Thursday, June 16, 2011

New This Week!

The Vintaj Branch!

s29372 Vintaj -  Branching Out - Natural Brass (1)Have you branched out into Vintaj metal yet? Well, why not? s29367 Vintaj -  Flourish Petal Bead Cap - Natural Brass (1)You could start with this metal branch! This week - following our recent trend of metal, metal, and more metal, we have some new Vintaj components for you. The Vintaj components have a wonderful sense of whimsy, and a very Art Nouveau influence.

We've added some fibre options lately, Mousetail (smaller than our regular Rattail), Silk Ribbons, and Wire Lace - which - I dunno. It's knitted out of wire, s29323 Findings - 13 mm Choker Ends - Nickel Plated (1)but the technique for making it is like making fabric, so is it Wire? or Lace? Anyway - what you are probably looking for at this point are some ribbon ends or connectors. Well, in the spirit of Murphy, this is the point at which our supplier decided to cease production of the standard, classic, been-around-since-the-50's clamp-on ribbon-end. Don't it just figure? So, we've been scrambling around, looking for alternates. We do have some options for you. This wide, toothy end clamps on, with the teeth providing extra traction - but you know, a little extra insurance with a dab of glue couldn't hurt either. Comes in Nickel plated or Gold Plated.

We also have these ends, for one or two cords, maybe three if s29338 Findings -  Crimp for Cord with End Loop - Antique Copper (10)they are small. These have a couple of holes in the side, so you could stitch through the hole with a thread or small wire for extra holding power, or it also gives a place for some glue to hang onto and dry out properly. We have these in Copper, Silver, Brass and Gold colour.

Other New Stuff

s29344 Findings - 16 x 29 mm Rectangle Bezel Ring - Bright Brass (1)s29345 Findings -  Square Rimmed Bezel Link - Silver Plated (1)Hey - another bezel finding or two, for your epoxy/crystal clay pleasure. (Or resin pleasure, take your pick.)

34762021170722 Swarovski Elements Pendant - 18 mm Faceted Heart (6202) - Topaz Blend (1)More arrivals in the Topaz Blend or the Amethyst Blend! Best just to go to the Swarovski page and look for the new tags! 27750401033721 Swarovski Elements Bead - 8 mm Faceted Donut (5040) - Amethyst Blend (1)

You can click on a link or a picture above, or start with the Main Page, if you feeling intrepid, (there is a LOT of stuff there), or chunk it down into bite-size portions by checking out the categories: Click on a link and go crazy! Firepolish, Pressed Glass, Swarovski Crystal, Seedbeads, Stone and Pearls, Preciosa Crystal, Metal Beads, Other Cool Beads, Findings, Metal Clay & Supplies or Books, Kits, Tools. Look for the "new" tags!

Or maybe check out all our free, yes, free projects. A new one every week.

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