Here's a hot stud! - a Rhinestone Stud that is! These Rhinestone "Decorative Buttons" can glam up your jeans, your sneakers or your summer sun hat. (Just imagine these on a hat band - everyone else will go blind!) These are genuine Swarovski crystal, and you can attach them to fabric or leather with this revolutionary hand tool.
OR - you can turn them into a snap - in a snap - by adding the snap backs! (Instructions here!)
Of course, you know I'm just needling you - get the point? It's a fine point, I'll admit. A fine and flexible point - as these new premium needles have become the new gold standard in bead needles. They are the subject of much discussion in the online forums - and these have fast become favourites. Check out all the new Tulip-brand, Japanese-made, precision beading needles!
We always like to be a cut-above - or - in the case of these 39 new Cut Delicas - a cut all the way around! Facets on the sides of these Japanese Cylinders turn them into more of a hexagonal tube - but the flat surfaces reflect the light more directly - making them flashier and more sparkly!
Not just a cut above - but Ultra too. Last week was the Ultra Rivolis, but this week - it is Ultra Suede! New colours, and now, new pre-cut strips to make instant bracelets! Just hot fix some Crystals onto these ultra suede strips and add a rhinestone snap - for a dazzling and eeeeeeasy bracelet!
And - for the book-a-holics - lots of new reading material. For the beginner, looking for a bit of everything - Bead and Button Books - Creative Beading - Vol 7. For the specialist - Gemstone Settings - The Jewelry Makers Guide to Styles and Techniques - By Anastasia Young - or - The Lazee Daizee Guide to Viking Knit (Vol. 1) - By Stephanie Eddy and Michael Eddy. And - for those for whom beading is a religion - The Beaders Bible - A Comprehensive Guide to Beading Techniques - By Dorothy Wood.
Lots more to explore! Click on a link (or a picture) above, or start with the Main Page and look for the "New" tags.
Yes - we know there is a LOT there, so you can take it in in bite-size portions by checking out these categories: Firepolish, Pressed Glass, Swarovski Crystal, Seedbeads, Stone and Pearls, Preciosa Crystal, Metal Beads, Other Cool Beads, Findings, Metal Clay & Supplies or Books, Kits, Tools.
And don't forget to check out our free, yes, free projects. Over 300 to choose from - a new one every week!
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