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? …

InspirationFX: Snowdrops

Get your creative juices flowing ~~~ Snowdrops by: Pam Kearns This project adds a bit of sparkle! Earrings: 1. On the headpin, stack one 6mm round crystal and the waterlily flower bead, open side down. Start a wrapped loop to finish the component. Before finishing the wrapped loop, slip the loop onto one end link of the 10-link length of medium curb chain. Finish wrapping the loop. 2. On a second headpin, stack another 6mm round crystal and a waterlily bead, open side down. Again, start a wrapped loop to finish the component. Before finish the wrapped loop, slip the …

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 …