29 November 2011

Beads Feature: Czech Pearls

Pearl Coat  4mm Mint

Pearl Coat  4mm Wisteria

Pearl Coat  4mm Bonnie Blue Mix

Enjoy these round Czech Pearls beads made from? You guess right - Czech Republic. These are glass pearls and the quality is excellent. Although they are not genuine pearls, they come close in weight, feel and smooth surfaces. You may even surprise your friends, at a fraction of the price of genuine pearls. These beads have holes running through them and are ideal for many projects. They look good by themselves or mix them up with Czech Glass and Seed beads. At ViVE Beads, we have them in a variety of sizes and colours.

26 November 2011

My First Bead Swap

Remember the days before emails and Facebook? We look forward to the arrival of the postman, with mails from all over world. Anyone remember pen pals? How we wait for the postman to come. How our hands tremble with eagerness as we slowly peel open the envelope and then spend hours reading the mails over and over again?
*sigh* Things are never the same again with email and Facebook. You just don't have the same kind of excitement opening an email as compared to an envelope.
Not until I discovered Bead Swap!

Beads and findings that I received from Jenni :)

This is the first time I joined Bead Swap and suddenly I rediscovered the EXCITEMENT!! The palms of my hands were literary sweating with curiosity when I first open my letterbox and saw this huge package in it. I do not know why but I squeeze it, trying to feel what was inside. Of course, with the layers of bubble-wrap, I wasn't sure.
As I laid it down on my working table, memories flowed. When was the last time I received a letter from Australia? I ripped it open (kidding, I didn't) and was extremely happy to see a cute little box with so many different types of beads inside. A short note written on a card described the beads with some details. Some of the pretty lamp work beads were handmade by Jenni, my Bead Swap partner. 
Do visit her blog at  JenniBead

I was also impressed by our organiser, Lori,  who execute the entire Bead Swap project flawlessly. As I wait for the next Bead Swap, my mind started to wonder again, this time, as to how I can use the beads for my next beading project.

24 November 2011

Beads Feature: Czech Teardrop Beads

Tear Drops 6X4mm Dark BronzeTear Drops 6x4mm Matte Crystal

Who says everything must be round? Add to your creativity by using teardrop shapes! Whether you are making a bracelet, earring or necklace, try replacing your round beads with teardrops. It may be a challenge at first because the holes are at the narrow end of the bead. With a little creativity and practice, you will be proud of your finished product!
And why Czech Teardrop Beads? You know the answer, more colours, more tones, more coatings which add up to more designs for you!

23 November 2011

Beads Feature: Czech Beads

4mm AB Milky Pink4mm AB Smoky Topaz4mm Coated - Lt. Tanzanite

Czech beads are known for their wonderful craftsmanship. At ViVE Beads, we obtained our beads from the Czech Republic which is well known for the manufacture of high quality glass beads. Czech beads are available in many different shapes, colours, sizes and coatings. They are cost effective yet are of a superior quality suitable for many different types of beading projects. You can also be assured that the colours do not fade over time.

21 November 2011

Wholesale Beads, Cabochons, Charms, Findings etc...@ www.ViVEbeads.com

Dear Friends,

Thank you for your support!
We have more items in our Wholesale category, so this means more savings to you!
Do click below and start shopping !!

Mini ruffled rose cabochons 10mm WHOLESALE 48pcs S$18.00 Mix colourful cabochons 50pcs S$28.00 Charm - c069ag Antique Gold Butterfly 17.5x19.5mm 50pcs S$6.00
R001gm Ring Filigree Gun Metal Adjustable 16mm wide 24pcs for S$11.00 Bead Tip / calotte Red copper H005 Copper filigree hair Clip Antique Bronze 55mm long Round filigree 25mm 24pcs S$12.00
Miniature Clay cane - MIX All Designs PR-00 PREMO clay Wholesale 20pcs S$85.00 Link Rodium Heart 15x12mm,40 for S$5.00