Tag Archive | Beading supplies

Sweepstakes Link to Fire Mountain Gems Jewelry Supplies Giveaway

Sweepstakes: Win $500 of Jewelry-Making Supplies from
Fire Mountain Gems and Beads!

Enter to Win!

Enter 1 time every day* until March 30, 2016  for your chance at beads, Accu-Flex® beading wire, Swarovski® crystal, pearls, tools, Zebra Wire™ and So. Much. More!

If any of my fellow beading friends are interested, I just got the message above that Fire Mountain Gems is having a free beading supplies giveaway. Please just click my affiliate referral link here or above so I get credit. I’d sure appreciate it. You can enter every day at least 1ce. Good luck and have a sparkle-riffic day!

DIY Storage Gift for Crafters: Bead & Embellishment Tin Video Tutorial

Bead Tin Canva YouTube Thumbnail - final slideAfter taking a beading class several years ago, I wanted to share the sparkles about this little gem of a gift. A now dear friend of mine who taught the class, gave me a bead tin and even included a little pair of scissors with a darling bead dangle on it. I still use that bead tin and scissors to this day! I have also now made several more bead tins for myself, as functional gifts for friends and my own jewelry students. So, special thanks to Gloria for giving me this great gift idea!

Special tips:

  1. Using E-6000 jewelry glue instead of hot glue reduces your chance of lumps underneath the felt or beading mat (hot glue cools VERY quickly on the metal lid).
  2. For bead weavers, felt may snag on your thin beading needles. A better alternative is to cut your circle piece from a bead mat made of velvet, velour or foam.
  3. Lovely gift giving idea is to include a small pair of beading scissors and/or a few strands of beads for the recipient.
  4. Reuse, reduce and recycle by using up some of those clanky tins you’ve got cluttering up your kitchen cabinets!
  5. This is also a great gift idea for scrapbookers that attend scrap parties and swap embellishments.

Please watch the video tutorial over at my YouTube channel, give me a thumb’s up there if you like it and please SUBSCRIBE for more crafty content.

If you make this for yourself or as a gift for fellow beading or scrapbooking enthusiasts, please hashtag your photo #SparkleByMonica at Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram so that I can see your designs! Have a sparkle-riffic Valentine’s Day and happy beading!

Crafters Unite: Beading Storage Tool Box & Inexpensive Findings

Tool Box and Findings

So glad I came across a fellow YouTuber’s review vlog of some handy storage container carriers and findings. I followed her lead and ordered the headpins and jumprings multi packs (along with a bunch of neat lampwork glass Christmas beads) from Oriental Trading…and went to Harbor Freight to pick up these 10 Tray Utility Boxes with my 20% off coupon. The 1,000 bulk pack headpins and jumprings may sound expensive at $17.50 and $12.99, but they actually average up to or a little over 1 cent per piece. All excellent purchases!

Since The Frugal Crafter’s video didn’t get much into the size of the boxes, I decided to make this brief vlog to fill in the blanks. So far, I’m loving my purchases and may even go back to pick up a few more boxes at Harbor Freight.

I’m not sponsored by Harbor Freight or Oriental Trading, but I sure do love their products for organizing and creating my handmade jewelry! Thanks again for your tips, Lindsay Weirich- The Frugal Crafter! You rock!

From Harbor Freight:

From Oriental Trading:

The Frugal Crafter’s Product Review Video: https://youtu.be/59-CBeqOFMk

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Please Use My Amazon Associates Referral Link to Purchase

Howdy, sparkly shoppers.

I’ve been taking the time to tweak my website and update or change several ways I am transacting online. I was finally able to update my referral link to Amazon in relation to my Sparkle By Monica domain name instead of my old rainbowkittys website.

For all you Amazon shoppers out there, please remember to use my aStore link to look up anything you might be interested in snagging there. If you purchase something (even Kindle related) while on my link during your shopping experience, I will get a small referral incentive.

I can also provide specific product links to share with you on your blogs or website, if you need any content rich product info. Just message me and I’ll snag the HTML code or banner for you.

Sparkly thanks! Happy shopping!

 Amazon referral link