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The Martha Stewart
Christmas Wreath  

NOTE(4/26/03): We have 10mm and 12mm ruby back in stock.

We've gotten many orders for 6mm, 8mm, 10mm and 12mm druk beads to make this wreath.  Martha Stewart provided one set of directions in 1999, and a new set of directions in 2000.   In both, we believe she underestimated the number of beads needed, so with some interpretation, your two design choices are:

a.  300 each of 6mm, 8mm and 10mm for a 10-inch wreath

b.  200 each of 6mm, 8mm, 10mm and 12mm for an 8-inch wreath

We have a personal preference for choice "a".

Colors:   Ruby (also called Siam) is the color of choice.    For a contrast, either Red Opal or Garnet will work.

Instructions may be found on the Martha Stewart Web-Site under "Crafts" or "Holiday Gifts"


Some additional informational notes for you:

Red is one of the most expensive colors to make, so there are few color choices in this area for the druk line of round beads. Many of the reds that exist are very close in color in this particular bead, so do not provide much if any contrast. We offer ruby (also called siam), and suggest either garnet (very dark, almost black), and/or red opal (a translucent red), as workable contrasting or complimentary colors. There is a cherry red, but this doesn't have the same effect as the transparent and translucent colors. We used to offer light siam as well, but there is no discernable difference in color between this and the regular siam in the druk line of beads. There is also a dark ruby (or dark siam, sometimes called light garnet) which we do not offer. Again, there is some, but not much color variation between the dark ruby and the regular ruby in the druk line of beads.

Traditionally, there has never been a large supply of larger beads -- 10mm and 12mm -- in any color, because the main purpose of beads is to be used in jewelry, and these larger sizes tend to be heavy, and usually not in style. When a particular bead in size and color runs out, it usually takes 3 or more months before it is back in stock. This is because these beads come from the Czech Republic and must be imported, and also because every color, type and size of bead is not always in production all the time. Beads are usually produced from lightest to darkest. That is, they try to make clear and light colors first in the kiln, and gradually over the course of a few months make darker and darker beads. In this way, they can use the kiln for the longest period of time before having to clean it out.

Using 4mm beads, such as in a 4-6-8mm configuration, doesn't work very well. It doesn't look realistic enough.

In both 1999 and 2000, our suppliers ran out of the 10mm size druks around October, and we were unable to fill orders past the first few days of December.  The 10mm beads start coming back in stock in February or March.    

NOTE:  It is also important to get your styrofoam wreath form.   Stores run out of these as well.    Try these types of places:   Wal-Mart, K-Mart, craft stores, floral shops and floral supply places.     We prefer the 10-inch wreath that is a half dome in shape.   On this wreath, you only cover the domed part, not the back of the wreath.   You can also use a completely round (tube) wreath, which you would cover entirely with beads.  

 

Druk Plain Round Beads
4mm, 6mm, 8mm, 10mm & 12mm
[Also see Crackle Glass]

TO: Glass Bead Color Chart


3mm (full list)


4mm (full list)

FINISHES: Transparent | Transparent AB | Transparent Matte | Transparent With Other Effects | Opaque | Opaque AB | Opaque Matte | Opaque With Other Effects | Luster | Metallic | Color-Lined | Translucent

COLOR WHEEL: Yellow-Brown-Topaz-Gold | Pink-Rose-Fuchsia | Purple-Amethyst-Alexandrite | Green | Crystal-Gray-Silver-Black | Blue | Red-Garnet-Orange


6mm (full list)

FINISHES: Transparent | Transparent AB | Transparent Matte | Transparent With Other Effects | Opaque | Opaque AB | Opaque Matte | Opaque With Other Effects | Luster | Metallic | Color-Lined | Translucent

COLOR WHEEL: Yellow-Brown-Topaz-Gold | Pink-Rose-Fuchsia | Purple-Amethyst-Alexandrite | Green | Crystal-Gray-Silver-Black | Blue | Red-Garnet-Orange


