Thursday, August 02, 2012

Stone of the Month, Stone of the Millennium

s23349 Stone Beads - 20 x 10 mm Double Drilled Oval - Dragon Blood Jasper (strand)It is the beginning of the month, and so we introduce you to our featured stone for August - Dragon Blood Jasper. If you've been shopping with us a while - this may sound familiar to you - as it was our featured stone for January, 2010 as well. s33290 Stone Beads -  Faceted Hexagon - Dragon Blood Jasper (strand)However - this shipment of Dragon's Blood Jasper (yeah - Dragon, Dragon's - it gets spelled every-which-way) is more refined in appearance - with a tighter grain and less blotchy - leaning more to the dragon green and less to the reds and browns. I think this batch is more attractive actually. A few of the shapes are new - but we've updated the photos for all of them - so you know what you are getting!

s33466 Swarovski Fancy Rhinestones - 18.5 x 27 mm Faceted Rectangle Cut (4627) - Aqua Glacier Blue (1)The stone of the month may be an Australian Jasper - but for me, the stone of the Millennium is - well - Austrian Crystal! Or, any honkin' big Faceted Swarovski Crystal. Although - if I had to votes33467 Swarovski Fancy Rhinestones - 13 x 18 mm Faceted Stepped Rectangle Cut (4610) - Rose Stormy (1) - this Aqua Glacier Blue rectangle (Article 4627) would surely be a top contender. We have a stunning selection of 31 new Fancy Rhinestones. These are big, dramatic stones, full of colour and light! Like a dark, dramatic look? Check out Crystal Stormy or Rose Stormy.
Blues and s33483 Swarovski Fancy Rhinestones - 17 x 32 mm Faceted Marquise (4227) - Crystal Summer Blush (1)greens are your thing? s33484 Swarovski Fancy Rhinestones - 13 x 18 mm Faceted Pear (4320) - Emerald Glacier Blue (1)Investigate Aqua Glacier Blue or Emerald Glacier Blue.


Prefer to feel the heat? Try Crystal Summer Blush, or Crystal Purple Haze.

And what is better than an amazing and totally fabulous Swarovski crystal stone? Well - two of them, of course - but what I was actually thinking, in this case, is a Swarovski Crystal Stone in a Prong mount for that totally professional look!

