Savage Lampwork & Other Sweet Stuff

Lampwork focal beads by Carol Ann Savage. An artist who, if you were looking for a word to describe her work – Savage is about the last word you would pick. However, her skills are savage. The result is sweet, but the talent is fierce. I encourage you to check out her work and nab yourself a piece. Like many artists – she may do something similar, but it will never be the same, so if you like, buy it before someone else does! Bracelet Blanks Bracelet Blanks for Stamping. New choices in wide, skinny, tapered and colours. From plain …

I have a morning ritual …

and it involves beads. On weekday mornings, I get up, and feed the dogs, and make myself a coffee, and go and sit with my beads. I have a bead-on-it board, on a little folding table, near a window. And spread out on the board, at any given time, is a selection of beads. I’m not making anything fancy – in fact – in the last six months, I’ve hardly done anything but stretchy elastic bracelets. I’m not making them for sale, I’m not making them for gifts. I’m not trying to build a reputation or promote my brand or …

Be that Girl with the Pearl

Or the lady with the pearl. The gal with the pearl. The dude with the pearl. The sexually-ambiguous, don’t-force me-into-a-pigeon-hole, free-spirit with a pearl. Pearls aren’t just for royalty anymore – they are for everyone! I think our pearls pretty much speak for themselves – from nuggets to near round, from classic to modern – pearls make a timeless statement. In other news, or new items, we have some additions to the Raku Ceramic beads, and the unglazed high-fire bisque beads too. Also a few fun new metal beads, Also new are the firepolish Micro Spacers – a 2×3 faceted …