InspirationFX: Joy

Joy by: Dwyn Tomlinson This bracelet makes me happy. And that is what jewelry should be about – it should fill you with joy and happiness and make you feel special. I have a confession to make – I am something of a jewelry snob – I figure if it is worth my time to make it, it should be heirloom quality. Only the best. Which did not, in the past, include stretchy bead cord. But the other day – something snapped in my brain, and I found I no longer wanted to always struggle with crimping the crimp and …

The Joy of Czechs – Stacked Stretchies

Everyone talks about “stacked bangles” – armfuls of bangle bracelets. They look great – but wait – you can stack glass too! You can make bangles with stretchy cord – no clasp required – just thread on your beads to a length that you like – snug up the cord, and tie a double knot, and top it with a surgeon’s knot, and add a dab of hypotube glue to seal the knot. Just grab some of the great Czech glass beads – usually you need about 2 strands to make a bracelet (depending on the strand length but the …

Shipping During the Postal Disruption

We still have no idea what will happen on July 2. Will there be a strike? Will there be a lock-out? Will there be a happy resolution? Like the cat that ate the cheese and sat by the mousehole – we wait with bated breath. Shipping to the US To you in the U.S., this means – de nada. Your shipments will go as usual without any delays for the usual flat rate ($7.95 Cdn, about $6.11 US as I type this – about 9 cents less than last week) – shipped from Buffalo – no customs, duties, border fees …