8mm (full list)

FINISHES: Transparent | Transparent AB | Transparent Matte | Transparent With Other Effects | Opaque | Opaque AB | Opaque Matte | Opaque With Other Effects | Luster | Metallic | Color-Lined | Translucent

COLOR WHEEL: Yellow-Brown-Topaz-Gold | Pink-Rose-Fuchsia | Purple-Amethyst-Alexandrite | Green | Crystal-Gray-Silver-Black | Blue | Red-Garnet-Orange


10mm (full list)


12mm (full list)




Click to find Druk Rondelles (saucer shaped)


TO:
Glass Bead
Color Chart

 

[Scroll down to bottom of page to see full list of druk-related colors.]

Druk beads are smooth, roundish beads made in the Czech Republic. 

 

Click to find Druk Rondelles (saucer shaped)

 



TO: Glass Bead Color Chart

COLORS:   [Not all colors will be available in every size or shape. Some colors which are available may not have made it to the list below.]

alexandrite
alexandrite matte
alexandrite matte vitrail
amber
amber matte
amethyst
amethyst ab
amethyst dark ab
amethyst dark matte
amethyst dark matte ab
amethyst dark opal
amethyst dark vitrail
amethyst diffusion
amethyst light
amethyst light ab
amethyst light matte
amethyst light matte ab
amethyst luster
amethyst matte
amethyst opaque
amethyst quartz
amethyst quartz vitrail
amethyst ultra light
amethyst ultra light ab
amethyst ultra light matte ab
amethyst/white
amethyst matte vitrail
aqua
aqua ab
aqua blue very dark
aqua dark
aqua dark ab
aqua dark matte
aqua green dark
aqua green matte ab
aqua green/white
aqua light
aqua matte
aqua matte ab
aqua opal
aqua quartz
art glass
art glass matte ab
aurum (full gold)
beige dark silk
beige opal
beige opaque
black diamond light
black diamond matte
black diamond matte ab
black diamond matte vitrail
black/white
blue capri
blue capri ab
blue capri matte ab
blue capri opal
blue capri/white
blue dark agate
blue delft light opaque
blue delft opaque
blue iris
blue light opal
blue light opal agate
blue lumine
blue luster transparent
blue montana ab
blue montana luster
blue montana matte
blue montana matte ab
blue montana matte vitrail
blue opal
blue opaque
blue periwinkle opaque
blue quartz
blue royal dark opaque
blue royal matte ab opaque
blue sky opaque
blue tortoise
blue tortoise matte
blue tortoise matte ab
blue zircon
blue zircon ab
blue zircon light
blue zircon light matte
blue zircon matte
blue/black
bronze dark
bronze metallic
bronze pearl matte
brown dark opaque
brown dark quartz
brown iris
brown light brown dark agate
brown light opaque
brown matte ab opaque
brown opaque
brown quartz
brown scotch tweed
brown tawny

 





 

capri
capri matte
capri opal
carnelian opaque
chalk opaque
champagne luster
cherry opaque
chocolate silk
citrine opal
citrine ab
citrine matte ab
cobalt matte vitrail
cobalt ab
cobalt matte ab
cobalt vitrail
copper iris
crystal
crystal ab
crystal diffusion
crystal luster
crystal matte
crystal tortoise
crystal tortoise matte ab
crystal/antique lavender
crystal/bronze lined
crystal/cinnamon
crystal/gold (apollo)
crystal/light blue
crystal/light green
crystal/marea
crystal/navy tortoise
crystal/pink
crystal/sapphire
crystal/silver (crys/cal)
emerald
emerald ab
emerald dark matte vitrail
emerald dark vitrail
emerald matte
emerald matte ab
emerald matte vitrail
fuchsia
garnet
garnet matte
garnet matte ab
garnet dark
gold iris
gold metallic
green bottle ab
green bottle matte
green bottle vitrail
green dark matte ab opaque
green dark opaque
green dark silk
green iris metallic
green kelly
green kelly dark
green kelly dark matte
green kelly dark matte ab
green kelly matte
green luster transparent
green medium opaque
green olive mottle
green opal
green opaque
green quartz
green tortoise
green tortoise matte
green tortoise matte ab
green very dark silk
grey light opaque
grey matte ab opaque
grey opal
grey opaque
grey smoke
grey smoke ab
grey smoke matte
hematite ab
hot pink lumine
hyacinth
hyacinth ab
hyacinth matte
hyacinth matte ab
hyacinth opal
ivory opaque
jade opaque
jet ab
jet matte
jet matte ab opaque
jet matte vitrail
jet opaque
jet/gold
jet/vitrail
jonquil
jonquil ab
jonquil matte
jonquil matte ab
jonquil opal
jonquil opaque
kelly/rose
lavender opaque
lavender silk
lemon opal
lime opal
malachite
maroon matte ab opaque
maroon opaque
moss opaque

