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30/10/2015

Why Buy Brass Beads Wholesale Online



If you already have established your business of bead jewelry making, perhaps it is time to find wholesale beads and supplies. This may be difficult especially if you are just starting and you still do not know the best suppliers of beads and other beading materials in both price and quality. The situation is different if you are a plain hobbyist, when you only need to create 2 or 3 pieces at a time for yourself and a couple of friends. A trip to the nearby craft store is enough for you. If you only need certain kinds of beads like glass beads or brass rhinestone beads, you do not need to buy wholesale.

Before you buy wholesale, first do some searching and make comparisons of prices of different online shops. The facilities of the internet allow you to make comparisons of different companies in only a matter of minutes. Browsing online will enable you to see not only the wide selection of beads these stores offer, but also how much you can expect to pay for the quantity that you will order for your project. Before the internet, the only option you have is to drive from one store to another to accomplish this task. If you go this route today, with the rising prices of fuel, you may not be able to realize any profit.

Online stores that sell beads are usually wholesalers, not retailers. They have many different types of beads in stock and in large quantities. And here is where you can benefit. Besides a wide variety of choices, you can also save a big amount of money. Because online wholesalers offer their products at very low prices. It does not matter to them if they get only small profit. What is important is that they can replenish their merchandise faster. If you visit a local craft store, you will see that their stock is limited. This is because they do not replenish their stock until the current supply of beads are all sold out.

Buying brass rhinestone beads, glass beads and any other kinds of beads wholesale means that you always have ample stock of materials to use in your project. You can finish more pieces of jewelry easily when your materials are already within your reach. Buying in small quantity is not advisable for an established jewelry making business. It will only make you stop working for hours just to get the materials that has gone out of your supply. Buying wholesale will save you time. You will not need to drive to and from several bead shops. It also will save your energy, you will not get tired hopping from one shop to the other.

 

 


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28/10/2015

Making Wedding Decorations Using Wholesale Jewelry Supplies



Planning a wedding can be a long and complicated process, but it can be fun as well, if you choose to take a real "hands on" approach. There are loads of different ideas that you can try out, which involve you doing arts and crafts, rather than buying everything in readymade. Although these ideas may take you a little more time, they can help to save money and cut the overall cost of the big day. If you want to, you can make some little clay bird table decorations by using wholesale jewelry supplies.

Which wholesale jewelry supplies to buy

Before you begin, you will need to make sure that you buy enough wholesale jewelry supplies to make all of the clay bird decorations that you will require for your table decorations. In order to make 30 clay birds you will need 5 metres of beading wire, 2 kg of modeling clay and 1 pot of jewelry glaze (which is suitable for use on porous modeling clay). In addition to these wholesale jewelry supplies, you should buy a pack of inexpensive material doilies, which have a surface that has prominent relief.

Where to begin

You should begin by making the body of a bird. Take a lump of the clay and roll it into a short, fat sausage shape. Bend one end upwards slightly and pinch it horizontally to make a tail shape, and then taper the other end both horizontally and vertically to create a face and beak shape. The whole sausage should now follow a loose curve shape. Gently place the body down to dry. If you have a spare sellotape tube or glass which you no longer use, it can help to place the body gently into one of these, to help it to maintain its curve. Quickly take a smaller piece of clay and roll it flat. Gently press the clay onto the doily so that the imprint from the doily can be seen. Carefully peel the flattened clay away from the doily, then cut out a heart shape. Cut the heart in half and use one half for each wing. Place on each bird and then leave to dry for around 6 hours.

Finishing off

Take 20 cm of beading wire from your wholesale jewelry supplies. Bend the wire in the centre to create an E shape with very elongate ends. Fold these elongated ends up to about 65 degrees. Once the birds are about half dry, stick these pieces gently into the birds to create little feet, and then leave the birds for another 6 hours to allow them to dry out even more. Once the birds are mostly dry, you can cover them in a clear protective glaze. Although this gaze dries clear, it helps to prevent the wings from falling off, and it gives the finished birds a more professional look. If you have a lot more time on your hands, you can finish the birds off with a splash of clay paint.

 

 

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26/10/2015

Our Little Red & Green Christmas Lodger



Every year, on the 1st December, we have a visitor. His name is Buddy and he travels from the North Pole to be with us. He brings gifts of advent calendars and he stays with us until Christmas Eve.

Now this may seem like a long visit, but Buddy is no ordinary guest. Buddy is an elf, specially trained at the North Pole under Father Christmas' close watch to keep an eye on your children on the run up to Christmas Eve. He reports back to the big man on the childrens behaviour and whether they should be on the naughty or nice list!

Christmas elves are becoming more wide-spread ever year - I'm guessing there must be millions out there visiting families through December!

Some elves are very cheeky little things! In the morning you may well find them hiding in the fridge, or surrounded by piles of chocolate wrappers. Some have been known to cavort with Barbie through the night, much to Ken's horror!

Other elves may be full of good intentions to do wild and wonderful things each night... But in the morning it may look more like they forgot all about it and have made some half-hearted attempt to be hiding, just minutes before the kids come down stairs!

Buddy flits between the two... he's been known to have wild parties with Star Wars toys, has wrapped the living room in toilet paper and covered the tree in the kids pants! He has also been known to have just hidden some nights or have hastily built a throne out of Lego... it's like he totally forgot to do something fun before going to bed!

It's always a sad occasion on Christmas Eve knowing he will be leaving us for another year! We pop him under our tree and he catches a ride home with Father Christmas when he stops by! Before that though he leaves a hamper! It will be full with our stockings, new pjs, snacks, a film, reindeer food and our special Christmas Eve plate!

So roll on 1st December! This host mummy is eagerly awaiting your visit and is hoping you'll be a bit more organised this year!! The children can't wait to see what antics you will get up to this year and hopefully they will be on their best behavior so they stay on Father Christmas' nice list. No one wants to be on the naughty list!


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