THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 6:00-8:00 P.M.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 10:30-12:30
Monday, December 5, 2011
THE SHOP WILL BE OPEN THURSDAY EVENINGS UNTIL 6:00 P.M. UNTIL CHRISTMAS! Hours for SATURDAY, CHRISTMAS EVE are 10:00 A.M. UNTIL 3:00 P.M.. THE SHOP WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 25TH THRU 31ST, FOR INVENTORY.
Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Judging by last week and yesterday, people are kicking their holiday crafting into high gear. Now is the time to get serious about those special gifts. Need inspiration? Come on into the shop. Ideas abound! There are so many lovely beads to choose from and all the findings you’ll need to bring it all together. I’ve restocked the seed beads and there are some new colors, too. Components for all of your favorite holiday earrings are here loose or in kits. All of the newest magazines are here full of lovely new patterns to jumpstart your inspiration. If you don’t have time to make something special, all of the hand crafted pieces here in the shop are 30% OFF, now through Christmas! It’s not too late to special order items needed for special projects. Don’t wait much longer though. Restocks and new items are coming in daily, so come on in a browse the shop. Need a quiet place to work? The studio is available weekdays, you can listen to lovely holiday music, watch the river roll by and work in a kid free, pet free, spouse free environment. Only Santa will know you are here!
Upcoming classes to inspire you and get you started on exciting new projects:
SILVER BELLS ORNAMENT
This is the one you’ve all been waiting for. The new ornament for this year. It’s an old design with a new life that a friend, Karen Wight, brought to me. It’s a sweet, easy little bell to glisten on your tree. They're so easy to make you still have plenty of time to make a whole choir of bells to hang, or to give as gifts. Components are available in gold, too. (This will also make a great Bridal Shower favor or decoration). So, RING in the holiday season with these lovely silver bells. Skill Level: Beginner
WIREWORKS: WIRE SCULPTING
The first in the WireWorks series taught by Maine Artist Mig Lemire of Scarborough, this is our version of Wire 101. Learn how to fashion elegant wire sculpture around a flat stone, beach glass or dichroic glass piece. You'll be amazed at how easy it is to create, and how many compliments you'll receive on your craftsmanship. This stunning art form is so much easier than it looks, you'll wonder why you waited so long to take the class. SKILL LEVEL: BEGINNER.
"A BERRY HAMMERED HOLIDAY" EARRINGS: SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1:00-3:00
These fabulous hammered silver earring are designed by Mig, (but named by me in one of my quirkier moments. The garnet pearls and beads just reminded me of winter berries). If you enjoyed the hammered cuff bracelet and earrings in October, (or even if you've never hammered metal before) you'll have wonderful fun creating these beautiful earrings. You'll learn hammering, texturing and the proper way to hole punch metal as well. Who would guess that such physical techniques could yield such elegant adornments. And, they are not just for holiday wear. You can, of course, use any type or color of beads to create your own personal look! Call to reserve your seat today!
Need more bling in your life? Who doesn’t. Bling it up for the holidays with these 6x8mm multi-tonal crystals at very affordable prices! (must see in person)
For those who remember the “RED VELVET” CRYSTALS, they’re back! 6x8mm rondells, are wonderful for earrings, necklaces and more! (again, must see in person to truly appreciate. They are a deep velvety red!)
Whether it’s earring, necklace accents or ornaments, these glass pearl drops in fabulous colors will fit the bill.
These are just a few of the super beads and supplies waiting to be made into something extra special to go under your tree. Get them while they’re hot! Get them while they’re here!
It’s been fun to see what people have been beading up! I just love show and tell, so bring it in. Need to find a certain component? I’m glad to help. Just remember to bring in the pattern or pieces you’ve compiled so far, it will make it easier to find what you are looking for.
And remember, when you’re overwhelmed by shopping and cooking and traffic, you’ll find a calm, quiet atmosphere, here! Come browse and revive yourself.
See you soon and,