Do you love Fibre? No - not Bran Muffins with extra roughage - I mean long silky threads in hypnotic colours, rich, textured wool that is as soft as a cloud, ethereal ribbons that float rather than fall - in short - if you have a stash of yarn that is threatening to explode out of the back room - if you have it as bad for textiles as you do for beads - then - this is your lucky day. Or unlucky day, as the case may be - as we are now able to enable your fibre addiction as well as your beading addiction!
If you read our teaser on Monday - you know that we are now a distributor for Mirrix Looms. Mirrix make looms especially for the beader who wants to work with fibre - and the weaver who wants to play with beads.
These pint sized looms are small enough to pop in your carry bag and hit the road with you, sit in your lap at lunch or let you weave the wasted hours on the train into wonderful creations. And should you choose to go with a slightly larger version - remember - you can put two small projects on a bigger loom - you work on whichever one strikes your fancy! (Great for those of us with ADOS - Attention Deficit ooooo shiny.)
If you don't know anything about weaving (like me when Marg pulled these out of the box - I mean - shedding device? Seriously? I have a shedding device at home - 3 of them - they are called cats and dogs .... ) - there are oodles of resources - starting with videos on youtube.
New Stone(s) of the Month
Well - actually - two new stones of the month. We've featured Rhyolite - also known as Rain Forest Jasper - before - but this new shipment of stone is a softer, gentler looking stone. Primarily sage greens with puddles of dark green - with some creams and browns - this is a handsome, organic looking stone - just waiting for the perfect accent. Copper anyone?
In addition - we have Matte Carnelian. This yummy-enough-to-eat stone is translucent - so it almost seems to glow with reflected light. The not-glossy matte finish is hot, Hot, HOT - especially for making men's jewelry.
So, as always - wonderful things all over the site - so click on a link or an image to go straight to the item mentioned, or go to our listing-o'-everthing and look for the "new" tags. If that page seems overwhelming - which we freely admit it is! - then try for 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!
Lampworking Studio is Now Open - Please call ahead to check availability and reserve a spot.
Don't forget - we are at our new location - so don't automatically drive to the old place by mistake - details on our About Us page.