Lost Cities Beads- A Place For the Unique

Friday, November 12, 2010

New Sterling Silver Chains

     Christmas seems to be coming early here at the store! We've gotten so many fun new things over the past two weeks. The latest is this collection of decorative sterling silver chains that just came in this morning.
     My very favorite (and most of the girls here share the same opinion) is the second chain from the right . . . a fabulous "sunburst" link spaced out by a section of small round links. I would love to see this oxidised!

Prices range from $3.90-$7.75 per foot

Monday, November 8, 2010

New Gold Vermeil

This has been a very busy week for us . . . first the large Chinese crystal shipment and now our gold vermeil order has also arrived. You may have wondered from time to time, where does all of our gold come from? We send out our own collections of sterling silver findings, charms and beads to a plating company where they coat the pieces with a thick layer of 24kt yellow gold. We request a much thicker coating than is usually done, leaving us with pieces that will last much, much longer . . .

. . . cones for every multistrand need . . .

. . . clasps in a variety of styles . . .

. . . including GIANT speciality multistrand clasps . . .

. . . antique Hindu amulets that look absolutely amazing in gold . . .

. . . beads, beads and more beads . . .

. . . and of course, some fun charms and crosses.

Prices vary, come in and play!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Chinese Crystal Galore!

The wait is finally over! Our largest shipment of Chinese crystal arrived this weekend and there's so much to see. Chinese crystal is very similar to Swarovski. With a much more affordable price and the same glittery glitz you can mix and match without feeling restricted.

Let's start with my favorite, 4mm rondelles. The metallics look so sweet in this tiny shape. I instantly thought earrings!
$4.65 per strand

Some 4mm rounds, same sweet small size as the rondelles above.
$4.65 per strand

Lot's and lots of 6mm rondelles in a variety of metallics, mixes, special coatings and opaques.
$4.65 per strand

Back by popular demand, "red velvet" in 3 sizes of rondelles. This beautiful red is slightly opaque with a slight clear crystal glow on the outer edges. These have been flying out the door and we completely sold out within a week during our last shipment (beautiful color for Christmas!). If you think this is something you might be interested in I urge you to act fast.
$4.65-$6.30 per strand

This is just a small sampling of what came in . . . I didn't even cover the 8mm rondelles and rounds. We've got over ten trays full of strands for you to explore so stop by soon!