The Joy of Metal Clay: Ink

This weekend I used Alcohol  to colour my silver clay piece. Here it is before: Here is the before and after pictures. I seem to be having a lot of techical difficulty this evening geting picture posted.  Sorry.  I wil ltry tomorrow to see if I can get them to work. Here is a tutorial from Janet Alexander that I locted on the Metal Clay Academy. The inks: 

The Business Chat – Excellent customer service is key

Today I zipped into a shopping mall and was instantly stopped in my tracks. There was a sound, a song, music that made my blood run cold. How could it be, Halloween was just 2 days ago! But it was, there were Christmas carols playing. It is officially holiday shopping season. Are you ready? In a retail landscape that is often feast or famine this is our feast time my crafty friends. Yet as much as we’re looking at the big windfall that is coming our way it’s important to remember that each customer has a limited amount of dollars …

Hope you had a Howling good Halloween!

Did the little monsters leave you any candy? Still have a bag of fun-sized chocolate bars tucked away somewhere safe? Hope your Halloween was all treats and no tricks, because after the Frankenstorm – we don’t need any more tricks! As a matter of fact – some of our U.S. suppliers have been affected. They are anticipating being with out power for a week!!! – so there may be a few items that we will not be able to restock right away. Still MORE new Swarovski! I did say last week – the new Swarovskis never arrive all at once! …