Metal coating, dyes and patinas are now available at Carlos! This line is from the amazing Christi Friesen!
Check us out if you have not enter your name for that class. Your basic jewelry making in one day with multiple projects and fabulous stones! You will be totally “Bead Happy”!
Well, summer is almost over and the store is getting back into a routine. We had fun meeting some new people and also visiting with regulars. Now that the kids have gone back to school we are booking parties for ladies groups, team building and pre-Christmas gift making sessions.
#1 Stringing and crimping is your very first basic step
Learn how to make a flattened crimp, folded crimp, and folded crimp end to finish your necklace, bracelet, or other jewelry project.
The hardest for the client is to figure out the pattern, the color scheme and the embellishment if needed. Also important is the type of stringing, wire, elastic or fireline used in the project. As well as not leaving space between the beads using gravity instead of forcing it. Just a few tricks to help them along in their project. Ciao for now!!
When new customers come to the store it is always so scary for them to try their hands at making jewelry. Our job is to guide them through the process. First, what do you like the most to wear, necklaces, earrings or bracelets. Then the choice of color. What do you have in your wardrobe that could use some updating or did you get a new outfit? So many questions but it really helps narrowing it down. Ciao for now!
This is a fun event. You are match with another beader and send them a focal bead, a clasp and some beads. When you receive your beads, you take a picture and post it on your blog. Then on your reveal date you post your creation. How fun is that!
I like January. Although it is very slow we have tons of things to do. Reorganize the beads, the jewelry and make list of all the stock that we need. It is also time to create new pieces and that is always fun. 2012 was definitely fabulous but 2013 is going to be super fabulous.