11th November 2017
See us this weekend in London at the Gem ‘n’ Bead Fair at Kempton Park Racecourse, TW16 5AQ. Details here.
Or in Brighton the following weekend 18th-19th November, at Gem ‘n’ Bead Fair at Brighton Racecourse BN2 9XZ. Details here.
We have many new beads just arrived in the UK – Say you’re a MrBead Newsletter Reader for free gifts! The rest of our bead fairs this year at 2017 beads fairs.
Key LAVA in checkout for free UK shipping on any order (no minimum) before Friday 17th November 2017.
Key FREEPOST in checkout for free shipping on UK orders over £30 any time at MrBead.co.uk
For international customers key LAVA in checkout at MrBead.com for all orders over US$10 before 17th Nov.
Boxed Jeweller For Christmas
Lava & Red Coral Beads
Our New Beads
Order Early For Christmas
MrBead Bead Fairs
Nigel’s Personal Site
Boxed Jewellery For Christmas
Make sure all your jewellery for others’ is boxed for Christmas. This will enhance your design, making it more appealing and professional – and as a Christmas present, it will look more expensive and easy to wrap. You can buy quality boxes on eBay.
It’s also good to sell matching sets, like earrings or a bracelet with a necklace. Every lady, young or old, loves to receive jewellery – so get making right away!
Pictures are jewellery designed by Lorraine Cannell of The Bead Queen – see her site at TheBeadQueen.co.uk
Lave & Red Coral Beads
What Are Lava Beads?
Volcantic lava beads are great for dramatic winter jewellery. Everyone should try some.
The inexpensive stone is surprisingly light, making the present fashion for large chunky jewellery, comfortable to wear. The chic usually-black beads are also available in many different shapes and sizes allowing creative designs. Some are even dyed brown, and others brighter colours.
How They Are Formed
Lava beads started life as molten rock over 1,000 Celsius in a volcano. Most rock deep inside the Earth’s interior is not molten. This molten rock is spewed out of the erupting volcano and flows in streams until cooler air freezes it solid.
Sometimes the flow can travel as fast as 30 km/hour on steep slopes and reach tens of kilometers, destroying everything in its path. However, usually it moves less than 1 km/hour, giving people time to move out of the way.
Lava beads promote strength and fertility. Bringing stability in changing times, driving away anger – and helping one to understand a problem in order to spring back to a stronger position. A very grounding stone that strengthens our connection to Mother Earth.
Lava bead jewellery
Beads from these rocks make very unusual earthy jewellery. Used as pendants or parts of a necklace, these unusual black beads ooze style and mystique, drawing attention whenever worn.
When admiring lava bead jewellery, people will ask, “whatever is it made out of?” This ensures all the mystique and power of a volcano are in your design!
Designing Lava Bead Jewellery
Take advantage of how light these beads weigh, and try making long earrings to match large lava bead pendants for necklaces and bracelets.
Mix different sizes and shapes to make the design interesting. Because most are jet-black, they go well with any colour or style of clothes, making them more appealing, and so easier to sell.
By their nature, these beads create an earthy rustic style – ideal for “wild” outdoor jewellery, especially for late-in-the year or Halloween. And as most are large and powerful in a design, you need fewer beads to make your piece, saving you money
Lava + pearl & Lava + Coral Beads
Lava mixed with pearl or coral can produce striking jewellery!
Lava bead finish
Although looking coarse with tiny holes and cracks, most of these beads are polished to feel smooth, making your jewellery comfortable to wear.
Red Coral For Christmas
Red coral beads look fantastic over the festive season and makes a much-appreciated Christmas present.
A little overpowering on its own, so mix with black and a few spacers.
Our New Beads
Sorry, I’ve been slacking! We have many new beads in the 700 kgm shipment from China, but we’ve been so busy at bead fairs, I haven’t had time to photograph and list these online.
It’s also difficult to photograph in Norwich after such a good setup in our China flat which we closed last year. However, I’ve been using the lights and time between customers’ Sunday mornings at Gem n Bead Fairs!
Order Easy for Christmas!
Christmas creeps up faster than you expect. Beaded jewellery makes great lasting presents. Get your order in early to allow plenty of time to arrive and make up.
However, we’ll do our best to mail right up to the last minute. Then will be buying you the latest beads in China between January 4th to 18th – so orders will be delayed between these dates.
Nigel’s Personal Site
See Nigel’s personal site at NigelHayMckay.com
- Weekend 11th-12th November, Gem ‘n’ Bead Fair at Kempton Park Racecourse, London TW16 5AQ. Details here.
- Weekend 18th-19th November, Gem ‘n’ Bead Fair at Brighton BN2 9XZ. Details here.
- Sunday 26th November, Cheshire Bead Fair at Nantwich Civic Hall, Nantwich CW5 5DG. Details here.
We’re at over 30 shows this year: full list at 2017 Bead Fair List
Always Free Post on UK Orders Over £30!
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