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Hundreds of New Beads, All 6mm Fire-Polished at 30% off, Christmas Closing Dates + Sad News for Non-EU International Buyers

Is it autumn or is it spring? If it weren’t for Christmas decorations popping up all over, we might be tempted to think it’s the latter. Whatever the weather, it’s still a good time to plan for beaded Christmas gifts or projects to work on if you’re taking time off over the Yule season. But, please plan early - we’ll be taking our first-ever Christmas break - details below for website closure dates.
Recent Arrivals
Jet Vitrail - True2® 2mm Czech Fire-Polished Beads
Jet Vitrail - True2® 2mm Czech
Fire-Polished Beads
Bead Stampede Green Lustre - 2mm Czech Fire-Polished Beads
Green Lustre - 2mm Czech Fire-
Polished Beads
Bead Stampede DB-0775 Dyed Semi-Frosted Transparent Scarlet - Miyuki 11/0 Delica Beads
DB-0775 Dyed Semi-Frosted
Transparent Scarlet - Miyuki 11/0
Delica Beads
Blue Iris Emerald - 3mm Czech
Fire-Polished Beads
  • We have hundreds of new beads in stock since our last newsletter, including a range of two sizes of 2mm Czech glass fire-polished beads. We have the standard size 2mm fire-polished and also True2® 2mm fire-polished beads. The standard 2mm beads are generously sized, while the True2® beads are smaller - just slightly larger than an 11/0 seed bead. You can find True2® beads here and standard-sized 2mm fire-polished here
  • New 3mm and 4mm Czech glass fire-polished beads
  • Lots of new Delicas in all sizes (15/0, 11/0, 10/0 and 8/0), including several additional colours in the Dyed Semi-Frosted Transparent range of 11/0 Delicas, perfect for autumn and winter
Bead Stampede 6-0360 Lavender-Lined Amethyst AB - Miyuki 6/0 Seed Beads
6-0360 Lavender-Lined
Amethyst AB - Miyuki 6/0 Seed
Beads
Bead Stampede 15-0141FR Matte Transparent Ruby AB - Miyuki 15/0 Seed Beads
15-0141FR Matte Transparent
Ruby AB - Miyuki 15/0 Seed
Beads
  • More additions to Miyuki seed beads in all sizes: 15/0, 11/0, 8/0 and 6/0
  • Plus more!  All new beads can be found in our new items section, here

Sale Section: All 6mm Fire-Polished Beads at 30% Off and Further Markdowns
Bead Stampede Turquoise AB - Czech Glass 6mm Fire-Polished Beads
Turquoise AB - Czech Glass
6mm Fire-Polished Beads
Bead Stampede TB01-0703 Matte Mocha Mauve Iris - Toho 3mm Bugle Beads
TB01-0703 Matte Mocha Mauve
Iris - Toho 3mm Bugle Beads
Because we need to make room for new stock and in preparation for our new-look website coming soon, almost all items in the sale section here are now priced at 30% off or more (these are final markdowns), including our entire range of Czech glass 6mm fire-polished beads. There are over 150 types of 6mm fire-polished beads in the sale; we still have a good quantity of these, but many are selling quickly.
Closing for Christmas
We’ll be closing for a few days over Christmas, starting at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, 22 December 2018 and reopening at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, 29 December 2018. All orders received prior to our closure will go out no later than Monday, 24 December 2018.
Discontinuing Sales to International Non-EU Destinations
It is with much sadness that we will have to discontinue sales to international Non-EU destinations as of the morning of 22 December 2018 (right before we close for our Christmas break). New postal regulations will require us to fill out substantial additional paperwork for each international order, which would be excessively burdensome for a small business such as ours.  The destinations affected by this decision are: United States, New Zealand, Japan, Gibraltar, Norway, Israel, Switzerland, and Iceland. We’d like to thank our customers from these locations for their support over the years - we will miss you. (For the time being, these regulations don’t apply to EU purchases, and we will continue to sell to select EU countries.)
Until next time, thank you for your continuing support, and happy beading!

