Thursday, September 20, 2012

Feelin' Drusy ...

s33899 Stone -  Drusy Pear Cabochon - Pink Sugar Princess (1)
s33895 Stone - 9.5 x 11 mm Drusy Cabochon - Hi Karati (1)Slow down - life goes too fast
Ya gotta make the beading LAST
Just kicking down the cobble stones, looking for fun and feelin' DRUSY

Summer is starting to wind up - in fits and starts - warm day, wet day, cold day. Are you starting to think about winter projects? Are you making gifts this year? The time to start is now! 
If you're thinking about a nice beadwork project, and would like to bead around something special, how about this new selection of drusy cabochons

Druzy is crystals formed on stone - often deep inside round geodes or thunder eggs. They have a sparkly texture - and they look really cool! From wildly irregular to calmly oval - we have a fascinating collection of them! Check them out!

If ever I would leaf you ...

s33814 Chain -  Leafy Charm Chain - Matte Black (Inch)
If ever I would leaf you
It couldn't be in Autumn
... I've seen how the beads sparkle, when fall nips the air
s33815 Chain -  Scallop Shell Charm Chain - Antiqued Copper (Inch) 
But maybe this chain will convince you to do some "leaf"-ing. This matte black leafy chain is just about the sexiest chain you can think of. It just doesn't need any adornment at all. But that doesn't mean that you couldn't wire on some crystals into all those links and make something so fabulous that your friends will swoon at your feet with desire. And, who doesn't consider that time well spent? 

And if you're feeling shell-fish - then how about this charming scallop shell adorned chain in Antiqued Copper? Or Antiqued Silver

s33818 Chain - Delicate Dainty Curves - Antiqued Brass (Metre)We have delicate and dainty chain - in Antiqued Brass. Given the age of this chain - that patina might actually be natural and not applied in the factory! 

s33819 Chain - 3.6 mm Art Deco Links - Brass (Metre)Or - something more robust - more of a statement chain - with an Art Deco vibe.

s33886 Tools -  Quick Start Peyote - for 11/0s - Seed and Cylinder (pack of 3)Seedbeads? Peyote stitch? Do I have your attention? How about this - a quick and easy way to get started without confusion over the first and second row, keep the tension nice - and eliminate false starts! Don't believe me? Check out this video! I'm so excited about this - I want to try it!
Currently - we have them for size 11/0s - but if you like them, we'll get more sizes!

s33890 Swarovski Filigree Beads - 13 mm Round - Purple Velvet and Crystal Copper / Antique Gold (1)s33891 Swarovski Filigree Beads - 13 mm Round - Light Topaz and Cobalt / Bright Silver (1)If you love the Swarovski Filigree beads - then hey - two more colourways for you - Purple Velvet and Crystal Copper on Gold, and Light Topaz and Cobalt on Silver so bright it is almost white!

And, 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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