New Stuff

Zapper on Steroids and Moose Tail

s32915 Tools -  Thread Zap Plus -  (1)
It’s a thread zapper on steroids! This bad baby is destined
for bigger things! Or, at the very least – melting bigger cords. Our regular Thread
Zapper II
is designed to cut and fuse regular synthetic threads, leaving
no ends frayed – but the Zapper Plus heats to a sizzling 2400 degrees
and melts the ends of the cords so that they stay nice and tidy. Excellent
for Kumihimo! 
A string walks into a bar … the bartender tells him that
they don’t serve his kind there, and throws him out. The next night, the
string comes back, this time, tied up. The bartender looks at him and says,
“Hey – didn’t I tell you not to come back? Aren’t you a string?” And the
string looks him in the eye and says, “No, I’m a frayed knot.” The bartender
is still suspicious, so he pulls out his Thread Zapper and says – “I’ll re-fuse
you anyway.” 
26002050-00 Finding - Kumihimo - 4 mm Bead Cap and Toggle Kit - Hanger and Ring - Gold plated (1)And
speaking of Kumihimo – we’re collecting the Kumihimo-related
stuff from around the site and putting it on one page for easy finding.
That
includes these very
nice end cap and toggle clasp sets
, bundled in nice little
kits, including jumprings, to make it easy for you to cap off your braided
beauties. We’ll be adding more to this page – I have another stack of Kumihimo-ish
stuff waiting to be added. 
But, you know, if you wanted to use these caps and clasp for
Viking Knit or Dutch Spiral or Peyote Tubes, it’s not like the bead police
will come and get you. 😉 
75521665-251b Rattail Cord - 3 mm Satin Moosetail Cord - Blue Bird (Spool)
They just keep coming out with new sizes of Rattail,
btw. In addition to the smaller Mousetail and
even tinier Bugtail,
we are starting to get the larger sized 3 mm Moosetail.
I called it Moosetail, because, quite frankly, I didn’t think you would get
all excited about something called “Possum Tail.”
s32795 Sterling Findings - 23 mm Twisted Connector - Sterling (1)A
little bit of this and a little bit of that new around the site tonight –
I really like these Sterling
Twisted Wire Connectors
. I hung one each off a pair of ear wires for
instant earrings – but I think they have lots of uses!
27755250045001 Swarovski Elements Bead - 19 mm Wave (5525) - Crystal AB (1)The new Swarovski
Columns and Waves
are starting to come in.
Not too many this week, but expect a “wave” of them soon! 
s32825 Finger Protection -  Bead Nabber -  (1)
And new in beading tools – the Bead
Nabber
– a thimbley sort
of sticky pad for picking up a single bead, or capturing an escapee bead.
Please note – the Bead Nabber is fundamentally different from a Bead Napper
– which is a cat that sleeps on your half-finished projects. (Tell me – how
can a cat snooze on a tray full of needles and not wind up looking like a
hedgehog? Hmm?) 
I’ll leave you to explore, so go ahead,
click on a link or a picture above, or start with the Main
Page
, if you are feeling intrepid, (there is a LOT of stuff there), or
chunk it down into bite-size portions by checking out t

he 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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is Now Open
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availability and reserve a spot.
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drive to the old place by mistake – details on our About
Us
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One Comment

  1. I always enjoy reading your posts. I have a quick question… I do some Kumihimo with rattail, so I'm very interested in the Thread Zapper II. Now this zapper has superpowers so that it can handle rattail, but can I also use it with regular threads?

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