Sunday, February 23, 2014

Sunday at Kellies Beads

A friend and I went to Kellies Beads today for a preview the new treasures she brought back from the 2014 Tucson Bead Show.  

I just finished sorting and pricing my new stash so when I'm ready to create something, I'll have all the info at my fingertips and no guess work involved.  (Why didn't I do that with all my beads :-)

Kellie was saying how surprised she was at how much the cost of beads has gone up this year.  It's noticeable at the checkout but when you get a little discount on special events, it helps.  Thanks Kellie.



Anyway, without further ado, take a look at my new stash.  Mostly agates and jaspers 


Agate








Maybe add a little hematite 

Nice green in the pink focal


Front Side of focal

Back side of focal

Friday, February 21, 2014

How To Keep Jewelry Clean and Protected
Know how to use the best tools and methods to keep your jewelry clean and looking its best. 

Clean your jewelry using methods suited to the metal. Sunshine® Cloths are a great choice for a variety of metals. 

Every metal except pure gold and platinum will eventually tarnish. Slow the buildup of this annoying residue with 3M anti-tarnish strips and tabs. Place the strips in trays or in cases beside your jewelry to absorb the moisture and sulfurs that cause tarnish.Sunshine ® Polishing Cloths are non-staining and easy-to-use cloths to remove tarnish from sterling silver, gold, brass, copper, glass, mirrors and most other surfaces, leaving a deep, long-lasting luster.

To use: Be sure the item to be cleaned is free from dust and other abrasives. Then very gently rub the surface to be polished. Each cloth is impregnated with special chemical cleansing agents and non-scratching micro-abrasives. 

Polishing Pro Pads are also available.

Wire Wrapping Fundamentals WORKSHOP

Learn the foundation for Jewelry Making in this

Wire Wrapped Necklace Workshop.


Techniques:

Making the perfect Jump Ring, Eye Pins, Links and Connectors and Shaping Wire by hand. Wrapped and Caged Beads, Coiling and Twisting Wire, Filing, Forging and creating a beautiful clasp. 

Learn how to polish and antique your pieces.

Minimum 4 – Maximum 6

Cost: $75.00
Kit Fee: will be approximately $25 (if needed).
Class: 4 hours
Date: Around Mid March

I'm flexible and can teach the workshop during the week or on a weekend.

I'll set the workshop up for registration once I get everyone's feed back and a date/time that will best work for everyone.

A Tool & Material List will be provided upon registration.

Please message me if you have any questions.


WORKSHOPS

It's Sooo Nice to be BACK...

To Blogger that is.


I missed my Blogger and am so happy I found a way to insert it onto my website.
It's very late so I'll revisit here tomorrow and start posting all my goings on.

Until I return, here's a picture of an upcoming Wire Wrapping Class I'll be teaching in Cloverdale, BC

See you all tomorrow...