Amos par Puca & Gift Pouches

The new two-hole wedge-shape Amos par Puca beads are in. From the innovative mind of French jewellery designer Puca, these curved-end wedges inspire all sorts of new designs. Just eight of them fit together to make a flower shape – and two side-by-side make a heart! And, of course, combined with other shaped beads, you can get all sorts of interesting combinations. We are galloping up to the holiday season! For those of us who make gifts – thoughtful little presents for very special people – nothing makes a gift more squee-worthy that a lovely little gift bag. Who doesn’t …

InspirationFX: Simplicity in Red

~ ~ ~ Get your creative juices flowing ~ ~ ~ Simplicity in Red Designed by: Anne Marie Desaulniers There are times when life gets complicated, and you need a little simplicity in your life! Dress it up, or dress it down, it’s very wearable! It’s also my reaction to the new Swarovski colour “Scarlet”. I simply love it! Instructions: 1. Cut a generous length of 20-gauge wire (approximately 7 inches) 2. Make a wrapped loop on one end. 3. Add 5 – 8 mm SW Faceted Rounds 4. Make a wrapped loop on the second end. 5. Cut excess …