Not one, but TWO Pantone Colors for 2016!

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Hey there fellow beader! If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed ’cause we’re adding new stuff all the time. Thanks for visiting!We love the concept of having two colors of the year, two colors that accentuate and compliment each other.  The choice of Rose Quartz and Serenity create such … Continue reading Not one, but TWO Pantone Colors for 2016!

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Project by The Beading Room ‘Angelic Earrings’

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We made a variation of these a couple of years ago and turned the little angels into bookmarks.  This year we made them into cute earrings and had to share the idea! What you need: 2x Silver Plated Earring Hooks 2x Silver Plated Eye Pin 2.13inch 22 Gauge 2x Rhinestone & Silver Metal Rondelle 6mm … Continue reading Project by The Beading Room ‘Angelic Earrings’

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Project by The Beading Room: ‘Vintage Christmas Charm Bracelet’

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Christmas is the perfect time to make jewellery with a little fun and whimsy.  We loved the quality and style of TierraCast’s seasonal charms the minute we saw them, and knew a charm bracelet had to be made!  The vintage feel of the designs and lettering on them, combined with the crystal red pearls, gives … Continue reading Project by The Beading Room: ‘Vintage Christmas Charm Bracelet’

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Project by The Beading Room: ‘Tango Mosaic’ Necklace

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  If you haven’t tried working with Epoxy Clay yet you need to do this project!  Some people are intimidated by the thought of working with this medium but it really is quick and easy to use.  We love the way these new Tango Beads can be configured into fun mosaic designs.  We have used … Continue reading Project by The Beading Room: ‘Tango Mosaic’ Necklace

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Why wax your thread?

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  It is something many of us beginners kinda overlook, particularly when using a braided polyethylene thread like Fireline.  But we shouldn’t forget to wax!  Waxing your thread helps you achieve a much better end result and makes the process of bead weaving so much easier. How it helps: it conditions your thread, keeping the … Continue reading Why wax your thread?

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Project by The Beading Room: ‘Sunshine Dreams’ Bracelet

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There’s something about turquoise and white that reminds me of the tropics.  I designed this with heading south in mind; I incorporated gold, copper and silver into the piece so it could be worn with almost anything.  Don’t be afraid to mix metals!  Sometimes the contrast between metals really makes the design stand out. What … Continue reading Project by The Beading Room: ‘Sunshine Dreams’ Bracelet

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These beads are making a big ‘ripple’ in the bead world!

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We have been so lucky to be one of the first bead stores in North America to get our hands on these fabulous Ripple Beads by Preciosa. They are so named for the rippled edge they have all the way around their flat, disk shaped bodies. They are very versatile: you can use them strung … Continue reading These beads are making a big ‘ripple’ in the bead world!

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Project by Preciosa: Kumihimo and The Preciosa Pip

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Check out this stunning project from Kerrie Slade for Preciosa!  We love Pips, we adore Kumihimo, so what could be better?  The effect is beautiful.  If you haven’t tried Kumihimo yet (where have you been!?!?) we do this great kit with everything you need to get going on this fun technique of Japanese braiding.   … Continue reading Project by Preciosa: Kumihimo and The Preciosa Pip

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Rulla ’round to The Beading Room and Save 20%

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This week’s special is the Rulla Bead at 20% off our regular price. These are fun little barrel shaped beads with two holes, measuring 3 x 5 mm. They can be used in conjunction with all sorts of other beads, or just woven on their own in interlocking patterns. Here’s just a few ideas you … Continue reading Rulla ’round to The Beading Room and Save 20%

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Marsala- The New Pantone Color of the Year 2015

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Close your eyes and imagine sitting in a comfy chair, under a gnarled olive tree, the dappled sunshine warming your skin and a slightly cooled glass of wine in your hand…you’re in Sicily. And this is what has inspired Pantone’s color for 2015. The rich, earthy, robust color of Marsala wine. A color that enriches … Continue reading Marsala- The New Pantone Color of the Year 2015

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Getting a big kick out of the BIGkick!

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Using the Vintaj BIGkick

Well the kids and I thought we would give our machine it’s maiden job: making end-of-year presents for the kids’ teachers.  What I didn’t expect was the children’s absolute joy at playing with it.  In fact, we went through half a bulk bag of blanks; the kids were so excited. In the end they narrowed … Continue reading Getting a big kick out of the BIGkick!

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introducing DatzKatz Designs and a free bangle tutorial for our readers…

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We are so lucky to have a business where we meet such talented and amazing people.  One of our customers, Debra of DatzKatz Designs is no exception.  True to the artistic Maritime spirit, she is an accomplished beading artist, having been published several times in the leading magazines.  A few of her designs are also … Continue reading introducing DatzKatz Designs and a free bangle tutorial for our readers…

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project by the beading room: downton waterfall chandelier earrings

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These earrings were inspired by a night of marathon Downton Abbey viewings on Netflix.  I scarcely remember making them I was so enthralled…. what you need: (just click on the links and add them to your cart on the site) 2 x sterling silver chandeliers waterfall (come as a pair) 2 x sterling silver post … Continue reading project by the beading room: downton waterfall chandelier earrings

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project by the beading room: ‘they say it’s spring’ ring

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'They Say It's Spring' Ring

The spring buds and blossoms have inspired us to create this pretty ring.  It is quick and easy to make but so unique and pretty.  All of your friends will want one (and you can oblige because they are so simple to put together!).  It is named after the song ‘They Say It’s Spring’ by … Continue reading project by the beading room: ‘they say it’s spring’ ring

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project by the beading room: lovin’ neon bracelet

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I have been eyeing these neon Swarovski pearls for a while now, waiting for inspiration.  Neon is all over the stores at the moment, and if you are not brave enough (like me!) to wear it in a large piece of clothing, this bracelet is an easy and fun way to add a bit of pop to … Continue reading project by the beading room: lovin’ neon bracelet

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new products in the beading room spring 2013

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We have so many new products coming in this spring that are going to rock your beading world!  New techniques such as soutache, metal embossing and etching and products such as fish leather, new Miyuki pearls, and more!  Some are already here and ready for purchase, so please have a look at our latest newsletter … Continue reading new products in the beading room spring 2013

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project by the beading room: crystal & filigree compact mirror

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Imagine pulling this eye-catching compact from your bag!  Feminine, elegant and pretty, this timeless piece only requires a few materials and about about an hour’s time. What you will need: Mirror Compact Silver Plate 50mmID DeCoRe Two-Part Epoxy Clay Olivine Preciosa Chaton Mix Assorted Green Silver Plated Filigree Circle 36mm Tools: (optional but very handy!) … Continue reading project by the beading room: crystal & filigree compact mirror

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