Monday, November 29, 2010

Contest Winner

The winner is Deborah (Yeo) Davey (twitter @dspdavey) from

Thanks so much to all who participated! We'll do this again soon :)

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Cyber Monday Sale

Starts now! 15% off all products except gift certificates. Doesn't work with other discounts / coupons or on shipping charges. No minimums or maximums :)
only on

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

$50 Give Away - ends 11/29/10 at 12:00 EST

Nice and Easy give away!
1. Link to from your blog or twitter
2. Email us the post at to enter.

We will be validating / announcing the winner on Cyber Monday (11/29/10) at 12:00 noon EST, so entries must be sent by then.
Winner will get a $50 gift certificate good for products and shipping, can be used with any current discounts or promotions. This must be a new post or tweet (dated 11/24/10 or later). Only 1 entry per person, make sure you tell your friends :)

Please note - International customers are responsible for any customs / duties they incur.

We will email the winner, post an announcement here and on

Patrick and Margaret

Monday, November 8, 2010

Free gift!

All orders over $25.00 USD ( not including shipping) get a free lip balm! We have 2 flavors to choose from:
Asian Pear
Pineapple Tangerine

These were hand crafted by our friends at Simple Traditions , check them out for all your bath and body needs!

When making a purchase please specify what flavor you would like. This is only while supplies last, we will update our Twitter when one or both is gone. This promotion starts right now!

If you don't let us know which one you want, we get to pick! Or, if we are out of the flavor you choose, you'll get the other :)

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Yikes! It's been so long!

I didn't realize it's been 2 months since any sort of update! I guess we've been too busy adding all sorts of new items. At least 250 that I can think of!
Some new lines have been added:
Antique Brass Chain
Antique Brass Bead Caps
9x5mm German Tumbled Glass Flower Beads
14mm Czech Glass Bead Flat Flowers
8x6mm Czech Glass Bead Four Petal Flowers
9x6mm Czech Glass Bead Five Petal Flowers
9mm Czech Glass Bead Fire Polished Irregular Rounds
and a couple more :)

Also have expanded our:
Plastic Flower Cabochons
Swarovski Encrusted Filigree Beads
Vintage Cameo's
and added a bunch more Czech Glass Beads!

We will be continually adding new items, check out our "newly listed" section to stay up to date.

Hope you had a great summer so far, thanks for your support!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The Showroom is Finished!

When we first planned on opening the front office as a showroom, it seemed simple enough. Every time we turned around, we were adding something to the plans, or completely changing plans. But, we have finally completed it, and we're pretty confident it was worth the effort (at least to us!)
So 4 4x8ft slatwalls, 1200 2 inch hooks, a couple of tables, some awesome artwork, a couple of great vintage finds, and we're ready for some visitors! There aren't too many bead shops near Cape Coral, so although were not really a "bead shop", were hoping we can help fill that void a little.

First, some of what you'll be seeing:

Artwork on the walls from:

The Mincing Mockingbird
The Black Apple
Amber Alexander
Berkley Illustration
Chipmunk Cheeks

DIY craft desk plans from:

Indiefinable Creations

And now some pictures:

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

We had a visitor!

Heard some strange noises in the wall yesterday...

Found out we had a visitor

It was pretty scared, and weak from being in there.

We gave it a little water, a little popcorn, and a little time. After about fifteen minutes we went back in , and she was flying around the room. We got a towel thrown on her, took her outside, and away she went :)

Monday, March 29, 2010

Inspired from the garden

With the gorgeous sunshine and fresh breeze we were inspired to plant a garden in our backyard with the family this weekend! In it we are growing family favorites- strawberries, raspberries, tomatoes, red bell pepper, mint and basil. Also, we picked out pretty flowers to surround our patio to bring in even more color. This weekends activities inspired these picks that are sure to give you some ideas to design! Find all beads and cabochons on our website . Have a great spring or summer design? Send us a photo (e-mail! We would love to have it in our upcoming customer showcase.

Monday, March 15, 2010

New Office

Awhile back ago we moved our business into a new office/warehouse location in Cape Coral, FL. Our bead collection grew so much, that it had to be done!

We have been getting numerous requests from local customers to come and view our beads in person. Unfortunately because we are in a warehouse/office location we are not currently set up for this. Due to the requests, we decided to set up our front office as a small showroom! So our local customers can view items in person. This has been really exciting and we look forward to opening it! We plan on doing this by appointment only, just like we offer our local pick up on our website - .

Our current project is a DIY craft table, we used this wonderful tutorial and modified it to fit our needs-
DIY Craft Desk Revisited

I will post photos when we are done!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Waiting for warmer days!

Even though we are located in the normally warm and sunny Florida, it has been unusually cold this winter! With that in mind, I am looking forward to spring and lots of color (and warmer weather!). These great new 18mm dahlia colors hit the spot! They are slightly translucent and remind me of hard fruity candy. Super cute!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Blog Contest!!

To help get the word out on , we are having a Blog Contest. The rules are simple, and everyone who participates gets a 5% off discount code good for the months of February and March. Here's how to get entered:
1. Must be resident of US or Canada
2. Make a post on your blog that links to
3. Let us know! email us at

Anyone who participates will receive a discount code for 5% off your entire order (excluding shipping and tax) good through the months of February and March. 1 blogger will be chosen at random to receive a $25.00 USD Gift Certificate good for anything in the store. And YES, you can use your 5% off discount with it. One Entry per person. Discount may only be used once per person / IP address, and cannot be combined with any other discounts.

Thanks for your help!!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Recently Added Items

We have been busy trying to get all of the wonderful new items up on our website. Here is a glance of some of our favorite new items, both vintage and contemporary! Head over to our website while our 10% off grand opening sale is still on! While you are there join our mailing list for special offers and updates!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Design Idea - Smokey Copper Blooms - Earrings

Earrings made by: Margaret Kelly

Czech glass three petal flowers have a lovely organic shape. Dress them up with a few other components to create whimsical charms or sweet floral earrings.

Similar earrings can be made using many other colors or different style findings. Create a pair that is uniquely yours!

Materials List:

12 Czech Glass Three Petal Flower 10/12mm Luster Opaque Gold - Smoky Topaz CZP031

50 Czech Glass Firepolish 4mm - Luster Mix CZF061
(*Please note, colors may vary from strand to strand.)
24 Genuine Copper Bead Cap Findings - 7mm - FI001
20 Genuine Copper Bali Style Beads - 5mm Flower Spacers - M007
100 Genuine Copper Round Beads -3mm M002
50 Genuine Copper Head Pins - 2 Inch - 24 Gauge FI036
6 Genuine Copper Earring Findings - Bali Style Hook FI114

(Supplies for purchase on

Monday, January 4, 2010

New! More Vintage German Glass

We recently came across some gorgeous vintage German glass givre beads! We have much more to add, but these beautiful beads are a little sample of what's to come-

Find them at our website (get 10% off during our grand opening sale!)-
Vintage W German Givre Glass Beads - Twisted Melon Milky White Amethyst (10)