Tuesday, January 31, 2012


Tucson 2012 Gem Mall Booth
Tucson 2012 is in full swing!
We have brought LOTS of new items with us and are are also offering exclusive for Tucson 2012 Show Attendees: REDUCED COST SHIPPING!!!! 
$5/box Domestic
$20/box International
Come by our booths and ask for details! Gem Mall 2125 and Double Tree Living Room.


Friday, January 27, 2012

Countdown to Tucson 2012

Gem Mall opens tomorrow! Coin Beads 20mm
These big, bold and beautiful beads are a perfect way to show off the color swirls within Czech glass cane.  This shape works great as a focal in a simple necklace or you can pair a bunch of them with chunky chain to create a wild fashion statement.  I can imagine seed beading around them as well. Look for them near the check out station at our Gem Mall booth. 
Coin Beads 15mm


Thursday, January 26, 2012

Countdown to Tucson 2012

Two days left until Gem Mall opens.  The Starman team has arrived in Tucson and is working tirelessly to assemble the booth in time for Saturday.
Tucson Turquoise
What better place than Tucson to launch our exclusive line of turquoise glass beads. We've improved our color variety this year by experimenting with textured stone finishes as well as formal, super shiny finishes saturated with color.

Our Gem Mall booth has the largest selection of Czech glass beads. To see our selection of Toho Seed beads, including our SuperNova hybrid collection, please visit our Double Tree location (living room).

Double Tree Opens Sunday, January 29th 
Bridge the gap between stringing and weaving with Toho SuperNova Hybrids

Valentine's Day Love Affair Beading Kit

Kits Make Perfect Gifts!
Wildly Bohemian Kits are a quick and easy way to create fun pieces for your customers, friends or yourself. These are perfect to create one of a kind pieces or give the entire kit away as a gift. 

Your beading buddies will love the color combinations of the Toho Seed Beads and assorted Czech Pressed Glass beads. These kits are a sure hit and your customers will be back for more! 

See our Facebook page for some amazing jewelry made with these kits. There are 12 kits to chose from. Each kit comes with TEN 2.5" Tubes of TOHO seed beads and an assorted mix of Czech Pressed Glass beads. 

Inventory has just been restocked with the seasonal Valentine's Day Mix: Love Affair. 
Get some for your store today! Limited Supply Available!

Love Affair
Blackberry Bush

Sweet Tooth

Jamaica Me Crazy
Signs of Spring

Many more to choose from on our website: 

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Count Down to Tucson 2012

Three days until the Gem Mall opens in Tucson, AZ.
There are countless new colors, shapes and finishes making their debut at both our Gem Mall and Double Tree booths, but no bead can convey the elegance and magnitude of these artful combinations as well as the druk.

4mm Ultra Luster Mix

8mm Blue Turquoise

8mm Green Turquoise

8mm Luster and Stone Earthtones

10mm Milky Turquoise with Mood Dust
 More colors and sizes will be available at our booth.

GL&W Gem Show Gem Mall
Booth Numbers 2125/2228
January 28th - February 10
To Bead True Blue
(Double Tree Living room)
January 29th - February 3rd

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Countdown to Tucson 2012

Dangly Drop Earrings

Only four days until Gem Mall opens in Tucson.  Today's exclusive new item spotlight includes our Table Cut Drop Nuggets in 3 new sizes: 12/9mm, 10/8mm and 16/12mm. 18 new colors total! These beads are a smaller version of the popular 19/16mm nuggets we carry (342-1916)

Table Cut Drop Nugget 10/8mm
Canterbury Bells 12/9mm

Starman's Bead & Pattern Booklet

New for Tucson 2012! 
Come by one of our booths to get a few for your store... only $12 each. Limited quantity available!
Each booklet includes FOUR Royalty Free Patterns that use the latest trend in beading: TWO HOLE TILE BEADS! 
These are amazing works of art are fun and easy to teach! See you this weekend!
(Wholesale Only)

Monday, January 23, 2012

Countdown to Tucson 2012

Only 5 more days until Gem Mall opens its doors, kick starting this year's Tucson show festivities. Here is your first preview of some of the exclusive styles currently making their way down to "The Sunshine Factory".

Texture, Color, Sparkle, Shine.
These color coordinated mixes arrived by sea from Czech Republic just in time for the show.  All available stock has been shipped to Tucson so we are unable to ship from our warehouse. We recommend visiting our booth in person, however if you cannot attend the show and would like to order these beads please contact us and we may be able to fill your order from the booth. Orders will be processed on a first come, first serve basis

Butter Rum




Color styles for this year include contrasting metallics; brilliant, saturated jewel tones and subdued, ancient earth tones.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Permanent Finish 15/0's

Toho has just released the latest innovation in seed bead technology -- Permanent finish seed beads in size 15/o! This durable coating adds to the life of metallic and silverlined seed beads that were once notorious for flaking and discoloring. Bead with confidence knowing that your hard work will not be tarnished by fading finishes.
TR-15-PF558 Permanent Finish - Galvanized Aluminum
TR-15-PF557 Permanent Finish - Galvanized Starlight
TR-15-PF558F Permanent Finish - Matte Galvanized Aluminum
TR-15-PF557F Permanent Finish - Matte Galvanized Starlight

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Don't forget April 6th is the last day to submit artwork to stores for treasures of TOHO competition 2012
Stores will hold their own judging and submit 1 winning piece from each category. Stores must submit the winning pieces to their distributor by April 20th 2012. Final Judging will take place at the Bead and Button Show June 2012

Treasures of Toho Contest

2012 Treasures of TOHO Competition
Competition DivisionsBeginning Beader: 1-2 Years Experience
Intermediate Beader: 3-4 Years Experience
Advanced Beader: 5+ Years Experience

Competition CategoriesWearable Art: necklaces, bracelets, gloves, clothing, purses, adornments
Sculptural Art: free standing work, wall hangings
AIKO Beads: wearable or sculptural
Competition Prizes
First Place: $300 Gift Certificate
Second Place: $200 Gift Certificate
Third Place: $100 Gift Certificate

There will be a First, Second & Third chosen in each Division and Category. Prizes will be supplied by TOHO and issued through the sponsoring store.

Please visit your local participating bead store for more information and the complete rules.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Czech Two Hole Tile Beads in Tucson

Looking for the new CzechMates™ (Formally Two Hole Tile) beads seen on the cover of the current issue of Bead and Button magazine? The entire selection will be available in Tucson while supplies last. Czech tiles can be used with many of the latest patterns that recommend Tila beads. View colors here
We will be exhibiting at:
GL&W Gem Show Gem Mall
Booth Numbers 2125/2228
January 28th - February 10
To Bead True Blue
(Double Tree Living room)
January 29th - February 3rd
Wholesale Only. Ask your local bead store to carry the full color selection.