Thursday, September 23, 2010

Unicorne Beads Trunk Show

Trunk Show Dates: September 29th - October 8th, 2010
The Beadin' Path, 15 Main Street, Freeport, Maine
Unicorne Beads is Coming to Town!
Come see us between September 29th and October 8th, and you'll catch the fabulous trunk show in town. Unicorne Beads will be visiting us with their amazing selection of US-made Borosilicate glass beads. You won't want to miss this! The big opening day is September 29th. We'll have loads of stock in resplendent styles and colors to choose from, only available for a limited time.

A Little Bit about Unicorne Beads
Unicorne Beads designs, fabricates and produces each lamp worked bead by hand with borosilicate (hard glass) in the United States. The glass used in producing their beads is a special mixture from the Czech Republic, Italian and American glass manufacturers. Each bead is carefully made and annealed in a kiln at over 1000 degrees Fahrenheit. Unicorne Beads mixes many of their own colors to produce unique and exotic beads. Many of the shapes come from customer suggestions.

Trunk Show Location: The Beadin' Path, 15 Main Street, Freeport, Maine
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Round Beads & Gold Flowers: Matte Metal Meets Crackle Glass

Our vintage, opalescent West German crackle glass beads are super pretty, and super rare! We have a bunch right now, but once they're gone, they're gone for good. Our on-staff designer, Ashley Bunting, discovered how gorgeous these round glass beads look when paired with gold metal flowers. Lavender and gold are simply striking together, and no wonder when purple and yellow are complementary colors on the color wheel. It's just good design sense!

Ashley designed this exquisite, ornate bracelet using the rare crackle glass beads along with our center-drilled gold metal flowers. We think it's pretty cool! It's easy to mix and match any light purple beads and gold metal filigree or flowers. If you want to make Ashley's necklace, check out her tutorial on our website. The large scalloped filigree piece is sold out already, but we have plenty of other gold metal pieces to choose from, for instance, the gold matte metal flower pictured above.

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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Nothing Plain about our Jewelry Chain

Base metal chain is full of personality this fall. We've stocked up on chain selections in gunmetal, silver, and antique copper plated links, as well as twisted links, twisted bars, leaf chain, double round links, textured ovals, and figure eight chain links.

Our Flower Beads in BeadStyle Magazine

The Beadin’ Path vintage metal flowers make the cover of BeadStyle Magazine! BeadStyle and designer Naomi Fujimoto team up and deliver a trendy bib necklace using’s vintage metal flower beads.

Vintage metal bling is the thing in September’s issue of BeadStyle Magazine. Naomi Fujimoto’s cutting edge design features large metal flowers purchased from our vintage metal stash at The Beadin’ Path. The flower trend in jewelry is going strong, and Fujimoto’s “Bib in Bloom” design is nothing short of striking.

Designers will enjoy this BeadStyle step-by-step tutorial and undoubtedly create their own dazzling version of this trendy bib necklace. As with all vintage stock, the gorgeous pieces used in this design sold quickly. The good news is that we have many more vintage metal flowers which are very similar. Check out our latest collection below and purchase them before they sell out!