Monday, September 29, 2008

New Czech Fire Polish

Take an in-depth look at our new, brightly colored 8mm fire polished beads. Look familiar? They are finished with the same coating as our popular luster collection, except they're opaque instead of transparent. Such rich, saturated colors!

Click on the photos to see enlarged versions, or go see them on the website:

You can see our entire luster collections by using the following links:
Fire Polished

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

MJSA Rhode Island Show 2008

Well, we're back in Sequim after spending a week on the east coast for the Providence MJSA Summer show 2008. We met a lot of great people in the industry and were able to catch up with friends, customers and business associates we don't see very often.

The MJSA Shows are a greatly under-utilized resource for bead stores and large scale jewelry designers. There are representatives from some of the largest names in the industry. Since it's not a cash and carry show you get personalized service from prospective vendors and you're able to make informed decisions about product lines before you buy.

On a lighter note, I've included the picture below for fellow west-coasters as evidence that I was in fact, partaking in east coast culture:

I hadn't been to a Dunkin' Donuts in over 20 years! It was my guilty pleasure throughout the week and I was surprised to see them on just about every corner. Even the Rhode Island convention center was sponsored by Dunkin' Donuts!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Melon Season

It's been quite the busy week here at the warehouse. We not only received our eagerly anticipated ocean container on wednesday, a week earlier than scheduled, but our oft delayed air shipment showed up a few hours later. This means we'll be spending the next week digging through towers of boxes and piles of shrink wrap -- just like Christmas! We've already been able to mark dozens of items back in stock, but there's plenty more to come over the next few days. Also included in these shipments are dozens of new items in all sorts of shape, color and finish combinations.
Here are pictures of some of the new melons we were able to organize and upload to the website. There are many of our regular 8mm melon colors back in stock as well. Check them all out here!

Melon Bead

287-08-Z5080: Chrysolite Celsian
Melon Bead


287-08-77553: Coral Pink/Green
Melon Bead

287-08-12000: Milky Caramel

Monday, September 8, 2008

End of a Legacy

As many of you may be aware, one of our most talented and reliable Czech lampwork designers has left the industry. She moved on to another field of work in The Czech Republic and will be greatly missed. Her collection of traditional Czech lampwork beads has been an integral part of our catalog since the beginning as well as the many unique creations she has released over the years.

You can view our remaining stock from her company here. They are extremely limited and are only available while supplies last. Some of the styles may make a comeback on our website through different artisans at a later time; however the color, shape and overall style may vary slightly due to artistic differences.
Stay tuned for more designer Czech lampwork to be added on in the coming months!