Ar, mateys -- Welcome to Treasure Island!
Arrrr - ahoy there ya lily-livered landlubbers! Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!
Did you know that virtually ALL of those swashbuckling pirate stereotypes - the treasure map with the big X, the peg-leg, the parrot, the tropical island - all come from Robert Louis Stevenson's novel, "Treasure Island."
This week's treasure - 'cuz - let's face it - every week we go treasure hunting around here - this week's treasure features gold, silver, and copper! These fun and fabulous beads add an instant hit of metal. Or - you can say to heck with the design accents and make the metal the main course, like with our inspiration, "Loot!"
This, being the first Wednesday of the new month, means it's Stone of the Month day too. This month's stone is Sardonyx - a lovely high-gloss black and white stone, also known as Black Line Agate. A handsome addition to your treasure chest!
Check out these majorly huge clasps too (also available in silverplated) - featured in one of designs in the also new Canadian Beading! (As a matter of fact - I was very honored to have two submissions accepted for
So, consider this your invitation to plunder!
You can click on a link or a picture above, or start with the Main Page, if you are a fearless pirate, (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.