July 2009 Archive

A gem of a book!

posted on July 14, 2009

This book is on sale today! Pick up a copy!

If you find yourself pining for the glittering pieces that appear on the red carpet and fashion runways, this book is for you! In Simply Gemstones, Nancy Alden returns with her popular Beadworks series, showing anyone how to create stunning gemstone earrings, necklaces, and bracelets. Today precious and semi-precious stones are available in many bead stores and online at a range of price points, making what had once been exclusive, expensive projects completely doable. From humble hematite chips to sparkling sapphires and uncut diamonds, in Simply Gemstones there’s a gem and a corresponding project that is sure to complement your look or make a special gift!

— Allison

Great paper products on a budget!

posted on July 7, 2009

These beautiful, customized, coordinated suites of paper products are perfect for any occasion — a casual wine-tasting party, elegant dinner party, or backyard barbeque. To get started all you need is a computer, paper, and embellishments you can find in any craft store. Karen Bartolomei makes it incredibly easy and fun to make amazing paper products - and she even provides tips for throwing unforgettable parties, like choosing a color scheme and ideas for breaking the ice!

Paperie for Inspired Living
Stationery and Decorations for Weddings, Parties, and Other Special Occasions

now on sale!

— Allison