Frank and Paige - Bead Stampede

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August 2018 Newsletter: Lots More Recent Arrivals, Further Markdowns, New Sale Items, + New Fire-Polished Coming Soon

It’s time again for our quarterly newsletter - it’s hard to believe that three months can go by so quickly, but with so many new beads to list, time flies. Because of all these new beads, and because we plan to launch our new-look website late this year or early next, we’ve continued with our clear-out, so there are further markdowns on sale items and several new additions to this section.
New In Stock
Bead Stampede 6mm Czech Fire-Polished Beads Etched Magic Blue
Etched Magic Blue 6mm Fire-
Polished Beads
Bead Stampede Polynesian Jade Vine 4mm Fire-Polished Beads
Polynesian Jade Vine 4mm Fire-
Polished Beads
Bead Stampede 8-2639F Semi-Glazed Dark Red Rainbow - Toho 8/0 Seed Beads
8-2639F Semi-Glazed Dark Red
Rainbow - Toho 8/0 Seed Beads
Bead Stampede Matte Chrysolite - 5 x 16mm Czech Dagger Beads
Matte Chrysolite - 5 x 16mm
Czech Dagger Beads
  • New fire-polished beads in sizes 6mm (including Etched Magic, 7 colours), 4mm (including Polynesian polychromatic, 7 colours) and 3mm
  • Many new Miyuki beads, especially 15/0, 11/0. 8/0 and 6/0 rocailles (seed beads)
  • Additional Toho beads in 15/0, 11/0 and 8/0 rocailles, triangle and bugle beads
  • Several new matte transparent Czech glass 5mm x 16mm dagger beads
  • Plus more!
New Delicas
Bead Stampede DBS-0871 Matte Black AB - Miyuki 15/0 Delica Beads
DBS-0871 Matte Black AB -
Miyuki 15/0 Delica Beads
Bead Stampede DB-2375 Fancy Lined Rust - Miyuki 11/0 Delica Beads
DB-2375 Fancy Lined Rust -
Miyuki 11/0 Delica Beads
Bead Stampede DB-0373 Matte Metallic Sage Lustre - Miyuki 11/0 Delica Beads
DB-0373 Matte Metallic Sage
Lustre - Miyuki 11/0 Delica
Beads
Bead Stampede DBM-0235 Salmon Ceylon - Miyuki 10/0 Medium Delica Beads
DBM-0235 Salmon Ceylon -
Miyuki 10/0 Medium Delica Beads
  • Now stocking a range of the smallest Miyuki Delica beads (size 15/0). These are sold in 2g bags to keep the price accessible, and we’ll be expanding this range regularly
  • In case you missed our summer announcement, we have taken delivery of all 26 brand new fancy-lined Miyuki 11/0 Delicas
  • Over 60 other new additions to our selection of Miyuki 11/0 Delicas, along with additions to sizes 8/0 (double Delicas) and 10/0 (medium Delicas). All new beads can be found here, or in their respective sections

Further Markdowns and Additions to Our Sale Section
8-55055 White Magic Orchid -
Miyuki 8/0 Seed Beads
Bead Stampede Crystal Rainbow Blue - 3 x 11mm Czech Dagger Beads
Crystal Rainbow Blue - 3 x 11mm
Czech Dagger Beads
Bead Stampede Etched Crystal Amber - Czech 6/0 Seed Beads
Etched Crystal Amber - Czech
6/0 Seed Beads
Bead Stampede TM03-0086 Metallic Blue Iris - Toho 3mm Magatama Drop Beads
TM03-0086 Metallic Blue Iris -
Toho 3mm Magatama Drop
Beads
  • New items added to the sale section: All Czech seed beads in sizes 6/0, 8/0 and 11/0. These are going fast. Also added are Miyuki hybrid seed beads in the White Magic range (sizes 8/0, 11/0 and 3.4mm drops); Toho 3mm drops; small dagger beads; bead caps; Chinese 3mm & 4mm bicones, 3mm & 4mm rondelles, 5mm drop beads and antique-finish metal beads
  • Final markdowns on rose petals, CzechMates 6mm flat tiles, O beads and Tulip awls. These are now at 40% off and will not go lower. Tulip crochet hooks are now at 30% off
  • We’ve taken additional markdowns on Super8 and flower-cup beads. All sale and clearance beads can be found here 

Coming Soon: Lots of New Fire-Polished Beads 

We will be adding to our range of 3mm, 4mm and 6mm fire-polished beads, and introducing 2mm fire-polished beads. We already have one of the best (if not the best) selections of fire-polished beads in the UK, and soon it will be even better. Because there are so many new beads, it will probably take us a few weeks to list them all, so please check back.
 

