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Monday, May 25, 2009

Amethyst Gemstone Beads- Bead of the Week

These polished beads have gorgeous earthy patterns combined with a rich purple color.

All you need are Bali silver beads or spacers and the result will be a one-of-a-kind masterpiece.

See our exquisite selection of gemstone beads.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Bead Stoppers are a lifesaver!

Are you still putting masking tape on the end of your cording to keep your beads from falling off as your work? Bead stoppers are the perfect solution - they are reuseable, don't leave sticky residue, and the most secure method for preventing beading mishaps. Simply squeeze the ends to open up the spring and clip onto the end of your stringing material. The spring design expands to fit all widths of stringing material.

If you are in the business of making and reselling your jewelry or are an avid beader and have the need for a lot of bead stoppers (perhaps several dozen at a time), see my previous blog entry for an alternative idea.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Czech Glass Gemstone Beads - Bead of the Week

Though they are made of Czech glass, these beads are shaped and faceted like gemstone rondelles. They are similar in shape and size to crystal rondelles but come in a larger array of transparent, opaque and swirled colors. Sizes ranging from 5mm and up so these Czech glass gemstone beads can be used in any scale piece.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Rainbow Soocho Jade - Bead of the Week

I am so excited about our new gemstone additions, particularly the variety of Rainbow Soocho Jade. The lively colors are a perfect match for this season's spring and summer wardrobe trends. Take a look at the exquisite shapes and colors, found in the Gemstones section of our website. Use with Softflex Extreme Silver to keep the colors bright, enhance with Swarovski crystals in Crystal Silver Shade, Vintage Rose, Chrysolite and other complementary shades.

These strands will create the perfect multi-strand statement piece, or pair loose beads for earrings.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

New Gemstones!!!

New Arrivals! Tons of new gemstone beads in an array of gorgeous colors and shapes. Take a look - gemstones beads are 20% off until May 24, 2009!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Bead Stoppers - An Alternative

Lately I have been running out of bead stoppers (too many unfinished projects!), I needed something on the spot and grabbed a mini binder clip from my desk - perfect!

Try these for yourselves.
They are a fraction of the price compared to other devices and are especially helpful and cost effective for those who design and make jewelry for a living. In fact, they work so well in our bead store and jewelry design studio, that we have added them to our website for purchase. Click here to purchase mini binder clips.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Jewel Mix - Color of the Month

This multi-color mix has been inspired by the rich tones of luxurious gemstones. Use this mix to create a versatile piece that will match several outfits.

Click here to see more Designer Bead Mixes.