Lost Cities Beads- A Place For the Unique

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Dyed Coral

Some more fun items from our new large shipment! Dyed coral is a great material if you're looking for a red color that isn't glass or expensive stone. Mix with turquoise or other stone beads for a earthy feel or simply knot for a casual layering piece.

Small faceted rounds, ideal for spacers and multi-strand projects . . .
$9 per strand
. . . slightly larger faceted rounds . . .
$11 per strand

. . . delicate branches in various hues of red . . .
approx. 6mm
$2-$4 per strand

. . . small, smooth, barrel shaped, one of my favorite . . .
$7 per strand

. . . pink coins, great for earrings and bracelets . . .
$7 per strand
. . . and last, but certainly not least, a fabulous collection of nuggets and branches! Great for statement pieces or single pendants. Those red nuggets (inner strands) would look beautiful simply knotted on waxed linen or cord.
Rounded nuggets $12 per strand
Large discs $24 per strand
Dark red "Y" branches $12 per strand

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Some new Kyanite beads from our recent giant shipment!

Kyanite (from the Greek word kyanos, meaning "dark blue") is a naturally occuring blue mineral that can be found all over the world including Brazil, Switzerland and North Carolina. Although it's mostly blue or grey-blue it can also occur in a vibrant green. It's prized by beaders for it's beautiful silvery sheen and deep blue color.

Beautiful diamond tile shapes . . .
$30 per strand
. . . smaller diamond shapes . . .
$26 per strand

. . . shimmering coins and ovals . . .
$12- $30 per strand

. . . bricks and squares . . .
$34- $45 per strand
. . . wonderful wheels . . .
$22 per strand

. . . and a great array of drops for pendants and earrings!
$12- $35 per strand

Monday, September 13, 2010


Turquoise has always been a staple for us, but with so much imitation and dyed material out there (of which we will never carry) the really nice stuff can be hard to find. This past shipment brought us a wonderful selection of turquoise beads in a variety of colors and shapes. Let's start with my favorite . . .

These are so stunning in person! They closely resemble the antique Tibetan Turquoise, but at a fraction of the price. Definitely a show stopper!
Chinese turquoise, 24mm-38mm (hole to hole)
Prices range from $171-$255 per strand

These sweet coins make great spacers and are available in both green and blue.
American turquoise, approx. 10mm
Coins priced at $25 per strand.

Rounds have been especially hard to find in the natural turquoise, so when it's available we try to get everything we can get our hands on.
Chinese turquoise, 6mm-14mm
Rounds priced from $20-$107 per strand.

These drops are large enough for a subtle pendant, but also make great earrings.
American turquoise, 14mm-24mm
Prices range from $41-$79

These always remind me of potato chips! I love the organic shapes, and the blue color is breath taking.
American turquoise, 10mm
Wavy discs priced at $93 per strand.

These disc's are perfectly graduated and exhibit a subtle sky blue color.
American turquoise, 3mm-13mm
Graduated discs priced at $69 per strand.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

New shipment!

We just got our largest shipment of the year and it's packed with so much fun stuff! I'll be posting pictures and descriptions of the new items all throughout the week so be sure to check back often. Or, better yet, stop by and see for yourself! Here's your first peek . . .

Small faceted rondelles that pack a punch! From the top . . . Mystic coated Labradorite, Iolite, Iolite (small rounds!), pink Amethyst.
$31 per strand

GORGEOUS, cushion cut golden Rutilated Quartz drops. Absolutely amazing in person.
approx 10mm
$78-$88 per strand

Large link chains in a variety of textures! Pricing varies.

Frames, frames, frames! Use as earring components, links . . . anything you can imagine with! I love to have these on hand for when I'm feeling extra creative. Also available in gold plate. Pricing varies.

This is a tiny sample of what came in . . . check back to see what else is new!