Saturday, October 25, 2008

We're moving

We're moving ... to our dream retirement home on the Shushwap Lake. Since Dave's transplant, his health has improved so much that we have the opportunity to live in a more tranquil place away from all the stress of the big city.

This blog and our e-mail will stay the same, however, since our house isn't finished yet and won't be ready to move into for another 2 weeks, we will be taking a vacation and won't have access to our computer or the internet during that time.

We should be up and running again by mid-November with more time to clay, some new Christmas designs and an Etsy shop to make your purchases a little easier. See you then.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Jewelry for your Home

Have you ever had candle wax drip down onto your furniture or ruin a beautiful table cloth? These candle collars are our own design which will not only catch any melting wax but also add a chandelier effect to any candle holder. Like our decorative tiles and outlet covers, these can also be custom made in your colors.

You can see more designs on our flickr site.

Monday, October 6, 2008

How DO they get that caramel into the Caramilk bar?

We believe the clasp for a necklace is a very important part to the finished product. You want it to be functional and easy to use, yet also blend in with the design. Some of the commercial clasps that are sold might look nice but are not very functional. I like a toggle or simple hook and loop closure myself but sometimes it isn’t the most feasible or comfortable.

The barrel clasp is good but usually quite awkward and difficult to handle as they are so small. So why not make a barrel clasp disguised as a bead? I went to work right away with my idea, hoping it would work. The first one was okay but there was room for improvement. After several tries we finally came up with a system that worked. Wow, it was really exciting when we unscrewed our first bead clasp and it worked perfectly! It was not only easier to handle but is also very comfortable to wear around the back of the neck.

Heh, so maybe we discovered how they got the caramel in the Caramilk bar after all!!??