Bead Embroidery Classes

Bead Embroidery anyone? How about one of the Betty Stephan classes? Classes are March 19, 20, 21. Register by Jan 29 for an early Bird Discount! Zoom on in! Not sure if you’ll like the virtual format? Why not sign up and drop into the Virtual Bead Tea. It’s free and a zero-stress way to find out if you like it! Pam offers sneak peeks at the upcoming products, btw.

Ornaments & Jewellery/The Eyes Have It

  Ornaments and Jewellery. Well – jewellery is just ornaments for your body, and ornaments are just jewellery for your tree. Or your home or whatever you choose to adorn. Or ornament – as the case may be. I have a select few beaded ornaments hanging from the ceiling in my office – all season long. Out of context of a tree – they aren’t particularly Christmassy, but they are definitely ornamental! Swarovski has a new colour – Scarlet – which, if you are a fan of red, you will love. And if you are a stickler for correct usage …

Gemduos & The Elastic Needle

The next wave of GemDuos are here – the Gold Splash colours! Splashed with gold! More earthy than the Backlit Gemduos; Earthy is good, right?   Elastic Cord Needle! The Elastic Cord Needle. I thought for sure that this was going to be a swing and a miss in terms of new products – but I was pleasantly surprised! The instructions say: “Use the Elastic Cord Needle to plan out your beaded design, stringing the beads onto the wire, then catch 0.50 – 0.80 mm stretch cord with the threader hook, and slide your beads onto the elastic cord. The …

Zoliduos

When I first saw these curvy little paisley-shaped beads, I was enchanted. I saw them first on Pinterest – and the designs that are being made with them blew me away. And then, hey presto – we have them. Funny how that tends to work around here. 😉 So – the thing to know about Zoliduos is that they come in LEFT and RIGHT versions. They are a flat backed curved drop shape with two holes, and in order to get the amazing mirror image effects in the patterns – the symmetrical designs – you will need to have both …