Thursday, September 13, 2012

Are you the Girl with the Pearl Earring?

s33791 Freshwater Pearls - 33-43 mm Very Slender Biwa Stick Pearl - Burgundy Copper (strand)Or Necklace? Or Bracelet? Or are you - "oh, Pearls, like my grandma wore." 

We have a new shipment of freshwater pearls this week - but I guarantee - there are pearls here like yo gamma never saw.

s33784 Freshwater Pearls - 4 x 6 mm Rice Pearl - Natural Mix (strand)s33805 Freshwater Pearls - 9 mm Potato Pearl - Cream (strand)Yep - we've got your traditional pearls, round, rice, cream, white. Because - you know, they are CLASSIC. They go everywhere, do everything. From Brides to Bar Mitzvahs, from Work to Weekends, pearls are always appropriate.

s24921 Findings - Clasps - Box Clasp - 3 Strand Custom Cup Flower - Vermeil (1)In fact, if an s33811 Freshwater Pearls - 8 mm Round Pearl - Half Drilled - Platinum (pair)uber-elegant pair of earrings made with half-drilled pearls is just the ticket - we have some half-drilled pearls - sold in matched pairs. These are extremely nice quality pearls. Half-drilled means the hole goes into the pearl - but not all the way through - so you insert a post into the pearl - a little glue on the post first, and then add the pearl - and the pearl seems to float there - unsupported. Or - you can create the same illusion with a fine chain - inserted into the hole - but does not come out the other side.

s33797 Freshwater Pearls - 25 mm Biwa Stick Pearl - Royalty (strand)s33789 Freshwater Pearls - 15 mm Cornflake Keishi Pearl - Raspberry Sorbet (strand)But for those walks on the wild side - we have your funkalicious pearls. Stick Biwa, Cornflake Keishi, and Coin pearls.
So come give some pearls a whirl.
The key is - to get to them before Erin buys them all. 

s33711 Artisan Lampwork -  Fat Banana - Amber Sunshine (1)s33716 Artisan Lampwork -  Twisted Oval - Cranberry Amethyst (1)We also scored a stash of handmade, Artisan Lampwork beads - made in Czech. Handmaking beads in Czech has been a cottage industry for many years. While it fell out of favour during the communist regime - it is now being revived as a means of support for many families. Check them all out here

So, as always - wonderful things all over the site - so click on a link or an image to go straight to the item mentioned, or go to our massive list of everything and look for the "new" tags. If that page seems overwhelming - which we freely admit it is! - then try for bite-size portions by checking out these categories: Firepolish, Pressed Glass, Swarovski Crystal, Seedbeads, Stone and Pearls, Preciosa Crystal, Metal Beads, Other Cool Beads, Findings, Metal Clay & Supplies or Books, Kits, Tools.
And don't forget to check out our free, yes, free projects. Over 300 to choose from - a new one every week!

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