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Holiday Closing

It’s that time of the year again.  Time to count all those little rings and findings, and  beads and……..

Our physical store will be  closed Dec 24th through Jan 4th.  You may still order online, but there will be VERY LIMITED shipping during this time as well.

Not only do we do inventory, but this is a time for all our staff to spend a little time with their families before before coming back here and getting you all the awesome you order.

 

From the entire staff here, we thank you for allowing us to do what we love, and we hope you have a wonderful holiday, no matter how you celebrate it.

Bead and Button

No, we won’t be there, but  Christine Wilson of  Brewed Adornments will be, and she will be teaching some very nice new designs featuring our square wire rings.  Have a look at these and if if you see one you just have to learn, make sure to sign up.  They are sure to fill fast, so don’t wait too long.

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B151049, Elemental Bracelet and Pendant Set

http://www.beadandbuttonshowstore.com/b151049.html

 

 

 

 

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B151046, Reiver Cross Bracelet and Pendant Set

http://www.beadandbuttonshowstore.com/b151046.html

 

 

 

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Reiver Cross Single Row Bracelet

http://www.beadandbuttonshowstore.com/b151057.html

Illusion

Here is another free project for you, this one from Paula over at Flutter by kisses.  Yup, the same great mind that brought us the sunburst, now brings you Illusion.  If you have been looking for a use for the new 12g 1″ niobium rings we have, here it is.

illusion  Paula gave us permission to post ring sizes, and even did a quick write up on assembly:

working from the middle out:
1 – 18swg 7/32″ Nb ring
1 – 14awg 5/8″ Silver Fill ring
1 – 12swg 1″ Nb ring

joining rings:
attach the 7/32 ring and the 5/8 ring together with 2 – 18awg 1/4″ rings

attach the 5/8 & 1″ rings with 3 – 18awg 9/32″ rings

put 2 18awg 7/32″ rings on the outside of your two outside 9/32″ rings but only around the 1″ ring .. attach the 2 – 7/32 rings together with an 18awg 1/8 ring .. add one or two more rings of your choosing to the 1/8 ring for a bail, and voila .. Illusion done

On the Edge Designs

We have another design for you from Lauren at Edge Metal Designs.  The Sunburst pattern has been very popular of late, and we have had lots of requests for a smaller version of the pendant, and we came up with these earrings.  Lauren has come up with this version, and is calling it the glassburst.

Materials needed:

12 o beads
1 -20g 5/32 (center)
1- 18g 5/16 (outer)

14 -20g 1/8 rings
1- 20 g 3/32
Earwire
Double that and its a pair of earrings

Click to enlarge

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Will all the different O-bead colors we have, there are tons of combinations you can do.

Sunburst

If you haven’t seen this yet, you are missing out.  Paula over at Flutterby Kisses  has come up with a new design that makes a wonderful pendant.  She is calling it “Sunburst”, and we think it looks pretty stellar.
sunburstShe has tutorials available in her etsy shop,  and even has some kits available.

(all rings are also available from us, and are listed in her tutorial.)

 

 

 

Serenity

Our friend Shauna over at Dancing Leaf Studios gave us our next design to share with you.  It’s a play on Concentric circles, with a twist.

serenityAAearringsMaterials list are as follows (base metals, shown in AA and BA)
2 X-Large rings = 16g 5/8
2 Large rings = 16g 1/2
2 Medium rings = 16g 1/4
2 Small rings = 18g 3/16
14 X-Small rings = 18g 5/32
2 Micro rings = 18g 1/8
2 Earwires

 

These can easily be turned into Silver and niobium.  (Earring kits available here)
serenity_earring2 X-Large rings = 14g 5/8
2 Large rings = 14g 1/2
2 Medium rings = 14g 1/4
2 Small rings = 16g 3/16
14 X-Small rings = 18g 5/32
2 Micro rings = 18g 1/8
2 Earwires

 

With a slight size adjustment, it also makes a nice pendant.  (pendant kit available here)
serenity_pendant

1 X-Large rings = 12g 5/8
1 Large rings = 14g 1/2
1 Medium rings = 14g 5/8
1 Small rings = 16g 3/16
14 X-Small rings = 18g 5/32

 

 

You can do a base metal pendant in the following sizes:
1 X-Large ring =14g 3/4
1 Large ring = 16g 5/8
1 Medium ring = 16g 3/8
1 Small ring = 18g 3/16
13 X-Small rings 18g 5/32

We decided to go a bit smaller for earrings and came up with a spin off design that uses our O-beads
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2 large rings= 18g 3/8″
2 medium rings=18g 1/4″
2 small rings=18g 9/64″
2 x-small rings=18g 1/8″
18 o-beads

We hope you have fun with these ideas, and remember, It’s in the Maille!

 

March Gauntlet results

Voting is now closed and the results are in.
First, all of our wonderful entries again:

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And the winner is Shauna from Dancing Leaf Studios.  That makes 2 months in a row for Shauna.

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Thanks to all who entered again, and remember, the April challenge has been posted.

O-Beads

Have you seen our Czech glass O-beads?  They measure 3.8 x 1mm, with a 1.3mm hole, and come in a variety of colors. (we have even more on the way)  There is a LOT you can do with these, but we though we would give you a couple quick ideas.

 

obead First is a spiral shaggy loop earring using 20g 1/8″ BA rings and Lava red and white o-beads.

 

 

 

 

 

 

obeadNext up is a project given to us by Shauna over at Dancing Leaf Studios.

This project uses:

18g 1/4″ BA
19g 1/8″ BA
O-beads in   Lilac Vega luster, Emerald Celsian and Topaz
12mm SP lobster claw clasp

April Gauntlet challenge

Time to announce the Gauntlet challenge for April.  We’ve already done tiny, so this month we are going large.  We define large as 16g or 14g 1/4″ and larger.  Give us your best shot and send us your entries.

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March Gauntlet voting

Sorry for the delay, but with all the April 1 shenanigans going on yesterday we wanted to wait to post this for you.
The Gauntlet for March is now closed and voting is open here.  Go have a look and vote for your favorite!
Voting is open for 1 week, and we will announce the April Gauntlet challenge shortly.