Well - after the mayhem of the past few weeks - shows and sale and etc., you'd think it would be a good time to just sit down with some beads and do something beady and soothing.
Well - for you - sure! That's a great idea. For us - no - we are still crazy and trying to deliver as much beady goodness as possible to you!
So what do we have that is new this week?
Well - how about new 4 mm Firepolish? Because just when you thought there could not possibly be any more colours in this classic workhorse bead - BINGO - there are! 25 new colours actually! From Merlot to Granite, a whole new, exciting bunch of colours in 4 mm Firepolish!
If you are looking for something bigger and bolder, then check out the new Antique English cut - in 10 mm and even bigger 13.5 mm - these "rough" looking beads evoke an older time - when things were made by hand. But the colours are thoroughly modern, from Lime Gold to Hummingbird.
These are exciting - these are new and were made just for us. These are Flat Pad Links - the idea is that you embellish them by gluing a stone or cabochon to them, cover them with epoxy clay and rhinestones, or whatever your imagination concocts, and then link them together with large jumpings. We've seen bracelets made with this technique - but never the individual components available - so we had them made. Available in Silver, Antiqued Silver, Antiqued Copper, and Bright Brass.
The new Swarovski colours are coming in too, and we are starting out with some Smokey Mauve. Smokey Mauve is a subtle mauvey colour, hard to photograph, but looks more mauve in real life than it does in these pictures.
And finally - while there is a whole lot more in this 130 item update - I'mma gonna let you get back to your beading and dreaming, with this - the Keep on Truckin' Dragon - which I maintain that no one under the age of 30 is going to understand the reference, and others around here maintain that Generation Y will get it. Other whimsical metal charms here!