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!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

New Artfire shop

Hey there all you cyber folks! 

We know you cannot always make a trip to Washington just to get all the vintage goodies you've seen us bring to shows around the country.  We feel your pain and we want to help.  So we have started to add as much of our vintage goodies to our Artfire site as possible. 

We'll be adding stuff as fast as I can take pictures and type and will have some kits from the workshops we teach at bead shows around the country available later this month.  In the meantime, if there is something you have purchased at a show and you need more, but do not see it on the Artfire site, shoot us an email at shop@echoartworks.com or give us a call, and we'll do our best to get fun, vintage finds out to you.  remember to check our website for our upcoming shows-maybe we are coming to a bead show near you?!?!

Summer is here!

Today is the first day of summer.  A new beginning.  Today is also the longest day of the year.  All that sunlight.  All those hours to enjoy all that Mother Nature has worked so hard to preserve through the winter and bring to a flourish.  Go out...take it all in!  Remember that there must be winter in order for summer to follow.  Play in the flowers and sunshine.  And remember...summer is only here for a short time and we all need to sunshine to thrive. 

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

June Workshops

New Workshops updated to the online calendar!

New to Beading? Try one of our fun, introductory workshops.

    Bead Stringing Basics  June 1st, 6 to 8 PM
    Beginning Wire  June 8th, 6 to 8 PM

Want to learn a new technique?
    Metal Clay Pendants  June 25th, 10 AM to 1 PM
    Ribbon Flowers  June 15th, 6 to 8 PM
    Color on Metal  July 6th, 6 to 8 PM

Many other new workshops have been added...check it out at www.echoartworks.com

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Art Studio Clearance Sale

As this photo shows...we have alot of stock and we're about to get more!  So we're having a art studio clearance...come by on Friday and Saturday for $2. specials, half off pearl and stone strands, workshop samples and more.  Come early for the best selection!

see you there!