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central square of blackstone, with symmetrical beads on either side: faceted purple glass dodecahedron, swirly blue-and-brown 6mm jasper bead, tiny iolite bead

chalk one up earrings
Iolite, blue sky jasper, czech fire-polished glass, blackstone

So this morning I was going through our listings because Etsy has pulled this absolute crap with their search algorithms and words in the title now count for something like ten times the weight of materials in the, you know, materials tags so you now have to put all your ingredients in the title of the listing or else it won't show up in the search results, thanks so much Etsy. I was working from the back of the listings, and when I got to this one, I had to stop and think, oh, wow, those are awesome -- oh wait, I made them. Right. (I do this a lot. My horrible memory means that I am never bored.)

True fact: the iolite beads on the top and bottom of the earrings were so tiny, and so thinly drilled, that I cracked something like a dozen of them trying to open them up enough to fit the eyepin. If we named earrings by what I was muttering when I made them, these would be the Goddamn It Not Another Fucking Broken One earrings. *g*
synecdochic: "Triple nerd score" (misc - triple nerd score)
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three acrylic cubes of alternating white and colored stripes, separated by matte purple glass beads; from top to bottom the color stripes are pink, orange, yellow

the princess is in another castle earrings
acrylic, glass beads, a healthy dose of nostalgia

The minute the cubes arrived, I took one look at them and said, "Oh my God, the only way they could be more perfect Super Mario Brothers cubes would be if they had a "?" on the side of them." That bag of beads have been "the Mario cubes" ever since. ("Hey, baby, do you know where I left the Mario cubes?" "They're in the other drawer.")

They make fun stitch markers, too.

(Also, when I was 13, I was totally writing mental fic where Princess Peach said 'screw it' and rescued herself. I'm pretty sure I was shipping her with Smurfette.)

The lighting angle is a little hard to see in this photo, but the beads in between each cube are matte purple glass crow beads.

Reminder: code THANKSGIVING11 will be valid for 20% off on your order until Sunday night.
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Green Ladder Earrings: green glass alternating with silver-plated bars that swing wildly

green ladder earrings
glass beads, silver plated toggle clasp components
(faultless pajama guest star item)

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If you're a beader or a polyclay bead maker too, and want some of the toggles, let me know; we have approximately four tons of the damn things and would be happy to hand them over!

A reminder, we will be exhibiting today at the Trinity Fall Festival in downtown Towson. Drop in and see us; mention this newsletter for a discount of $5 additional off any purchase of $50 or more, in addition to the $5 off each additional item purchased after the first item.
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dark emerald/evergreen-colored chips of emerald, on both top and bottom of 7mm round garnet beads of a dark blood-red color

august nights earrings
emerald (oiled), garnet (dyed)

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Meanwhile: we'll be vending at the Trinity Fall Festival in Towson, MD on 1 October. If you're in the area, stop by for exclusive designs and brand-new items!