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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Back to the Past!

s35148 Stone Beads - 40 mm Donut Pendant - Jade (1)Last week - we invited you to explore your inner Ninja. This week - we're going waaaay back in time - so that you can explore your inner cave person, with Stones and Leather!
s35140 Stone Beads - 50 mm Donut Pendant - Denim Sodalite (1)We've come a long way from the days when impressing the ladies-who-lunch-on-roast-wildebeest at the local festival-of-the-returning-sun meant chasing a buffalo through the forest and trying to pull it's tail hairs out, or salvaging a scrap of leather for tanning before the wild dogs scavenged it, or just looking for shiny pebbles on the beach - which was, at least, less risky. Until the tide came in. Now we have a whole rainbow of colours to choose from - heck - we have more words for colours than ever before!

s35155 Stone Beads - 6 mm Round - Matte Amethyst (long strand)Stones from earthy Porcelain Jasper, delicate Rose Quartz, primal Amethyst, in matte, no less! Fiery Carnelian, to mystical Jade and bewitching Pyrite, a wide range of stones and colours to make you happy!

s35094 Stringing -  Regaliz Licorice Leather - Hey Barbie (Inch)Now - if chasing wild animals for their hide makes you happy - who are we to say otherwise? But, it you prefer to not spend the day cold, wet and in danger of getting stomped, and are a complete loss as to where to find an animal in Barbie Pink (ok - the aisles of Toys-R-Us is a good answer. But have you shopped there? It's a jungle!) Fresh new colours in the Regaliz Licorice Leather and the Flat Leather. And some round leather cord as well! (Including some pink here too. What does that say? The world needs more pink cows?)

If you'd like to get your ooga-booga on by hitting something - and you are s35109 Stringing - 2 mm Leather Cord - Dark Rose (1 Metre)comfortable moving from the stone age to the ... Natural Brass Age - well - we can make you feel like a Natural Woman (or a Natural Dude). New brass blanks from Vintaj - just waiting for you to start hammering out a design on them, gluing stuff to them, patina-ing them, (is patina-ing even a word?) and generally just s35125 Vintaj -  Guitar Pick - Natural Brass (1)putting your own, ahem, stamp, on them. (See - Guitar pick shapes - we picked this just for you; you can pick your friends, you can pick your nose, you can't pick ... nevermind, keep calm and carry on.)

So, if you think we've come a long way, baby, remember, everything old is new again, and in the circle of life, the wheels on the bus go 'round and 'round.

As always, wonderful, wonderful things - all over the site. I leave you to explore at your leisure. Click on a link or an image to go straight to the item mentioned above, or go to our massive list of everything, or 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.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

SuperDuos versus Twins


As Dwyn wrote for the website section on Twins:
"A new two-hole seedbead. It looks a little like those domino masks for a maskerade party - but with two holes, there are many, many new possibilities for new designs.
Actually I should explain here that there are two very similar beads that are small, oval beads with two holes in them. We have both the Twins and the Superduos. The difference is the Superduos are more exactingly made, and a little more substantial - they are a little heavier. And, as such, a little more expensive than their plainer cousins - the Twins. The Superduos also come in some more interesting finishes and colour variations. If you think that is confusing - well, you are in good company."

Thanks to Jennifer VanBenschoten, editor of Beading Daily, for explaining the difference in the manufacturing of the beads.

"SuperDuo seed beads are pressed glass beads, meaning that they are made in a mold so that each bead is highly consistent in shape and size. Twin seed beads, on the other hand, are manufactured according to traditional Czech seed bead making techniques where the beads are drawn, cut, and tumbled, resulting in a more variable shape and size."

I realized there was a definite difference in size when I started designing a bracelet using twins in a right angle weave stitch. The SuperDuos are definitely bigger and created a larger space between the RAW units than the Twin seedbeads did. I had to add in some 15/0 seedbeads when using the SuperDuos with 4mm Swarovski Crystal pearls and bicones in 4mm. So they are not totally interchangeable. If a pattern calls for one or the other, choose wisely unless you want to start making adjustments to the pattern.