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Woo-hoo! They’re here: 26 Brand New 11/0 Miyuki Delica Beads in Fancy Lined Colours

Just a mini-newsletter this time - we hope you’re enjoying the warmer weather, so we’re keeping things brief.
Fancy Lined Miyuki 11/0 Delica Beads
DB-2374 Fancy Lined Siam - Miyuki 11/0 Delica Beads
DB-2374 Fancy Lined Siam - Miyuki 11/0 Delica Beads
DB-2384 Fancy Lined Teal Dark Blue - Miyuki 11/0 Delica Beads
DB-2384 Fancy Lined Teal Dark Blue - Miyuki 11/0 Delica Beads
DB-2388 Fancy Lined Aqua Pink - Miyuki 11/0 Delica Beads
DB-2388 Fancy Lined Aqua Pink - Miyuki 11/0 Delica Beads
DB-2389 Fancy Lined Magenta - Miyuki 11/0 Delica Beads
DB-2389 Fancy Lined Magenta - Miyuki 11/0 Delica Beads
  • The brand new lined Miyuki 11/0 Delicas are here, in 26 gorgeous colours. They are at our everyday low price of just £1.70 per 5g bag. They can be found on pages 1 and 2 of our new items section, here, along with lots of other new beads, or in the main 11/0 Delica beads section, here

Until next time, thank you for your continuing support, and happy beading!

Frank and Paige - Bead Stampede

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May 2018 Newsletter: Recent Arrivals, Further Markdowns & New Sale Items, 26 Brand New Fancy Lined Delicas Coming Soon

We hope all goes well with you and that you enjoyed our brief fling with summer. Because we need to make room for new beads, we’ve put additional items on sale and taken further markdowns on beads that are in limited supply - why not take a look and see if there’s a bargain for you?
New Arrivals
8-YPS17 ColorTrends: Metallic.Spicy Mustard Toho 8/0 Beads
Beadstampede ColorTrends: Metallic Lapis Blue   4mm Fire-polished Beads
ColorTrends: Metallic Lapis Blue 4mm Fire-polished Beads
Beadstampede TB01-Y312 Grey Picasso  Toho 3mm Bugle Beads
TB01-Y312 Grey Picasso Toho 3mm Bugle Beads
Bead Stampede 8/0 Toho YPS81 Colortrends Metallic Pink Yarrow
8-YPS81 ColorTrends: Metallic Pink Yarrow Toho 8/0 Seed Beads
  • Lots of new Toho seed and other beads, including additional ColorTrends: Metallic seed beads in sizes 11/0 and 8/0, other 6/0s and 15/0s, triangles, magatamas, and 3mm bugle beads in Picasso colours
  • More ColorTrends: Metallic Czech fire-polished beads, in 3mm, 4mm, and 6mm sizes
Bead Stampede Dyed Violet Silver-Lined Alabaster 15/0 Miyuki Seed Beads 15-0649
15-0649 Dyed Violet Silver-Lined Alabaster Miyuki 15/0 Seed Beads
Bead Stampede DB-2047 Luminous Bittersweet  Miyuki 11/0 Delica Beads
DB-2047 Luminous Bittersweet Miyuki 11/0 Delica Beads
Bead Stampede 11-0271 Light Mint-Lined Crystal AB - Miyuki 11/0 Seed Beads
11-0271 Light Mint-Lined Crystal AB Miyuki 11/0 Seed Beads
Bead Stampede Etched Jet Vitrail Full 3 x 11mm Czech glass dagger beads
Etched Jet Vitrail Full 3 x 11mm Czech glass dagger beads
  • Miyuki: more 10/0 and 11/0 Delicas, and 6/0, 8/0, 11/0 and 15/0 round seed beads
  • An expanded selection of small (3 x 11mm) Czech dagger beads
  • Beadsmith ColorEyes needles: these bead-weaving needles have a coloured eye coordinated to the size of the needle, which also makes the eye easier to find. Available in packs of 6, in sizes 10, 11, and 12, and an assorted sizes pack of 2 each of 10, 11, and 12. Each pack of 6 is priced at a very reasonable £1.20. All new items can be found here.
  • We will also be listing in the next few days additions to our standard range of Miyuki round seed beads - please check back to see what else is new

