Oops, I did it again!

Oops, I did it again! Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the bead store … I found some more stone pendants … I know, I know. You have all these good intentions, resolutions to use the beads you have, resurrect projects, … but then I go and show you this Holy Aphrodite of Labradorite-y! Is that yummy or what? Because this one, meh … heh heh heh. Not! No? How about … ? This is Shattuckite. Shattuckite is a melange of Chrysocolla, Azurite and Malachite, with a soupçon of copper-bearing Cuprite. For those of us …

OOAK Stone Pendants / Still 10% off

On your marks Get set Go! First out of the gate are these stunning Labradorite pendants – running neck and neck is this amazing shield pendant and this stunning circle pendant. Hard on their heels, the slightly smaller Marquise eye and the amazingly colored rectangle. Look at them go! Galloping away in second position – some gorgeously green Malachite – my money is on the third one to take an early lead. Drifting along behind them, because anything with this soft and ethereal color can hardly be said to be racing, is Larimar from the Caribbean. If you want to …

Stone Beads, Still Shipping, 1 More week of 15% off

How do you make a bead from rocks found in the ground? How do you make that finely polished round? A chunk of rock comes from the mine, it is sliced and slabbed so fine And then it is cut some more, till it’s chopped up with sides of four Now if cubes are what you want, you drill a hole and off you go But if rounds are what you want, there is more to do, you know A large vibrating machine rounds off the sharpish edges and some sanded grooves refine the shape some more And all the …

Quantum Pairs, Singularities, 15%, Still Shipping

15% off – everything*. You need a little pick-me-up these days, and if your stash doesn’t have everything you need – we’ve got everything still on sale – 15% – so you can get that critical item. (*Almost everything. You can see in the shopping cart if it is on sale or not. Some of the manager’s specials are more than 15% off)   Quantum Pairs and Singularities Today, we delve into the wonders of particle physics and cosmology and bring you … Quantum Pairs … And Singularly Beautiful One-Of-A-Kind pendants. 😉     I am So-da-lited to show you …

OOAK – Pyritized Ammonite Negative

Wow. Just wow. This is not a fossil – rather it is an ancient imprint of the place where an ammonite shell once rested. A fossil footprint, so to speak. The imprints became impregnated with pyrite (hence the term pyritized), giving us a gleaming metallic impression of where a shell once sat in the mud. Wouldn’t you like to have one of these one-of-a-kind items? Now THAT is something different. Also, stunningly different. This amazing Specular Hematite cabochon. You might have to see this in person to see the wow factor. This one takes my breath away, not in a …

Cat’s Eye, Chakra, OOAK Cabs, Bit of a Hurry

Sorry folks – working on something BIG and suffering from a bit of a time crunch, so brace yourself, the update is coming atcha at the speed o’ light! Hang in there. Cats Eye & Eagle Eye This lovely shimmery natural Cat’s Eye is a far-cry from the man-made fiber-optic beads that are also called Cat’s Eye. Nothing wrong with those, they are pretty and fun, but this is the original, the inspiration, so to speak. And this will look amazing in your own handmade jewelry, whether you are making something office chic or evening elegant. Or for just making …

Labra-Oodles

Not Labradoodles – but oodles of Labradorite! I have to tell you – Labradorite is one of our most popular stones. I think the thrill of finding good labradorite is unbeatable, and it is quietly beautiful with flashes of brilliance, as opposed to flashy and in your face. Like having a secret super power! There is something mystical and magical about it’s misty depths and inner glow. This week, in addition to our existing variety of beads, we have some breathtaking One-of-a-Kind Labradorite pendants. And I do mean breath-taking! There is a legend, according the the interwebs, (so it must …

A Dessert of Rocks, and I have an Impression there is a Sale

Ah, modoms et monsieur! Zo good to see you again. Zis week – we have more stones for your dining pleasure, and a sale, BUT, ah must hasten to add, NOT a sale on the stones. Ah just wanted to clarify that up front. 😉 I zink you will find the sale, riveting and it will make an impression … But first, dessert. Because life is short – we must eat dessert first, no? Can I interest modom in zome icy Rutile Quartz rounds? A zesty blend of frosty quartz and delicate inky rutile inclusions? Or perhaps zome of ze …

Big Hole Stone, OOAK Pendants, Guru Beads

This week – we are all about those stones. We love all our beads – our collection of crystal, our stash of seedbeads, but oh, those stone beads. Like children – they are all special, but though we won’t admit it, one is a little more special than the others. 😉 Big Hole Stone Beads For leather. For cord. For whatever you want to put them on. Stone beads with larger than usual holes to take a 2 mm cord. Or, how about a Stone Pendant? Each one unique. From Azurite to Amazonite/Red Creek Jasper to Ocean Jasper to Shattuckite. …

October 2018 Bead Mat Update: This and that!

My October 2018 Bead Mat Update was almost a bust! Once again, I don’t have that many finished projects to show. Sigh! What’s up with that? Then I started to list everything I’ve accomplished (err, purchased) in the month. That’s where it all began. I spent Thanksgiving up north, with family! During that period, I did manage to re-string a necklace, and finish another of my Stitch Meditations (#97). The necklace is a combination of Czech seed beads, and some Rose Gold plated Hematite. I loved the combination, when I spotted it on the wrist of one of our customers! …