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| Win a FREE Swarovski Grab Bag! Follow Up
Posted by Kelly on 1/31/2011
A big congratulations to Jo Anne Killion for winning our FREE Swarovski Grab Bag! Thank you everyone for all the well wishes. We will be sure to bring back some great goodies from Tucson and we plan to do an instructional video or two to share the techniques we learn there.
Tucson here we come! - Win a FREE Swarovski Grab Bag!
While this time of year may be best known to some for football (blah!) it's best known to us for the Gem Stone and Bead Show in Tucson, Arizona! Susie and I are heading out on a 6:45 AM flight tomorrow morning to go shop for gemstones, learn some new beading techniques and attend Swarovski's annual party!
Adventures in Glazing
Posted by Kelly on 1/17/2011
We recently got a new line of Tibetan Style beads
that are absolutely gorgeous. They combine colored enamel, silver plate
bali style spacers and links and even acrylic crystal flatbacks
to make stunning vintage looking beads that are a designer's dream. When I first saw them I studied them really closely and thought... I want to make these! Well, I've never worked with enamel, but the inspiration stuck.
FDA (Food and Drug Administration) Approved Beads ... What?
Nope, they're not for snacking. They're a precaution for your children's health. Apparently, there is a demand for beaded jewelry that is kid-friendly. Anyone who has a very little one knows that a shiny bauble in a child's hands is also likely to end up in their mouth.
Girly Color Combinations for Winter 2011
Pink, Purple, Blue and Black are inspiring me right now. This color combination has a very playful, feminine and slightly wild feel to it. I'm tempted to describe the palette in food lingo, because it reminds me of sweet candy. Something about tossing all three colors- blue, pink and purple, together, with classic black in the background to keep the design from becoming busy, makes me feel like I've created something a little bit daring. The colors look youthful when placed together, but when black joins the party I think it becomes a little more grown-up.
What do you think of this palette? I generally shy away from pink, but with these darker hues, I suddenly like it better. What color palettes are inspiring you this Winter?
New Year, New Savings!
Howdy! I'd like to ask you a question. How was your 2010? Good? Bad? Ugly? ;) Well, whether it was good and you want a 2011 just like it, or it stank and you need a much better 2011, I want to kick things off with a hugely discounted item...
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