I made the green bracelet with SuperDuo's, 2.5mm Swarovski Crystal bicones and size 15/0 seedbeads.
The purple bracelet is made with SuperDuo's, 4 mm Swarovski bicones in Crystal Golden Shadow and 15/0 Charlottes in Bronze (tb15r221).
The black and silver bracelet is made with Twins, 4mm Swarovski Crystal bicones and pearls with 15/0 seedbeads.

You can see that I had to add in the 15/0 Charlottes for the purple bracelet in between the bicones. Maybe if I didn't add the Charlottes in the RAW unit, I wouldn't have needed to add them in with the crystals. Designing is all about trial and error and working through variations until what you make looks like the picture in your head!

Preciosa has some really nice patterns using the Twin beads on their website if you want some free patterns.

Simple bracelets with PRECIOSA Twin™ seed beads
You can find all our two hole seedbeads here ----->
Have you made anything with them yet? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Up-coming NEW classes

Can you believe that we're almost through January? I can't! Looking ahead to late-January and February classes, there are several 'first-time offered' courses that instructors have developed:

Basic Metalsmithing: Introduction to Sawing and Piercing
Wednesday, January 30; 6:00 - 8:00pm
Instructor: Iris Rogers Melamed

Learning how to use a jeweller’s saw will open up endless possibilities in jewellery design and construction. In this class you will first learn about the tools (saw frame, blades and bench pin) followed by instruction in their proper use. Finally, you will start to develop your skills by sawing lines, shapes and cutouts. 

Soutache Lesson #2: The Harp Module
Thursday, February 7; 6:00 - 9:00pm
Instructor: Angela Peace

This class teaches The Harp Shape Module and will expand on the skills learning the Basic Module class. Techniques to be covered include how to handle the soutache braid, manage tension, place stitches correctly, maintain the curve, and add multiple beads. These techniques will be used to make a pair of Harp Shape earrings with design options.

Introduction to Netting
Saturday, February 16; 9:30am - 12:30pm
Instructor: Maria Rypan

Choose your level of initiation into world of netting with richly textured beads. Start by stringing a combination of beads, turn around through the accent bead and begin netting. Work top to bottom for full control of how long to make your beadwork. Hard to believe that simple vertical netting could produce such a vast array of styles! Dive in!

In the “Simply Luxurious Net” extraordinarily luxurious results are achieved with the combo of bugle-tipped baubles, picots and occasional accents of a Swarovski® bicones. This is a great way to get into beading and learn the different edge finishes. Try the Glitter Earrings next.

A Pair of Bracelets
Saturday, February 16; 9:30am - 12:30pm
Instructor: Cindy Goldrick

Learn how to create beautiful folds in copper and create these two very different bracelets using the same technique: foldforming. One bracelet is composed of 1 x 1 inch copper squares joined by basic chain mail. The other is cut out then folded and formed around a bracelet mandrel. You can embellish with your own focal if you like.

AND ... there are lots more classes than these listed! For more information on all of the classes that BeadFX is offering, go to and follow the link to classes.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Be My Valentine

I've spent this uber awful icy/rainy morning with a few cups of coffee, and pinterest. It's Monday - I refuse to go outside, and I needed some inspiration on what to make the girls for Valentines day presents. I've created a board - Be My Valentine. I hope it inspires you!

This week, I thought I'd share a project that Dwyn made a while back. (last year or the year before that) You may remember Brave Heart - this was one of the projects that she created for Swarovski in Tucson.

For this year, at Tucson, we were very pleased to be one of the sponsors for the Swarovski Sparkling Make and Take - a fund-raiser for the local YWCA. 

This entailed designing a project featuring Swarovski crystals (such a hardship!), - something that could be made by a complete novice in under an hour - rather more of a challenge - getting the ok from Swarovski, purchasing all the components (ok - seriously - why is it every single time I design a kit - a key element has been discontinued???? Hmmmm?), assembling said kits, and shipping them ahead. 

I think there was some criteria about a price limit too - but as we were donating everything (along with John Bead - our co-sponsor) - we just ignored that. 

The end result was this series of Crystal Explosion pendants. We got a tonne of great feedback about these - everyone seemed to adore them - so we are publishing them here for you. We actually do expect to get some kits put together again, but here is the component list, and the instructions. 

And seriously - you can make it in under an hour. You need to review the "rapid loops" technique - which I pretty much had to invent in order to make all the samples to be shipped to Swarovski the next day. Necessity is the mother of invention all right. 

