What's New and Lava Beads

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Thanks to all those who visited us at Luton yesterday. Today 7th Oct, we are at the Bead Society's huge fair at Uxbridge - open 11.30am to 5.30pm, details here. If you miss us, you still have a chance to collect your free gift and see us at Sandown Park on Saturday 20th Oct or Norwich on Sunday 21st Oct (details here).

Lorraine Cannell, The Bead Queen will also be showing her latest designs at Norwich - see her site at TheBeadQueen.co.uk or TheBeadQueen.com.

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New Beads:
Haunting Lava Briolette Beads 18mm x 13mm Amber Blinged Crystal Shamballa Bracelet
Large Breathtaking Ladder Mosaic Shell
Vintage Mosaic Gold, Green & Blue Shell Beads
Distinctive Burnt-Red Brazilian Agate Heishi
Earthy Lake Superior Agate Oval Beads
Green & Purple Faceted Ruby Zoisite Rondelle
Shimmering Large Roast Burgundy Mother-Of-Pearl
Sky Blue Sponge Quartz Rondelle Beads
Enticing Sky Blue Sponge Quartz Beads
Shimmering Large Aqua-Blue Mother-Of-Pearl
Shimmering Large Burnt Gold Mother-Of-Pearl Beads

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Volcanic Lava Beads

What are lava beads?
They are a new type of jewelry-making gemstone that is becoming increasingly popular. Everyone who makes and sells home-crafted jewelry should try some. The inexpensive stone is surprisingly light, making the present fashion for large chunky jewelry, 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 colors.

How they are born
Lava beads started life as molten rock over 1,000 degrees Celsius. It takes this high temperature and huge pressure to make rock melt beneath an active 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 jewelry
Beads from these rocks make very unusual jewelry. Used as pendants or parts of a necklace, these unusual black beads ooze style and mystique, drawing attention whenever worn. When admiring lava bead jewelry, 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 jewelry
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 color 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 jewelry, 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

Lave & Pearl and Lava & Coral
Lava mixed with pearl or coral can produce striking jewelry!

Lava bead finish
Although looking coarse with tiny holes and cracks, most of these beads are polished to feel smooth, making your jewelry comfortable to wear.

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