Sunday, March 8, 2015

How To Create A Morse Code Necklace

Seed beads
Bugle beads
Tiger tail or silk cord
Crimp beads
Lobster clasp and ring


Using a morse code chart (see below) lay out the beads in the word that you would like to put in your necklace.  In the video, the word love is being spelled out.

If using silk cord, attach the clasp to one end of silk cord using the crimp bead and pliers, then string on your beads spelling out the word that you are putting on your necklace (see video).  Then attach the other end of your clasp (the ring).

If you are using tiger tail, attach the clasp to one end of the tiger tail and then fill up with seed beads in a clear colour until your necklace is 1/4 full of beads, then string on the word in morse code, then fill up the other side with clear beads.  If your word is short, you may need to do more clear seed beads before and after your word.  Once you have filled up the other side, attach the other side of your clasp (the ring).

We hope you enjoyed making this necklace as much as we did.  

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Mother's Day Jewelry Making School Workshop

Mother's Day Jewelry Making Workshop
Our busiest time of year is always in April, when we make beautiful glass pearl necklaces as Mother's Day jewelry gifts with schools, Girl Guide groups, or adult parties where the moms make their own gifts.

We have been receiving requests already to book these events, which always makes as us happy because it means that spring is coming!

How do these Mother's Day events work?  We attend at the school or Girl Guide group to assist the children in making beautiful glass pearl necklaces with a silver plated heart clasp as a Mother’s Day gift. 

We bring a variety of colours and teach the children several different patterns to ensure that each necklace is beautiful and unique.
We generally come in and do all the primary grades in one day, each workshop is 45 minutes in length.  We provide each child with a special organza bag along with the finished necklace.

The cost is $10 per child.
Glass Pearl Necklace

We have been providing this workshop at schools all over the Greater Toronto Area for the past 5 years.

We cannot wait to get started on all these necklaces!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Corporate Jewelry Making Event

We cannot believe that the holiday season is almost here.  We are busy booking holiday corporate parties for both adults and children.

What do our parties consist of?  We are a mobile jewelry making company that comes to your event to teach and assist in making beautiful one-of-a-kind jewelry. We do workshops for groups of 10 to 200 participants. We have many different packages to choose from, all ranging in price from $15 to $20 per person. We are ideal entertainment for holiday parties, client appreciation events, networking events and lunch and learn workshops. 

We have two options that we offer for these events.  We either set up a booth where people can come over to make the jewelry, or we teach all the participants before or after dinner.

We also offer holiday event entertainment for children where we set up a booth and the children can make necklaces, bracelets or keychains.

We have created beading workshops for lawfirms, insurance companies, consulting companies, banks, hospitals and many more.
  Beading is perfect for small intimate workshops, large conferences, fundraising events, birthday parties, girl's nights in, bridal showers and bachelorette parties. 
Contact us and we will customize our services to meet your exact needs.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Jewelry Theme Birthday Ideas

We are often asked by mothers what theme should we do for my daughter's party.  If the birthday girl is 8 or older, we always suggest that she go with the theme of "beading party".  We suggest that the children paint wooden jewelry boxes or make candy kabobs and the mothers often hand out candy jewelry.  The painted jewelry boxes or candy kabobs make a great take home gift and are a great alternative to the traditional loot bag.  We also suggest that the mother make a jewelry box birthday cake or cupcakes with real rings or ringpops placed on top as a decoration.
For the younger children, where it is all about THE THEME, we suggest a "Fancy Nancy" party, a "Sophia the first" party or a tea party using one of the above themes.  Both these themes are perfect for 5-7 year old girls.

Fancy china for a Sophia the first tea party.
We are doing a "Sophia the first" beading party for my 6 year old daughter's birthday this fall.  We are going to decorate everything in purple, hunt down vintage china from thrift stores for the girls to use, hand out fancy headbands and feather boas, serve fancy treats and make fancy jewelry that Sophia would love to wear. 

A necklace perfect for a Fancy Nancy
or Sophia the first party.

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