Friday, February 27, 2009

Clay River Designs trunk show

During the month of March, we will be hosting a trunk show for Clay River Designs, a company that has been designing and producing beautiful ceramic beads and pendants since 1973. Many of their pieces are inspired by nature and art. Each piece is glazed and fired multiple times, resulting in a unique and beautiful work of art. There are many pendant designs to choose from, and accent beads in complementary colors as well. Please join us!

We're back from Tucson!

We've returned from our annual trip to the gem and mineral shows in Tucson, and we've brought back lots of wonderful beads!

  • An incredible assortment of new semiprecious gemstone beads, including:
  • A variety of shades of blue, such as larimar, chrysocolla, aquamarine, amazonite, and kyanite
  • A variety of browns, such as golden obsidian, desert jasper, bronzite, and Tibetan agate
  • Other stones, such as apatite and tourmaline
  • Fabulous tiny pearls in browns and blues, as small as 2 mm and 2 x 3 mm
  • Copper and enamel pendants and components from C-Koop Beads
  • Great new handpainted ceramic beads with art-inspired colors
  • Whimsical pendants, components and beads in lead-free pewter from Green Girl Studios
  • Intriguing glazed ceramic pendants from Golem Design Studio in Bulgaria
  • Delicately carved shell pendants from Lillypilly Designs
  • Beautiful new Kazuri ceramic beads from Africa
  • A new assortment of pearls, including coin pearls in many colors and sizes
  • Paua shell beads

Stop by the store and see the unveiling of the Tucson Treasures, and see some of the best that the Tucson shows have to offer!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Antique Treasures Kit featured in BeadStyle

The March 2009 issue of BeadStyle featured our Antique Treasures Kit. This kit uses pearls, crystal, and brass filigree shapes to create a lovely vintage-style necklace and earrings. For more information on this kit, visit our website. You can also view the design alternative mentioned in the article, which is also available on our website as the Vintage Dragonfly Kit.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Welcome to the new Eclectica blog!

Eclectica is a bead store located in Brookfield, Wisconsin, in the Galleria West shopping center. We have been in business for over fifteen years, and we carry a full selection of beads, including semiprecious stone beads, pearls, vintage and vintage reproduction beads, lampwork beads created by artists, Swarovski crystals, and much more. We carry a wide variety of supplies for metal clay, including CZs, metal clay tools, and exclusive stamps created specifically for jewelry.

Thank you for your interest in Eclectica. Please email our mail order department at if you have any questions.