Thursday, March 22, 2012

New Stuff

Mo' Spikes, Mo' Twins, Mo' Chatons

I love saying "Chaton" - what a wonderful word. Chaton, Chaton, Chaton. Excuse me, Chaton, please bring me another glass of Chatonagne. 

96710123553243 Swarovski Elements - Rhinestones - PP 32 Chaton (Article 1028) (Foiled) - Capri Blue (144)A very sparklying Chatonagne that would be. Chatons are pointed-back rhinestones - and you can embed them in epoxy clay (Apoxie Sculpt or Crystal Clay). Or in polymer clay. You can use them in metal clay too - but you can't fire them - they would melt before you got up to temperature - so you have to leave a little divot for them, and add them afterwards. Or you could go mixed-media - combining Metal Clay and Epoxy clay. 

s32159 Glass Beads - 17 mm Spikes - Jet Apollo (6)Well - if rhinestones don't cause your heartbeat to spike, how about more colours in the Spike beads? You can really make a point with these. Talk about your statement jewelry!
s32164 Czech Seedbeads - 2 Hole Twins - Amethyst ApolloAnd speaking of new beads, if the new seedbead shape - the two-hole "twin" bead - has fired your imagination - then you'll be happy to see we have more colours in these now too! 

s32171 Czech Seedbeads - Tiny Farfalle - Black Diamond AB (1 strand)And by extension - if unusual shapes of small beads are what floats your boat - we just got some nice Farfalle mixes. Farfalle are also known as peanut beads - although Farfalle translates to butterfly. The reason is that the manufacturer named them Farfalle for their shape like Farfalle (butterfly) pasta - and beaders renamed them "peanut" beads - because that is also what they are shaped like. I think these Black Diamond AB ones are really stunning - regardless of the name. 

s32194 Stringing -  Silk Strings - Adriatic Blue (1)Hmmm - what else is new this week? Well - more colours of Silk Strings. Silk is so delightful - the colours are so rich, the texture is so - well - silky.
s32174 Firepolish - 8 x 12 mm Faceted Olive - Olivine Cream Givre Lustre (1)And some new fancy firepolish beads too. Like these olive-green coloured olive-shaped beads! 


s32176 Firepolish - 5 x 9 mm Olive Chevron Nugget - Aqua Celsian (strand 25)Or these, which are also olivish in shape, and have some green too. 

More fiery and less olive-like, these Ruby Bronze s32178 Firepolish - 4 x 6 mm Faceted Columnar - Ruby Bronze (25)beads are very striking. 

Also red - but a different kind of red - a fun and funky s32175 Firepolish - 7 x 10 mm Faceted Oval - Cherry Cordial (25)red instead of a formal and serious red, are these Cherry Cordial beads.

Plenty of other new items to choose from 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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