The Business Chat – Step 1: Know what you sell

So you have made a pile of work and now you need to sell it. How hard can it be? It’s really easy to sell a few things here and there, but oh, you made a BIG pile. Oh, you want to actually make some money, you might even want to make things for a living. Well that’s still not hard but it takes a bit of smarts.  Step one of how to sell your work is: Know what you sell. Most new sellers will blink, and then wonder if this is a trick question. That’s easy, you think, I …

Mousey Confusion is a Good Bargain for you.

Never send a mouse to do a cat’s job! The mice got confused setting up the sale last night … and put the Fancy Stones on sale, instead of the Fancy RHINEstones. Sheesh – you can’t hire good mice anymore! But what the heck – let’s put ’em both on sale and let you sort them out! So, you decide, do you want Fancy Stones or Fancy STONES? Or, like Iggy Azalea, are you so fancy, you’ll take both?  😉 50% off – you don’t have to be fancy with a deal like that!

The Cats are away …

The mice gonna have some fun! The Fearless Beader has headed off to Tucson for the annual bead extravaganza. She left the mice at home. The mice are going to get even. What goodies have the mice got this week? The mice love their num-nums, and this week, its Apricot Ceylon, Peach Blush, Butter, Lemon, and Tomato Soup! And if those 11/0 Toho seedbeads weren’t enough for you, there is also size 15/0 Toho Seedbeads – for the mousie on a diet! 46 new choices – so, as diets go, perhaps something of a failure! Back in the bigger beads, …

You’ll Love our February Classes!

There’s lots to love in February – Groundhog Day, Valentine’s Day, the Super Bowl… What? No Let’s Make Jewellery Day? Well, no matter – we can make jewellery everyday! We have three NEW classes in early February. Bonni shares her chainmaille expertise with a Japanese weave bracelet that incorporates crystals. If you’re into wire, then you’ll love Jen’s new bracelet. Cindy is back with a new technique – forging! Discover how easy it can be to work with fire and bronze wire. Of course we have lots of returning classes too. Those who have taken a soldering class can challenge …

InspirationFX: Be-Leaf

InspirationFX Get your creative juices flowing Be-Leafby: Rae Huggins I be-leaf in spring, I be-leaf in spring – oh, please – let it be spring soon! In the mean time – here is a springy little number, inspired by these metal components. I thought that linking the three dangles together would be just a little bit more interesting than just having three separate dangles. That’s why I doubled up the jumprings too – for a bit more variety. The two pieces of leather are a bit of a tight fit in the tube, it helps to get one through as …

The Business Chat – 10 steps to selling your work

Boy is my inbox full lately! Too bad they aren’t the “You’ve received a new order” emails, but hey, it is January so no one is really expecting those. No, most of the emails are “gee, it’s a new year and this year I really want to sell my sweaters/earrings/soap/pottery. I saw you at a show and thought you might be able to help me. Tell me how to sell my work.” The answer is yes, I can try to help.  I can tell you about how I got to where I am, and I can outline some steps that …

A Tiny Flat – Overlooking a Twisted Square

It was a tiny flat, only 3 x 5, and although it was painted a cheery Miami Coral, the dense Grey Fog had taken the shimmer out of her Dark Sapphire eyes. Kelly Green watched a Beetle Back crawl up the wall, and idly munched on some Party Mix. She thought of going out to the Coffee House, but it just seemed too much for her her Beveled Flat Heart. Suddenly she heard the voice of the Old Copper in the Twisted Square, outside her window. “Shark, Shark,” he called, and she heard the clip-clop of hooves – a sound …

It’s a bird – it’s a plane …

It’s just one more day to get 20% off our fabulous selection of over 360 colours of SuperDuos. The hot new shape that is sweeping the beading world. You know you WANT them! 20% off SuperDuos! Try out these two-hole shaped beads! Sale ends next Wed midnight. Items held in shopping cart will change price automatically at midnight.