InspirationFX: Skulls and Snakes

InspirationFX Get your creative juices flowing Skulls and Snakesby: Dwyn Tomlinson I really like skulls and snakes, but that ain’t what it takes, to love me … If you love leather, snakes, skulls, and living on the edge of edginess – this super quick bracelet is right up your dark and foreboding alley. Take your leather in a length twice as long as the bracelet. Double it in half and slip the skull bead on. Make sure the ends are trimmed and even. Dry fit them into the hook and test that the length is ok. The loop fits over …

On sale this week – Bling it On!

All the supplies you need to Bling it on! 25 %  off Epoxy Clay, Bezel Findings, MetalFX Mica powders and Rhinestones! Bezels Chaton (1028) Crystal Letters Fancy Stones Flat Rose Montees Flat Rose Montees (53102) Flatbacks (Not Hot Fix) Rare & Vintage Rivolis Rose Montees Swarovski Chaton Mix Apoxie Ceralun Crystal Clay MetalFX – Mica Powder Sale starts on Wed Midnight. and ends on Wed midnight. Items held in shopping cart will change price automatically at midnight.

Hooked on Leather?

Are you still Hooked on Leather? It’s easy to be – what with the flat and round leather being so nice, and the findings, and it’s just such an instant gratification thing. Just a matter of minutes and you have a bracelet so polished and professional that it looks like it came from a high-end boutique. And, like potato chips, you can’t stop at just one! Then you’ve made a few, and your friends want some, and then you start playing with the leather and getting creative and adding wire and beads and seedbeading over it and the next thing …

Something pearly this way comes …

girls’ pearls or pearly girls – snag some sexy pearls at 20% off – ends – midnight Wed – so just one day left! Freshwater Pearls Glass Fashion Pearls Glass Seed Pearls Half-Drilled Pearls Coin Pearls 3 mm Round Pearls (5810) 4 mm Round Pearls (5810) 5 mm Round Pearls (5810) 6 mm Round Pearls (5810) 7 mm Round Pearls (5810) 8 mm Round Pearls (5810) 10 mm Round Pearls (5810) 12 mm Round Pearls (5810) 14 mm Round Pearl (5811) Curved Twist Pearl (5826) Drop Pearl (5821) Gemstone Pearl Neon Pearls Sale starts on Wed Midnight. and ends on …

July is hot with cool classes

Can you believe that ‘Back to School’ stuff is already on store shelves? Well, I’m not ready to give up summer yet! My calendar still says ‘July’ and there are lots of classes yet to take. Roxann Blazetich-Ozols is teaching how to create a wonderful lariat using the St. Petersburg Chain. Cindy Goldrick is bringing another new project to the metal studio: Exploring Texture and the Rolling Mill. Jenn Jevons is presenting a two-day class to introduce beginner students to the joys and wonders of Art Clay Silver. Nadine Foskin is bringing back a wire class to share how to …

InspirationFX: Pearls and Diamonds

InspirationFX Get your creative juices flowing Pearls and Diamondsby: Stephanie Dixon Never trust anyone who asks you to choose between pearls and diamonds. Of course, I don’t mean that literally – I mean that as a metaphor for not letting people guilt you into making sacrifices. Live life large and choose pearls AND diamonds! Or at the very least, Swarovski Pearl and Rhinestones! This is a simple 3-strand bracelet – with connectors to keep the strands together, and jumprings attaching the strands, finished with wire guardians, to the clasp. A lot of razzle dazzle for not too much work!   …

InspirationFX: Sparkle On!

InspirationFX Get your creative juices flowing Sparkle On!by: Stephanie Dixon Sparkle on Dudettes! This is your call to arms. Or, necks and ears, actually. Super easy, super sparkly – because with the hazy dayz of summer a’ beckoning, it’s time to throw on something light and sparkly and get out there! Slide the beads onto the chain, and then slide on the ends and secure with glue. A little squeeze with the pliers won’t hurt either. The earrings – just pop the bead on an earwire, and make a wrapped loop. You’ll be on your sparkly way in no time. …

The Business Chat – Financial sanity step one.

Does this sound familiar? You went to a craft show and sold some work, did your happy dance and deposited the money in the bank. Because you’ve sold some work, you ran straight to the supply store to pick up those lovely shiny objects you’ve been coveting. Then you ordered some more supplies online, then paid for some business cards and sent a cheque with a craft show application. Then on the way home you bought some groceries. No problem, you’ve been selling work lately.  Meanwhile, your husband/wife looked at the bank account, saw money and paid some bills. And …

On Sale this Week – all the Pretty Pearls …

from freshwater to fun fashion … Freshwater Pearls Glass Fashion Pearls Glass Seed Pearls Half-Drilled Pearls  to elegant Swarovski – we have the pearls for the girls!  20% off! Coin Pearls 3 mm Round Pearls (5810) 4 mm Round Pearls (5810) 5 mm Round Pearls (5810) 6 mm Round Pearls (5810) 7 mm Round Pearls (5810) 8 mm Round Pearls (5810) 10 mm Round Pearls (5810) 12 mm Round Pearls (5810) 14 mm Round Pearl (5811) Curved Twist Pearl (5826) Drop Pearl (5821) Gemstone Pearl Neon Pearls Sale starts on Wed Midnight. and ends on Wed midnight. Items held in …

A-Roving we will go ..

A-roving we will go Hi, ho, the beadio – a-roving we will go! If you feel you want to try felting, but are at a premium for space, and you want all the pretty colours, but have just discovered that the minimum quantities for buying roving – which – by the way – means unspun and untwisted wool – will yield about 6,972* beads and take up a sizable percentage of your storage space and still get you only one colour! – well – we have the solution for you! We have roving in bead-size quantities – by the half …