To make. 

Divide your headpins into two equal piles of 25. 

Divide the daisy spacers into 2 piles.

Take half of the headpins, and thread 2 beads on each. Use up the one pile of daisy spacers as the first item on the headpin (then add the two beads - the daisy spacer doesn't count as a bead for this project.)

Then do the same to the other pile of headpins, except make those with 3 beads. 

Left over beads can be added so that you have some headpins with 4 beads. And you should shorten a couple to just 1 bead. 

Now do the Rapid Loops for all them - giving you 50 dangles of varying lengths. Trim the wire ends. 

Use the Artistic Wire to create a wrapped loop for the Wild Heart. 

Thread the Wild Heart onto the Softflex, and then string the dangles on both sides, in random order, but putting the ones with the daisy spacers closest to the Heart. (The photo that illustrates this shows the Berry Surprise project - but the idea is the same.)

When they are all strung on, tie the two ends of the Softflex together, so you are knotting the strand into a big circle. Add the Link (Circle Ring) and knot again inside the link. So you have a circle of the Softflex, with all the beads on it, with the Heart on the bottom, and opposite the heart, there is a knot, and the link, and then knot inside the link. 

Then, using the link, hang on a chain, necklace, silk rattail, what have you. We used the silk rattail. 

That's it! Crystal Explosion!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

The Joy of Metal Clay: 3D Printer that Uses Paste

My obsession lately has been becoming mesmerized by the potential of 3D printers.  Again, I am a fan of creating with my hands but the science fiction aspect of inputting a design into a computer and a machine actually printing it out fascinates me.

I found this video of a 3-D printer being used in the food industry.  They are designing a printer that will print anything in a paste form.  Can you imagine what you could make with metal clay paste and this machine.  I have taught many students to use syringe and I would say that the majority of students I have had struggle with keeping their hand steady.  Myself included, I can use paste to entrap a stone and make organic looking details but I have never been able to produce anything that didn't have that "organic" look (when I say organic, I mean imperfect or perhaps even a bit messy). 

Here is the video:

The machine is not cost effective but imagine the fun you could have!!!!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

The Business Chat - Lose weight instantly!

Lose weight instantly!

No dieting! No exercising! 
Just take our magic pill once a day and the pounds will slip away while you eat on the couch! 
Lose 20 pounds a week for just $29.99

Now really, who would believe something like that? Everyone knows that if you want to lose weight you have to change your eating habits, eat less, exercise more and be patient. It takes time and effort to lose weight. 

There are no magic pills. We're too smart to believe in that.  

Yet for some reason, our smarts seem to disappear when it comes to running our micro business. I had a phone call this week from "Amy" who has been attempting to get her business going for a couple of years now. The problem for Amy is that she keeps looking for the magic pills. 

Amy was super excited because she was applying to a very large craft show with a great reputation. She was all in a tizzy because the show is in 7 months and she didn't know how she'd find the time to make all the inventory she needed. One of her favourite pieces is a large necklace that she sells for $195. She wanted to know how many I thought she should make, 80 or 100? I'm still laughing. For someone whose best show was $1000 in sales, thinking that she'd sell almost $20,000 of this one necklace in a weekend was beyond stupid. But it's the magic pill effect. She thought that just because she was in one of the best shows her sales would magically appear. 

Just being in a show won't bring in sales. 
Just having an online store won't bring in sales. 
Just getting your work into a store won't bring in sales. 
Just having a Facebook page, twitter account, pinterst board won't bring in sales. 

If you want to bring in sales then you need to: 
Constantly marketing your work 
Build up a customer list
Send out your newsletter 
Improve your work, always make new products, answer customer questions, blog regularly, take better and better product photos, post those photos online in pinterest, flickr and instagram, 
facebook (and not to the same people all the time)
define your customers so you know where to find them
Keep your business records organized

Wait, those things are work! Yes, yes they are. Just as there are no magic pills for dieting there are no magic formulas for success in your business.

No e-course, no show, no web designer can magically bring you success. All of these things are great IF you are willing to put the work into them. 

The only way to success is to take small steps constantly. All those little things will add up over time. You have to do the work.

