Welcome to the world of Awesome Beads & Buttons, bringing you the finest of Czech glass. The beads are new. For the most part, the buttons are new glass from old molds, blending the best of both worlds. Our special love is the use of buttons in jewelry, but they still are spectacular when used in specialty clothing or knitted garments.
Awesome Beads emphasizes their collection of Czech glass leaves, which are used by beaders and needleworkers alike. A wide selection of 4m and 6m fire-polished glass is a mainstay of inventory. Don’t forget to look at the fruit beads. Carmen Miranda, here we come!
We were so pleased to discover Tierra Cast, a company making findings, beads, and drops of silver, gold, and copper over lead-few pewter. This is an American company, with all phases of the work done in the United States. The design work is lovely, and the detail in their workmanship is superb. Combine then with the beads for top designs.
Our new adventure is Kumihimo, a form of braiding originating in Japan. We carry the marudai, as well as the kumihimo disc and plate. The disc comes in kit-form, as well as sold individually. We are having great fun finding fibers, threads, and beads that work well in conjunction with braiding. Look for instructions from us on how to finish these pieces, as well as for the findings used in them.
The Kumihimo has led us into the world of hand-dyed fibers, as well as designer ribbons.
Oh, my! Look for them regularly, as what we have will always be of limited supply. Many we will not be able to get again. Embellish these elegant braids with buttons and beads, and...
Wow! is all we can say!
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