Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Featured New Shape: CzechMates Lentil

CzechMates™ Lentil

Starman’s Newest Two-Hole Bead
by James Dickson, Sales Manager

In February of 2013, Starman unveiled the CzechMates Two-Hole Beading System™.  A defining characteristic of this innovative solution is the placement of two equidistant holes whose measurements are shared across each of the four distinct shapes:  6x6x3mm Tile, 6x3x3mm Brick, 16x5x3mm Dagger and the 6mm diameter Lentil.
A visionary designer and TrendSetter, Marcia Balonis, who has worked extensively with the CzechMates™ Lentil, conveys her passion for this new bead, “I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the 2-Hole CzechMates™ Lentil beads.  They are PERFECT for a neck cord.  NO twisting or flipping as you often get with other beaded cords.”  You can see and create one of Marcia’s necklace designs in the upcoming August issue of Bead & Button Magazine.

The versatile CzechMates™ Lentil complements many stitches including but not limited to Ladder Stitch, Peyote and Herringbone (Ndebele).  The off-center holes and gently tapered edges allow for many creative beading options.  By simply adding the CzechMates™ Lentil to a design, depth, texture, accenting splashes of color and greater dimension come into view.  With nearly 40 colors available, they are perfect for bracelets, earring dangles, layering, spirals, ruffles, scallops, fringe and making beaded beads – the only limit is imagination.

Click here to download the sales flier with all the new colors added since Tucson.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Two-Hole Beads CzechMates Brick, Tile, Lentil, Dagger; SuperDuo, Rulla, Bars, Flowers and More!

Starman is proud to carry the largest selection of Two-Hole Beads. Our Exclusive Starman brand of CzechMates Two-Hole Beading System is defined by uniform placement of two equidistant-holes across the four defining shapes, Tile, Lentil, Brick and Dagger. This revolutionary uniform hole placement adds an element of versatility never seen before in beading.

More Two-Hole Beads

Starman is also excited to bring you other two-hole beads such as the SuperDuo, Rulla, Bars, Flowers, Dime and more. Click the links below to be directed to our online catalog and to link to our free classroom pattern site.

CzechMates Two-Hole Beading System 

Tile • Lentil • Brick • Dagger

More Two-Hole Beads:

 SuperDuo •  Rulla •  Bars  • SunflowersLeaves

Monday, April 8, 2013

Lower Price Point with SHORT HANKS!

Expand your store’s selection of LARGE Czech beads in an economical way. Fewer beads per strand are easier to sell! Short Hanks are strung in 5”-6” strands with approximately 6-8 beads per strand; compared to 25+ beads on regular strands. This display-model allows for more variety in less than half the space; which means more profit per square foot! These affordable and unique Short Hanks make it easier for you to bring your customers a wide array of funky, chunky, focal beads. TrendSetter, Eileen Barker used one short hank strand to create this fun beaded bead bracelet. Imagine the possibilities you can bring to your customers by economically increasing your inventory with Short Hanks!

Monday, April 1, 2013

22 New Petals Just listed in Fabulous Colors!

For a splash of Spring, see what we’ve just listed on the Starman wholesale website! Rose Petals in 60* beautiful colors that are sure to dazzle your shop and inspire your customers. Our Rose Petals will be featured prominently in both Beadwork and Bead&Button magazines. Nichole Starman’s petal bracelet, using the beautiful floral inspired 14mm Rose Petals, is featured on page 60 of Bead&Button’s February issue. Also, in the August issue of Beadwork, Penny Dixon’s Yafa Petal Earrings are a must see! This pattern uses the 8mm Rose Petals. Make you’re your store is stocked! Below is a just a sampling of the newest colors just added to this category.

Click the links for a quick access to our online catalog:
Also, be sure to check out the online interactive New Product Guide for 2013 w/ free patterns for bead stores:

Download FREE CLASSROOM PATTERNS from our Trendsetter pattern website. Here is a link to a Petal Bracelet Pattern by Nichole Starman that is sure to please:

We would love to see your creations.
Please, email me a picture at for us to share of just enjoy, or post them to our Facebook page!
Happy Beading!

*Not all colors come in both sizes of Rose Petals.