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We buy ’em, sell ’em, make ’em… and teach ’em too!
Let’s start with the latest news!
- A Concerted Effort … February 21, 2019
Picture yourself, on a hill by a river
with tangerine trees and buff coloured skies …
Somebody calls you, you answer quite slowly
A girl in a long cloak walks by
Picture Jasper doesn’t need no diamonds
Mother nature paints a picture of the highlands
Trees and forests, hills and rocks and islands
Little darlin’, it’s been a long cold lonely winter
Little darlin’, it’s been 200 million years
Here comes the spring, here comes the sun,
And I say, it’s fossil coral and it’s all right
I see the stone – what a beautiful sight
Pink and Cream – my Rho-do-Chro-OH!-site
Mother dear, we ARE the Fortunate I think
Cuz girls just wanna wear pink
Oh, girls just gotta have pink
We want, we want Jas-per
We want Red Creek Jas-per
Buddy, it’s a stone, it’s a beautiful stone
Gonna wire-wrap up a cabochon some day
They’re one of a kind, another one you can’t find
Maybe get two cuz we won’t mind …
Got an earworm yet? You’re welcome. 😉
If you’re not into stones and cabs, maybe these Dessert Themed bead mix boxes will appeal?
We mentioned this before, but it bears repeating. Permanent Price decreases on Swarovski pearls and some fashion pearls – from 15% to 27% lower prices.
You can Review all the new stuff here!
Can’t find what you are looking for? Feel free to just email us and ask!
Our Class News
- Come in out the cold for a class!
Late-February is jam-packed full of classes to brighten the dullest month of the year!
Whether you’re a beginner or confirmed enthusiast in beading, metalwork, mixed media, metal clay, fibre or chainmaille, there is a class for you! Our open sessions are a perfect time to give yourself the gift of dedicated time to work on your own projects and get inspiration and assistance and meet new friends.
Join us for a class or open session scheduled February 21 to 28:
Thursday, February 21
Friday, February 22
Saturday, February 23
Hot Connections: Rolling and Wavy Bangles
Instructor: Iris Rogers Melamed
10:30am – 4:30pm
Learn how to make two sets of bangles: a set of three interlocking rolling bangles and a set of three wavy bangles!
Sunday, February 24
NEW Petite History Cuff
Instructor: Naomi Smith
10:00am – 5:00pm
Create a beautifully detailed raised beaded cuff bracelet featuring an older traditional Woodlands Native motif using seed beads to create an intricate-looking design!
Monday, February 25
Wednesday, February 27
Thursday, February 28
NEW Peyote Boot Camp: Diagonal Peyote
Instructor: Pamela Kearns
5:00 – 9:00pm
Explore another variation of flat, even-count peyote that allows for terrific designs ranging from leaf-like earrings (aka Russian Leaves) to zig-zag strips.
Click on the class/open session name to see complete information including course description and applicable fees. You can also click on the instructors’ name to see other classes they are teaching.
Our Latest Inspiration
- Something a little different
Bugles. Long, skinny glass tubes.
Ever think of using them this way?
Standing on end.
Spotted this at the wholesaler the other day – not sure who to credit, but is that ever a cool idea. Big fat bezel finding, not sure what the base is – epoxy clay or polymer clay? – and bugles pushed in, and some seed beads and rhinestones.
Reminds me of sea anemones.