Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Newsletter: Are you doing Spring Break wrong?

The following message is excerpted from our weekly store newsletter. If you don't get your own copy in your email inbox, every Tuesday morning, you are missing info like this AND coupons, special offers and gossip. Click the link in the side bar to subscribe to our newsletter. 

It's Spring Break at my house and, according to my middle school daughter, we are not doing it right. I figured she could use her time off school to work on math skills by doing some work for mom and dad at the bead store.  

Her vision was a bit different. I am pretty sure it involved a lot of time at a mythical beach vacation, maybe with a zip-line tour and some swimming with the dolphins. Aside from the fact that she doesn't have that much money in her savings account, her sister has a different break schedule this year, so we are staying home. Her first day of break involved the grocery store, laundry, and cutting up tee shirts to make tank tops. 

Living la vida loca, my friend. 

Read on to learn more about a half-off sale item, a way to save $10 on a class and an upcoming trunk show

sales, new items and restocks
  • Stone chip strand sale - all chip strands are currently 50% off. That's half-off, if you aren't doing math this week.
  • Bright, springy ceramic beads and connectors are on sale, see them here
  • We've restocked some jump rings and head pins. If you've been missing a favorite, call us to check on it.
  • New fancy stones from the trunk show are in the case...if there was a strand you wanted to see cut into individual pieces, it may have happened.
  • There are new plated (gold, and silver) copper beads in the back case...including GIANT cones, perfect for kumihimo!
Do you follow us on Instagram? you should, you'll see updates as we unpack boxes and LOTS of pictures of various craft mis-adventures. Find us here @ornamentea.

Saturday, save $10 with code BEACHY
Learn the basics you need to make your favorite jewelry. Save $10 on the registration fee with that code. Click the pic.

One last thing, I just booked a special class with Suzanna Oware, our African bead trader. She's going to discuss and explain the secrets behind patterns, colors and designs. If you've long admired African trade beads for their beauty, come learn what they mean at this special class. Suzie will be here for a trunk show on April 24-25, the class will be the night before the trunk show on April 23rd. Click here to learn more. 

I'll see you soon, I'm off to work on my tan. Or fold some laundry. Whatever.