s33452 Findings - Stone Mount -  Sew On Mount with Prongs for Fancy Stone 4627 18.5 x 27 - Gold Plated (1)Because - with this batch of fancy rhinestones - we are also pleased to present - Prong Set Stone mounts! Simply match the article number of the stone to the mount, and away you go! Each Mount has 4 holes for stringing or wiring or sewing onto fabric, or you can glue them into place. Then drop the stone into position, and gently fold the prongs down over the stone to secure it in place - with the end result looking like professionally-made, fine jewelry. Use this handy guide to help match them up! (Of course, we have other stones from our existing stock that will fit these mounts too - you may already have some! Just match up the 4 digit article number, and double check the size!)
Matching Stone Mounts and Stones. Click on the image to go to the item!
Article 1201
s33459 Findings - Stone Mount -  Sew On Mount with Prongs for Fancy Stone 1201 27 mm - Gold Plated (1)s33460 Findings - Stone Mount -  Sew On Mount with Prongs for Fancy Stone 1201 27 mm - Rhodium Plated (1)
s33479 Swarovski Fancy Rhinestones - 27 mm Faceted Round (1201) - Crystal Purple Haze (1) s33480 Swarovski Fancy Rhinestones - 27 mm Faceted Round (1201) - Crystal Summer Blush (1)
s33481 Swarovski Fancy Rhinestones - 27 mm Faceted Round (1201) - Crystal Stormy (1)
Article 4120
s33463 Findings - Stone Mount -  Sew On Mount with Prongs for Fancy Stone 4120 18 x 13 - Rhodium Plated (1)s33464 Findings - Stone Mount -  Sew On Mount with Prongs for Fancy Stone 4120 18 x 13 - Gold Plated (1) s33490 Swarovski Fancy Rhinestones - 13 x 18 mm Faceted Oval (4120) - Rose Stormy (1) s33491 Swarovski Fancy Rhinestones - 13 x 18 mm Faceted Oval (4120) - Crystal Stormy (1)
s33492 Swarovski Fancy Rhinestones - 13 x 18 mm Faceted Oval (4120) - Crystal Purple Haze (1) s33493 Swarovski Fancy Rhinestones - 13 x 18 mm Faceted Oval (4120) - Aqua Glacier Blue (1)
s33494 Swarovski Fancy Rhinestones - 13 x 18 mm Faceted Oval (4120) - Emerald Glacier Blue (1) s33495 Swarovski Fancy Rhinestones - 13 x 18 mm Faceted Oval (4120) - Crystal Summer Blush (1)
Article 4227
s33458 Findings - Stone Mount -  Sew On Mount with Prongs for Fancy Stone 4227 32 x 17 - Gold Plated (1)s33457 Findings - Stone Mount -  Sew On Mount with Prongs for Fancy Stone 4227 32 x 17 - Rhodium Plated (1) s33482 Swarovski Fancy Rhinestones - 17 x 32 mm Faceted Marquise (4227) - Crystal Purple Haze (1) s33483 Swarovski Fancy Rhinestones - 17 x 32 mm Faceted Marquise (4227) - Crystal Summer Blush (1)
Article 4320
s33453 Findings - Stone Mount -  Sew On Mount with Prongs for Fancy Stone 4320 18 x 13 - Gold Plated (1)s33454 Findings - Stone Mount -  Sew On Mount with Prongs for Fancy Stone 4320 18 x 13 - Rhodium Plated (1) s33484 Swarovski Fancy Rhinestones - 13 x 18 mm Faceted Pear (4320) - Emerald Glacier Blue (1) s33485 Swarovski Fancy Rhinestones - 13 x 18 mm Faceted Pear (4320) - Crystal Summer Blush (1)
s33487 Swarovski Fancy Rhinestones - 13 x 18 mm Faceted Pear (4320) - Rose Stormy (1) s33488 Swarovski Fancy Rhinestones - 13 x 18 mm Faceted Pear (4320) - Crystal Stormy (1)
s33489 Swarovski Fancy Rhinestones - 13 x 18 mm Faceted Pear (4320) - Crystal Purple Haze (1)
Article 4327
s33455 Findings - Stone Mount -  Sew On Mount with Prongs for Fancy Stone 4327 20 x 30 - Rhodium Plated (1) s33456 Findings - Stone Mount -  Sew On Mount with Prongs for Fancy Stone 4327 20 x 30 - Gold Plated (1) s33486 Swarovski Fancy Rhinestones - 20 x 30 mm Faceted Pear (4327) - Crystal Summer Blush (1)
Article 4610
s33461 Findings - Stone Mount -  Sew On Mount with Prongs for Fancy Stone 4610 18 x 13 - Gold Plated (1)s33462 Findings - Stone Mount -  Sew On Mount with Prongs for Fancy Stone 4610 18 x 13 - Imitation Rhodium (1) s33465 Swarovski Fancy Rhinestones - 13 x 18 mm Faceted Stepped Rectangle Cut (4610) - Crystal Stormy (1) s33467 Swarovski Fancy Rhinestones - 13 x 18 mm Faceted Stepped Rectangle Cut (4610) - Rose Stormy (1)
s33468 Swarovski Fancy Rhinestones - 13 x 18 mm Faceted Stepped Rectangle Cut (4610) - Aqua Glacier Blue (1) s33469 Swarovski Fancy Rhinestones - 13 x 18 mm Faceted Stepped Rectangle Cut (4610) - Emerald Glacier Blue (1)
s33470 Swarovski Fancy Rhinestones - 13 x 18 mm Faceted Stepped Rectangle Cut (4610) - Crystal Summer Blush (1) s33471 Swarovski Fancy Rhinestones - 13 x 18 mm Faceted Stepped Rectangle Cut (4610) - Crystal Purple Haze (1)
Article 4627
s33452 Findings - Stone Mount -  Sew On Mount with Prongs for Fancy Stone 4627 18.5 x 27 - Gold Plated (1)s33451 Findings - Stone Mount -  Sew On Mount with Prongs for Fancy Stone 4627 18.5 x 27 - Rhodium Plated (1) s33466 Swarovski Fancy Rhinestones - 18.5 x 27 mm Faceted Rectangle Cut (4627) - Aqua Glacier Blue (1) s33472 Swarovski Fancy Rhinestones - 18.5 x 27 mm Faceted Rectangle Cut (4627) - Crystal AB (1)
s33473 Swarovski Fancy Rhinestones - 18.5 x 27 mm Faceted Rectangle Cut (4627) - Fuchsia (1) s33474 Swarovski Fancy Rhinestones - 18.5 x 27 mm Faceted Rectangle Cut (4627) - Tanzanite (1)
s33475 Swarovski Fancy Rhinestones - 18.5 x 27 mm Faceted Rectangle Cut (4627) - Light Rose (1) s33476 Swarovski Fancy Rhinestones - 18.5 x 27 mm Faceted Rectangle Cut (4627) - Crystal Stormy (1)
s33477 Swarovski Fancy Rhinestones - 18.5 x 27 mm Faceted Rectangle Cut (4627) - Crystal Summer Blush (1) s33478 Swarovski Fancy Rhinestones - 18.5 x 27 mm Faceted Rectangle Cut (4627) - Crystal Purple Haze (1)

157734211402001 Swarovski - Applique -  Crystal Rock (7342) Diamond - Crystal Silver Shadow (1)Over in the what-is-new-and-fabulous-in-hot-fix department - Crystal Rock. This is an applique that is hundreds of tiny little faceted gem-like crystals, all embedded on a carrier layer, that you can affix in one fell swoop.
Incidentally - nothing says that you HAVE to hot-fix this - you could - for instance - just glue it onto, oh, say, your cell phone, tablet, laptop, heck - purse, shoes, hat, leather jacket.


s33447 Czech Seedbeads - 2 Hole Superduo Twins - Silky Silvers33380 Czech Seedbeads - 2 Hole Twins - Amber MagicWhat else this week? Well - more Czech Twins AND Super Duos!






s33417 Czech Seedbeads - 8 mm Seedbead - Archeology (strand)
And these ancient-looking 8 mm seedbeads have been causing a buzz on our facebook page! They really do look like old trade-beads - but smaller!





s33527 Findings - Clasp - Long Tube and Bar Trombone - Antiqued Copper (1)And for those looking for a tube clasp with a bar, instead of rings - we have - da-da-dah! - Trombones! These come in 6 metal colours and 4 sizes - something just right for you! Use them for beadweaving projects - off-loom or on-loom, or textiles, or mixed media - or whatever suits your fancy.

As usual, 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!


Warning!
We will be closed Aug 15 - 19 for inventory. Our store will be closed and online orders will not be picked during that time, as we will need all hands on deck for the inventory - plus it messes up the inventory to pick orders while counting! If we finish early - we'll reopen early. Online order picking will resume on the 20th, in the order in which the orders were ordered. ;-) Thank you for your patience!



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