Thursday, January 07, 2016

Show your Metal ...

tc94-5505-27 Metal Bead - Big Hole Grooved - Brass Oxide (1)Deja vu all over again. A new year - and ... I'm pretty sure I'm recycling that tc94-3058-26 Findings - Link -  Calla Lily Rectangle - Antique Gold (1)headline. And for that matter - this week's theme is another big stash of metal beads and stuff.

However - the delight is in the details. Yes - more metal. But not the same metal. And I don't have to explain to you that a bead is not a bead is not a bead.

For instance - new Stardust beads - that fine granular texture surface, in Bright Silver and Bright Gold and a darker silver that falls into the Gunmetal family. Both shiny and matte at the same time - and with 28836007 Metal Beads - 8 mm Stardust Round - Bright Gold (50)crimps28836012 Metal Beads - 10 mm Stardust Round - Gunmetal (25) to match.

There is a new bunch of Tierracast metal beads (you knew that you could shop by brand-name on our site, didn't you? Of course, in some cases, like Swarovski - it really doesn't narrow down your choices much!)

If you are feeling like making something dark - then tc94-5520-13 Metal Beads -  Monarch Butterfly - Metal Noir (1)the dark Metal Noir might spark some ideas - from butterflies to crimp tubes to headpins.

If you need bailing out - then these tc94-5733-12 Metal Bail - Glue on Cabochon Bail -  Heart Shape - Antiqued Silver (1)heart-shape, glue-on bails could work.

tc94-5674-18 Metal Beads - Small Angel Wings - Antiqued Copper (1)And if you are just winging it - then these Antique Copper small angel wings might be just the thing.
tc94-5693-27 Lampwork Bead Findings - 8 mm Daisy Bead Aligner - Brass Oxide (10)And even some new items in the lampwork accessories - these "aligners" are designed to step down the size of the largish holes in lampwork beads so that when you string them next to other, regular, mortal beads - then they don't slop around on the beading wire.
tc94-5538-18 Metal Bead -  Turtle - Antiqued Copper (1)
And finally - I leave you with this - Antiqued Copper Turtle - 'cuz he's just so darn adorable.

You can check out all the new items here! Go forth and create and be happy!

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