Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Bead Deal Alert

ArtGemsInc.com seems to be in a constant state of liquidation but if you can endure the horrid slowness of the site, there are some real deals to be had now that their inventory is 70% off:
  • Swarovksi 14mm rivolis are 2 for $1.13
  • 10 gram tubes of Delica beads average under $2 each
  • 30 gram tubes of Japanese seed beads (I belive they are Matsuno) average $1.50-$2.75
  • 3mm gold-filled closed jump rings—which are a great size for earrings—are 50 pieces for $1.88

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

New earring pattern up

I just uploaded a new earring pattern—Vintage Crystal Earrings:
 
The pattern is also available for purchase at Bead-Patterns.com and Sova-Enterprises.com.
I used some really beautiful 12mm "Water Lily" rivolis that I bought from the Beading in the Rain eBay store. I don't know if my photo quite does them justice, though. The "Water Lily" rivoli is a special effects coating that Beading in the Rain had applied to a batch of Swarovski rivolis, creating pink and purple glow over what appears to be a Golden Shadow or Light Colorado Topaz rivoli.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010