Discount for the Gathering!

Going to the Gathering?

Have your wishlist all made out?

Want to pre-order, have us bring it to you at the Gathering, and receive 10% off your order?

  • Place an order online, use code: preorder
  • Select “Pick up at Gathering” as your shipping method.
  • We will make and bring your tools to the Gathering, and they will be set aside ready for you to pick up.

Your order will be 10% off, AND anything you purchase at the Gathering will also be 10% off, so you can still browse while you are there!

Does it get better than that?

This offer expires July 12 to ensure we have time to fill all orders before we head out for the Gathering!

Did you see the new Straight Sided Pillows?  Yes, they are awesome!



It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to… March 28, 2013

My previous post was a bit premature…thinking I was crawling out of the crazy month of March, only to emerge into a state of peace and productivity, to enjoy our Birthday/Anniversary Party with you.  Ah, the foolishness of thinking you see ahead of you…since then the transmission went, inconveniently away from home, of course, in my 10 year old PT Cruiser…which has been making unpleasant engine sounds anyway, and had a couple other fixes on the docket, so this was the nail in the coffin.  Enter car search.  Found a solid used vehicle, that didn’t break the bank.  phew.

A couple other “life happens” events, and here we are at the end of March.  It came in like a lion, with huge snow storms, amidst a storm of busy activity around here…at least the weather is looking a bit more “out like a lamb”.  We had temps in the high 40’s, with sun and clear skies.  In New Hampshire that’s practically shorts weather!

Don Breingan's photo.

So, April.  April is going to be our Birthday party.  Because March was a lousy Birthday month…during which my own little one turned 4,while we were having a huge snow storm, and I had a stomach bug.  It’s a great thing that one of her favorite pass times is cuddling with mama, so she felt she had a rocking birthday, snuggle on the couch, reading books and learning to knit…with cupcakes for dinner.

So this whole post isn’t just all about me, and why March went so poorly, let’s remember that we now have a larger Deco Drop, which is just stunning!  I love using it as a vase of sorts, but it is quite able to stand on it’s own.  The decorating possibilities are endless.  I find this one inspirational.  The shape is very sleek and refined, making a great canvas for elegant stringer work, but oh the fun you could have with bright colors and dots that would juxtapose nicely with the great lines this has.  So yes, inspirational, fun, and on the site, at a discounted price.  So see, we can have a little fun in March!  Don’t forget there is the Deco Drop Duo that has 2 smaller sizes.  Great for earrings, and small pendants.  They are discounted to, because…why not?  No discount code necessary.  The store has the discounted price loaded!  Happy shopping.

Off to ship some orders, and make some beads. I have testers to give my final okay to, so we can all party together, with no tears in April!!!



Fun with the Deco Drop

I had fun this morning!  Using a deco drop, 3 glass headpins, and some additional wire, I made this awesome pendant!  I love it.  I love that it is caged in wire, which is something I’ve wanted to do to the beads since I conceived of this shape.  It worked great.  What do you think?

It would be great done in fun colors for summer!  Would you be interested in a tutorial, telling you how I did it?