Intergalactic Bead Show: No Star Trek Uniform Required

Intergalactic Bead Show: No Star Trek Uniform Required

I know if may sound like a funny name but the Intergalactic Bead Show is a great time. My sister and I recently hosted a jewelry making party. It was great fun and you can see in this post some of the wonderful things people made. It got me thinking about the bead show and how AWESOME it is to go. I went out to the sight and low and behold the bead show is in Nashville this coming weekend. Now I know what you’re thinking, it’s Father’s Day weekend and I am pretty sure your husband does not want to go to the bead show. That may be true however if you don’t have all weekend plans to spoil that special Dad in your life I highly recommend this event.   The bead variety is amazing and at many booths you will find prices that are more reasonable then what you can find at Hobby Lobby. (You won’t hear me say that often.) They usually have great metal pieces, beautiful glass and pearls in every size and color.   If you have a wedding coming up and can’t find jewelry… Go there… get some beads and make some.   They also usually have people doing jewelry demos. I have been inspired by some of the pieces I have seen there. I don’t where a lot of jewelry myself but I love making it for others. This event is a must see if you like pretty, shiny things.     Live Long & Make Jewelry! Talk to you...
Xyron Sticker Maker – A Low Tech Best Friend

Xyron Sticker Maker – A Low Tech Best Friend

Have you ever looked at tiny little pieces of paper and wondered how in the world am I supposed to glue that onto anything? Or maybe you want to say Ready to Pop on 50 baby shower invites and need to make stickers of the one inch letters you cut. This is where the helpful XYRON sticker maker comes in. You have probably even looked at this plastic X in the paper crafting isles of your local craft store and thought what the heck is that thing? Xyron makes stickers in different sizes everything from 1 ½ inches to 9 inches. I’m here to tell you it’s your best friend. I use it for everything from a penguins tiny beak on my Christmas tags to making my own phrase stickers to converting plain ribbon to self-adhesive ribbon. I have often found that kid’s craft kits come with tiny pieces of fun foam but no way to glue them together. This tool fixes that too. You can send fun foam pieces through it just as easily as you can paper.   The Xyron sticker maker comes with two types of sticky paper refill cartridges. One is permanent, meaning once you stick it in place and push down then don’t expect to move it. The other is a repositionable cartridge, meaning once you stick your piece down you will have a little time to move it around before if stays in place. They cost anywhere from $5-$7 dollars for the 1.5” cartridges. This will make 20 feet of stickers. I like to have both types of cartridges on hand.   Shopping Tip: I...