Thursday, November 03, 2011

New This Week!

Jingle Bells ...


Halloween is safely out of the way - so now it is time to start thinking Christmas and the holiday season! (I just couldn't bring myself to talk about Christmas before Halloween - sorry!)

So - you planning on buying or making this season? So far, our survey says that most of you are planning on making at least part, if not most of your gifts this season - so are we - so stay tuned for crafty tips and nifty ideas. Some folks have to buy their hand-made stuff (!!!!) - but not us - we can make things ourselves - nice things too - things people will want!

96999942350-27 Metal Charm/Pendant -  Christmas Nutcracker - Brass Oxide (1)So - in the spirit of the upcoming season - let's start off with some Christmas-themed charms! Here we have 96999942354-27 Metal Charm/Pendant -  Christmas Gingerbread Man - Brass Oxide (1)as merry a collection of seasonal charms as you could wish for.

From a Nutcracker charm - or is it the "Steadfast Tin Soldier"? - to Jolly Gingerbread men (Run, run, as fast as you can - you 96999942356-27 Metal Charm/Pendant -  Christmas Rocking Horse - Brass Oxide (1)can't catch me - I'm the Gingerbread man!) - to this enchanting rocking horse (which, as far as I'm concerned, is a fabulous charm for any season!).

96999942352-12 Metal Charm/Pendant -  Christmas Angel - Antiqued Silver (1)Not just in Brass Oxide, but Antique Silver too. Harp-playing Angels, singing 96999942353-12 Metal Charm/Pendant -  Christmas Christmas Tree - Antiqued Silver (1)on high - cheery Christmas Trees - Silver Bells, 96999942348-12 Metal Charm/Pendant -  Christmas St. Nick - Antiqued Silver (1)Yummy Candy Canes and Jolly Old St. Nicholas himself. You can find all these goodies on the metal charms page.

96999946171-12 Finding - Link -  Christmas Bow - Antiqued Silver (1)Plus - a few extra items, such as a bow connector, a 96999946172-12 Finding - Clasp - Toggle -  Christmas Wreath & Bow - Antiqued Silver (1)wreath toggle clasp, and a star bead cap - which is also such a classic design - that it works for any season.


Antique Pink!

Following last week's roll-out of the new Swarovski Denium Blue - this week - we have the new Crystal Antique Pink. Antique Pink is a sophisticated pink - Girly-girl all grown up.

As with last week - because these are scattered all over, here is a handy table to help you find them all! (Click on the link or picture to go directly to the item!


