Mo' Spikes, Mo' Twins, Mo' Chatons
I love saying "Chaton" - what a wonderful word. Chaton, Chaton, Chaton. Excuse me, Chaton, please bring me another glass of Chatonagne.
A very sparklying Chatonagne that would be. Chatons are pointed-back rhinestones - and you can embed them in epoxy clay (Apoxie Sculpt or Crystal Clay). Or in polymer clay. You can use them in metal clay too - but you can't fire them - they would melt before you got up to temperature - so you have to leave a little divot for them, and add them afterwards. Or you could go mixed-media - combining Metal Clay and Epoxy clay.
Well - if rhinestones don't cause your heartbeat to spike, how about more colours in the Spike beads? You can really make a point with these. Talk about your statement jewelry!
And speaking of new beads, if the new seedbead shape - the two-hole "twin" bead - has fired your imagination - then you'll be happy to see we have more colours in these now too!
And by extension - if unusual shapes of small beads are what floats your boat - we just got some nice Farfalle mixes. Farfalle are also known as peanut beads - although Farfalle translates to butterfly. The reason is that the manufacturer named them Farfalle for their shape like Farfalle (butterfly) pasta - and beaders renamed them "peanut" beads - because that is also what they are shaped like. I think these Black Diamond AB ones are really stunning - regardless of the name.
Hmmm - what else is new this week? Well - more colours of Silk Strings. Silk is so delightful - the colours are so rich, the texture is so - well - silky.
Or these, which are also olivish in shape, and have some green too.
More fiery and less olive-like, these Ruby Bronze beads are very striking.
Also red - but a different kind of red - a fun and funky red instead of a formal and serious red, are these Cherry Cordial beads.
Plenty of other new items to choose from around the site, so go ahead, click on a link or a picture above, or start with the Main Page, if you are 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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