Thursday, April 05, 2012

New This Week

It's April Already ...

It's April already - fully one third of 2012 has whizzed by already - and where did it go? Don't ask me - I'm still trying to catch up to February. We've had some lovely spring weather in some parts of the country - although as I write this - it is raining pitchforks and hammer handles and I swear I just saw a polar bear fly by in the wind. 

s32111 Stone Beads - 10 mm Round - Dumortierite (strand)So - new month - time for a new stone of the month. This soft-denim-blue stone is Dumortierite - back by popular demand! If you are looking for a nice casual stone - in a soft blue - this handsome stone might just fit the bill. Metaphysically - Dumortierite (do-mor-TEER-ite) is the stone of patience and helps with organizational abilities. I should maybe get a desk made out of it - what do you think? 

s32276 Stone Beads - 12 mm Round - Rose Quartz (strand)But that's not the only new stone beads this week. We have some new Rose Quartz - in a soft and ethereal pink. 

s32296 Stone Beads - Humongus Ovoid - Rock Crystal Quartz (1)If you like your Quartz crystal to be water clear - and you aren't afraid of big beads! - then check out these Humongous Ovoids in Rock Crystal Quartz. At 40 - 45 mm long and 30 mm deep - they are a substantial statement bead.

s20068 Stone Beads -  Faceted Nuggets - Matt Black Onyx (strand)At the other end of the bead spectrum - we have Matte Black Onyx. With it's silky soft texture and dense, inky black - it is a stunning contrast to the Rock Crystal Quartz. 

If you want some colour - well you are going to have s32298 Stone Beads - 23 x 30 mm Trapezoid Drop - Bronze Infused Purple Turquoise (1)s32297 Stone Beads -  Faceted Hexagon-oid - Dog Tooth Amethyst (strand)to make some choices. For instance - if you are partial to purple, you are going to have to choose between Bronze Infused Purple Turquoise or Dog Tooth Amethyst

s32286 Stone Beads - 60 mm Disc Pendant - Lapis Lazuli (1)s32287 Stone Beads - 12 mm Coin - Sodalite (strand)If your bias is for blue, then you must decide (other than the Dumortierite above) between the Lapis Lazuli, the Sodalite, or even s32316 Stone Beads - 9.5 mm Faceted Donut Rondelle - Angelite (1)the Angelite.

s32295 Stone Beads -  Faceted Nuggets - Chrysocolla (1)And if green makes you giddy - then you will s32289 Stone Beads - 8 x 10 mm Six-Sided Rice - Malachite (1)have to make the very tough choice between this Chrysocolla and this Malachite.

OK - I'm kidding - you don't have to choose. You can have one of s11488 Stone Beads -  Chunky Nugget - Pyrite (1)everything (I did!). Oh, and these Chunky chunks of Pyrite too.

s32256 Cloisonne - 20 mm Dolphin Puff Oval - Aqua / Jet (1)
Save the dolphins!
Collect the whole set! Collect a set of these delightful cloisonne dolphin beads, in all four colors. Because your life needs some porpoise.
s32269 Thread -  Toho Beading Thread - Brown (Spool)New Thread!
A new thread for bead weaving and bead stitching. This is One-G - and is made by Toho. It is pre-treated with an anti-tangle / anti-fray treatment and stretches less than other bead threads. It comes in a dozen different colors.

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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Suzanne said...

I think it's just a quarter of the year that's whizzed by... Three months...

dragonjools said...

This may explain a lot you know ... . ;-)