September 9th, 10:30 Play with WoolyWire

Wirewrap has never been so much fun!  Learn how to frame a bead using this fabulous material!

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September 2nd, 10:30am Wire Wrapping

Free form wire wrapping and much more:  wire wrap an amethyst and learn how to frame a bead, twist wire and do sliding knots with cord.

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Here comes Swellegant!

Metal coating, dyes and patinas are now available at Carlos!  This line is from the amazing Christi Friesen!

Teaching continues….part II

JumpringsSecond step is pretty easy. Opening and closing jump rings. With two pairs of flat nose pliers, twist the ring apart. Do not pull it. To close it back, just twist it past the middle until the natural spring of the metal align the ends to a tight, closed position. You should hear a “click”.  Voila!

What is happening?

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.

Teaching continues…

imageI always tell my customers about the three basic principles in jewelry making. This helps simplifying the learning process.

#1 Stringing and crimping is your very first basic step

Crimp beads
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!!

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