Archive for January, 2010


Seeing our colorful stone selection, and knowing the various countries they come from, how could one resist buying some?  Let us help that urge with a sale! And with our current special, more definitely equals more.  By purchasing 1 strand of stones you will receive 10% off that strand, but 2 strands are 20% off, or even better, 3 or more strands of stones are a whopping 30% off those strands!   Remember, sale also includes strands of freshwater pearls!

And now for a truly “love”ly deal; from now until February 14 (or while supplies last), when you purchase $25 (or more) of beading supplies you will receive a free 14mm Austrian Swarovski Crystal heart! Colors include the classic Siam (pictured), Rose, AB Crystal, and Moonlight, a slightly tinted clear crystal. (Please, one per customer) Our selection of colors is displayed in our cases, so feel free to peruse and fall in love! We hope to be seeing you in soon.

– Bead Bazaar


Read Full Post »

What better way to brighten the new year than a fresh selection of beads?  With over 100 new stones now in stock, the possibilities are positively endless.  The various textures, from faceted to natural lava dimples, allow for formal, earthy, or funky styles.  The variety of colors is also rich with a wide selection including  Labradorite, Larimar, Charoite, Ruby, Malachite, Aquamarine,  Lapis,  Amethyst, and Amazonite, among many others!  Our new stones are available either loose and/or  by the strand (usually around 15″).

New Stone

Along with their visual appeal, many beads are exciting and inspiring when you know their story. Our stones come from all corners of the earth, giving a worldly selection.

Labradorite is named after the province of Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada, where it is most commonly found.

The vibrant purple stone known as Charoite also gets its name from its geographical origins, the Chara River in Russia.

Jet is a lightweight black stone only found in the United Kingdom, and peaked in popularity when Queen Victoria chose to wear it as a part of her traditional mourning garb. Despite these grim origins, Jet is still a beautiful stone.

Larimar, a stone growing rapidly in popularity, is only found in the Dominican Republic. The man who discovered Larimar named it after his daughter (Larissa), and the Spanish word for sea (mar), reflecting on the wavy blue patterns formed in this stone.

Turquoise is a stone of many regions, found in Iran, China, the Southwestern United States, Mexico, and Chile, just to name a few. With beads from all over the world, many styles and traditions can be used for inspiration as each unique piece is created. Let your inspiration roam free as you take in the vibrancy of our new selections and the stories behind them!

And when you drop by, don’t miss the chance to check out our new bone beads. They range from tubes with small carved details to more intricate carved center pieces, both ivory tone and darker brown. Available in strands or loose, these bone beads lend an earthy or maybe tribal feel to beaded work.

~Bead Bazaar

Read Full Post »

Welcome Spring and revive your senses with our new selection of glass beads! Our new Opalite gives a warm ethereal glow to winter, while our multi-hued bell flower shaped beads celebrate the promise of new spring.

The star of our new beads is undoubtedly a colorful selection of millefiori pieces. Found in all shades of the rainbow, each millefiori bead showcases dozens of tiny flower images. This explains how this Italian style of glass got its name- mille meaning 1,000 and fiori meaning flowers! With so much color and texture, millefiori beads make great accent beads or would compliment one of our larger pendants very nicely. Awaken your ispiration and let it blossom with these beautiful buds!

~Bead Bazaar

Read Full Post »