Further Markdowns and Additions to Our Sale Section
Bead Stampede Magic Purple 7mm x 5mm Czech Flower Cup Beads
Magic Purple 7mm x 5mm Czech Flower Cup Beads
Bead Stampede Halo Rose Madder Czech Glass SuperDuo Beads
Halo Rose Madder Czech Glass SuperDuo Beads
Bead Stampede Etched Crystal Sunset - Czech Glass 6/0 Seed Beads
Etched Crystal Sunset Czech Glass 6/0 Seed Beads
Bead Stampede Etched Magic Apple - Czech 11/0 Seed Beads
Etched Magic Apple Czech Glass 11/0 Seed Beads
  • All Czech round seed beads in sizes 6/0, 8/0 and 11/0 are on sale at 15% off through Sunday 10 June 2018
  • Newly added to our sale section are all SuperDuos, Super8 beads, and flower cup beads, at 20% off
  • Further markdowns (up to 35% off) have been taken on the following beads: dragon scales, large and small rose petals, O beads, CzechMates tiles, selected dagger beads, brushed silver-plated beads, 9mm & 10mm glass rings, 4mm Czech glass cubes, 6mm round druks and pinch beads. Many of these beads are in very limited supply. Further markdowns have also been taken on awls and bead crochet hooks
  • The following sale items will be completely discontinued and no longer available for purchase after Sunday 17 June 2018: 4mm Czech glass cubes, brushed silver-plated beads, 9mm & 10mm glass rings, 6mm round druks, and pinch beads. All sale and clearance beads can be found here.

Coming Soon: Brand New Miyuki 11/0 Delica Beads Range - ‘Fancy Lined’ - 26 Colours 
We’re really excited! We expect to receive, between the end of June and mid-July, 26 new 11/0 Delica beads in Miyuki’s brand-new ‘Fancy Lined’ range. These sparkly little gems will be at our excellent everyday price of just £1.70 per 5g bag. We’ll send a mini-newsletter letting you know when they arrive.
A word about our privacy policy:
New EU data protection measures will shortly come into force, and we thought this would be a good time to remind you of our privacy policy.

We will never spam you with requests for reviews, newsletter sign-ups or the like, and we try to keep newsletters to a minimum. We only use your personal information to send you your order or to comply with business regulations. You are receiving this email because you positively opted in. We of course hope you want to continue receiving our newsletters, but you can always opt out by using the link at the bottom of every newsletter or just drop us a line at contact@beadstampede.co.uk and we’ll remove your name. You can review our full privacy policy here.

Until next time, thank you for your continuing support, and happy beading!
Frank and Paige - Bead Stampede 

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February 2018 Newsletter: Beads Galore! New Preciosa Bicones, Small Daggers, Fire-Polished Beads, Miyuki & Toho Seed Beads in all sizes, & more

We hope 2018 is starting off well for you - it certainly is for us, with lots of new beads in stock. It’s not too late to revise your New Year’s resolutions to include more beading!


New Arrivals
Bead Stampede 3mm Czech Preciosa beads Rose AB Bead Stampede 4mm Czech Preciosa beads Crystal Honey Bead Stampede Czech 3x11mm Dagger beads Etched Crystal Vitrail Peacock Dots 
  • New in is an introductory selection of gorgeous, sparkly Preciosa Czech glass bicones in 3mm and 4mm sizes, which can be found starting on this page. Preciosa quality is second to none, and these replace our Chinese bicones, which we are discontinuing. We will be adding to our selection frequently
  • By popular demand, we’ve now added a growing range of smaller dagger beads, in the 3mm x 11mm size, which can be found here
Bead Stampede Toho Demi-Round beads TN11-Y911 Metallic Suede Red Bead Stampede Miyuki 15/0 4471 Duracoat Opaque Kiwi Bead Stampede Toho 8/0 YPS80 ColorTrends: Metallic Niagara
  
Bead Stampede 4mm Czech Fire-Polished Beads ColorTrends: Metallic Island Paradise Bead Stampede Miyuki 8/0 Double Delica 1839 Duracoat Galvanized Dark Coral Bead Stampede Miyuki 6/0 1013 Silver-Lined Dark Smoky Amethyst AB   
  • Recently arrived are lots of Toho and Miyuki seed beads, in 6/0, 8/0, 11/0 and 15/0 rounds: ColorTrends: Metallic, silver-lined AB, silver-lined alabaster and more, along with Miyuki 8/0, 10/0 and 11/0 Delicas, small and large cubes, bugles, Toho Treasures, magatamas, 2mm Demi-Round spacer beads (these are similar to Miyuki’s spacer beads), and Fireline in conveniently sized 15-yard spools. All new items can be found here
Bead Stampede Thread Magic
Thread Magic Thread Conditioner

