Thursday, November 03, 2005

Blown Beads & Things

Blown beads are arriving which included replacements for several types.. There are many new colors which we will be putting on the web shortly as well. The new Orchid pendants which are also produced by our blowers are very unique. They can be seen in our "New Arrivals" section.

Many of you are waiting on the rubino beads. We have one shipment arriving late next week. As usual our problems begin with the canes and the lack of availability from the Moretti factory, so our beadmakers can't produce the beads. The most recent cane production has some variation in color for the rubino. Like carpet lots, each run of canes has its own color. The most recent, we have been experiencing some problems with burnout in the flames. As a last resort, we have had our Murano glass furnace produce some rubino which we are trying out on hearts. While everyone in Murano uses Soda Ash, the exact recipe in each furnace is different so we are holding our breath. We will get our first samples in from Venice and are hoping that the color is the vibrant rubino everyone loves.

For those of you who love the GC "Cinnamon" color, we are selling out. It was a bead fluke, produced by a not so red batch of glass from the Moretti factory and we have used all the canes. Once again we are getting nice reds, so Cinnamon is now out of production.

We are currently out of stock on our SoftFlex Silver Wire. The evacuation of the wire producing plant due to Hurricane Katrina caused a disruption in production, but the factory should begin catching up shortly. We do now have in SoftFlex 24kt .019 Gold wire in 30 ft lengths.
Happy Beading, Brenda

<< Home

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?