Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Weekly Newsletter: Messy or neat?

Good morning! Today, I am packing my youngest off to a two-day camping trip. She packed her bags on Sunday, carefully checking each item off her list and stowing it in the proper place. This child has dresser drawers that look like fabric wrestling matches, but that duffle is so neatly packed a Navy Steward would be proud. It is my fervent hope that the tidy packing I witnessed is a harbinger of an adult with a least a bit of neatness. Then again, my dresser drawers occasionally look like the clothing has been disco dancing or, at the very least, doing a bit of yoga. 

How about you? Are you a neat packer? What about your purse or craft tote? It's amazing to me how many folks I know who have slightly messy desks but can keep their purses (or craft totes) in amazing shape. Hmm...maybe that's what's up with my youngest? 

If you've been musing on messy vs. neat, check out the post before this one for an interesting article about what a messy work space might actually do for your creativity. 

Don't forget, Pop-Up Sunday begins on April . The folks at Sweet Water Brewing are donating beer and we'll be raising money for Healing Ceilings. We're also excited to be hosting Elizabeth Galecke for a photo booth, some actual fairies for fairy-hair do's and a fab group of kiddos in the Indie Kids tent. Get more Pop-Up info here

new items and restocks (see pics below)

  • new druzy pendants with crystal insets, these are the exact same ones you see at pricey boutiques, but here you can put them on your own necklace...
  • we've gotten a big stock of Green Girl components in...click that pic to see more
  • these tiny bottles of Diamond Glaze made us get very high-pitched. They are perfect for doing a few pendants or a  pair of earrings. 
  • also in: crystal quartz points, kyanite points, labradorite points, LOTS of fab dyed turquoise howlite and LOTS of beautiful faceted stones...
  • we've restocked the stained glass jewelry supplies, including this foil sheet 
  • we now have select enamels in 3 oz. and tablespoon sizes. The big ones are for immersion enameling, the tiny ones are for you enamel-painting folks or anyone who wants to try a new color. 
  • we've restocked the Keith O'Connor copper beads...these are so pretty and look great with those quartz points!
  • are you waiting on a chain or a wire? there is a strong possibility it arrived
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.