Mixing the Media, Shipping & Curbside Pick-up!

More stuff to pour resin into, stuff your polymer clay into, load up with 2-part epoxy clay and encrust with rhinestones, use as frames for bead embroidery, loom work, or bead stitching. Nothing sets off your creativty like a nice framework.

These wide cuffs are a handsome statement. Just slip a couple on as is, and you are wonder woman! (Actually – you already are wonder woman!)

But let’s say you take a piece of beading foundation, trace out the size of the space in the cuff on it, and then embroider it with beads from your stash. Then trim the foundation and glue into the channel, and you have a lovely finished look!

s39032 Channel Bracelet Blank -  Wide Cuff - Copper Plateds39031 Channel Bracelet Blank -  Wide Cuff - Silver Plated

Now, if you are thinking of a less three-dimensional piece, we have these flat resin trays. With a closed back and a bezel edge, you can pop in some ephemera, pour on some resin, add some resin inclusions, (Lumiere Lusters, MetalFX micas, Ice Resin Glitter Shards, to list a few), and you are good to go.

s64720 Resin Tray -  Oval Pendant - Bright Silvers64721 Resin Bezel Tray -  Round Pendant - Bright Coppers64728 Resin Bezel Tray -  Round Pendant - Cobblestone Pattern - Bright Silver

s64723 Resin Tray Rectangle Pendant 90mm - Bright Silvers64724 Resin Tray Square Pendant 48mm - Bright Silver

Bored by traditional geometric shapes? Try …

s64725 Resin Tray Leaf Pendant  - Bright Silvers64726 Resin Tray Spinning Star Pendant  - Bright Silver

or, two loops …

s64732 Resin Bezel Tray -  Lipped Rectangle Link - Bright Silvers64731 Resin Bezel Tray -  Square Link - Bright Silvers64733 Resin Bezel Tray -  Round Link - Bright Silver

We have the bracelet bands to go with these too,

s64729 Bracelet Band for Interchangeable Link -  Medium / Large - Bright Silvers64730 Bracelet Band for Interchangeable Link -  Small - Bright Silver

So you can do this!

Kewel, eh?

Or, if you want an open back

s64722 Open Bezel / Frame -  Round Pendant - Bright Silver

I think this one is particularly handsome. If you are puzzled by how to contain the resin until it sets, the trick is to seal one side by sticking the bezel down onto packing tape, filling it, letting the resin set, and peeling off the packing tape. If you want the back domed, you add a little more resin to the other side after the first part is cured.

And if you already have something you just want to glue a bail to – we have these beefy big bails, to add to our line up of bails.

s64717 Glue On Bail -  Hammered Texture - Antiqued Brass (2)s64718 Glue On Bail -  Hammered Texture - Silverplated (2)

On another note:

Oh, this is a one-off. We have just the one set, and it is 9 assorted pieces. In regular times, we would have just had this in-store only, but given that’s not going to help anyone these days, here is an opportunity for someone. These are the snaps for all the Snap jewelry, the Noosa Chunks, Style-in-a-Snap, etc, but these are the aromatherapy diffusers. Even if you aren’t making snap jewelry, with a little ingenuity, I’m sure you could adapt them if you want to use them for their diffuser capability. They are laser-etched wood – a very term that speaks of the contradictions of modern life – and you dab a little of your scented oils on them to carry their scent with you. Everything like that makes me sneeze, but some of you are more fortunate. Remember – one of the first signs of the COVID-19 virus is the loss of the sense of smell, so there maybe a powerful reason to carry something scented around with you as an early warning.

s64719 Diffusing Snaps -  Aromatherapy - Assorted Designs - Wood - Silvertone

Is Something Missing from your Stash? 10% to help you fill in the gap!

10% off – everything*. We want to do our part to help you stay sane and creating. Beads and crafting and creativity are helping us all cope, and if your stash doesn’t have everything you need – we’ve got incentive and justification – 10% – so you can get that critical item. Or not so critical. We don’t judge. 😉

(*Almost everything. You can see in the shopping cart if it is on sale or not. Some of the manager’s specials are more than 10% off. Way more!)

So, 10% off – you might want to see what you need! Or, what you’ve always wanted to try. 😉

As always – the new stuff is all here!

Gift Certificates – a great gift for the crafty person in your life, or just as a way to say – “You really need a hobby.”

COVID-19 – This Week

We are doing curbside pickups, pre-paid only. If you are local – you should see an option to select “pick-up” in the shopping cart – which means that you will not be charged for shipping, even if you are under the free shipping limit.

If, for some reason, you do not see the option for “pick-up” – say, your address on file falls outside the computer’s definition of “local,” but you still want to come and get it, then you can choose “call-back” as an option, and tell us you want to pick it up in the comment box, and we will adjust the total, and call you for payment info.

We will call when it is ready and arrange a pick-up window of time. Pick-ups will be on Mondays to Thursdays, 11-6 pm. (Not next Monday – it’s a holiday.)

We are still shipping. Our current time frame is averaging a couple of days longer than usual, so around 4-5 days turn-around. We are only picking and shipping Monday – Thursday – so an order placed on Friday may not arrive until the following Friday. And, of course, this coming Monday is Victoria Day – if the term long-weekend even has meaning any more. Gardening? Ha! We’re still getting frosts here – tomato plants are having nervous break-downs with the trips inside and outside and inside and outside.

We are so grateful for your support and patience in these challenging times. We are cheered and warmed by your notes with your orders to “Stay Safe” and “Thank you for keeping me sane.”

Remember, Combining orders is easy – place the 2nd, 3rd, whatever, order as a “call back,” and we will combine the orders, adjust the shipping, and call you. (If you are choosing pick up, you can just note it in the additional notes section.

We are still experiencing delays in restocking – due to our sources also being short-staffed. All the shipping carriers have also changed their service levels and abandoned their service guarantees because they too are short-staffed and over-whelmed by the increase in online ordering.

Phones are being answered Monday through Thursday (11 am – 6 pm). (Next Monday is Victoria Day – so not that Monday). Emails are still being answered 7 days a week (Fri/Sat/Sun from offsite). If you need answers about does “this” go with “that,” just ask and we will try to help.

Thank you for all your good wishes. Lots of you put lovely little notes of support in the “additional info” box when placing an order. We appreciate every one of them.

Don’t forget to browse through the Manager Specials – some pretty good deals there!


Can’t find what you are looking for? Feel free to just email us and ask!

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