Tiny Seedbeaders, Rejoice.
Calling all tiny seedbeaders! Which is not to say seedbeaders of slight stature, but rather, all those who rejoice in the minuscule, tiny perfection of seedbeads so small - they resemble grains of sand. This week, we have, just for you, size 15/0 Toho Charlottes (that is, beads with a single facet cut into them) and, if you prefer the tube shape of the Miyuki Delica beads - we have them too, in size 15/0. Either way - with 80 new colours - you'll be in tiny bead heaven!
If seedbeads that small leave you squinting and flailing for your glasses, we have some mixes of sixes to make you happy!
And if you aren't crazy about that either, maybe you'll be crazy about this month's stone of the month! This month is Green Crazy Lace Agate. This is a coloured stone, with cheerful bands of colour that can remind you of malachite - although, overall - it's lighter and without the intense dark green to black of malachite.
On Monday - I blogged about Mother's day - coming up this Sunday. I suggested you might want to make up some bookmarks - especially if your mother is older (Mine is 90 this year) and gives you a hard time about getting any gifts that she has to store or dust.
If your Mom is younger, why not bring her down to the store and treat her to some beady shopping? Let her pick out the beads - then make them up into a necklace or earrings or whatever. Perhaps something like this week's stylish inspiration - which is long enough to drop over your head without fiddling with a clasp - which is good if your mom is a little arthritic. And if she's not, you might even get her hooked on your favourite pastime. Beading is your favourite pastime, right? ;-)
Failing that, you can get your family to take YOU on a beady shopping spree! For all the stuff you do for them, it's the least they can do for you!
So click on a link or a picture above, or start with the Main Page, if you are intrepid (there is a LOT of stuff there), or chunk it down into bite-size portions by checking out the categories: Click on a link and go crazy! Firepolish, Pressed Glass, Swarovski Crystal, Seedbeads, Stone and Pearls, Preciosa Crystal, Metal Beads, Other Cool Beads, Findings, Metal Clay & Supplies or Books, Kits, Tools. Look for the "new" tags!
Or maybe check out all our free, yes, free projects. A new one every week.