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!

Bead Soup Party

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!

Slow January

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.

Christmas Gifts

Why is Christmas so commercial and not about our hearts?  Don’t we have time to just think about the pure happiness of the holiday and forget about the crazy gift race?  So we pick names and the person we “buy” for has suggestions….does that make sense?  So why not just buy what we need ourselves?

ok. That is it for my little rant.  Hand made with love means so much.  From food to mittens to a beautiful poem.  When it comes from the heart, there are no price, just love.


Guess what?  In 4 months it will be Christmas!  Ok the yukky feeling is back in my stomach, oh wait, I forgot, we make our own gift, ouf!  Specially when kids buy for their parents or siblings it is a crazy rat race.  Why not make your own.  I appreciated all the hand made stuff way more than the bought stuff.  From home made bread, soup, wind chimes, photographs, etc. I cannot remember anything else.  Weird that way but true.  So let’s think about this yukky feeling and replace it by the excitement of what should we make and start a new tradition this holiday!

Harvest Showcase and Sale

The first Annual Harvest Showcase & Sale is happening at the Rocky Mountain House Arena, September 8 from 10am to 6pm.  Local small businesses will be displaying their goods.  Time to encourage your local artists!

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