December 16th: Take a class with me tonight
Ahh, the end of the year is coming...each day at my house we are in countdown to the winter break, grandparents and godparents and Santa's visits and even New Year's Eve. Having a six-year-old is so different. She can actually read the calendar and it's kinda making me tense. "Mom, we only have eight days to get ready before Grandma and Grandpa get here!" "Mom, we only have two days before Kim and Jo are coming!" "Mom, I only have nine days to finish Nora's present!" Whoa! It makes me miss the days when she used to say things like "When will it be yesterday again?"
Come take a break from the deadline conscious youth of the world at our work tables this week:
Just a reminder that our 50% off stone sale ends today...come in and check out the discounted stones...there are still loads of goodies left! Make quick gifts by stringing a strand of stones with a nice clasp...voila!
Classes and Events
I have a free Folio Class tonight at Panopolie where you can make a great gift...fill a folio with photos from this last year and you'll make a grandparent or auntie quite happy. Or tuck in your five best cookie recipes and pass it along to a friend with that plate of cookies...this is a quickie class, no glue, just tape and cut and tie! Call Panopolie to register NOW, there are still three spaces left as I write this.
Try It Tuesday at Panopolie and make a Felted Tree Ornament today or the Adorned Ornament Necklace next week. Projects are just $2. Click here for more info.
Remember, we re-run the Try it Tuesday every Friday morning from 8:30-10 at Panopolie. That's Breakfast and Beads!
Wednesday night at Ornamentea you can make gifts at our Free Gift Workshop. We'll have a bevvy of project ideas for you. Professional instruction is free, you'll pay only for your supplies. The Free Gift Workshop is Wednesday, December 17th from 6:00-8:00.
Need a gift for the guys in your life? What about some cufflinks? Make two pairs of custom cufflinks. Oh, this technique can be used to make earrings, too!
Wednesday, December 17th at Panopolie, class info here
Make the Spiral Rope Bracelet at Panopolie on Thursday with Janet. This bracelet looks great but only costs a bit. Make them up quick and give them as gifts or stack them on your own wrist for glamour. Call 872-4767 to register and get info here.
Bring the kiddos to the Elf Workshop at Panopolie on Saturday from 10-2:00 and they can make gifts for their loved ones...only $2 a gift! More info here.
Win the world and help fight hunger in North Carolina - a $2 raffle ticket could win you a semi-precious stone globe and will feed a hungry child for one day. Raffle details here.
Buy a ticket this week at Panopolie...
More classes this week or next! Click on pic for info-
Beadfreak Deal of the Week
Snowflake Ornament forms are buy two, get one free just for beadfreak card holders this week. Make some quick Snowflake Ornaments with these directions using felt balls or use glass beads, sequins and crystals for sparklier decor! Just tell them at the register "Cynthia said I could have these snowflake forms buy two, get one free!" and they'll take care of you!
New items this week:
Natural cut Labradorite pendants - I love these!
New artisan cut stones from India including Chalcedony, Spinial, Greeny Lemon Quartz, Carnelian, Andusolite, Iolite, Druzy and more...these will be out at the stores on Wednesday...
Flat clasps are here...use as-is or add an image
Tell your sweety that that big tool you have been wanting is in stock! (yes, we mean the dapping block, torch, disc cutter and more!)
Gift Certificates - yes, we have them...free shipping if you order it on-line!
Are you too busy to visit the store but need some supplies? Remember, we can ship your goodies to you from ornamentea.com. Free shipping on all orders over $50. Free tee shirt with a $75 purchase (on line only!)
Do you want to send a friend or loved one in to shop for you? We now have a Wish List box at each store...just add items you are interested in to the card at either store. Your sweetie can shop at either store and we'll make sure they know what you are interested in. Ask about it today.
Thanks for shopping with us all year long! My husband and I are so lucky to have a business we love and great customers who support us...
P.S. Our staff party was last Saturday night at the Globe and it was fab. The food was so good...we loved the pomegranite margaritas and the gift exchange was fun, too. At the after party I learned to drink PBR out of a wine glass! See pics of us misbehaving here.