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Sun-loving Window Beads

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I can’t believe it’s already August! Somehow summer sneaks up on me and I feel desperate to spend time in the sun. This new bead now available from The Beading Room was made for the sun! Always on the lookout for special beads, we are now stocking 6-inch strands of Czech-made “table cut” beads, aka … Continue reading Sun-loving Window Beads

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Pantone Color of the Year 2021 – Ultimate Gray & Illuminating

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What better way to usher out one of the most challenging years of recent history and ringing in a hopeful new one, with not one, but a marriage of 2 colors. Pantone have chosen 17-5104 Ultimate Gray plus 13-0647 Illuminating, a gorgeous combination of sunny yellow and complimenting gray. Pantone describes the colors as:.. ‘Practical … Continue reading Pantone Color of the Year 2021 – Ultimate Gray & Illuminating

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Is This Happening To You?

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Across Facebook, crafters in stitching, sewing, and beading groups are voicing the same complaint. “I’m frozen” some beaders lament. “I still order and then my new beads sit idle, but I am sure my mojo will return,’ say the optimists! And these conversations draw hundreds of replies. (Of course! After all, we are all affected … Continue reading Is This Happening To You?

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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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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 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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12 days of beading (on the ninth day…)

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Nine ladies dancing.  They will be after you present a beautiful bottle of wine with this Beaded Wine Bottle Stopper. This makes a fabulous gift!  Choose beads that coordinate with the wine bottle.  Or, if you are a very thoughtful and observant friend, you could coordinate the beads with their dining room decor. What you … Continue reading 12 days of beading (on the ninth day…)

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it is hip to be square this winter

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You are seeing them EVERYWHERE at the moment- the hot new Czech Two-Hole Tile Beads. They have all the versatility of their Miyuki counterparts, but the corners are softer and the look more rustic overall. We are seeing them paired with leather and cord this season to create casual, organic feeling bracelets. We say NEW, … Continue reading it is hip to be square this winter

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