Big Ol’ Big Hole Stone Beads

Big Hole Stone Beads Yes – big hole beads – takes up to 2mm leather or other type cord. More design possibilities. Shamballa bracelets, wrapped, wire, cord – yep – there are times when you need a bigger hole. Fireline Big spools baby – 300 yards – 274 meters. That’s three times the length of a football field. Feeling Gimpy? Gimp – not a condition that describes legs after that ill-fated plan to hike up the mountain – but the tightly coiled wire – also called French Wire – that you slip over the thread at the end of the …

Glittering Chain, Stan’s Hearts

Glittering Chain Rhinestone chain – also called cup chain, for the little cups that contain the stones. These are quite a bit daintier than I am used to seeing, being only about 3mm across. These would make lovely dangly chain earrings, you would just need a few inches, and you add a loop to the end for hanging with these cupchain end connectors. What I find really quite charming about this chain is the mechanism for holding the stones in the cups – sort of folded over loopy handles, instead of the usual prong method. Looks less – pointy and …

Light as a feather …

“I am as light as a feather,” –Ebenezer Scrooge, A Christmas Carol – by Charles Dickens We have the beads that are as light as a feather. If you, like me, like big beads (I cannot lie), then the light and airy decoupage beads can let you go big, without being too heavy to leave home. We are selling them in strands this time around, which means you get more, can do more, and don’t have to wonder what you will get – you get what is on the strand. Each strand may have a slightly different combo of beads …

2020 is a year of vision …

Eye can see clearly – 2020 will be a visionary year. Eye, eye – you might think this is an eye for help, but that’s how eyeroll – the cornea the better. So eyeball this, my pupils – Eye have a cornea-copia of goodies for you this week. Now, don’t lash out – you’ll just make a spectacle of yourself. Clasp your eyes on this – this week we have quite a view new clasps for you. Amethyst that if you want a nice simple look – you can see that a toggle has a clean look and is easy …

grumble mutter 20% everything – Happy New Year

Well – I was in the cozy afterglow of lovely Christmas dinner, grumble mutter millennium hand and shrimp … and Somebody Who Shall Remain Nameless says – “Let’s have a sale.” O_o Oiy. So all-righty then – 20% off everything. For the next week. Starting now. Go. Fine print here. Happy Boxing week! 😉 —-Also – If you are maybe thinking about your plans for next year; things you are planning to make, or learn, in the new year, here is an idea: Confirmed instructors include Pamela Kearns (beadwork), Darija Radic (metalwork); Anne Marie Desaulniers (mixed media); Liz Kennedy (metalwork); …

where did December go? (it’s 20% off?)

Affiliate Program – We want to give you money! We will pay you to spread the beady word! Read more … Ack – we’re just a week away from Christmas, I have NO idea where December went. I swear, I thought there was two more weeks to go before the 25th. The weather can’t make up it’s mind, nearly everyone is fighting off a cold or stomach bug, and … well – panic and chaos all around. Tis the season. My toque is off to those of you who are organized and all ready to go. Or it would be, …

when you come to the end of your rope …

When you come to the end of your rope, well, you can tie a knot and hang on, ooooor, you can finish it with one of these slick Glue-in Beaded Rope Caps and attach your clasp easily and with a finished look! TierraCast’s new Glue-in Beaded Rope Caps give you new dimensions in finishing your beading projects. This glue-in cap was inspired by the original line of lampwork bead findings from Tierracast, but is specifically designed with a peg suitable for the inside of the beaded rope. Full instructions for this project – Danielle’s Netted Rope Earrings, are here, on …

Oh, Snap …

Don’t you hate it when the sales all end and you realize that you just ran out of that seedbead you need? Well – have we got the week for you. 20% off Seedbeads until December 12. You’re welcome. Open between Christmas and New Years? Generally – we close on the week between Christmas and New Years. And every year – we get an email from someone who is visiting from out of town who wants to come to the store. So – this year – vote … 😉 Anyway – so – seedbeads. If you are a fan of …

Open Bezel Me!

We want to give you money! We will pay you to spread the beady word! Read more … Open Bezel Me! This will resinate for you mixed-media folks … Bezels – Open and Closed Found a couple more silicon molds too, for you to pour over, or into. Mulberry vs Elderberry? New Pearl colors from Swarovski. Which do you like better? Mulberry Pink or Elderberry? Tassel Caps & Other Findings These are 7mm (Inside Diameter) caps. The idea being that you can use them to make a nice cap on a tassel, be the tassel made of chain, silk, wool, …

Is a Needle a Tool?

Tools Rule – 20% off Tools – one week only “Ugh” said Belinda, as she forced the bone needle through the thick hide. Belinda – whose name in the speech of her tribe meant Beautiful Serpent, or possibly Tree without Leaves. As early homo sapiens – on the cusp of new discoveries, they yet had a small vocabulary, and lots of words were forced to do double and even triple duty. Ugh wasn’t a word, however, it was a lexical utterance and the meaning of it was not destined to change with the millennia. It conveyed her general unhappiness with …