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Bead Hoard Curiosities Boxes are Back -  Woo Hoo

Bead Hoard Curiosities Boxes are Back - Woo Hoo

Posted by Suzanne Branca on May 30th 2018

The Word is Out! The First Box Sold Out In Record Time. Don't Miss The Next One.This news went public on May 23, 2018 .... It's the first box of more to come.  We have been very busy here prepari … read more
What is a Baroque Pearl Bead?

What is a Baroque Pearl Bead?

Posted by Suzanne Branca on May 2nd 2018

What is a Baroque Pearl exactly? I was asked this very question recently. My answer...It's all about the shape! The term baroque is used to describe the shape of the pearl bead in a technical manner o … read more
Tourmaline Gemstone Beads Create Pure Joy at A Grain of Sand

Tourmaline Gemstone Beads Create Pure Joy at A Grain of Sand

Posted by Suzanne Branca on Apr 23rd 2018

We just love tourmaline gemstone beads here at A Grain of Sand. When a shipment comes in, the whole lot of us gals get all excited. We just love to pass the tourmaline beads around and feel the m … read more
Cherry Brand Glass Beads: Vintage Bead Spotlight

Cherry Brand Glass Beads: Vintage Bead Spotlight

Posted by Suzanne Branca on Apr 17th 2018

Cherry Brand Glass Beads: Vintage Bead Spotlight Sometimes here at  A Grain of Sand, we discover some glass beads which are so amazing, we simply must tell you about them. This week, ou … read more

Back to the Future

Posted by Elizabeth Hamilton on Feb 11th 2015

I’m going to brag for a bit before getting down to business.While I was down home for the holidays, I had the opportunity to coach two people through a beading project. These were two people I’d often … read more