If You Were a Fan of Thread Heaven Thread Conditioner . . .
. . .You may be disappointed to hear that they have gone out of business. But, as the old saying goes, when one door closes, another one opens. New on the market is Thread Magic, which many are saying is even better than Thread Heaven. Thread Magic is a wax-free thread conditioner that strengthens and reduces tangling and fraying of thread. It’s safe for all threads and fabrics, and can be used not only for beading, but also for embroidery, quilting, cross stitch, and hand and machine sewing. You can purchase Thread Magic here
Coming Soon: Lots of 3mm, 4mm and 6mm Fire-polished Beads, Toho 6/0, 8/0, 11/0 and 15/0 Seed Beads, and more
  • The new Toho ColorTrends: Metallic range has proved very popular, and we will now have almost all of the available colours of Toho seed beads and 3mm, 4mm and 6mm fire-polished beads, plus other Toho and fire-polished beads
  • Also coming in is a re-stock of sold-out Miyuki beads and most of the remaining Luminous range in the 11/0 Delicas
There are so many new beads that it will take us a week or so to list them, but they can be found in the ‘new arrivals’ section starting in a day or two.
Until next time, thank you for your continuing support, and happy beading!

Frank and Paige - Bead Stampede

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October 2017 Newsletter: New Miyuki Picasso-finish Beads in 11/0 & 10/0 Delicas, and 15/0 rounds + more

Well, summer is over, and once again it’s time to start thinking about freshening your autumn jewellery wardrobe or planning your beaded Christmas gifts. We have lots of new beads to spark your imagination (lots of old ones, too!).


New Beads
Bead Stampede Miyuki 11/0 Delica 2263 Red Picasso Bead Stampede 10/0 Medium Delica 2264 Turquoise Picasso Bead Stampede 15/0 Miyuki 4512 Yellow Picasso
DB-2263 Red Picasso            DBM-2264 Turq. Picasso    15-4512 Yellow Picasso
11/0 Delica Beads                   10/0 Delica Beads              15/0 Seed Beads

Bead Stampede 2.2mm Miyuki Spacer 2008 Matte Metallic Patina Iris Bead Stampede Miyuki Bugle-1 2442 Crystal Ivory Gold Lustre Bead Stampede 11/0 Miyuki 55025 Crystal Rainbow Blue
SPR22-2008 Matte Metallic   BGL1-2442 Crystal Ivory    11-55025 Crystal Rainbow Blue
Patina Iris Spacer Beads       Gold Lustre 3mm Bugles     11/0 Seed Beads
  • We’ve added lots of additional Miyuki beads to our line-up, in 6/0, 8/0, 11/0 and 15/0 rounds, including some 11/0 special-finish hybrids, plus bugle beads, Delica beads in sizes 10/0 and 11/0, and an introductory selection of Miyuki’s new 2.2mm glass spacer beads (we’ll be adding more to these as time goes on). All new Miyuki beads can be found here.
Bead Stampede Czech Flower Cups Magic Wine Bead Stampede Czech Daggers Light Violet Full Argent Flare Bead Stampede Czech 3mm Fire-Polished Crystal Sunset
Magic Wine 5 x 7mm             Light Violet Full Argent        Crystal Sunset 3mm Czech
Flower Cup Beads                 Flare Dagger Beads            Fire-Polished Beads
  • Also new in are more Czech beads: dagger beads, flower cup beads, lentils and 3mm fire-polished. All of these can be found in our new items section, here

Coming Soon: More Toho ColorTrends: Metallic beads, Treasures, Demi Rounds, Czech SuperDuos and more
  • The new Toho ColorTrends: Metallic range has proved very popular, and so we are expanding our selection of 11/0 and 8/0 seed beads with several new colours, and we’re adding the four now available in the 6/0 size. We’re also getting in ColourTrends: Metallic 3mm and 4mm Czech fire-polished beads in matching colours
  • Also coming in are Toho 11/0 Treasures and Toho 2.2mm Demi-Round beads. Toho 11/0 Treasures are similar to Miyuki 11/0 Delicas and the Demi-Rounds are similar to Miyuki’s Spacer Beads in the same size. There will also be a few other beads, including a handful of SuperDuos
New beads arrive the end of this week.  Allowing for some time to photograph and list them, we should have everything on the website by the middle of this month.

