The Business Chat – Show’s over!!!

Today was my last outdoor show day of this season. I was mighty happy as it has been a challenging year with turbulent weather. As at the end of every show it’s really tempting to just throw everything in a bin as fast as possible and get home to put your feet up. BUT, that is not the smartest move.  I find that the last little bit of a show day is quiet. Most of my fellow vendors are attempting to get a head start on packing, tidying up what they can, getting bins out. Not me. I’m sitting with …

New this week!

What was I thinking? Ever have one of those moments when you look at your own work and wonder – what WAS I thinking? Matted Outback Wood Jasper. Please – tell me why I chose to type that as Matted instead of Matte? OK, it’s not gramatically terrible, but I just have this image of clumps of fur — matted. Arg. I guess I’ll have to change it for next week, but for this week, you’re stuck with it. That aside – it is a pleasant enough stone – non-shiny – obviously – in all the shades of chocolate, caramel …

Getting to know…Heather Bell Denison

Heather Bell Denison Heather Bell Denison is a long-time instructor at BeadFX, specializing in Art Clay. As a Senior Certified Art Clay Instructor, Heather loves to help her students find their creative spirit and make something beautiful. Heather has always loved creating artful things and started off with painting, pottery, sewing, knitting and other crafty projects around the home. “I always liked trying to take a project or creation and ‘make it my own’”, says Heather.   Then Heather discovered Art Clay and the rest, as they say, is history. “I have always loved creating things and always wanted try …

Inspiration Monday: Antique Summer

InspirationFXGet your creative juices flowing Antique Summerby: Rochelle Kilmer My favourite colour is turquoise and when I saw the Amazonite, I nearly died. This stone is GORGEOUS!!! I knew right away I had to make a piece with it. So I grabbed some tumbled nuggets and the faceted trapezoids and started walking around the store. From there I was attracted to the antique brass rolo chain. The brass brought out the warmer tones in the Amazonite for me. I continued my walk through the store and then came the citrine nuggets and Swarovski crystals. With all my pieces I sat …