First you need to see the view from Cheryls lake house
Cheryl holds workshops there so you all need to come on down and take one. It's amazing ! She calls them Bra Free Weekends...Hilarious...just like all of Cheryls humor !
I had totally forgotten that "Wired Up Beads" was not far from where Cheryl lives and I LOVE their products...SO...when we discovered it was a short car ride away off we went.
Wired Up Beads sells the amazing jewelry tools called "Wubbers" (and, they have lots of tutorials)
Wired Up Beads is owned by Patti Bullard
and she has fabulous employees who are so knowledgeable and happy to demo and explain everything.
Lisa showed us how to use their new square pliers
Lisa demonstrated the pliers that make perfect loops..like for earrings
they have a wonderful classroom
stocked with great stuff !
a big warehouse
a whole room dedicated to working with glass using state of the art ventilation
and, did you know that Wired Up Beads also sells the most WONDERFUL jewelry/craft storage.
I know how wonderful they are because I have them in MY own craft room !!
Lisa shared some of the beautiful samples that she and others have made
and showed us the bracelets that inspired us big time
so, we bought all the necessary parts to make one...
and when we got back to the lake house we got bizzzzzzie...
Cheryl got bizzie too but I managed to finish mine..and, I added my own touch..rhinestones from Industrial Chic (available at Michaels) .
she's still workin' on it !! LOL
...of course we havent even covered the class day at Ten Seconds Studio...so...come back tomorrow !!