Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Newsletter note - Try It Tuesday and a Flash Sale on Sterling

good morning-

Whew. I had a late night. I came home to my sweet puppy, sleeping in the entryway and wondering where I had been. She looks at me with the most suspicious eyes when I arrive later than she thinks I should. I swear, she imagines I'm out walking around some other dog! 

I promise, I was at work!

Why was I at work so late? Today, we are having a flash sale on some of our sterling and gold-filled charms, beads, Bali, cones and more. I was at the shop WAY too late marking things down 50-60% off. I wanted them to all be ready for you and anyone else who comes in for Try-It Tuesday. There are some really great deals there that I know you'll love. I promise we'll make a giant pot of coffee (I know I'll need it!) so don't forget to ask for a cup!

This Sunday, we'll welcome our July Pop-Up crowd. We have an incredible group of vendors, a great beer (Lonerider!) and one of our favorite charities, Habitat for Humanity's ReStore. We'll have Stufd (the baked potato truck!), Belle, Jay's Italian Ice and Chick-n-que to keep you well-fed. Come see us on Sunday to shop the vintage vendors and see the reuse projects Habitat will be showing off. I can't wait. Learn more about the vendors and the event here on the Pop-Up page. 

If you are joining us on Friday, don't forget you can grab lunch in our parking lot. The guys at All-American Food Truck are bringing their truck to see us from 11-2 on Friday. Learn more about them here. 

I'll post pics of our newest items all week...check out the photos below and follow me on Instagram if you can. I promise I won't post too many pictures of my cute dog. 

Come make something great-








P.S. This is my note from our weekly store newsletter. If you'd like to get a note from me each week, just click this link and subscribe to my newsletter. It's free, and you'll be sure to keep up-to-date with all our events. You'll also know when I've disappointed the dog. 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

New Tutorial From Erin Siegel - Confetti Hoop Earrings

These Confetti Hoop Earrings are a sweet, colorful way to wear wrapped wire. The Magatama drop beads move nicely on the wire wraps, so there is a bit of a gypsy feel to these. Of course, the easy-to-follow directions from Erin Siegel are right here, just click!


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Try the Inspired By Nature Retreat this year!


Join author and designer Heather Powers for a weekend retreat inspired by nature.  This year's theme is "Wings & Feathers".  You'll explore the delicate and precious things of nature; leaves,  butterfly wings and bird feathers. Symbols of hope and renewal with earthy fall hues; coppers and verdigis green, browns and plums.

The Retreat is October 17th - 19th in lovely Michigan. A fall trip to the upper Midwest is bound to be inspiring!

The retreat includes three days of classes and supplies, a gift bag with nature-themed treats, lodging, breakfast and snacks. Click right here to find out more. 

Monday, July 14, 2014

Road Trip Leather Bracelet with Tiny State Charms

 Our newest tutorial, the Road Trip Bracelet, is a perfect way to commemorate your summer travels. This leather-and-chain bracelet uses tiny state charms and a message disc you stamp yourself. Perhaps instead of
'Road Trip' you stamp the trip dates, or your destination coordinates? You could also make one with the states you've been to, and leave room for the ones you still have to visit. Click the picture to see more about our Road Trip Bracelet download. You'll learn how to create a loop-riveted cuff, stamp a nice clear message, and how to add a really easy (and really pretty!) patina to raw brass stamped items. You can order it today, for instant delivery, just $2.90.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

July Beadweaving Club Project - a beaded bead


click the picture to see it in greater detail