Currently Browsing: November 2008

What is an AB finish?

Q: What is an AB finish? A: “AB,” or Aurora Borealis, is a bead treatment inspired by Northern Lights. It is a coating (usually on one side) applied to glass beads that creates a rainbow or iridescent effect. The effect was invented in 1955 by Swarovski in partnership with Christian Dior. Have a question you’d […]


Holiday Cards and Tags

Paper can be expensive and cards even more so. We made three cards and four tags with our Scrap Pad To Go and barely made a dent in it. The paper is beautiful and comes with easy to use die-cut tags, sayings and more. You can easily make dozens of cards and tags with one […]


Toho Hybrids are Here!

The cutting edge of innovation; for the first time the Japanese TOHO seed bead company has paired up with the Czech glass industry to create seed beads with beautiful Czech glass finishes.