Beckham’s Barn Email Newsletter             

 May 8, 2007

May 13 is Mother’s Day and we have some great ideas for gifts for Mom.
Choose a set of FRESH WATER PEARLS - white, ivory, lavender, or chrome green, designed with Swarovski crystal and flat Bali spacers with matching earrings, boxed.  Prices start at $31.95.

Tiny white druzy quartz shapes (oval, pear, rectangle) set in sterling silver bezel pendants and earrings.  Subtle sparkle - good with summer apparel.  Prices for single pendants start...$$24.50, set pendant and earring...$65.50.  An outstanding black druzy, trillion shape, ear posts...$97.50.

We have a wide selection.  Most are on stretch cord - easy to get on and off. 
Large tumbled nuggets - fluorite, green aventurine, rose quartz, Rainforest jasper, quartz and mixed...$3.95.

1-1/4” strips of abalone, side by side, 2 cords...$7.50
3 strands, twisted, rounded nuggets - carnelian, sodalite, mookaite, black onyx...$12.50.

Wafer style- large flat oval with 3 stands of complimentary nuggets...$13.95.  Some of the combinations:
Clear quartz wafer with rose quartz and light green aventurine
Sodalite wafer with sodalite and rose quartz
Mookaite wafer with mookaite beads

Red sponge coral branches, 1-1/2” length...$10.50

Citrine, garnet, mystic topaz, blue topaz, amethyst, peridot, light jade and smoky quartz, boxed...$8.95 up.  
Example price:  mystic topaz, 8mm, pendant...$20.00.

Stones as above but some new styles - cocktail style with 12 of 4mm blue topaz or amethyst...$44.95. 
3 stones across in garnet, peridot, citrine, amethyst...$24.50 up. 
Single stone...$ 23.75.

Wire Wrapping Workshop -  May 19, 2007 - 9:30 to 11:30    Sign Up Now!
We have a few spaces left.  Call 803-781-3589 and leave your credit card # or send in two separate emails to  or come by the Barn this Saturday.


You can bring your own tools, (please ID them) or buy or borrow what you need from the Barn.

  Materials Included in fee:

 21 ga. silver square wire, 20 ga. half round wire and a 30 x 22 mm Cabochon to wrap. 

 FEE:  $35.00             Pre-registration with payment required           Taught by Lou Rigley

4mm, good color...$7.95
4mm, better color...$9.95
3.3mm, smaller but top color...$14.95
Light green octagon, 7x5mm...$81.90
Medium color, 8x6 oval...$73.95
More sizes and variations of color.  Come in and see.
Also, finished rings and earrings in sterling silver and 14K.

BEADS - Temporarily strung, 16” length
Natural ivory color coral  - 10mm “square” shape...$11.95
Natural ivory color coral, branch shape, thick 1” - 2” length...$36.95
Beige color shell, 1” open squares...$8.95
Rhodochrosite (lovely banded pink and white) at a special low price we found at the Tucson Show:       6mm...$14.95 and $8.95
10mm button shape...$24.95.    Larger rounds and ovals available.
Be sure to see the “caramel brown” rhodochrosite rectangles, 2 sizes...$29.95
Sesame jasper, white base with pale green and “black pepper” spots, ovals 14x10mm and larger, start...$11.95
New shipment of Brushed sterling silver beads
6 and 8mm saucer, 6 and 10mm round, 10x6mm ovals and 10mm discs.  Buy the 8” strand and save 25%.
New Bali bead shipment 
New shapes: spool, tubes, “crowns”, and the 3 and 4mm spacers you have been waiting for - some oxidized and some shiny.  Again, save 25% on 8” strands.

In addition to our regular stock of many opals we have acquired several high end gems.  One, a spectacular red harlequin pattern, 11x8mm oval, and 2 very fine Australian black freeforms.  Come in to see these.

New Book
Practical Joining  (Silversmithing) by Tim McCreight...$18.95

Oco slices, edged with gold or silver color. ready to hang on chain or cord...$4.95

Joan Beckham
Beckhams Barn Rock and Gem Shop