Across the stream, on the other side of the valley, lived the Japanese Seedbead clan. They were just as fun-loving in their own way, but were much more orderly about it. They had many festivals with elaborate costumes and intricate dances and valued a elegant, refined, approach to life.
And so it came to pass, in the valley of the beads, there was born two beady children.
To the Czech seedbead clan was born a happy gurgling child who blew snot bubbles and kicked and cooed and laughed. She was a large seedbead, right from the beginning, and they named her 2/0.
To the Japanese family - there was born a tiny, delicate child - who viewed the world with huge, liquid eyes and long feathery lashes and had the look of something so delicate, she might break if you dropped her. She was an ethereal child, and they called her 1.5 mm Cube.
Now, you might expect from the title that these children would grow up to be great rivals, but they did not, because that's not how beads work. They were actually great friends, with the tiny 1.5 mm cube dancing circles around the big, bold, beautiful 2/0.
In fact, the Czech 2-hole shaped bead clan, that lived in the next valley over, were so impressed with the tiny little 1.5 mm cube, that they decided to have more Mini-Duos! Will they be inspired by the large and laughing 2/0? Only time will tell!
Also hot on the gift-horizon are the do-it-yourself Rhinestone bracelets, and we have new colours of the ss 29 size Chatons. More colours means more ways to please!
You can check out all this week's new stuff here. Go forth and Bead Happy!