Lost Cities Beads- A Place For the Unique

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Time for Gold

Don't you love when you open a box and find this?

Yeah. Us too. Believe it or not, this is how our gold vermeil order comes to us. We send out a giant mixed bag of silver and it comes back as a giant mixed bag of golden pirate treasure. No one here complains about having to organize this gold vermeil wonderfulness. We each get a hefty handful and retreat to our corners to happily divide and conquer. As always, we had a lot of fun things come back, here are a few worth mentioning:

A selection of toggles of all sizes...

...including the glamorously gigantic...

...clasps used in multiple strand designs (yes, even that amazing butterfly!)...

...soldered rings and various connector links...

...two different "Miraculous Metal" rosary stations...
...beads, beads, and more beads...

...and these guys. Remember our wonderful collection of antique Hindu amulets? We selected a handful of the most detailed pieces and sent them off with the rest of the silver. Looks like it was a great idea. As beautiful as the look here, they're 10 times more stunning in person.

Now that the dividing and organizing is all done, the pricing begins. Keep in mind that these are vermeil (a thick, high quality gold plate over silver). Translation? A glowing high karat look at an appealingly low price.

Friday, August 26, 2011

New Gold Vermeil Order

Don't worry, no one saw you reach out to touch the computer screen and try and claim some of this treasure for yourself. Your secret is safe with us.

Details on our new gold vermeil shipment to come. Check back tomorrow, or even better, stop in and claim some for yourself (for real).

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Lava, lava, lava!

New Lava beads!

4mm rounds in black and cinnamon brown and 14x10mm ovals in black.
Both styles are only $5 per 16in strand. Yes, only $5!

Lava beads are made from basalt, a kind of stone created during volcanic eruptions. They have a pitted and almost bubbly appearance which adds great texture to any piece. But don't let that pitted appearance fool you, these naturally colored beads have been tumbled smooth and lightly waxed to make them comfortable to wear. They're also very light weight making even the largest pieces comfortable to wear. Check out some other (larger) pieces we have hanging around here from past shipments....

These singles range from $0.50 each to $3.70 each and measure from 11mm to a whooping 50mm!

Come mix and match and create your own lava creation!