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Entries from November 2008

What is an AB finish?

November 25th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Q: What is an AB finish?

A:AB,” or Aurora Borealis, is a bead treatment inspired by Northern Lights. It is a coating (usually on one side) applied to glass beads that creates a rainbow or iridescent effect. The effect was invented in 1955 by Swarovski in partnership with Christian Dior.

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Holiday Cards and Tags

November 21st, 2008 · No Comments

Paper can be expensive and cards even more so. We made three cards and four tags with our Scrap Pad To Go and barely made a dent in it. The paper is beautiful and comes with easy to use die-cut tags, sayings and more. You can easily make dozens of cards and tags with one pad.

Holiday Gift Tags

Holiday Gift Tags

Holiday Cards

Holiday Cards

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Using a Bejeweler

November 14th, 2008 · 2 Comments

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Toho Hybrids are Here!

November 13th, 2008 · No Comments

Hybrid Toho Seed Beads

Hybrid Toho Seed Beads

The cutting edge of innovation; for the first time the Japanese TOHO seed bead company has paired up with the Czech glass industry to create seed beads with beautiful Czech glass finishes.

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