What's New, Leftover & Plastic Beads

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Click a picture below to see one of this month's new beads.   Details of our UK bead shows here.

For Free Shipping off anything enter PLASTIC in the box at checkout, and click "Redeem Coupon".  Use NOW - as expires Friday 15th August 2013.  No minimum order, but can only for used at MrBead.com  or MrBead.co.uk and cannot be used with any other discount or eBay.

See us and make yourself known to collect your free gift and a MrBead Bag on Sunday 1st September at Beads Up North!  Carlisle Racecourse, Durbar Road, Carisle, Cumbria CA2 4TS - details at here.

For dates of our other shows click Bead Fairs.

New Beads:

Magnificent Engraved Red & Green Jade Chinese Pendant - Heavy
Magnificent Engraved Jade Chinese Pendant

Large Heavy Vintage Quang Yin & Butterfly Jade & Brass Pendant
Heavy Vintage Quang Yin
& Butterfly Jade Pendant

Breathtaking Orange Amber & Bone Necklace
Breathtaking Amber
& Bone Necklace

4 Large Shiny Lacquered Black & White Acrylic Beads
Large Shiny Lacquered
Acrylic Beads

2 Large Faceted Deep Purple Agate 18mm Beads
Large FAC Deep Purple Agate 18mm


2 Large Deep Purple Faceted Agate Barrel Beads
Large Deep Purple FAC
Agate Barrel Beads

Timeless Forest-Green Faceted Calsilica Beads - 8mm
Timeless Forest-Green Faceted Calsilica

Orange & Yellow Summer Calsilica Diamond Tile Beads
Summer Calsilica Diamond Tile Beads

35 Shiny Auora Borealis Hematite Ring Frame Beads
Shiny Auora Borealis Hematite Ring Frame

Colorful 6mm Summer Fimo Beads
Colourful 6mm Summer Fimo Beads

Large 10mm Barlywood-Yellow Summer Pearls
Large Barlywood-Yellow Summer Pearls

Large 12mm Vintage Pale Green Carved Mountain Jade - Heavy!
Large 12mm Vintage Pale Green Carved Mountain

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How to use your Leftover Beads -
Donít throw anything away!

Every beader is eventually left with out-of-fashion beads that they canít use. You could try selling them at a fair in a bargain box, but in all probability, theyíll be hard to shift. Strangely, people can sense if the stock is stale. In these financially-tough times, you need to consume everything.  Fortunately it is possible to use these odd beads to make jewellery that will sell. 

Donít be afraid to disassemble old jewellery. Unstring the beads and mix them with new beads in a different design 

What to do with the Leftovers

1)    Separate all your leftover beads into three different sizes and place each size in its own cup. 

2)    Take any bead at random from one of the cups and lay it out for a necklace on your beading board. 

3)    Then add a bead from a different size cup, and so on.  If the beads are small, add a few, before a large bead Ė to build uniformity to the design. 

4)    After youíve laid out half the necklace length, look at the design and see where you can add spacers or caps to improve the style.

 In a short time, youíll end up with an original freeform necklace!

Bead tablecloth weights
Table cloth weights make great presents, especially for summer BBQs.  Take a silver bulldog clip and thread wire through the hole.  Loop it back on itself, and slide a crimp over both pieces, pulling it tight to the clip. Squash the crimp flat to hold the wire in place. Thread beads onto both strands of wire and finish with a crimp to hold the beads in place. The weights are then clipped onto the corner of a tablecloth to prevent the wind from blowing it off.   

Plastic Beads, A Worthy Alternative

Plastic Flower BeadsLarge Striking 12mm Zebra Plastic BeadsPlastic beads were originally much sought after, until the popularity of glass beads and other materials caused them to be looked down upon.  However, this is certainly not true of all beads made of acrylic or resin.

Beads molded of plastic are inexpensive and lightweight compared to glass and gemstone beads.  They also can survive a low temperature wash, making them suitable for decorating clothing.

Red Flower BeadThese fun beads often imitate more exotic gems like dzi, faceted crystal, pearls, and other semiprecious stones.  They are also easily molded into a variety of interesting shapes and dyed intense colours.  Plastic beads are ideal to teach children jewellery making techniques too.

Therefore, don't overlook their potential helping you to create interesting affordable designer jewellery.

See our plastic bead category at MrBead.com or MrBead.co.uk

For Free Shipping off anything enter PLASTIC in the box at checkout, and click "Redeem Coupon".  Use NOW - as expires Friday 15th August 2013.  No minimum order, but can only for used at MrBead.com  or MrBead.co.uk and cannot be used with any other discount or eBay.

For details of all our 2013 bead fairs click here
See a video of our September & October bead fairs here

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