Monday, September 12, 2016

FREE Demo and Book Signing with Susan Beal

We will be hosting a book signing & FREE demo with local author and craftess Susan Beal!

Join us at our Division location to make the lovely necklace below on Sunday, September 25 from 2-5PM. Bead Sparkle is loaded with projects including statement necklaces, brooches, barettes, little gifts, and more!

Go here to read more about Susan and her new book. We'll see you on the 25th!

Monday, July 25, 2016

Concerts in the Park

Did you know you can craft with us for FREE at several of the Concerts in the Park?

Below are the concerts we will be at:
(Concerts begin at 6:30PM unless otherwise noted)
Sellwood Riverfront: Monday: 8/85
Ventura: Wednesdays: 8/17, 8/24
Thursdays:  8/18, 8/25

For more information on park locations and the music that will be playing, go here.

We can't wait to craft with you!


Sunday, July 10, 2016

Shrink Film + Coloring Book = 💖

Do you love a coloring book so much you wish you could color it all over again? Give your coloring books new life with Shrink Film!

This step is boring, but so necessary: lightly sand your Shrink film before you start coloring. 

Next, tape the Shrink Film to your coloring book to prevent it from moving while you are coloring. The Permapaque Pigment Markers and Kirarina Oil Based Markers are our favorite for Shrink Film.

After you are finished coloring, trim the film to whatever shape you want. Now they are ready to bake! If you want tips on baking the film, watch this video.

Bake at 350 for 2-3 minutes and get this:

So cute!

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

What's New!

We get new product in all the time. Here's a few of our latest arrivals!

Each of these Learn to Draw pads come with 30 lessons and 10 online video tutorials, not to mention they're made in the US!

Just Add Color coloring books feature hand drawn illustrations and perforated pages so you can hang your master pieces. One of our favorite artists, Lisa Congdon, has illustrated several of these beauties!

These silicone pencil bags from Scent Co not only feel great, but have scented key chains! 

These temporary tattoos from the brand Kitsch are hand drawn and made with soy based inks. We have black, white, colored, and metallic varieties. They look so good on skin!

More scented goodness from Scent Co, we have scented crayons, pens, and pencils! We are also carrying Papermate's Ink Joy pens (lower right corner). They dry super fast and come in great colors.

Until next time!


Tuesday, June 28, 2016

DIY Round Up: Nature

 We're feeling summery this week and these DIY's have us wanting to take a hike and enjoy our beautiful northwestern surroundings! 

Dried Flower Coasters
Materials: Wood rounds, flowers, resin

Tips on using Resin with Organics

Watercolor Moon
Materials: Watercolors, brush, paper, Uniball White Pigment Pen

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Lovely NEW goods have arrived at our stores!

LOADS of lovely new goods have arrived in our stores!
Check out some of our new favorites...

Thursday, May 5, 2016

DIY Roundup: Black & White

This week we are loving black and white! Here are some ways to bring this classic color combo into your home.


1. Marble Coasters Hexagonal Box, Scuplpey Clay, Rolling Pin, X-Acto knife, felt, glue
2. Washi Tape Wall Art This would be great using our color-in washi!
3. Sumi Ink Lettering Sumi Ink, Watercolor or Calligraphy Paper, Brushes