My favorite, of course are the jewelry classes! You can learn all the basics of jewelry making in the Jewelry Workshop class or select a more focussed skill from one of the 35 jewelry classes and it will be delivered right to your in box!
These online classes are so cool, you can learn at home and at your own pace by taking craft classes on a computer or mobile device.
Easy to follow HD video lessons give step by step instructions, materials needed and more.
There are 35 different jewelry classes that will improve your skills and expand your abilities in the beading and jewelry craft. Learn how to:
Wire wrap stones
and so much more!!!
Not clear on one of the lessons? No problem, you can leave a question for the instructor and receive personalized instructions.
Cell phone charms used to be all the rage! That was a short-lived trend because newer cell phones have no place to hook them. Meanwhile crafters and bead suppliers have jillions of them left over.
Likewise, when I was trying to sell my wares at local craft shows years ago, I created some cell phone charms with an assortment of really nice sterling silver bead designs and Swarovski crystal.
Guess what? I still have some of them! They are nearly impossible to sell since no one is interested in them any longer.
So what do you do with them now?
Great idea for cell phone charms
I love incense and have several types of incense burners in my home, including bottle incense holders.
They come with a large split ring and golden cord that hangs on the side. You put the incense stick into the split ring and then insert the stick in the bottle so that the smoke comes out of the top and the ventilation holes on the side.
Over the years the silver split ring had become blackened from the smoke and the little golden cord had become frayed. So I took one of those unwanted cell phone charms and attached it to a new split ring. See how nice it looks?!!
Phone charms are a great way to add a little beaded decor to just about anywhere. Check my Etsy shop to see which ones I have left 🙂
Other uses for cell phone charms
Ceiling Fan Pulls
Giveaways with orders
What great ideas for decorations with beads have you had lately? Leave a comment below, I would love to hear your ideas!
The Carlo Biagi coin holder pendant can also be used with an American fifty cent piece. Open the Carlo Biagi coin holder and insert a United States 50 cent piece (half-dollar coin). Close and attach to necklace chain.
Coin holders are available in three finishes, silver plated, yellow gold plated and rosegold plated. They are also available with sparking cubic zirconia stones, check out all of the coin holders are Bead Lovers Korner!
Examples of European Charm Beads and Bangle Bracelets
Below are a couple of other European Beads and bangles bracelets showing examples of how you can arrange different Pandora Style beads and charms.
This Stainless Steel Carlo Biagi Bangle is a smooth finish and the bangle is rigid. One of the round ball ends unscrew so that beads can be added or rearranged. This example comes with blue and gold glass beads as well as the crystal European bead in the center.
This red and pink starter bracelet has a wire etched texture and is somewhat flexible, one of the ends unscrew on this bangle bracelet also. This feminine combination is a great way to start a European beads and bangles collection, and makes great gifts for mom, your wife or girlfriend!
Do you send Thank You notes for gifts? Does anyone do that anymore? Just when I thought that tradition was dead, two handwritten thank you notes from celebrities were sent to The Artisan Group®, thanking us for the gifts we sent.
These lovely notes thanked everyone for the handmade gifts that we included in the Mother’s Day Gift Bag for 2014.
Each note card expressed gratitude for our personal gifts to them and by sitting down to write thank you notes it showed their sincere appreciation.
When I was growing up writing, sending a Thank You Note through the mail was very important. In the past 40 years that tradition has seemed to dwindle now that you can easily pick up a phone and call, text or email your thanks.
I was glad to see that this time-honored social etiquette is still alive and not entirely forgotten!! Do you send Thank You Notes?
Leave a comment about how you say Thank You for gifts.