Thursday, September 27, 2012

Once in a Square Blue Moon

s33936 LunaSoft - Cabochon - 17 mm Square - Blueberry (1)
LunaSoft Cabochons at BeadFX! We have the totally delicious, yummy, JUICY new LunaSoft Cabochons. These s33941 LunaSoft - Cabochon - 17 mm Square - Mango (1)are German-made Lucite cabochons - and they almost seem to glow! They are a soft, matte finish, and the metallic back reflects the light, so that it bounces around inside like crazy and comes out all yummy - to use the technical language. They come in squares, ovals and rounds, and if you think that a square moon makes no sense, then you haven't been playing Minecraft. Which you should maybe check out - as it is a hot new wave in computer games. You can build things - and you get to mine for diamonds!

s34173 Book -  Stitch Workshop - Right Angle Weave - by Bead and Button MagazineAnyway - you can bead bezels around these and they almost seem to float. Check 'em out! 

If you need some help with HOW to bead a bezel around a cabochon - which simply means that you use seedbeads to create a ring around the stone to hold it in place - anyway - if you need help with that - then check out Right-Angle Weave Stitch Workshop - which promises to teach you this and much, much more. 

s33992 Finding -  Rotating Pendant Bezel - Picot Edge - Antique Brass (1)Speaking of Bezels - check THIS out! These are bead bezels - or rivoli bezels, or for round cabochons - or - what have you. Pop a 14 mm bead into these, push the soft metal edge down onto the bead, and bingo - instant charm or pendant! 

s33986 Finding -  Rotating Pendant Bezel w Shelf - Flowery Filigree - Bright Brass (1)These have a rotating bail on them too, so they are flexible in how you use them. They are quite exciting!
We also have these - with an interior ledge or shelf - so you can glue a 16 mm cabochon into them. Say - something that you made in Resin? I leave it to your fertile imaginations to find ways to use them! 

s34003 Metal Bead Cap/Cone -  Woodland Fairy Hat - Bright Brass (1)
And speaking of fertile imaginations - it doesn't actually require one to imagine that these bead caps (or cones) are actually Woodland Fairy Hats - immortalized in Brass, Antique Brass, Bright Copper, Antiqued Copper, Antiqued Silver, or Gunmetal. s34000 Metal Bead Cap/Cone -  Woodland Gnome Hat - Gunmetal (1)Although I'm struggling with reconciling "Gunmetal" and "Woodland Fairy" as two concepts that go together. Gunmetal is more appropriate for the Gnome hats, I think.

And so, as always - wonderful things - new and old - 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.
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