Trumpet the News - or at least Bugle It
Bugle it with Bugles! Be the boogie-woogie bugle babe with all the new beads! New this week - two sizes of Japanese bugles - We have Honorable #1 and #2 bugles. #2 are 6 mm long, and #1 are fun-sized at only 3 mm long! Think beaded broad collars with long ladders of bugles! Mmmm baby!
Bewitching beads that will put a spell on you! Hex beads! These are 11/0 hexagonal beads - short, six-sided beads. The flat sides reflect light with more dazzle, like facets - making these blingy little seedbeads.
And, as if three entirely new pages of beads weren't enough - we also have:
More Feathers - and check out this week's inspiration. Are these feather earrings not awesome? - if I do say so myself! I test drove these at a party a couple of weeks ago, and came away with orders for more! My Secret Life earrings.
Fixin' to Hot Fix? Planning to bling up something for the hot summer evenings? Check this out - this is Crystal Applique Fabric. A little goes a long way - Use an exacto knife to cut out a design, or punch out designs with a paper punch (check out your local stamping supply store - even Walmart has them!) - lots of great punches are available! Leafs, flowers, animals, abstract designs. Then just iron on! You can sparkle like a vampire in sunlight! (Where I come from - vampires burn in sunlight and I like it that way, thenkyouveddymuch. So there.)
Were you dazzled by the new Swarovski Colour/Effect - Astral Pink? Here it is in 6 mm bicones - and more shapes/sizes on the way - but they just didn't make it into this week's update! Anyway - you should be dazzled! It's a rich amber colour with flashes of gold and pink! Pink!
Remember our "Easiest Ring in the World" project? Well - more colours of stones - the 20 mm Swarovski Chessboard Squares. Now you can have Jet, Crystal Copper, Black Diamond or Silver Shadow to go with the Square Bezel ring findings!
And for all you wired-up folks who like to dance a wig-jig - we've added to our wig-jigs, and even given them their own page!
And - for all the lampworkers! - new issue of The Flow magazine! This one features marbles, but just 'cause you don't make marbles - don't pass up this issue! When you get to the point where you know everything about working glass - THEN you can stop buying this magazine. ;-)
You can click on a link or a picture above, or start with the Main Page, if you feeling 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.