Thursday, February 18, 2016

Dragonflies and Honeycombs!

A few days warm, a few days in the deep freeze, a few inches of snow - if you don't like this winter, wait a day and s36796 Button - 42 mm Embossed Dragonfly - Blue Irisit will be different. But if you are dreaming of summer, of lazy days and warm evenings, of buzzing beads, er, bees, and zipping, hovering dragonflies over a still pond - then s47962 Button - 30 mm Zinnia Flower - Purple Auroradream on with these:
A new selection of Czech-made glass buttons. These buttons are made in the classic Czech style and method, and in some cases, with molds and presses that have been s47964 Button - 1 inch Star Square - Green Firein use for generations! The colours and finishes are more spectacular now, however.
And they are spectacular - from Dragonflies to flowers to abstract designs! You can use them as a focal point, on a stiff backing, for instance, and work rows of beads around s47994 Button - 27 mm Vortex - Royal Blueit for a stunning bezeled look, you could make a silver setting and mount them like a gemstone, or use them as a big button closure on a bracelet, using a loop of small beads to slip over the button to complete the clasp. Anyway you use them, you are going to get compliments!

s47880 Czech Shaped Beads - 2 Hole Honeycombs - California Gold Rush (Strand of 30)
Honeycomb beads - more of these lovely honeycomb beads that fit together like pieces of a puzzle. The kind of puzzle s47893 Czech Shaped Beads - 2 Hole Honeycombs - Matte Metallic Antique Brass (Strand of 30)where all the pieces fit together easily. Like, not a hard puzzle. ;-)

You can stitch them in rows into wide cuffs - their two-hole design really makes this easy - or design something s47898 Czech Shaped Beads - 2 Hole Honeycombs - Green Turquoise Lumi (Strand of 30)more elaborate.
s47877 Metal - Huge Ring - Brushed Antique Gold

And if that doesn't ring your bell - then maybe you need to put a ring on it. A really huge ring. Like - 50 mm. (about 2 inches - if s47878 Metal - Huge Ring - Gunmetalyou haven't really made the conversion yet.) These big metal rings could be beaded over, or made into a pendant with charms or beads hanging - or ... well, you tell us!

So, we'll just hunker down and wait for spring, hiding in our beady places, making lovely things and dreaming of summer. The best thing about winter is all the quiet time to be creative!

Check out all the new items here or click on a link above! Go forth and create and be happy!

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