Glass Prices on the Rise; Web Site Bead Sale

“Because we can no longer absorb these rising costs on our own, we are writing to inform you that we must implement a general 10% price increase, effective November 1, 2008.”

This is copied out of an email I received today from Bullseye Glass Co. While I don’t use that much Bullseye Glass, I do know that moretti glass is also going up, due to the price of gas, etc. Unfortunately for bead makers, it means that they will have to raise their prices to keep up with the rising price of glass, gas, etc. I guess everyone is feeling the pinch – check out my web site for the rest of September for a 10% off sale!

Large Hole Beads now Active!

I finally had a lesson from the Engineer, and now I can add my own beads and photos to my web site! How about that? Now you can purchase nine different styles of beads in the large hole version – by large hole, I mean approx. 5mm bead hole that should be able to fit on Pandora, Troll, etc. You can also string them on leather or ball chains. Fun!
I’ll be adding more as soon as I complete my outstanding bead orders, and get some time to play with glass when the kids get back to school next week. Who else is excited for school!?!?!??!

Large Hole Beads

I’ve been making some larger hole beads for a client of mine who makes beaded dog leads – a really cool idea – and I thought I’d share some photos. These will be available on my website (suebeads.com) and I will be making many of my designer beads in this style. The hole measures almost 5mm and is perfect for those pandora, biagi, troll, etc., bracelets. They also look great on the necklaces, or on ball-chain necklaces too. Even leather! If you have a suggestion for another style, let me know! At first they were hard, but now I’m really liking making them! I do spacers in this size, too!