Friday, November 21, 2014



Don't let the family fade away from the table to football and shopping and video games. Keep them together with easy-to-do craft projects that will inspire conversation and create memories.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Newletter; Bead Heaven

good morning- 

I'm in bead heaven. 

We have a fab trunk show with Sally Rossler continuing today AND we have some lovely druzy pendants AND we are hosting the Capital Area Beading Organizationtonight AND it is Try It Tuesday AND I'm doing RDU Baton on Wednesday AND this weekend is Pop-Up Sunday. 

Wow. 

Let's start off with today's try it: you need to come make this. You'll learn to create a hook that can be a clasp AND the focal point of a design. These make great gifts for friends. 

And that trunk show? Check out the pictures below or follow me on Facebook orInstagram and I'll blow up your newsfeed with amazing pictures of beads, clasps, pendants and charms. Today is the last day, but we'll be here until at least 8 pm, so you should stop by.

RDU Baton? It's the best local Instagram account ever.
Follow it here. 

Pop-Up Sunday? It's our LAST one of the year. We have a wonderful cider, from High Rock Brewery, and all proceeds go to Interact. We are also hosting a staff show in the shop, so if you want to know what our staff members keep themselves busy with...now is your chance. Get more info here. 

I'm off to get ready for Try It Tuesday-









P.S. Did you know there was a craft show this week at Hayes Barton UMC? There IS! Check it our, Tuesday from 6:30-8:00, and tomorrow from 10:30-2:00 pm. Get more info here. 

Friday, November 14, 2014

Reproduction Stone Arrow Pendants - New item!

We have some wonderful new stone arrowheads in our shop that are making us all very excited. They are made of mixed-stones and look GREAT wire-wrapped or wrapped with leather. These can be guy-jewelry, too!

Check out the arrows here. 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

How to turn a photo into a beading pattern...

I saw this on Make Magazine the other day...a way to turn any image into a quilting (or beading!) pattern. How cool!
Read the whole article, here. 
I may have to do it with a picture of my dog...

Bollywood Beads Trunk Show

This week we are welcoming Arun Shah of Bollywood Beads for a trunk show at our shop. He'll have an amazing selection of precious and semi-precious stone beads for sale. If you are looking for special beads for a wedding or other event, this is the show!