Friday, December 7, 2012

Panton Announces Color of the Year for 2013: Emerald

Pantone announced the color for the year 2013 and it's emerald!  I'm so excited because emerald green is my favorite color.  We'll definitely have a sale or some type of promotion with emerald green next year.  What do you think of emerald for the year 2013?  Do you love it?  Hate it?  Let me know!

Click on the image to see all the possibilities emerald has to offer!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Large Hole Beads, Miyuki Kits and a New Swarovski Idea

This week I have some sparkling new Large Hole Crystal Silver Core Beads for you. There are 8 scrumptious colors and each bead features a silver plated center core. These beads are great for fitting Pandora and Troll bracelets, but their larger size also instantly adds a lot of sparkle to your next beading project.

I also have some new Miyuki Ring Kits. There are 5 styles to choose from and one is more yummy than the next. Each of the kits feature loads of seed beads, crystals and accent beads. These kits are easy to put together with fully illustrated directions. Which kit will you make for yourself or to give as a gift?

The idea for the week is a pair of Wishful Swarovski Earrings.

Close your eyes and make a wish! Kelly from our piecework department designed a pair of glittering earrings that are sure to delight. Her Wishful Earrings feature our Aquamarine, Golden Shadow, and Amethyst Swarovski Crystal Mini Beads, which cascade gracefully from our Flat Ear Wires by varying lengths of Silver Plated Figaro Chain. These simple, fashionable earrings can add some fun sparkle to your winter wardrobe.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

New Gemstones, Embellishment Ribbon and a New Earring Idea

This week I've got six new Gemstone Beads for you. There are two shapes each of African Amazonite and Purple Crazy Agate. I know you're going to love the two new shapes of Stained Glass Mosaic Stone also. These beads are a mix of goldstone with bright colors in between like a stained glass window. Come see these and all our stones perfect for making into holiday gifts.

I love this new card of Embellishment Ribbon Yarns. There are six colors on each card and four yards of each ribbon for a total of 24 yards. Use this ribbon as is or wind it around a Kumihimo Disk for a really gorgeous braid. This silky ribbon comes in both solid colors and two tone colors.

The idea for the week is a pair of Golden Movement Filigree Earrings.
We're seeing these filigree earrings everywhere these days so I thought I would try my hand at making a pair. I used four antique gold filigree charms for each earring and linked them together with jump rings. You're going to love how they move when you wear them!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Swarovski Beads, Kumihimo Supplies and a New Idea

This week, get ready for sparkles! I've added 8 new Swarovski Mini Beads in both a round and square shape. Don't let their small size fool you, these little 8mm gems are loaded with facets and sparkle! The colors are perfect for fall or anytime. I especially love the crystal golden shadow rounds and the crystal silver shade squares. Which of these beads will be your favorites?

I've also added a Kumihimo Disk, Kumihimo bobbins and Kumihimo barrel clasp ends. These items are perfect for getting a start in Kumihimo braiding. You can also get started with our Kumihimo Starter Kit.

The idea for the week is a Queen Bee Bracelet by Kelly in Piecework.
Kelly from our piecework department has created a real buzz around the office with her idea this week, the Queen Bee Bracelet. She creatively combined our Cobalt and Tan Swirled Oval Lampwork Beads with our Vintage Honey Bee Connectors and creamy Honey Jade Gemstone Rounds. This asymmetric look is a total eye catcher, and the bees add wonderful whimsy to contrast the classy Lampwork beads.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Win a $100 Gift Certificate from

Thank you to everyone who played in our Pin & Win contest, we hope you had fun!  Our randomly selected winner was Jackie W.  from Descanso, California, congratulations Jackie.

Stay tuned because we'll definitely have another contest soon!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Win 5 Glass Bead Mixes

With our Indian shipment of glass and natural material beads arriving last week, I thought it would be a great opportunity for a contest.  All of our beads are packaged in small white boxes that you can see me holding.  To win 5 of our Indian glass bead mixes, simply send me your guess as to how many of the small white boxes we received with this shipment.  Send me an email to and put your number guess in the subject line, in the body of the email put your full name and address.  Whoever gets closest without going over will win.  I'll be announcing the winner on Monday, February 6th, 2012 at noon.  Good luck!

And the winner is Mary OKelly from Memphis, Tennessee.   Her guess of 163 was the closest without going over.  There were 190 white boxes in the shipment.

Thank you to everyone for playing!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Win Two Dozen Ball Head Pins

I love our new gold and silver plated ball head pins!  These pins are a very affordable alternative to gold filled and sterling silver head pins.  When I saw that I could get them in a plated version I had to have them!

Would you like some of these head pins?  I'm giving away 12 gold plated and 12 silver plated ball head pins to one lucky winner.  All you have to do is send me an email to with the subject line "Ball Head Pins" and include your name and address in the body of the email.  I'll pick a random winner on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at noon Eastern.  Good luck!

The Winner Is:  Tanya Houston from Marminton New Mexico.  Congratulations Tanya!