Well - not tarred actually. Just pasted. New this week is some exciting stuff that isn't ... it's not beads. But it goes with beads.
I'd like to introduce you to Gilder's Paste - it is a wax/resin blend with high concentrations of pigment - it is water resistant, and can be buffed to a shine after drying. You can use it to add patinas and interesting colour effects to metal, wood, bone, ceramic, etched glass (won't stick to shiny glass), polymer clay, epoxy clay, resin, wax candles, dried gourds, carved foam, and whatever else you can think of.
It comes in a delicious range of colours - and a little goes a very long way - a tin of this is going to last you forever.
Oh, and before you give me a hard time about the spelling - it is Gilder's as in gild - meaning adding a metallic layer, not guild as in a group of people with a common goal.
And speaking of patinas - I haven't tried this yet - but I am just itching to - as soon as I get a minute. Or 30. This is Iridescent Luster Gel - for Silver - and the instructions say:
"Dip your fine or sterling silver or silver plated items and wait for the colour change. When you get the colour you like, pull it out, rinse and let dry. You can seal with Renaissance wax or a clear coat for a more durable finish. Colour change over the course of 30 mins is: Yellow, Gold, Orange, Red, Brown, Purple, Blue."
Woohoo! I have got to try this!
Float like a Feather
Feathers are hot - which means they are cool! Feathers are popping up in jewelry everywhere, and I have to admit - these feathers are very luxe. Richly coloured, soft and glossy - I am smitten! It's going to be earring-city for me - I am going to indulge in long, and lightweight! feathery earrings! Perfect for summer!
Mystery Gift Bags
It's a mystery! Secret stuff in our mystery bag. We can't tell you what is in it - but we can say that the retail value is somewhere between $8.00 and $20.00! Enjoy!
Happy Hour Torching a big hit on Mondays!
Happy Hour Torching last Monday was a smashing success - so if you've been unable to make it out on Thursday - come out and torch with us on Monday!
Happy Hour Torching is now both Monday and Thursday evenings, from 5 - 9 p.m.
Happy Hour Torching is our lampwork studio evening two-hours-for-the-price-of-one event. From 5 pm to 9 pm, Torch for two hours for the price of one.
You can click on a link or a picture above, or start with the Main Page, if you feeling intrepid, (there is a LOT of stuff there), or chunk it down into bite-size portions by checking out the categories: Click on a link and go crazy! Firepolish, Pressed Glass, Swarovski Crystal, Seedbeads, Stone and Pearls, Preciosa Crystal, Metal Beads, Other Cool Beads, Findings, Metal Clay & Supplies or Books, Kits, Tools. Look for the "new" tags!
Or maybe check out all our free, yes, free projects. A new one every week.