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6 August 2017 Newsletter: We’re Moving! Temporary Closure, New ColorTrends: Metallic Beads, Bugle Beads & More

We hope your summer is providing you with a spell of rest and relaxation. Here at Bead Stampede no relaxation is on offer due to our impending move. We’ll be temporarily closing the business at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, 8 August and we anticipate re-opening the weekend of 19 August. Orders placed by the time of closure will go out no later than Wednesday, 9 August. We’ve also been busy with lots of new beads and adding a few more items to our sale section. There’s something for everyone to love!

New Beads
Beadstampede Czech SuperDuo California Blooming Meadow Beadstampede Toho 11/0 Triangles Silver-Lined Pink, #38 Beadstampede Toho 8/0 YPS12 ColorTrends: Metallic Aurora Red

Calif. Blooming Meadow            TG-11-0038 S/L Pink                   8-YPS12 ColorTrends: Metallic
Czech SuperDuo Beads             Toho 11/0 Triangle Beads          Aurora Red Toho 8/0 Seed Beads
Beadstampede 11/0 Toho YPS13 ColorTrends: Metallic Bodacious Beadstampede Toho 11/0 Treasures 707 Matte Colour Peridot Iris Beadstampede Miyuki 12mm Twisted Bugle 455 Metallic Variegated Blue Iris
11-YPS13 ColorTrends: Metallic TT-0707 Matte-Colour Peridot  TW2712-0455 Met Var. Blue
Bodacious Toho 11/0 Beads       Iris Toho 11/0 Treasure Beads  Iris Miyuki 12mm Twist Bugles
  • Recently arrived are California-finish SuperDuo beads, several Toho 11/0 triangle beads, Toho ColorTrends:Metallic round seed beads in sizes 11/0 and 8/0 (these have a shimmery satin look, and we’ll be adding more in the future)
  • We’ve added a few Toho 11/0 Treasure beads to our expanding range. If you’re not familiar with Treasures, they are like 11/0 Delica beads, and can be used with them to expand design choices
  • We’ve introduced Miyuki bugle beads into our line-up, in 3mm and 6mm straight bugles, and 6mm and 12mm twisted bugles. We’ll be expanding this selection as time goes on
  • Also new in are more etched daggers and Czech etched 6/0 round seed beads, various Miyuki 6/0, 8/0, 11/0 and 15/0 round seed beads, and several medium and standard Delicas. We’ve added sets of 12 S-Lon beading threads for those of you who want all the colours! These are available in both size AA and D, although some of the D colours are back-ordered from the manufacturer, and which we hope to get soon. All of our new items can be found here.

Clearance Section
  • We’ve added CzechMates square tile beads, Czech O beads, Dragon Scales, and silver-plated brushed finish and tribal-style beads to our clearance section, which can be found here. Reduced prices are limited to stock on hand.

Coming Soon: New Miyuki Picasso Delicas and 15/0s, and More
  • Miyuki is just now introducing the Picasso finish on 15/0 round seed beads, 10/0 (medium) Delicas and 11/0 (standard) Delicas. These will be available in six colours. Also new from Miyuki are 2.2mm spacer beads. These are essentially a half size of 11/0 round seed beads, and they’re perfect for using in stacks or individually, especially with 11/0 Delica beads. Miyuki will be introducing more colours of these as time goes on, but we’ll have all the ones currently available. We’ll also be filling in on all sizes of round seed beads, additional bugle beads and more. We hope to have everything listed by the time we re-open, or shortly after.

Until next time, thank you for your continuing support, and happy beading!

Frank and Paige - Bead Stampede 

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10 June 2017 Newsletter

Lots of lovely new things have arrived since our last newsletter, including the complete range of the much-anticipated Miyuki 11/0 Glazed Delica beads, and we’ve added even more clearance items to make room for them.


