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Let’s start with the latest news!
- A study in contrasts … November 16, 2017
This week – we are all about the contrast. I’ve been watching a lot of Bob Ross videos lately (The Joy of Painting series on PBS in the 80’s and 90’s – if you haven’t watched them – don’t let what you’ve heard put you off.) Anyway – one of the things he says repeatedly is that you have to have the dark to show the light. Or vice versa. The point is, that you need contrast to emphasis your design, your image, your story. Creativity is about contrasts. (Good article here about creative people and how they sometimes make no sense.)
And – this update is about as contrasting as it gets … on the one hand, we have Matte Silver Crazy Lace Agate, which is shades of white and grey, with a soft, un-shiny, matte finish, is just about as subtle and understated as it gets around here.
And on the other hand – we have another new batch of Swarovski in the fabulous new colour Scarlet,
and new beads in the Shimmer finish. A scintillating dance of colour and transparency with sizzling multi-colour reflectivity that would make a hummingbird weep with envy. Talk about your contrast! And don’t you think some of that Scarlet paired with the Matte Silver Crazy Lace would look awesome?
Contrasts. Felt embellished with glass beads? Recycled vintage and new beads? Wood and Sterling? How will you contrast today?
As always – you can view all interesting new stuff on the website here.
Our Class News
- Registering for a Class is now even easier!
Have you ever thought to yourself, ‘I really want that class, I must remember to call the store‘. Then life happens and you forget to call. That happens to me all the time! Problem solved – we are now introducing On-Line Registrations for all of our classes and open sessions. Now you can register for a class at your convenience, outside of regular store hours.
On each class/open session web page is a class ticket and Add to Cart button – use this to place your reservation. Depending on the class, you will have the opportunity to select a kit colour (such as for chainmaille) or other options. To complete the process, select to the Proceed to Checkout button. You will be asked for your name and contact information. An automatic email will confirm your reservation.
- Credit card payment: You have the option to pay through your own PayPal account or to directly enter your credit card information into the checkout. Our server is completely secure and your information is safe!
- Cash or Debit: This option continues to be available, especially for individuals who don’t have or wish to use a credit card. Click on the In Store Payment option. You can then come into the store and pay with cash or debit. We recommend that you come in as soon as possible to complete payment. Your registration will remain unconfirmed and will not be finalized until we receive payment from you.
During December, we will run our usual ‘call or visit the store’ system in tandem with on-line registration to work out any unforeseen bugs, but I urge you to register for December classes on-line. Starting January 2018, all classes and open sessions will be completely on-line.
Questions? Give us a call at (416) 751-1911; well be happy to help.
Our Latest Inspiration
- InspirationFX: Mocca Honey Bunny
Designed by: Dwyn Tomlinson
This delicious, super sparkly bracelet is quick and easy to make, beautiful, if a little on the pricey side. It looks like a spiral pattern, but that’s just a result of alternating colors.Use a big eye needle or a twisted wire needle. String alternating colors. Make it about an inch longer than your ideal length, as the size of the beads makes the bracelet smaller on the inside than you might expect.
Go to our components list for this project and to buy what you need!
Need some help with some of the techniques? Check our tips page.