Lost Cities Beads- A Place For the Unique

Friday, August 28, 2009

Aventurine, Amethyst and Smoky Quartz

Some new beads to share with you this weekend . . .

Faceted smoky quartz in 6 and 8mm rondelles.

Faceted aventurine in 6 and 8mm rondelles. Our scanner makes them look more on the blue side when they are actually more of a delicate green hue.

Faceted amethyst in 6mm rondelles.

All of these new gemstone beads are cut in China, which means they have a consistent hole size making wire wrapping and knotting easier and less frustrating (I hate that some of the prettiest gemstone beads have the tiniest holes!).

Friday, August 21, 2009

Black Spinel Beads are Back!

These beautiful, tiny black spinel beads have proven to be a hit not just with our customers, but also our employees (that's when you know they're really good beads ;). In fact, they were such a big hit the last time we got them, that they quickly sold out. With intense sparkle like 3mm black diamonds, but the low, low price of spinel who could resist? Well, this week we received a nice large handful of replacement strands and they are just as impressive as the first! If you're interested in one (or two, or three . . .) I recommend that you act fast because these are sure to fly out :).

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Sterling Silver Big Hole Beads and New Chain

Earlier this summer we received Sterling Silver beads that have large enough holes to fit on chains/cord up to 4mm thick. Our beads are cute and detailed but at a fraction of the price of the Euro style bracelets they fit on. This week we got another shipment with new styles as well as old styles we had run out of due to their popularity.

New Styles!
Two different Giraffe, Lips, Heart with Flag Pattern, Clock, Cinderella's Carriage, Jack-o-Lantern, and MORE!

Sterling Tubes with different patterns
Swirls, stars, butterflies, hearts, etc!

Chinese Zodiac Animals Sterling Silver Tube Beads
Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Ram, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Pig
It's hard to photograph these adorable animals since the images circle around the tubes.
Please come in and take a closer look!!!

New Sterling Silver Chain -A small twisted link and chain made of 3mm heart links

Sterling silver 5mm hammered round link chain /Gold-fill 8mmx6mm hammered oval link chain

Friday, August 7, 2009

Chrysocolla, Sardonyx, and Pyrite

Some new beads to inspire your next projects!

Chrysocolla -We haven't had this stone in awhile. Bright blues and greens comparable in color to turquoise but glassier. The color is truly phenomenal and we have several shapes and sizes that can add a pop of brightness to any necklace, bracelet, or earrings.

Sardonyx-Another stone we are happy to get more of! This shipment has wonderful clear stripes. Colors alternate between blacks, whites, grays, and tans. Perfect on their own, paired with larger banded agates, or anything else you dream up for them.

Pyrite -Known as "Fool's Gold" for it's sparkle and shine when found in nature. These make perfect brassy colored spacer beads. They are heavy, substantial, and great in masculine jewelry.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Pearl Extravaganza!

It's been a while since we've gotten a freshwater pearl shipment in . . . but it was worth the wait! This box had a little bit of something appealing for everyone, take a look at the photos below :).

Coin Pearls in larger sizes and great colors!

White pearls in various shapes and sizes with fantastic luster.

Potato pearls in beautiful warm, sunset pinks and peaches. Can't decide if you like the pink, peach or white potato shape better? We'll make it easy on you, we've got strands that include all three of these colors!

I left my favorite for last. Personally, I get more excited over shipments of small, colorful pearls than any other kind of pearl. At only 4mm, these little guys are so usable! They can be strung or knotted alone with a pendant for a beautifully casual look, or used as spacers between even your best quality gemstone, and for the fabulously brave, these tiny pearls make great multistrand bracelets and necklaces. I love any bead that has that much flexibility :).