navy dark opaque
navy opaque
navy quartz
new blue iris
new green iris
olive matte
olivine
olivine ab
olivine brown
olivine brown matte
olivine brown matte ab
olivine dark
olivine dark luster
olivine dark matte
olivine dark vitrail
olivine green
olivine green matte ab
olivine green matte vitrail
olivine matte ab
olivine matte vitrail
orange dark opaque
orange light opaque
orange opal
orange opaque
peridot
peridot ab
peridot dark
peridot dark matte
peridot luster
peridot matte
peridot opal
pink silk
pink agate
pink lumine
pink mottle
pink opal
pink opaque
pink quartz
purple dark agate
purple iris metallic
purple matte ab opaque
purple mottle
purple opaque
purple pastel agate
purple silk
red opaque
red agate
red dark pearl matte
red diffusion
red opal
red quartz
red/black
rose
rose ab
rose light matte ab
rose matte
rose matte ab
rose opal
rose sapphire
rose tortoise
rose tortoise matte ab
rose vitrail
rose/sapphire matte ab
rose/white
royal opaque
ruby
ruby ab
ruby dark vitrail
ruby light ab
ruby matte
ruby matte ab
ruby matte vitrail
rust opaque
sapphire
sapphire ab
sapphire dark
sapphire dark matte
sapphire light
sapphire light ab
sapphire light matte
sapphire light matte ab
sapphire matte
sapphire matte ab
sapphire tortoise
sapphire ultra light
sapphire ultra light ab
sapphire ultra light matte
siam light
siam light matte
silver
silver/blue luster
smaragd
smaragd ab
smaragd matte
sphinx (hematite) metallic
supra gold
supra light gold

tiger eye (chroust)
topaz
topaz ab
topaz antique smoke quartz
topaz colorado
topaz colorado dark
topaz colorado dark ab
topaz colorado dark matte
topaz colorado dark matte vitrail
topaz colorado meduim ab
topaz colorado ultra light
topaz colorado ultra light ab
topaz colorado ultra light matte
topaz dark
topaz dark matte
topaz light
topaz light matte
topaz matte
topaz matte ab
topaz matte vitrail
topaz smoke
topaz smoke ab
topaz smoke dark
topaz smoke dark matte
topaz smoke luster
topaz smoke matte
topaz smoke matte ab
topaz smoke matte vitrail
topaz smoke quartz
topaz smoke/gold luster transparent
topaz/emerald
topaz/emerald matte ab
topaz/pink luster
tortoise
tortoise matte
tortoise matte ab
turquoise blue light opal
turquoise blue opaque
turquoise blue/black
turquoise green light silk
turquoise green matte ab opaque
turquoise green mottle
turquoise green opaque
turquoise green silk
turquoise light opaque
turquoise opaque
vitrail
white ab
white opal
white opal ab
yellow agate
yellow dark opaque
yellow opal
yellow opaque
yellow quartz

TO: Glass Bead Color Chart

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