Gasp! Price Reductions … & Bicones

Good news everyone! We have a large number of price reductions this week – not a sale, not temporary, but permanent price reductions due to our mighty negotiating powers with our wholesalers. Instead of keeping this windfall for ourselves, we are passing it on to you! Preciosa Bicones – 4mm – on strands Preciosa Bicones – 6mm – on strands Preciosa Bicones – 8mm – on strands now 15 – 20% less – that is some 390 items! Aaaaaand, the teeny tiny 1.8mm Miyuki Cubes – now all about 15% less! In total – about 500 items that we are …

Let Bicones be Bicones

The bicone is dead. Long live the bicone! It’s not really that bad – we are sad that Swarovski has turned away from what they referred to as the “DIY” market. This, to me, has connotations of dudes with power tools making dangerously rickety sundecks – so you can see how I might have not really embraced that particular term. However, we have to say – we think that you will be happy with the Preciosa bicones as a replacement. While we have had a number of them for a while – we have a lot more of them available …

InspirationFX: Mocca Honey Bunny

Mocca Honey Bunny Designed by: Dwyn Tomlinson This delicious, super sparkly bracelet is quick and easy to make, beautiful, if a little on the pricey side. It looks like a spiral pattern, but that’s just a result of alternating colors. Use a big eye needle or a twisted wire needle. String alternating colors. Make it about an inch longer than your ideal length, as the size of the beads makes the bracelet smaller on the inside than you might expect.   Components Go to our components list for this project and to buy what you need! Need some help with …

InspirationFX: Jack-O-Lantern

Get your creative juices flowing ~ ~ ~ Jack-O-Lantern Designed by: Erin Singleton With 3 days to go before Halloween it’s getting pretty hard to tell if your neighbours have been decorating or were the victims of a grizzly murder. In the evening, ghosts sway from tree branches while jack-o-lanterns flicker their orange glow from porch after front porch. To help get in the spirit, without all the cobwebs and caution tape, we’ve come up with this ghoulish necklace. A Swarovski skull dangles from a strand of matte black river stone while bead caps and bicones mimic the orange fire …