to use on mobile too! New features like shopping by colour! Of course – as with anything this complicated – there are a few things that seem to be not quite what we expected. So please, if you find something weird, like pictures overlapping or showing up gigantic, or if you can’t find something …

This is Not A Costume!

Well – look at this! (Gesturing to the website around me) – brand new website! This is not a costume – the look has changed but – well – now that I think about it – it sort of is like a change of clothes – because inside is all the same great beads and tools and supplies and stuff, but outside, well – let’s just say we decided to slip into something more comfortable! Cleaner, more relaxed, more focused on the beads. We hope you find this to be more streamlined, faster, easier on the eyes and easier to …

Big Wire – Big Crimps

New this week, Big Braided Wire, and crimps to join the ends. Here’s a cool idea – you can join the ends of this heavy, braided wire with crimps, to make a bangle bracelet!   It’s easy to do – size the wire to fit your wrist – it needs to go over the widest part of your hand – so 9-10 inches, and slide one of these large crimps halfway onto the end, and crimp, and then slide the other end of the wire into the crimp and crimp the other half! Easy peasy. (If you are adding beads …

Monstrously Good

We were working at the bead table late one night, When our eyes did behold a beady sight, For our Kheops beads on the mat did fall and they spelled out words in a message for all We are the beads – the Kheops beads Like a pyramid shape, we are not seeds We are the Beads – we fulfill your needs We are the beads – the Kheops beads! They’re a range of colours from Matte Light Gold To a Coral Red that’s very bold And all you could hear in the light of the day Was all the …

Attention: All Seedbeaders

“Good morning ladies and gentleman and all the ships at sea. This is Bead McBeady with a seedbeady update. This just in: New colours of both Toho size 15/0 seedbeads and Miyuki size 15/0 seedbeads. The Miyukis all appear to be of the Duracoat variety, while the Toho’s are some of the more exotic colours, like the Gold Lustre Green Tea, the Higher Metallic Pandora, and the Metallic Cosmos. We have it on good authority that seedbeaders everywhere have been waiting for these with bated breath. Later – we will have an interview with famed scientist Dr. Fritz Katz who …

Once upon a time …

there was a zebra – actually – a whole herd of zebras – and they were very fashionable zebras. They knew that they looked good on just about any colour background. These were Fashion Zebras, and they were not about blending in. Especially not when there was Iridescent and Metallic Leather to be had! So one day – a whole dazzle of zebras – I kid you not, a group of zebras is a dazzle – google it if you don’t believe me! – headed out to their favourite flowerpatch for lunch. There was lots of variety, and they were …

How to be Stoned and still make a good Impression!

We would not feel so all alone So everybody must get stoned! But that doesn’t mean that you can’t make an awesome impression. Impression Jasper that is! We scooped up a few more of these most excellent pendants sets in Impression Jasper, Lapis, and other stone/colours – and maybe even there will be enough to go around this time. Last time, so many of the staff here fell on them like the rapacious bead vultures that they are, that hardly any of them made it out to be sold! And we apologize for that. But, what the bead vultures want …

Silk inside, Stamps, and Opsimaths

It is a busy, busy, busy update this week.  Freakin’ huuuuge in fact. I mean huge. Oh, where to start! How about 54 new colours of Delicas? A whole bunch of hot off the press colours, including the Silk Inside and the Transparent Lusters. Maybe you’d like something more in the instant gratification category – how about a bit of finger bling? These crown bezel rings are adjustable for size, just slide to the right size, and then bend the tabs over to lock into place. They take the 14 mm rivolis – or, for that matter, any 14 mm …