New This Week!

Charlotte’s Web – er – beads

s30176 Seedbeads - 15/0 Charlotte - Bronze AB (2 grams)

When I first got into beads – way back when we all rode woolly mammoths to work and they hadn’t invented the Internet yet hardly – Ha! Anyhoo, back in the day – I was taught that a “Charlotte” was specifically a size 13 seedbead with a single facet. Now, however, the term gets thrown about with abandon – referring to any size seedbead, it seems, with faceting. Was my original source wrong? Did the meaning change and I didn’t get the memo? Am I a stick in the mud? Probably yes to all the above. Ok – I s30180 Seedbeads - 15/0 Charlotte - Brushed Real Gold (2 grams)will relax and allow that these size 15/0s with a facet can be Charlottes too. Although, it begs the question: who is this Charlotte chick and why does she have so many beads? Hmmm?

MetalFXs30193 MetalFX -  Metallic/Mica Powder - Honeymoon Bay (1 gram)Glimmery, shimmery, shiny stuff. More metalFX colours for you to play with. These top grade metallic powders have wonderful shimmer and appear different colours from different angles.

And if you are looking for some ideas for using them, check out this week’s project, Magic Mirror! It’s something a little different – an embellished compact! So you can check out how gorgeous your jewelry is when you are wearing it.

Bails!96006027 Findings - Bails -  Open Heart Pinch Bail - Sterling (1)Ok, all the “bail out” jokes have been done to death – and not by us, either. So let’s skip those – and just 96006035 Findings - Bails -  Twisting Leaf Pinch Bail - Sterling (1)point out that we have a number of new sterling silver bails – some of which are a little different. These Twisting Leaf bails are designed to work on briolettes, drops, etc, anything with a narrow end – 96006034 Findings - Bails -  Butterfly Leaf Pinch Bail - Sterling (1)rather than a flat top.

34767541010502 Swarovski Elements Pendant - 18 mm Faceted Butterfly (6754) - Fuchsia (1)These Butterfly Leaf bails – well – they are designed to go on the Butterfly Pendants. How specific is that?

96005155 Findings - 4 mm Ribbon End Cap - Sterling (Pair)And – we thought we’d better get some nice ribbon ends to go with the nice ribbons (suede, silk, etc.), so here we are with four sizes of these.

s30204 Sterling - Box Clasp w Stone -  Plain with Pearl - Pink Pearl (1)Oh, and speaking of nice ends – some new pearl clasps too.

Other new stuff too – so click on a link or a picture above, or start with the Main Page, if you feeling intrepid, (there is a LOT of stuff there), or chunk it down into bite-size portions by checking out the categories: Click on a link and go crazy! Firepolish, Pressed Glass, Swarovski Crystal, Seedbeads, Stone and Pearls, Preciosa Crystal, Metal Beads, Other Cool Beads, Findings, Metal Clay & Supplies or Books, Kits, Tools. Look for the “new” tags!

Or maybe check out all our free, yes, free projects. A new one every week.

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