Delicas, Delicas and More Delicas
Beadstampede Miyuki 11/0 Delica DB2275 Glazed Red Date Beadstampede 11/0 Miyuki Delica DB2283 Matte Glazed Citron Beadstampede 11/0 Miyuki Delica 2311 Matte Glazed Dark Seafoam AB
DB2275 Glazed Red Date    DB2283 Matte Glazed Citron DB2311 Matte Glazed Dk Seafoam
Miyuki 11/0 Delica Beads      Miyuki 11/0 Delica Beads       AB Miyuki 11/0 Delica Beads
  • We mentioned earlier this year that our Miyuki 11/0 Delicas were selling like hot cakes, due to our excellent prices, and that we would be expanding our range. Since our last newsletter we’ve added 72 of them, including all 38 of the brand new Glazed line
  • Glazed Delicas come in three finish types: plain (shiny), matte (frosted) and matte AB (frosted rainbow). 
Beadstampede 11/0 Miyuki Delica DB2122 Duracoat Opaque Catalina Beadstampede 11/0 Miyuki Delica DB0158 Mauve AB Beadstampede 11/0 Miyuki DB0275 Lined Emerald Lustre
DB2122 Opaque Catalina     DB0158 Mauve AB               DB0275 Lined Emerald Lustre 
Miyuki 11/0 Delica Beads      Miyuki 11/0 Delica Beads     Miyuki 11/0 Delica Beads
  • Other new Delicas include a selection of Duracoat opaque, AB, colour-lined, galvanized and more. New Delicas can be found in our new items section, here, and our entire range of 11/0 Delicas can be found here.

Other New Items
Beadstampede Czech Daggers Etched Crystal Gold Lustre Beadstampede Czech Lentils Etched Jet Sliperit Full Beadstampede Czech Flower Cup Beads Crystal Sunset
Etched Crystal Gold Lustre   Etched Jet Sliperit Full         Crystal Sunset Czech Flower
Czech Dagger Beads            6mm Lentil Drop Beads        Cup Beads
  
  • Also new in are more etched daggers and lentils, Miyuki 3.4mm drops and 11/0 round seed beads, nine new flower cup beads, crystal rainbow Super8 beads, 3mm & 4mm rondelles, Thread Heaven thread conditioner, and much more. These items can also be found in our new items section, here.

Clearance Section
Beadstampede Czech Tri Beads Crystal Rainbow Blue Beadstampede Czech Quad Beads Golden Touch Sandalwood Beadstampede Czech 8x7mm Rose Petals Halo Cardinal
Crystal Rainbow Blue 4mm  Golden Touch Sandalwood   Halo Cardinal 8x7mm Czech
Czech Glass Tri Beads         Czech Glass Quad Beads   Rose Petal Drop Beads
  • Once again we need to make room for more stock, so we’ve added Quad beads, Tri beads, and large and small rose petal drop beads to our clearance section
  • We’ve taken further reductions on most of the previously listed items in this section – there are bargains galore! Reductions are limited to stock on hand. All clearance and sale beads can be found here.

Coming Soon
  • We expect to have our next shipment of beads listed in approximately 10-14 days. New items include: California-finish SuperDuos, Toho ColorTrends: Metallic round glass seed beads in sizes 11/0 and 8/0, and more Toho triangles and Treasure cylinder beads.

Until next time, thank you for your continuing support, and happy beading!

Frank and Paige - Bead Stampede

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New Flower Cup Beads, SuperDuos, Clasps, Delica Beads; More!

It’s another Bank Holiday Weekend washout for most of us in the UK. All is not lost, however, because we have sparkly beads, lovely findings, more clearance items and a blog post on my latest earrings for your beading entertainment! And if your weather is fine, we hope you’re enjoying it.


New Flower Cup Beads, SuperDuos, Magic 3mm Fire-Polished Beads
Bead Stampede Czech Flower Cup Beads in Jet AB Full Bead Stampede Super Duo Tweedy Gold Silver Bead Stampede 3mm Czech Fire-Polished Beads Magic Wine
Jet AB Full Czech Glass        Tweedy Gold Silver Czech   Magic Wine 3mm Czech
Flower Cup Beads                  Glass SuperDuo Beads        Glass Fire-Polished Beads
  • Just in is an introductory selection of flower cup beads, which are 7mm wide & 5mm high. They can be used as drop beads or spacer beads, and can be found here
  • The first of our SuperDuo beads have arrived, in Metallic Suede and Tweedy finishes, and we’ll be adding more styles as time goes on (Super Duo beads can be found here, along with our Super8 beads)
  • We now have all seven colours of sparkly Crystal Magic 3mm fire-polished beads (3mm fire-polished beads can be found here). All beads can also be found in our new items section, here

