Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Seed Bead Size Information

By Request... More Seed bead size info.

Learn More About Seed Beads here :

Happy Beading!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Arizona Renaissance Festival... Happy Irish Heritage Day!

Walking, Talking GreenMan (tree) at the Arizona Renaissance Festival - 3/15/14 -- Was strange to go to a Renn Fest as a 'Mundane'...

This Irish Gal wishing you and yours a Good Day!


Thursday, March 13, 2014

NEW! - CzechMates Triangle Beads

CzechMates Triangle Beads

CzechMates Triangle Beads are the latest innovative way to add dimension to your beaded jewelry designs. These 6mm beads are triangular in shape and features two stringing holes on one side. The amply-sized 1+mm stringing holes will allow you to add these beads to multi-strand designs or innovative seed bead embroidery designs.

Here are just a few examples of those now available on-line:

All CzechMates Triangle Beads can be found here.

Happy Beading!!!
==Michelle, Dianna & Joe

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Happy 71st Joe! - Birthday Sale...

BIRTHDAY EVENT -- Tomorrow Joe Will be 17 Again!

Wish JOE a HAPPY 71st Birthday & Get 17% off Site-Wide

Use code HAPPYBIRTHDAYJOE at checkout -- Hit the 'Go!' Button to Apply

Valid right now through tomorrow (3/5) 9pm AZ time.

Sorry Re-salers, this coupon is not valid on Custom-Cast Wholesale Sterling Silver Category items. Limit 1 use per customer. Not valid on any previous order. Yadda, Yadda, Yadda.... REMINDER : Last day to place custom-cast orders is 4/1/14.

Happy Beading!

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Testing for Nickel Content...

By Request, this is a re-posting of pictures and testing information found originally on our Facebook Page (7/30/2013).

We had a few customers from Europe asking us to test a few items, so thought good time to show you how you can also test at home...

Nickel Testing Solution -- I got mine on Amazon a few years ago... I think they still carry this one.

In particular, they were asking about our Pewter items. This is how a swab looks when NO nickel content is found... Swab is grey.

I always double check to make sure not getting a false-negative ... I usually test with a U.S. Nickle or a button on a pair of jeans, but this morning used a US Quarter -- Nickel content is POSITIVE when swab turns pink-red-rose color.

Here's what the testing solution looks like... and a positive swab (the one from the Quarter test).

When testing on our Cast Sterling Silver Items, the swab solution remained clear - Nickel Content = Negative... Which I already knew! -- We just got done finishing a batch of sterling silver castings, so some restocked items will be appearing on-line today.

We hope this helps those out there trying to determine (at home) whether or not a metal has Nickel content. The kit also has a 'shield' solution you can apply to your items should it contain Nickel and you are sensitive to that metal.

Brightest Blessings to You and Yours.
Silver Enchantments LLC