Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Muted Metallic Collections

Meet the latest coating we've added to our Czechbead family - Matte Metallic Goldenrod! This is the first of four new metallic finishes that are trickling onto our warehouse shelves. We first introduced this type of coating on our hybrids (item number TR-11-Y601) and have expanded the concept to include fire polished and pressed beads. I did some durability testing and the finish will hold up well under regular use (i.e. don't rinse them in acid or drag them over a concrete floor). Try out our five new styles and keep an eye out for new colors coming soon!

Also check out this week's new additions in HurriCane Glass as well.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Hybrids in Action

Here are few great examples of how well our new Toho SuperNova Hybrids match up to our Czech product line. We've recently added new fire polished and pressed bead styles to our catalog in order to help you bridge the color gap between the two types of beads. We will be adding more complimentary Czech beads to the site as we receive new shipments from the factory.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

New Category - 1.5mm Cubes

These itty-bitty cubes are amazingly detailed with well defined corners and smooth edges. Approximately 60 colors are now available, with an additional 40 colors to be added within the next few weeks. We've put a lot of research into our color selection to ensure that you have the best variety of today's most popular colors and finishes to choose from. Notice how TOHO has managed to maximize the inner thread space of the bead with their signature diamond shaped hole -- even on such a tiny bead! perfect for interlocking stitches as well as intricate geometric patterns. Have fun and experiment with this new size; try taking some of your favorite cube patterns and shrink them down!

See the current new items here: