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Friday, August 18, 2006

The New Cash Wrap

Our new cash desks arrived on Wednesday. We were thrilled, the truck driver far less so! A huge truck pulled up to our loading dock, the driver very, very upset. In between the cursing, he mentioned something about a lack of a loading dock. I don't think our comment of "well, this is what loading docks looked like 60 years ago" went over so well ;-)
3 huge 7 foot skids were plopped into the communal hallway of our building. Fortunately, Dan and his good friend Paul were able to help out.

Here they are putting it all together.

The coffee break!

Finished! - We still need lights though. They were supposed to come with lights, but somehow the order was a little mixed up. Now, in order to use the lights that were supposed to come with it, we would have to take it apart. After the look of absolute horror on my husbands face when he overheard THAT conversation.....we'll get other lights :-)

Leslee Frumin Class

I think the class was a huge success! The students were busy creating their own end caps, toggle clasps, twisted earwires, and more. We'll have to ask Marg, Erin, and Janice to take pics of some of their creations to post.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

metal heads

We like to do all sorts of things around here. We like beads, fibres, clay, fire and metal.
I'd like to present our new metalsmithing area. This is a temporary setup that we're doing for a class today. Once our renovations are complete though, we'll have our new fabulous studio setup for both lampwork and silversmithing! Wahooo! ...can ya tell i'm a little excited ;-)

Thursday, August 10, 2006

finally...some fixtures!

Dwyn took a panoramic shot of the store a while back, but I hadn't had a chance to put it up online. Here it is!

We've got a lot happening this weekend. Our slotwall is going back up tomorrow (friday), and our new cash desk....(Yup...2 cash registers folks!) will be delivered within the next week or two.
Our new fixtures for the front of the store (tables etc.) will also be coming within the next 2 weeks.

But the really fun project will be setting up our new metalsmithing studio this weekend. That really crowded back room where we had the lampworking studio, the kitchen, the adminstrative offices..(basically everything was back there) Will now be our super new fancy lampwork and metalsmithing studio. Lot's of new equipment, and tools will be available for use.