34760401007001 Swarovski Elements Pendant - 20 mm Helios (6040) - Crystal Antique Pink (1) 20 mm Helios (6040)
34760401067001 Swarovski Elements Pendant - 40 mm Helios (6040) - Crystal Antique Pink (1) 40 mm Helios (6040)
34761500057001 Swarovski Elements Pendant - 50 mm Pegasus (6150) - Crystal Antique Pink (1) 50 mm Pegasus (6150)
34762631067001 Swarovski Elements Pendant - 36 mm Forever One Heart (6263) - Crystal Antique Pink (1) 36 mm Forever One Heart (6263)
34762621067001 Swarovski Elements Pendant - 34 mm Miss U Heart (6262) - Crystal Antique Pink (1) 34 mm Miss U Heart (6262)
34762611007001 Swarovski Elements Pendant - 17 mm Devoted 2 U Heart (6261) - Crystal Antique Pink (1) 17 mm Devoted 2 U Heart (6261)
27755561037001 Swarovski Elements Bead - 13.5 x 24 mm Galactic (5556) - Crystal Antique Pink (1) 13.5 x 24 mm Galactic (5556)
34760401037001 Swarovski Elements Pendant - 30 mm Helios (6040) - Crystal Antique Pink (1) 30 mm Helios (6040)
27750001668007 Swarovski Elements Bead - 6 mm Faceted Round (5000) - Crystal Antique Pink (1) 6 mm Faceted Round (5000)
11720122647001 Swarovski Elements Rhinestones - SS 16 - Xilion Rose (2028) - Crystal Antique Pink (144) SS 16 - Xilion Rose (2028)
27753011260007 Swarovski Elements Bead - 4 mm Faceted Xilion Bicone (5328) - Crystal Antique Pink (36) 4 mm Faceted Xilion Bicone (5328)
27753012363007 Swarovski Elements Bead - 8 mm Faceted Xilion Bicone (5328) - Crystal Antique Pink (1) 8 mm Faceted Xilion Bicone (5328)
34761060067001 Swarovski Elements Pendant - 16 mm Faceted Pear Drop (6106) - Crystal Antique Pink (1) 16 mm Faceted Pear Drop (6106)
27750403007001 Swarovski Elements Bead - 18 mm Faceted Donut (5040) - Crystal Antique Pink (1) 18 mm Faceted Donut (5040)
27750050057001 Swarovski Elements Bead - 16 mm Chessboard Faceted Round (5005) - Crystal Antique Pink (1) 16 mm Chessboard Faceted Round (5005)
34762401077001 Swarovski Elements Pendant - 27 mm Wild Heart (6240) - Crystal Antique Pink (1) 27 mm Wild Heart (6240)
34762641037001 Swarovski Elements Pendant - 28 mm Truly in Love Heart (6264) - Crystal Antique Pink (1) 28 mm Truly in Love Heart (6264)
11720123167001 Swarovski Elements Rhinestones - SS 20 - Xilion Rose (2028) - Crystal Antique Pink (144) SS 20 - Xilion Rose (2028)
27753011942007 Swarovski Elements Bead - 6 mm Faceted Xilion Bicone (5328) - Crystal Antique Pink (1) 6 mm Faceted Xilion Bicone (5328)
27750001001008 Swarovski Elements Bead - 3 mm Faceted Round (5000) - Crystal Antique Pink (36) 3 mm Faceted Round (5000)
27755561007001 Swarovski Elements Bead - 19 x 11 mm Galactic (5556) - Crystal Antique Pink (1) 19 x 11 mm Galactic (5556)
34762601007001 Swarovski Elements Pendant - 17 mm Crazy 4 U Heart (6260) - Crystal Antique Pink (1) 17 mm Crazy 4 U Heart (6260)
27755561067001 Swarovski Elements Bead - 15 x 27 mm Galactic (5556) - Crystal Antique Pink (1) 15 x 27 mm Galactic (5556)
34762601037001 Swarovski Elements Pendant - 27 mm Crazy 4 U Heart (6260) - Crystal Antique Pink (1) 27 mm Crazy 4 U Heart (6260)
34761061025007 Swarovski Elements Pendant - 28 mm Faceted Pear Drop (6106) - Crystal Antique Pink (1) 28 mm Faceted Pear Drop (6106)
34762611067001 Swarovski Elements Pendant - 36 mm Devoted 2 U Heart (6261) - Crystal Antique Pink (1) 36 mm Devoted 2 U Heart (6261)

