Thursday, December 5, 2013

Happy Winter!

Happy Winter friends!

Winter has really hit us (like freezing temperatures and white stuff) but we are still very much in the post Thanksgiving holiday spirit.

We've had our 10th Anniversary Celebration, our Winter Open House/Small Business Saturday Celebration, and we are getting ready for Winterfest this Sunday from 12 noon to 5pm.  As part of our holiday celebrations, we are offering some of the jewelry we normally only sell to galleries and boutiques here in the shop.  Above are some of our hand painted metal and vintage Swarovski earrings & pendants that are now available.  And as part of this time of thanks giving and gratefulness, we are donating $3. to the Kitsap Humane Society for every piece that we sell. 

So come by and have some fun and do go with your gift buying this year!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

recycled silk sari ribbon-now on cards- 3 feet for $2.
Hello spring!  How I've missed you!!!

I've finally landed from a show-packed late winter and it is good to be home for more than a week!  Tucson was amazing in all kinds of crazy & biz-related ways, I had wonderful students in my workshops in San Francisco/Concord, and I have a great line-up of trunk shows and teaching gigs coming up in May.  I am feeling totally overwhelmed, but in an amazing way!  As draining as owning your own business can be, it can be weirdly invigorating-that my be the sleep deprivation talking, but as long as I remember where I'm supposed to be and wear pants, I think I'm doing ok.

We've been having a great time with all the new Tucson and California finds-new gemstones, pearls and pewter, as well as a great find of vintage and antique Venetian seed beads...white hearts, onion skins, opals and more!  New samples every day and we're adding some new workshops both here at the shop and at teaching gigs around the counrty.  Check out our calendar for more info on where we'll be and when.

Thanks for all your patience while I've been away and for keeping Penny, Jen & Kisha company-see you soon!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Holiday Open House

Happy Holidays!!! We are in full holiday sparkle mode here at the shop & wanted to invite all of you to join us for our Holiday Open House this Friday & Saturday, December 14th & 15th.

We'll have the usually joy & merriment and will be demonstrating quick & easy gift ideas all weekend for all your last minute creations. Add to that lots of treats and tons of finished jewelry & gifts for all you procrastinators out there, and we'll have you full of holiday cheer in no time!

We'll be open both days from 10am to 7pm and there is always plenty of free parking. Come by & say "hi" and check out our 12 days of Christmas frugal holiday ideas.

Have a happy & safe holiday season!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Gemstone Trunk Show

Join us for a special, one day, Gemstone Trunk Show on Saturday, September 8th.  We'll have the entire center table brimming with gemstones from one of our favorite bead companies.  And to make the day even sweeter...all the stone strands will be 50% off!!!

This is a one time, one day event, so get here early for the best selection-at 50% off there will be lots of goodies looking for new homes!

Doors open at 10am-see you there!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Pam Sanders Trunk Show & Sale

Join us May 25th fir the opening of the Pam Sanders Trunk Show & Sale. We'll have Pam's wonderful beads and pendants for sale as well as some of her amazing finished jewelry. Come by early for the best selection...we'll only have Pam's incredible work here for a limited time!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The 12 Days of Christmas

12 days of Christmas...I was wracking my brain trying to think of great product to put on the blog for each day, or a quick and easy recipe that would please family and friends, but I was hitting a brick wall.  Product pictures were fine, but we have all been so bombarded with the "its the holidays, buy more stuff" propaganda that I really didn't fell like adding to our collective consumer overload.  Recipes would have been great, except I don't cook, so I know very few quick and easy recipes and have tested even fewer.  What to do, what to do...?

Got it!  How about ideas for ways to give back this year!  So here we go...the 12 days of Christmas guide to giving back.

Day 12
I have been extremely lucky to have great family & friends to share life's adventures, but my best buddy and constant companion is my dog, Pixie.  She is with me always (as was here predecessor, Kona) and is a fixture here at the shop.  Pixie is a Kitsap Humane Society rescue.  She and her sister were found running around Poulsbo.  Both were in bad shape when they were found, but Pixie was on her way out.  She was 12 pounds (and the size she is now), couldn't walk from dehydration and malnutrition, and was likely to have kidney, liver and other organ issues if she did make it.  Well, we all know the story has a happy ending, but it was a real rocky start for my little fur child.  That is why our charity of choice here is the Kitsap Humane Society.  We are collecting again this year and would love any donations, monetary or otherwise, that will help Pixie's friends and those pets not fortunate enough to have a warm fire and holiday tree to sleep by.  Here is a list of items on the Humane Society wish list.  Thank you. 

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Merry Holidays!

Happy Holiday Season!

We have been busy getting the trees trimmed and the egg nogged and the shop prettied up for the winter.  We have also been busy getting our 8th Anniversary plans in order.  Yup, 8 years of beads and fun down here on Callow, and we owe it all to you!

As a THANK YOU for all you have done for us over the last 8 years, we are having some specials & a big party on Saturday, November 28th.  The 28th also happens to be Small Business Saturday and the actual 8th Anniversary Day for us-so we have ALOT to celebrate!

But on to the good stuff...from now until the end of the year, we are having $2. specials throughout the shop.  Come by soon for the best selection of glass, stone and pearl strands for $2.  We also have $2. finished jewelry specials-great to stuff those stockings!

Then, the big kahuna, Saturday, November 28th.  Come in all day, buy one of our recycled cotton print shopping totes for $3. and fill it up with anything in the shop...anything you can fit in the bag is 20% off.  Yup, 20% off the entire shop!  WOW!  Lampwork beads, tools, books, seed beads, gemstones, pearls, vintage metal, glass, cystal-EVERYTHING 20% off!
We'll aslo have tool demos and make and takes throughout the day so you can complete your holiday gifts and get inspired for the year to come. 

Thank you again for our 8 wonderful years as your local bead shop & gallery.  We appreciate everything you have done for us and hope we can fill your bead needs for another 8years or more!