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Ready for the Weekend!

Friday, July 1st, 2011

“Weekends don’t count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless.”

Bill Watterson

Well, its Friday again and we thought we’d celebrate by posting some photos of our favorite earring projects, and we have an assignment for you all!

It is now midsummer, and here in Texas it is HOT outside. Our weekend high is 102*F! This is prime time for jewelry making. It is too hot outside to venture outdoors (unless you have a pool, and in that case we’d love to come over!), so why not spend your downtime creating and experimenting?

So, your assignment this weekend is two fold:

Part 1: Take some time for yourself.

  • One of the best ways to revive your creativity is to take time to relax. So, take a bath, an evening stroll, see a movie…just take some time to enjoy yourself!

Part 2: Create!

  • It doesn’t matter if the project is simple or complex as long as it is something you want to do. Nothing feels better than knowing the work in front of you is something that you created, its exciting!

We’d love it if you shared the results of your weekend projects with us. You can always email photographs to clara@wiredupbeads.com if you want to share them in our Facebook gallery (send us your business information too if you want to post it along with the picture). We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

The Art of Gift Giving

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

” Something handmade is so much more meaningful”

–Beth Wert–

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, which means that children everywhere, from little kids to adults, are shopping for their moms.

You can make her something that is beautiful and more meaningful than picking up something generic at the store. Don’t forget to check out our wide range of products, they are sure to inspire something your mom will love!

(1) Vintaj Chain $6/ft. (2) English Meadow Glass Beads, $7. (3) Sterling Headpins, $8.90/pkg. (4) Turquoise Nouveau Button, $3. (5) 12  g Aluminum Wire, $7.50. (6) Vintage Silver Watch Face, $7.50. (7) Purple Hydrangea Micro Suede, .67/yd. (8) Sterling 24 mm Ear Wire, $1.32/pair. (9) Hill Tribe Shining Heart, $4. (10) Book-Mixed Metals, $22.95. (11) Wild Flowers Fastenables, $6. (12) Made with Love Charm, $9.45. (13) Wubbers Looping Pliers, $28.95.

Don’t forget to take advantage of our free tutorials, we have some really fun designs posted and the videos and step-by-step instructions will ensure you get a professional-looking final product. You can access that part of our website by clicking on the link below, or by clicking the “Tutorials” tab on our homepage.

Wired Up Beads Free Tutorials

Do you have any gift-giving suggestions to offer up? We would love to hear them, so feel free to leave a comment or shoot us an email so we can share your tips!