15% off the Great Wall of Czech (Beads)

Not all Czech-made beads are Seed beads nor Faceted Fire Polished. Some are “pressed” glass – pressed into shape while hot. And some are just handmade, like the pendant leaves. But we have a wall of Czech glass in the store – and so we thought we’d highlight some of it by making it 15% off until December 13th!   Coins Coin beads – flattish, roundish, coin-shaped! These are excellent in bracelets because they lay comfortably flat on your wrist! Cubes Is there something about glass – traditionally so round and curvy, that says it shouldn’t be shaped into cubes? …

The BeadFX Buyer in the Big Apple – Day 2

Today I spent some time at one of my stranger bead places. This warehouse is run by an old gentleman and his daughter who buy out the stocks of stores or jewelry-related businesses that have closed down. There are rooms and rooms full to the ceiling with boxes. The only way you can move around in this place is to pick up the box in front of you, drop it behind you, take the next box, put it behind you, etc until you have cleared a box-sized spaced in front of you. Take one step forward and then repeat…. This …