So, rather than trolling the internet looking for new supplies, or a course on how to blog, ask yourself this, what could I do in the next 15 minutes that will move my business forward? 

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Friday, January 25, 2013

Getting Organized - a continuing saga

Bead Organization

I dream of being organized.

I subscribe to newsletters.

I like organizing focused pages on Facebook.

I pin all sorts of organizing tips on Pinterest.

I have all sorts of containers.
studio organization

This is not my picture... I wish!!!

I also have one big mess of beads.

I touched on my desire to be more organized in my blogpost A Beader's New Year's Resolutions.

I figure I am not the only one who suffers from organizational procrastination and a gazillion half finished (or is half started) projects.

Today I started entering my bead inventory into an excel insane is that? Not quite as insane as you would think when you come home with the same tube of beads for the ninth time....

Here is the beginning of my inventory:

size brand number colour vendor
8 Toho 16 tr capri blue beadfx
8 Toho 44 opaque sour apple beadfx
8 Toho 83 metallic broze iris beadfx
8 Toho 221 bronze beadfx
8 Toho 268 IC Ocean Lt Bronze/Crystal beadfx
8 Toho 344 blacklined crystal beadfx
8 Toho 610 opaque black matte beadfx
8 Toho 611 gunmetal matte beadfx
8 Toho 708 cassiopeia matte beadfx
8 Toho 803 lumi peachlined crystal beadfx
8 Toho 922 purple lined white opal beadfx
8 Toho 2224 silverlined purple beadfx
8 Toho 162c trans dark topaz ab beadfx
8 Toho 164f tr lime rbowfr beadfx
8 Toho 165f trans lt siam rbow frost beadfx
8 Toho 166df fr tr rbow lavendar ab beadfx
8 Toho 22f s/l mt lt topaz beadfx

It looks better in Excel.... I also have a column for the price of the tube and the size of the tube - but that still needs to be filled in.

My plan is that by the end of the year, I will have a handle on my beads. (insert maniacal laughter here)

Who wants to join me?

I will give little challenges to myself and hope that you will follow along.

Think of all the duplicate beads we will not buy!!! Think of all the NEW beads we WILL buy!!!!

This week's challenge:
Find all your PhD's (projects half done).
Put each one in a ziploc bag with everything you need - or think you need for that project.
That's it...
Please comment with how many PhD's you discovered.
I'll share mine too.

Let's spend every Friday blog on getting organized. Together we can do it. (I hope!)


Thursday, January 24, 2013

Release your Inner Ninja!

s35093 Tools -  Crystal Katana -  (1)Hiiiii-Ya. Release the Ninja smoke and prepare to bling up a storm. We have it - the Kellie Defries - (Crystal Ninja's) - patent (pending) Crystal Katana. I could tell you how this is her secret weapon for Crystallizing the heck out of everything that isn't moving - ooooor - I could show you the video!

Wouldn't you know it - these got lost on their way here! But they are here now - so get 'em while they're fresh!

s35087 Stone Beads - 12 mm Square - Smoky Quartz (strand)And what's a Ninja without Ninja Smoke? Well - a Ninja without a cough, I suppose - but we do in fact have Smokey Quartz - so I suppose that is close enough.

s35061 Stone Beads - 12 mm Coin - Red Tiger Iron (strand)A whack of it, actually in different sizes and shapes!

And if you'd care for something a little earthier, We have Red Tiger Iron, also in a variety of sizes and shapes! Tiger Iron is an interesting blend of stones: tiger eye, hematite and jasper.

And more Delica 10/0s! We're expanding the range of seedbeads even more - so here are over 40 new colours and finishes to expand our range of Delicas in size 10! (Wait till you see all the new seedbeads coming up in the next month. Acres of them.)

So, as always, wonderful, wonderful things - all over the site. I leave you to explore at your leisure. Click on a link or an image to go straight to the item mentioned above, or go to our massive list of everything, or 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.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Heart Jewellery Videos from Swarovski

In keeping with my last blog about all the Swarovski crystal hearts that are available in the store, I thought I would bring you some videos made by Swarovski Create-Your-Style.

Each of these videos show projects that incorporate hearts in the design. Packed with detailed step-by-step instructions, valuable trend information and useful tips on the best methods of application, an expert CREATE YOUR STYLE trainer demonstrates how to make beautiful designs using romantic Heart Pendants from the SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS assortment.

