Thursday, December 19, 2013

New Pellets from Preciosa

27800964-14 Glass -  Pellet Beads - Periwinkle (Strand 44)
They keep inventing new shapes.

Because I think they think that we think that there aren't enough bead shapes.

What do you think they will think of next?

These are made by Preciosa-Ornela in Czech Republic, and are a bongo-drum shape with wide ends and a narrow waist (unlike - ahem - some of us!). While they look really cool strung side by side - I think the most interesting use of them will be in seedbead and small bead creations.

However, some places call them Soutache beads - which makes one think that narrow waist might lend itself very nicely to the whole soutache stitchery thing. You decide!

And we have a whole bunch of them - so Czech them out! (heh, heh.)

27758601600295 Swarovski Elements Pearl - 16 mm Coin Pearl (5860) - Bronze Pearl (5)

More Swarovski Coin Pearls

Gosh - these are lovely. How can you resist these? You can't - you know you can't.

Holiday Closing

We will be closing early Christmas eve, at 3 p.m. on Dec. 24th. We will be closed over the final week of the year, between Christmas and New Year's, and re-opening on our normal schedule on Jan 2, 2014.*
As usual, our trusty computers will be standing by to take your online orders over the holidays. We hope you have a wonderful holiday season - and that you find lots of time to do the things you love!
*This does mean that there will be no new product updates for the next two weeks. However, our rotating weekly sales will continue!
Merry Christmas to all!

Increase to Shipping

Effective January 1, we will be raising our shipping rates. We have not increased them in 4 years, but we can no longer hold this rate. Effective Jan 1 2014, shipping costs will be $7.95 for Canadian and U.S. orders - BUT orders over $100 will still ship free.
So - as always - you can click on a link or image above, or get started with the new items here. Happy Beading!

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