InspirationFX: Fit for a Queen

InspirationFX Get your creative juices flowing Fit for a Queen by: Dwyn Tomlinson Here’s some serious bling that is seriously easy to make. This dazzling bracelet would look fabulous on any wrist from office party to award ceremony. Well – the office party might be a risk if they think you are making too much! I chose a watery-sea-themed colourway, but you can go crazy with your own colour choices. Glue the stones in, or set them in with a rolled sausage of epoxy clay – your preference. Join the links with two jump rings, side by side – looks …

On Sale this Week 20% off thread … you’re going to need it …

On Sale this Week 20% off Thread You’re going to need some thread to go with all those  Superduos! Accessories C-LON Size AA C-LON Size D Fireline Invisible K.O. Size B Kevlar Miyuki Size B Nymo Sono Toho Thread Wildfire     Sale ends next Wed midnight. Items held in shopping cart will change price automatically at midnight.

Super-Duper-Duos

Look – in the sky! It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane!! NO – it’s … SuperDuo! Faster than a speeding beader. More powerful than a spool of softflex. Able to bead whole necklaces … it’s the bead with the dynamic duo of holes, the twin holes of righteousness, the hero of beads – the SuperDuo! Yes – you asked and we deliver. Oh boy – are we delivering! So brace yourself for an absolutely dazzling display of SuperDuos. Over 320 new colours. From Crystal to Jet, and everything in-between. (Like – Jet-Lined Crystal!) From Ruby to Cotton Candy to Crystal …

Happy New Year! Happy New Classes!

Yes, I know Santa hasn’t arrived, candles haven’t been lit and holiday festivities are just getting underway, but with 2015 just around the corner, I wanted to share with you the great classes coming up in January! Two NEW classes are happening in early January with Pamela’s new herringbone bracelet using two-hole beads, and with Angela’s amazing new soutache component class. Both are familiar techniques but with a new spin (or swirl, as the case may be!). Very special is the Meet the Teachers special event where you can meet several of our instructors and see for yourself the wonderful …

InspirationFX: Mix it Up

InspirationFX Get your creative juices flowing Mix it Upby: Rae Huggins The first time I saw the Hexa-Nuts, I wanted to use them right away but held back. Today they were yelling and screaming out my name “Rae, Rae come and play”. Simply string on the components onto approximately 50cm of white leather and add a coiled spring end on both ends. Finish it off by adding the toggle and you’re good to go. Enjoy!!!!   Components Go to our components list for this project and to buy what you need! Need some help with some of the techniques? Check …

The Business Chat – So where are you going?

Well heck, that was a busy season wasn’t it? If you’re in the crafty business you’re now winding down from the sales season (although those last minute online orders are still coming in). Now we can turn our attention to actually having a life and enjoying our holidays.  But wait! Not so fast my friend. Just because you’re not selling as much now doesn’t mean you can stop working, it just means that it’s time to switch the focus of work.  When you’re super busy selling and making you are working IN your business. While you’re working IN the business …

InspirationFX: Ring Royale

InspirationFX Get your creative juices flowing Ring Royale by: Dwyn Tomlinson I am fascinated by the Rivoli stones – they are just so dazzling. It occurred to me that just one by itself in one of the rivoli stone mounts could make a handsome ring. The construction of this is exactly like making a necklace or bracelet – Use a crimp to secure the beading wire to the loop, cover the crimp with a crimp cover, string on the metal seedbeads (I have stress tested these in the past – they are remarkably durable), check the size, and finish with …

O Spikey Bead, O Spikey Bead …

You look just like a Christmas Tree … except for being much smaller, and with a hole, and made of glass and often not green – okay – not really much like a Christmas tree. But we are definitely all spiked up this week – with a plethora of pointed beads. We have the oh-so-adorable 8 mm Baby Spikes, and the 18 mm Fat Spikes! And yes, a few new of the regular 17 mm spikes too. We also have the slightly edgier Villa – Square Spikes. These are square in cross section (instead of round) and the hole is …