27750401002007 Swarovski Elements Bead - 6 mm Faceted Donut (5040) - Crystal Antique Pink (1) 6 mm Faceted Donut (5040)
34761500037001 Swarovski Elements Pendant - 30 mm Pegasus (6150) - Crystal Antique Pink (1) 30 mm Pegasus (6150)
34762401047001 Swarovski Elements Pendant - 17 mm Wild Heart (6240) - Crystal Antique Pink (1) 17 mm Wild Heart (6240)
27756011352007 Swarovski Elements Bead - 8 mm Faceted Cube (5601) - Crystal Antique Pink (1) 8 mm Faceted Cube (5601)
34762621037001 Swarovski Elements Pendant - 26 mm Miss U Heart (6262) - Crystal Antique Pink (1) 26 mm Miss U Heart (6262)
34762401007001 Swarovski Elements Pendant - 12 mm Wild Heart (6240) - Crystal Antique Pink (1) 12 mm Wild Heart (6240)
34762021142701 Swarovski Elements Pendant - 18 mm Faceted Heart (6202) - Crystal Antique Pink (1) 18 mm Faceted Heart (6202)
34761060085007 Swarovski Elements Pendant - 22 mm Faceted Pear Drop (6106) - Crystal Antique Pink (1) 22 mm Faceted Pear Drop (6106)
34767211080001 Swarovski Elements Pendant - 28 mm Starfish - Crystal Antique Pink (1) 28 mm Starfish
34767211007001 Swarovski Elements Pendant - 20 mm Baby Starfish - Crystal Antique Pink (1) 20 mm Baby Starfish
11720122287001 Swarovski Elements Rhinestones - SS 12 - Xilion Rose (2028) - Crystal Antique Pink (144) SS 12 - Xilion Rose (2028)
34764281007001 Swarovski Elements Pendant - 6 mm Xilion Rivoli Drops (6428) - Crystal Antique Pink (1) 6 mm Xilion Rivoli Drops (6428)
27756011174007 Swarovski Elements Bead - 6 mm Faceted Cube (5601) - Crystal Antique Pink (1) 6 mm Faceted Cube (5601)
27750402007001 Swarovski Elements Bead - 12 mm Faceted Donut (5040) - Crystal Antique Pink (1) 12 mm Faceted Donut (5040)
34762611037001 Swarovski Elements Pendant - 27 mm Devoted 2 U Heart (6261) - Crystal Antique Pink (1) 27 mm Devoted 2 U Heart (6261)
34764281025007 Swarovski Elements Pendant - 8 mm Xilion Rivoli Drops (6428) - Crystal Antique Pink (1) 8 mm Xilion Rivoli Drops (6428)
27753011002007 Swarovski Elements Bead - 3 mm Faceted Bicone (5301) - Crystal Antique Pink (36) 3 mm Faceted Bicone (5301)
27750002152007 Swarovski Elements Bead - 8 mm Faceted Round (5000) - Crystal Antique Pink (1) 8 mm Faceted Round (5000)
34760101001007 Swarovski Elements Bead - 6.5 x 13 mm Briolette Drops (6010) - Crystal Antique Pink (1) 6.5 x 13 mm Briolette Drops (6010)
34762021001007 Swarovski Elements Pendant - 10 mm Faceted Heart (6202) - Crystal Antique Pink (1) 10 mm Faceted Heart (6202)
34762601067001 Swarovski Elements Pendant - 37 mm Crazy 4 U Heart (6260) - Crystal Antique Pink (1) 37 mm Crazy 4 U Heart (6260)
34764281047001 Swarovski Elements Pendant - 12 mm Xilion Rivoli Drops (6428) - Crystal Antique Pink (1) 12 mm Xilion Rivoli Drops (6428)
34762641007001 Swarovski Elements Pendant - 18 mm Truly in Love Heart (6264) - Crystal Antique Pink (1) 18 mm Truly in Love Heart (6264)
34762641067001 Swarovski Elements Pendant - 36 mm Truly in Love Heart (6264) - Crystal Antique Pink (1) 36 mm Truly in Love Heart (6264)
27756240057001 Swarovski Elements Bead - 14 mm Stairway Bead (5624) - Crystal Antique Pink (1) 14 mm Stairway Bead (5624)
34762621007001 Swarovski Elements Pendant - 17 mm Miss U Heart (6262) - Crystal Antique Pink (1) 17 mm Miss U Heart (6262)


Seems like just yesterday - we had a new stone of the month - and here we are - doing it again! Where does the time go?

s30885 Stone Beads - 12 mm Coin - Tigereye (strand)This month's stone of the month is TigerEye - the classic - tawny-golden-tiger variety (last month was the Red variant.) Tigereye has a very long history of use as a gemstone and decorative stone - it is sooo handsome!




Lampworking Studio News



Effective Monday, November 7, Happy Hour Torching (2 hours for the price of 1) will now be for soft glass only.


Happy Hour is every Monday and Thursday, from 5 pm to 9 pm, and gets you two hours of torching for the price of one. Happy Hour Torching is hosted by an experienced lampworker who can answer your questions. Excellent for beginners and novices. More experienced lampworkers will enjoy the camaraderie and exchange of ideas that come from torching in a shared environment.



This event is popular, please call ahead to book space.



In addition, we have added a new program for folks who wish to work Borosilicate glass in the studio. Boro workers can book in advance (24 hours notice is required) and a separate kiln will be programmed for annealing/garaging and Boro workers will have a choice of Mega or Midrange Torch. (If you have specific colour-related requirements for the kiln program - please give us 24 hours notice.)



Mega - Boro torch time is $20 per hour, or $90 for a 5-hour card.



The Midrange torch is $30 per hour, or $125 for a 5-hour card (for either Boro or Soft glass)

Other cool stuff around the site, so go ahead, click on a link or a picture above, or start with the Main Page, if you are 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.

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