Friday, May 22, 2009

Seasons of Change

This time of year is truly as season of change. From the weather to how we feel. Spring has always been the official time of change. So dubbed the term "Spring Cleaning". Why not take this opportunity to start shifting gears; where do I want Beads2string to be? What items do I really want to carry in the store? Don't fret there will always be a variety of items to browse through. Just believe some sections need to be expanded upon more than others.

First to do is some spring cleaning; therefore, the glass beads section has been vamped over and prices have been slashed. The amount of regular glass beads in the store will be limited in order to make more room for other sections.

I personally have a huge love for all things vintage (always have and always will) so that section will grow as I find more treasures to pass along. Will also be expanding the Czech glass section and bring more varieties of color and shapes. But the most recent change will be expanding the findings and stampings section. Huge orders are currently enroute to me and am so excited; can hardly wait for their arrival. Will finally begin to offer some chain in AS, AC, AB finishes. There will be more beadcaps, headpins offered. Along with stampings, filigrees, charms will be a new addition to the findings section. Oh and yes there will be included in this some settings for the fabulous cameos.

Once new items have arrived and are ready to make their appearance in the stores there will be a "This Just In" post to TheMindofBeads.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

This Just In - - Cameos

So very happy to announce that Beads2string is now carrying a variety of plastic cameo cabochons for your designing pleasure. This is only the beginning of what the stores will carry. In the future I will also be getting the cameo settings in different finishes also. But have to start somewhere right? Here are a few pictures to give you a taste of what you can go shopping for.

Going to begin to use this new Post Title "This Just In" to let you know what new items will be coming available at Beads2string stores. Most new items usually get put up first on Etsy at this time. Only reason being, that it is the store which is full in stock. Once my other two venues: ArtFire and website are fully stocked this will change. So when that happens I will try to let you know what is what and when, where, and why is that. So if you have a preference of where you shop at Beads2string and the new items are not yet stocked there yet, just send me an email and request the item be listed.

Friday, May 8, 2009

ArtFire Studio is Starting to Come Along

Yes I have finally taken the plunge. Realize my ArtFire Studio for Beads2string has been sitting empty for the last couple of months. Didn't want to start listing beads without getting the store front set up first. Noticed categories are listed alphabetically so it was a matter of how did I want the titles to be named. Was also working on the look of the banner for the Studio. Think it is all coming together.

I am now at the point where an endless amount of time is being taken to list all of the findings, beads, stones. Wish I could magically say "poof" in my sleep and wake up to find everything listed. Wouldn't that be a wonderful dream? Hey my office decor is Disney so "Dreams can come true?" haha.

On a side note it really was my intention to have the Studio all listed and ready to go for May so I could use that fun %off discount button that ArtFire provides. I am learning in life that with CFS, Fibro, Hypothyroid time lines are just an outline and not a set schedule. Once a few hundred items are listed I will announce a Grand Opening Sale for Beads2string on ArtFire. It will be a 20% discount on items when the sale does happen. But just think, at that time you will be able to shop from a bigger variety of findings and am also bringing cameos to the store.