Key to My Heart Necklace

Swinging Hearts Earrings

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

New Opportunities for Metal Aficionados!

Do you like working with metal?
Have you taken a soldering class and are looking to be able to do more?
Do you dream about rolling mills and dapping blocks?
If you have answered 'yes' to any of these questions, we have news for you!
In addition to several new metal courses, we now have two open metal studios!

Metalsmithing Basics: Introductions to Sawing and Piercing
Wednesday, January 30
6pm to 9pm
Instructor: Iris Rogers Melamed
Learning how to use a jeweller’s saw will open up endless possibilities in jewellery design and construction. In this class you will first learn about the tools (saw frame, blades and bench pin) followed by instruction in their proper use. Finally, you will start to develop your skills by sawing lines, shapes and cutouts. 
Class fee: $35 (+HST); Kit fee: $10 (+HST)


Open Metal Studio: Soldering
Thursday, January 31
6pm to 9pm
Facilitator: Iris Rogers Melamed
This really isn't a class but is open to students who have already taken a soldering class at BeadFX. You can work on new projects or get help while you finish current projects. Iris will be on hand to lend her expertise with tips and techniques for soldering.
Class fee: $20 (+HST); Kit fee: None!

Open Metal Studio: Metalworking
Friday, February 8
6pm to 8pm
Facilitator: Cindy Goldrick
This is your opportunity to get to know the Metal Studio at BeadFX better and its many tools with a knowledgeable metalworker. Try tools before you buy them, from dapping blocks to rolling mills to pliers and torches. Bring a project with you and the instructor will help you solve design dilemmas, or suggest ways to incorporate metal into your design work to take it to the next level. Anything goes in this relaxed, informative hands-on environment.
Class fee: $20; Kit fee: None!

Angela Peace's Braided "Pandora-style" cord bracelet class on Saturday, January 26th is full, so she is running the class again:
Braided "Pandora-style" Cord Bracelet
Saturday, February 23
9:30am to 12:30pm
Instructor: Angela Peace
Learn this Pandora style braided cord technique to show off those special one-of-a-kind lampwork and metal clay beads and pendants. This technique can be used with a variety of materials to create a range of looks from the delicate to bold man-jewelry.
Class fee: $50; Kit fee: $10

There are lots of new courses on the website including new metalworking courses by Cindy Goldrick; new seedbeading and loomwork courses by Maria Rypan; and felting courses by Dawn Liu-Smyth. Take a look!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Totally Random

Short on inspiration? Look no further than our Pinterest boards!

Here's a great idea, and so inexpensive. Paint an old dresser, and remove the drawers. The depth of a dresser is perfect for storing organized bins of craft supplies.

Source: via beadFX on Pinterest

We love the colours on this Vintaj piece. Gilders paste is a perfect accent for any of your metal beads.

Source: via beadFX on Pinterest

Ode to the Dremel: Make a Pendant with Texture and Rivets, No Soldering Required - Jewelry Making Daily

And last but not least - from our Beading Around the World board: Government Celebrations in Kangding, Kardze, Tibet 2010 | A Khampa Tibetan girl in a traditional ceremonial costume from Palyul county. She wears the traditional women's headdress in Palyul with many strands of turquoise, and a gold necklace across her forehead, nine necklaces of coral and contemporary dzi, and coral and dzi beads set gold rings on six fingers. The costume and ornaments are probably the belongings of her family, and contain much of the family's wealth and savings.

The Business Chat - how useable is your online store?

