Saturday, January 28, 2012

More new beads!

Hello everyone!

Just a little note to let you know that Kandra has lots of gorgeous new beads in stock!  The two-hole Twin Preciosa seed bead range is expanding all the time.  There are some more great colours in the Tila beads and Magatama Drops from Miyuki.  The exciting new 5181 Keystone beads from Swarovski have now been added and there are also some very interesting Czech glass Spike beads  (I can't wait to have a little play with this fun new shape!).  To see the full range you need to head on over to Kandra's Beads but just to whet your appetite I have created a little collage of some of the new beads - don't you just want to dive into that picture?

As usual, you can buy the new beads direct from the store or on-line and if you have any queries or special requests, just use the contact page.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Twinkling Tilas!

Hi everyone!

I am pleased to tell you that throughout the coming year, Kandra will be teaching my projects in her store!  The classes will be sponsored by the store which means that you don't pay for Kandra's teaching time, you simply purchase the pattern and whatever beads you choose for your project.  The majority of my patterns are priced at just $10 and the store carries a wide range of very reasonably priced materials, so this is obviously a great offer.  The first class is my Twinkling Tilas project and it will be on Saturday February 4th 2012 from 10am until 2pm.  Places are limited and so you will need to reserve a place by going to the  Classes and Events page, clicking on the shopping basket next to Twinkling Tilas and completing the form or alternatively contact the storeThis is a beginner to intermediate level class and the project is very versatile as the individual components can be made into a simple but stylish pair of earrings, or you can keep on beading and turn them into a single row bracelet or choker or make even more and create this elegant double cuff style bracelet.

Don't forget that Kandra sells CD's of my patterns in her store and by mail order, or if you would prefer a PDF of one of my patterns to be emailed to you, you can buy them directly from my website where you can also read all the details of each pattern.

As always, if you have any queries please either contact Kandra or myself.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

More two-hole Twin seed beads from Preciosa!

Hi everyone!

Just dropping by to tell you the exciting news that Kandra has now taken delivery of over 30 new colours in the two-hole Twin seed beads from Preciosa!  I know that lots of you were patiently waiting for these to arrive so that you could begin experimenting with these intriguing beads and start to incorporate them into your new designs.  The collage below shows a selection of the colours in stock and there are even more on the way - just click on this link to go directly to the two-hole Twin seed beads page at Kandra's Beads or follow this link to see the full range of products available from the on-line store.

These beads are quite different to the single hole beads that we are all familiar with, so if you need a few ideas to get you started, the folks over at Preciosa have added some great free projects to the top of this page of their website to help get your ideas flowing.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Loyalty card news!

Hello everyone and Happy New Year to you!

Well here we are at the beginning of 2012 and already Kandra has started putting some of her ideas into place to make the new Kandra's Beads store an even more exciting place to visit, whether in person or on-line.  Today I'd like to tell you about the new loyalty card scheme but I think it is best explained by Kandra herself and so this is what she says:

"Hi Everyone,

I am very excited to be offering a new promotion in my store – a Savings Punch Card!  But I didn’t want to leave out all of my wonderful online customers so I am going to offer an Online Savings Punch Card too!

So here are the guidelines:
You will receive 1 punch for every $10.00 you spend.  This excludes Class Fees, you can not receive punches for Class Fees and wholesale customers. When you accumulate 25 punches this card may be redeemed for $25.00 off your next purchase of $25 or more.  Shipping charges will not be included in the totals. 
Any amount over a $10.00 increment will not be included in your next purchase (you cannot combine orders).  So, for example, if you make a purchase of $26.50 (not including shipping) you will receive 2 punches – the remaining $6.50 does not go towards your next punch card total.
I will keep your punch cards on file and every order I process I will punch your card for you.  When you get to your 25 punches I will call or email you to let you know.

If you have any questions please let me know! 


Doesn't this sound like a great idea?  Not that we need any encouragement to spend money on beads, but this way, the more you spend at Kandra's Beads the more you save.  There is no expiry date so you can take your time and not miss out on this great offer and you don't have to worry about mislaying your card and remembering to use it each time as the store will keep track and Kandra will let you know when your card is full and you have that lovely $25 bonus to spend!