Friday, August 29, 2008

Have a great Labor Day!

We are not running the free class this Saturday and Sunday, because of the holiday weekend.
We will be closed only on Monday September 1.
I am so happy about our new classes. Some of them are great beadweaving projects. If you feel like trying them, let me tell you that it is not that hard. There are also some new wire workshops which are very interesting. The polymer clay classes sound like a lot of fun. To tell you the truth my favorite class is making the resin pendants.
Crissy, Diana and I made some new pendants in the store. It was so much fun. Charleene explained us the process of making them.
I wish you can try them too.
Happy Holidays!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

New Fun Products!

We have just received our shipment of pendant blanks to make jewelry. I am totally hooked on making resin pendants. You just make a little collage, or just insert a photo into the blank, then pour in the resin and let it set. The possibilities are endless! I made a bunch of samples which are on display in the store. You can really add whatever you'd like to the blanks. Ana made some samples with polymer clay. You can make a mini mosaic with beads or glass. Make a photo charm bracelet. (I made one with pics of my cats). I think this is a great way to expand your beading skills. And each piece is unique, because you've designed it yourself! The casting blanks come in antique silver, ant. brass and ant. copper. Add chain to the charm and you have yourself a great necklace! I'm thinking this will be a fantastic Christmas gift. We will be offering a class on making them in September but if you want to get started now, we have all the materials in the store. It's really easy! Charlene

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Good News

All the strands of Pearls and Shell are 30% off.

Come soon before they are gone.

There are new products in the store... It is a surprise...
I will let Charlene write about it.
All I can say is that they are fantastic and really easy to make.


Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Thai Silver Trunk Show

Hello all! I am so excited about our Trunk show starting tomorrow, Thursday. I saw the merchandise for the first time yesterday at Briolette. Wow, there's lots of really nice pendants, beads and strands in both silver and brass! I had to buy a few things for myself before they disappeared. Be sure to come early for the best selection. The show will run through Sunday and then it goes back on the road.
We have received our leather cord order, and our Tierracast charms and findings. I ordered more chain and wire, that should arrive soon, I'll let you know. I'll be working on a new class schedule for the fall so if there's any class in particular you would like to see, let me know!
A bit of disturbing news...someone likes our bracelet samples for the Bead Culture patterns so much, that rather than making one themselves, they are swiping them from our counter display! That really hurts. Not only are they stealing product, but our time as well. I hope whoever it is will rethink what you are doing. Bad, bad karma!
We have gotten more patterns in the store and are working on samples (which will now be under glass) as quickly as possible. Lots of fun, new designs. Hope you are all enjoying the nice summer we've been will be over soon!