Tuesday, October 18, 2016

New Interchangeable Jewelry and Accessories in a Snap

We added a few more new and exciting pieces to our "Snap Decisions" Collection.  Some we only ordered smaller quantities to test them out so there is a limited supply.  As it turns out we are quite pleased with the quality and have listed them in our online store.  Here are a few of them.  You can click on the photos to see the listings.

Some new butterfly pendants.  This one has enamel accents in black and white and we put it on a gorgeous softglass cord.

This is a gorgeous lariat style necklace with a snap base focal that zips up and down the silver snake chain.  It looks so elegant and any snap fits, including the larger styles.

Some new clutch purses in a faux leather.  These purses are so soft and finished beautifully with a fabric liner and 3 extra zipper pockets.  Use as a clutch or attach a long shoulder or wrist strap that are both included for interchanging.  There are bags with a single or triple snap base.

Clutch Purses with Snap Bases
Triple Snap Clutch Purse in Dusty Cedar
Textured Snap Buttons in Dusty Cedar
And hang your bag with these purse hangers that have a snap base.  They are surrounded with crystals in 4 color choices.

Purse Hangers with Snap Base for Interchanging Snap Buttons

Interchangeable Snap Base Purse Hangers

Monday, October 17, 2016

Shuswap Women in Business Trade Show

If you are in the Shuswap or Okanagan area, you might be interested in the Women in Business Conference and Trade Show this coming Saturday in Salmon Arm.

This should be a great day with some excellent workshops focused on women and business.  Each session is only $10 and there is a special of 4 for $35.  You can book your workshops in advance to be sure there is a space.

I will be set up at the Trade Show there with a wide assortment of our Interchangeable Jewelry "in a Snap" along with other specialty items.

Leaves Business Card Holder

Art Deco Business Card Holder and Flip Pen-Stylus

Flip Pens - Stylus Combo

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Snowflakes in a Snap Tutorial

It is that time of year when we are busy creating items for Christmas shows.  Our snowflake snaps last year were a popular item and are in the process of making more as well as in some new colors.

If you are interested in making some interchangeable snap jewelry either for gifts or to sell at the craft shows, now is the time to stock up on your supplies.

We are also offering a free pdf copy of our tutorial, "Snowflakes in a Snap" plus a bonus snowflake charm with a minimum purchase from our DIY snap supply section in our online store. **

This tutorial is not for sale but only available as a bonus gift with the minimum purchase of snap supplies.  And don't forget to sign up to our website for additional offers or discounts.  We promise we will not share your information to anyone else and you won't be bombarded with a ton of e-mails. 

** If you already received my tutorial and snowflake charm last year, we will send you a free snap ring base and snap pendant instead.   See the bottom of our page for more information here.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Multi-colored Retro Pattern Dish

When I was making snaps from the retro pattern canes a while ago I suddenly felt inspired to make a dish.  Even though I really enjoy making beads, buttons or interchangeable snaps, it is a satisfying feeling to create something much larger.

With smaller items such as a bead or snap, the pattern can be quite tiny or only a portion of the design is used.   With an item like this dish, the "canvas" is much larger allowing the polymer patterns to show more.  In this dish I combined slices from different canes to create a rainbow or color shifting effect.

This dish, along with some others are now available in our online store.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

New Ring Display

A couple of years ago we made some displays from polymer clay to show off our bracelets at shows.  We found these worked really well for us and you can see them here.  This year we decided we could use a ring display and so made one using the same technique as the one for the bracelets but instead mounted all the cones on a solid base.

We have several styles of rings that all have a snap base for interchanging the decorative snap buttons.  It worked really well and allowed the shoppers to choose their preferred ring style and then select the various snaps for interchanging.

Paper cones we covered to create the ring stands

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Clay Play Time and Some New Snaps

My friend Joanne stopped by yesterday and we decided to play with our clay and experiment more with some of the techniques we learned in Bettina Welker's workshop.  We had fun trying out some new color combinations and then made some of the designs into snaps for our interchangeable jewelry.

The maple leaf snap shown below was made by Joanne.  I just love how the colors came out and is so perfect for autumn!

For the larger (maple leaf and heart) snaps we mounted them on the blank flat snaps.  They work really well on snap bases that are plainer such as the simple snap pendant or some new lapel pins that just arrived!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Interchangeable Snaps with the Retro Extruded Pattern

So here is another new pattern idea for the interchangeable snaps.  I was digging around in my clay stash and found some Extruder Canes we made a while ago in a variety of colors.  They are fun to make and even more fun to wear!

Interchangeable Snaps in Assorted Colors
Leather Bracelets with Interchangeable Snaps

Spiral Necklace with Interchangeable Snaps

Snap Button in Retro Pattern

Snap Buttons in Retro Pattern and Interchangeable Snap Jewelry