Twice Happy & Ginko-licious

Beads – they make you happy twice. The first is when you get them, play with them, contemplate them, spread them around and think of all the possibilities, and make them into something. The second time is when you wear them, show off your creation, or just have the quiet satisfaction of having something that perfectly fits your mood or outfit, or when you give it to some else and it makes them happy; and that makes you happy. I was reminded of these recently when I was talking on the phone to a friend who commented on how much …

Bead Shopping in the time of COVID – Apr 14, 2021

Ontario continues with the stay-at-home order. We are closed for in-person shopping, but open for online and contactless curbside pickup. We still pick and ship your orders, and Curbside pick up is available Mon – Friday: 11-6.  Please place your order online. We pick orders in the order we receive them. We are happy to combine orders to save the shipping.   Phones are being answered Monday through Friday (11 am – 6 pm). If you need answers about does “this” go with “that,” just ask and we will try to help. We are pleased and proud to be part …

Is there still a place for Quick and Easy?

Once upon a time, I spent a lot of time extolling how to make jewelry quickly and easily. We were all in a big time crunch, and the faster the better. Pre-beaded chain was wonderful for that. You could whip off a set like this in under 30 minutes. I think it is kind of charming that the beads varyin size. Looks more organic and hand made. Ignore that clasp, it’s been in my stash for something like 15 years and is discontinued.  If you want a multi-strand clasp in gold, try these. Or these earrings – these are fun …

Bead Shopping in the time of COVID – Apr 7, 2021

Ontario enters another 4 weeks of stay-at-home. As such, we are still closed for in-person shopping, but open for online and contactless curbside pickup. We still pick and ship your orders, and Curbside pick up is available Mon – Friday: 11-6.  Please place your order online. We pick orders in the order we receive them. We are happy to combine orders to save the shipping.   Phones are being answered Monday through Friday (11 am – 6 pm). If you need answers about does “this” go with “that,” just ask and we will try to help. We are pleased and …

Don’t forget to check out the Manager’s specials, make room, make room for new stuff.

If you are looking for Easter Eggs and feeling all mellow and pastel, – you might want to know that a sale has “dropped,”to “coin” a phrase, so that you won’t go “baroque.” 😉 Rivoli Ultras – we’re overstocked on these – snap them up at 30% off! Wire Lace (Woven Wire Ribbon) 50% off – wire you waiting?  Rivets ‘n’ Stuff (Selected items) – 50% – Absoolutely riveting Cali beads – 50% off. Bow Beads – 50% off Check out this set of images from Preciosa on just what amazing designs you can make withthese! Link Beads – 50% …

Chevrons & GemDuos

New colors and finishes in the GemDuos this week, which also led to us adding the Chevrons – another 2-hole bead that is sized to fit with the GemDuos. And the Cymbal findings too to finish them off.   GemDuos – Familiar colors in the Czech Shield finish. The new Matte Velvet. The matte velvet is a coating, but it is a really, really heavy coating. You’d have to take a nail file to this and saw away to take it off. And the Rembrandt finish, which is a kissing cousin to Picasso. Lots of fun colors in the Chevrons …

Bead Shopping in the time of COVID – April 1, 2021

No fooling – It’s no joke. We’re still waiting for the numbers to come down. As such, we are still closed for in-person shopping, but open for online and contactless curbside pickup. In the meantime, we still pick and ship your orders, and Curbside pick up is available Mon – Friday: 11-6.  (Not April 2, Good Friday. Have a good, long-weekend!) Please place your order online. We pick orders in the order we receive them. We are happy to combine orders to save the shipping.   Phones are being answered Monday through Friday (11 am – 6 pm). If you …

Super Duos & March Madness!!!

Faster than a speedle needle More powerful than a spool of fireline The only justifiable use of Comic Sans It’s – SuperDuos! 57 new colors. Plus some with the new Czech Shield technology. Yes – they are part of the sale. 😉 plus … One week only – March Madness. Which means that nothing else I say will be noticed. Not all items are discounted the same. 15% off (almost) everything*. *Some items ARE excluded from this sale. Class fees, gift certificates, special orders, some metal clay items, some tools, and previously discounted items, and a few other items which …