Early last December my phone rang with an area code I didn't recognize. It was a lovely woman from New Brunswick who wanted to order jewelry. I do have an online store however this woman had never bought anything online and couldn't quite figure the whole thing out. We had a great conversation and after 45 minutes I had walked her through the process and the order was placed. She was very happy with herself for finally buying something online and I was very happy that she could purchase more in the future. 
I don't know about you but I buy a lot of stuff online, (oh that late night habit!). I can figure most websites out and i just assume that others can too. Sometimes I forget that not everyone does this. 
One of the most important rules of success is to make it easy for people to give you money. 
No matter how great your stuff is people need to be able to pick it out, put it in a shopping cart and press the right buttons to make it show up on their doorstep. Even people who don’t understand the internet. If they can't figure out how to hit the Buy Now button and follow it up with the Complete Payment button then they can't give you money. Not all of them will call if they get frustrated halfway though. Most of them will just click away. After all, there are millions of other sellers online competing with you for their dollars. 
As oniine sellers we slave over our photos and our production descriptions, but rarely do we think about the basics like website usability and navigation. Can people find the buy now button? Do they have to sign up for an account to check out? (Etsy) Will they? Do they understand the process enough that they trust it with their credit card? 
This is a case where you can't see the forest for the trees. Of course your website makes perfect sense to you, it's yours. If you're wondering how useable your store or website is, ask a friend to find their way around. 
Here's how I have my website tested. 
First I set up a listing for one cent and called it The Test Necklace. You don't want your friends to have to actually spend money. Then I recruited 4 friends. I used 4 people of varying degrees of computer literacy. I asked them to start at Google, find my website and purchase the Test Necklace. I asked them to make notes about anything they found hard, or weird, or anything they felt could be better. 
The better experience our customer has means the more likely they are to buy from us again. And that's a win-win situation.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

The Joy of Metal Clay: Three Dimensional Printing

About two years ago I was at a technology and innovation fair with my family and I saw something that gave me pause.  It was a 3-D printer in actually printing out someones computerized design.  It was rather mesmerising and it made be stop and think about the possibilities.

Anyway to my surprise on of the most recent discussions on the metal clay forum  was the topic of computer assisted design which morphed into the topic of 3-D printers. 
A three dimensional printer is a printer that will print an object into three dimensions rather than the traditional two dimension of the printers most of us use. This video  below from a National Geographic Channel really explains the process well.  It  features Z-Corp a company that specializes in this technology. In this video 3-D printer replicates a working wrench with moveable parts and different colours all in one printing. You really have to see it to believe it.

This all makes one wonder what the jewelry applications to this technology. 

There are 3-D printers that you use at home.  The price ranges from $500 and up.  Below is a video from one of the several vendors out there, Cubify.  If you go to their site you can buy a 3-D printer and you can buy objects that have been made with a 3-D printer including a wide variety of jewelry.

I am not sure if 3-D printing is for me as personally I like to get my hands dirty but the whole concept intrigues me.

The individual in the National Geographic video talks about a secret agent that is mixed with a binder which is then set in the printing process. Sounds a lot like metal clay. Will we have our own home metal clay 3-D printers one day? Makes one stop and think.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Hearts Afire

Valentine's Day is less than a month away! Don't wear your heart on sleeve, wear it on your neck, your ears and your wrist! beadFX has a huge selection of heart shaped beads available from pressed glass to Swarovski crystals.

You can find all the Swarovski hearts here ------>
10 mm Faceted Flat Heart
10 mm Faceted Heart (6202) - Indian Pink
17 mm Crazy 4 U Heart (6260) - Crystal AB
17 mm Devoted 2 U Heart (6261) - Crystal Astral Pink
17 mm Miss U Heart (6262) - Crystal
18 mm Dove Heart (6226) - Crystal
18 mm Faceted Heart (6202) - Siam
28 mm Faceted Heart (6202) - Crystal Bermuda Blue
28 mm Truly in Love Heart (6264) - Crystal Antique Pink
The biggest heart we carry - 40 mm Faceted Heart (6202) - Crystal Golden Shadow
17 mm Wild Heart Bead (5743) - Crystal Red Magma
17 mm Wild Heart Pendant (6240) - Jet

Find more Swarosvki Wild Hearts here ------>
Firepolish - 12 mm Faceted Fancy Heart - Ruby Aventurine
Firepolish - 8 mm Faceted Fancy Heart - Rosaline AB (strand 25)

These and more firepolish faceted fancy hearts can be found here ----->
Window Beads - 8 mm Beveled Flat Heart - Fire Engine Red (strand 25)

More glass hearts can be found here ----->

We offer many heart themed inspirations to make yours skip a beat!

Brave Heart
by: Dwyn Tomlinson

Breezy Heart
by: Dwyn Tomlinson

Please check out our main page and use the search function to find all the heart beads and inspirations available. There are too many to list here!!!