The gift of beads or Jewelry

Are you like me, and have only vaguely planned who is getting what this year? I’m actually somewhat ahead of myself, as the shopping for the kids is done. However, this year – everyone else is getting something handmade. Well, with the exception of the men – I don’t make men’s jewelry, mainly a lack of inspiration on my part. However, my husband doesn’t wear any form of jewelry at all – including our wedding ring which he lost within a few months of our getting married. He wouldn’t stop fiddling with the d*%m thing, and now it’s lost down …

New Copper Clay

Art Clay World has just recently introduced a new copper clay that does not require the use of carbon, or a firing chamber. In fact, Heather our metal clay instructor has successfully torch fired this new clay! This is really exciting news, as the clay then becomes far more accessible to beaders and jewelry designers. As we know, kilns are a major investment. A good torch will only run you about $45.00 – cheaper ones can be had as well. You do need to pickle this new clay to remove the ‘firescale’. A can of pickle, a small crockpot, a …

Etsy Template

A few people have asked me who did my etsy template for jenniferbeads – I finally found her, as it was a while ago. You can find her shop here http://www.etsy.com/shop/ErinBradleyDesigns

December is Here!

Who can believe that December is already here! The has been co-operative that is for sure but it is getting colder. Our class schedule is a great way to escape the cold weather. Come on in and stay warm while taking some great classes. This week we have some fun new classes. Thursday December 3rd from 2 to 4pm we have 3D Snowflake Fanwheels with Maria Rypan. This is a beautiful project when they are completed and it is a beginner class. Thursday December 3rd we also have Basic Bead Stitching 101 with Cindy Vroom from 6:30 to 8:30. This …