Archive for September, 2007

Glamour Shots!

Thursday, September 27th, 2007

Here are some beautiful new toggles.  I will add them to the store tomorrow evening along with some other beautiful new clasps.


Have a great day!  Thanks for stopping in!



Tuesday, September 25th, 2007


Anyone care to guess what this funny-looking little tool is?  It may look odd, but it is one of the greatest inventions!  It is made by Euro Tools and is a special pair of pliers designed especially for cutting sheet solder.  Using sheet solder is a lot less frustrating and also safer with this this tool.  This pair of pliers cuts tiny pieces of solder into small squares called pallions that are just the right size.  You may ask how it could be safer?  No fair laughing when I say that it eliminates the chance of snipping your own hand (wonder how I know?!).

If you look really closely at the picture, you can see a little hole in the side of the jaw.  If you have some wire solder, you can slip it into the little opening and the pliers will cut the wire the perfect length.

Here’s a picture of the pliers in action:


We’ve had a great week of Wubber sales.  Besides the orders shipped across the US, we’ve shipped to Canada, Mexico, and Australia.  It is so much fun corresponding with people about tools and making jewelry!


Take Me to the Hills…

Thursday, September 20th, 2007


Hill Tribe Silver, that is.  I added some beautiful new floral pendants, some leaves, and a whole school of fishies!  I made myself promise to spend time tonight adding the new pieces to the store rather than play with them on my design table or be tempted to stash them for my own creative dreaming.

Here’s wishing you a mailbox free from critters.  Have a great day!


New Swarovski Crystal Mixes

Tuesday, September 18th, 2007


Nothing’s prettier than Swarovski crystals and some of the 4mm bicone mixes are so nice for the fall.  I received a shipment today and now that I’ve seen the new mixes, we will be ordering more of them.  There are also some of the others back in stock now.  I think that I’m not the only one that loves these mixes!

I bought a lot of new clasps and silver today.  Some really unusual and striking toggles.  I will keep you in anticipation for a couple of days because my plan for tomorrow is to add some of the new Hill Tribe silver.  I had a special request for more, so I am on a mission to get it listed.

Here’s wishing you a sparkly day!

Wubbers Seen Migrating from Texas

Monday, September 10th, 2007

What an exciting weekend!  Your response has been great to the introduction of our new line of Wubbers pliers–they are leaving Grapevine in flocks!  And at the head of the formation is the Wubbers Tool Kit.


There is only one more member of the Wubbers family that hasn’t been personally introduced.  While the Wubbers Bent Nose Pliers may be last in the line of introductions, they definitely are not to be overlooked.  They have the same great handles with the comfortable padded grips, the same great finish, the same precision, and the same ruggedness.  However, they have a nose of great distinction.

The Bent Nose Wubbers are great for working with wire, opening and closing jump rings, and reaching into tight spots.  They feel substantial and solid in your hand, providing the control that we jewelry-makers all crave.  Want to join the ranks of prestigious nose owners?  We have some Wubbers that would love to nest in your tool box.