New Decorative Clasps, Delica Beads, Toho 11/0 Triangles
Bead Stampede 5-strand fluted gold tube slide clasp   Bead Stampede 11/0 Miyuki Delica Metallic Olive Green #24   Bead Stampede 11/0 Toho Triangular Seed Beads Matte Galvanized Rose Gold, #551F
Five-Strand Fluted Flat Gold- DB-0024 Metallic Olive Green  TG11-0551F Matte Galv.
Plated Tube Clasp                  Miyuki 11/0 Delica Beads          Rose Gold Toho 11/0 Triangles
  • New in are flat, rectangular, decorative tube clasps, silver-plated and gold-plated, in two-, three-, four- and five-strand sizes. We also now have in seven-strand gold- and silver-plated round tube clasps (clasps can be found in our findings section, here)
  • We’ve added five sparkly, metallic Miyuki 11/0 Delica beads: DB-0005, DB-0011, DB-0012, DB-0023, and DB-0024 (all of our 11/0 Delicas can be found here)
  • We have five additions to our Toho 11/0 triangle bead range (4 are matte galvanised, and Frosted Gold-lined Crystal; Toho triangle beads are here)
  • We also have other new beads in: 3mm & 4mm rondelles and bicones; etched Czech 11/0s, 8/0s, 6/0s; Miyuki 15/0s, 11/0s, 6/0s and Tila beads; snakeskin 4mm fire-polished beads; other miscellaneous Czech beads: lentils, daggers, CzechMates and Dragon Scales; Blue Lake & Clear crystal rivolis; and more
These items can also be found in our new items section, here.
Blog Post: Summery Striped Earrings
  • If you’re interested in making the above earrings, you can find the materials and info, here.  It’s not a tutorial, as such, because you need to be familiar with earring-making techniques, but there’s enough info for you to duplicate them easily.

Clearance Section
Bead Stampede 4mm Czech Fire-Polished Blueberry Green Tea  Bead Stampede Premium Gold Scissors from Tulip of Japan  Bead Stampede Sharp-Point Awl with Mint Green Grip from Tulip of Japan
 Blueberry/Green Tea 4mm        Tulip Finest Premium            Tulip Sharp-point Awl with
Czech Fire-Polished Beads        Gold Scissors                         Mint-green Cushion Grip

We still need to make room for more stock, so we’ve added items to our clearance section. There are more than 12 pages! Newly added items include: 
  • More 4mm Czech glass fire-polished beads
  • Tulip brand cushion-grip awls, precision scissors and cushion-grip bead crochet hooks
Most items in this section are at 20% off or more; reductions are limited to stock on hand. All clearance and sale beads can be found here 
Until next time, thank you for your continuing support, and happy beading!

Frank and Paige - Bead Stampede

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Summery Striped Earrings

It's been a while since I made anything for myself.  Our newly arrived selection of Miyuki 11/0 Duracoat seed beads inspired me to get a move on and make something for spring and summer, so here are my new earrings:

 

Materials:

1 x 11-4464 Duracoat Opaque Light Watermelon - Miyuki 11/0 Seed Beads, here

1 x 11-4454 Duracoat Opaque Kumquat - Miyuki 11/0 Seed Beads, here

1 x 11-4468 Duracoat Opaque Pansy - Miyuki 11/0 Seed Beads, here

1 x Pink S-Lon / C-Lon Size D Thread, here

1 x Beadsmith Size 12 Long Beading Needles, here

1 pair Silver-Plated Hook Ear Wires, or other ear wires of choice, here

Earring backs, optional, but highly recommended to keep earrings in place, here

Jewellery pliers, optional

Technique:

These earrings require basic earring-making knowledge of ladder stitch, brick stitch, making an earring loop and fringe making.

Start by making the earring base in ladder stitch, using 11/0 beads in colour 4464. The earring base is 15 stacks of 2 beads each (a total of 30 beads). Continue with brick stitch until your work is down to two beads and make your earring loop. You can add your ear wire at this stage by slipping it onto the loop before you close it, or add it when your earrings are finished, using jewellery pliers.

When you have finished the top portion of your earrings, continue with your fringe.  Each fringe is the same, using your 11/0 Miyuki beads in the following repeat: string 10 beads of colour 4464, 6 beads of colour 4454, 3 beads of colour 4464, and 12 beads of colour 4468.

Make a second earring the same way, and you're done!

Finished size of earrings is approximately 1.25 inches/32mm wide and 3 1/8 inches/81mm long, including the ear wires.

 

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