Emboss Your Imagination.
Dusti just received a small shipment of fine leather strips, 3″W x 9″L. Very smooth & very supple. In what can only be called a flash of inspiration, she ran a piece through her embossing tool. You know, the kind that folks who are afflicted by the paper muse use.
The result is pictured above. A subtle embossing of the leather that adds character to your project. Yes, we started with basic black. But we have a whole rainbow of colors.
10 colors to be exact.
Is this the only way that this leather can be used? Heaven forbid. But if your project would benefit from a touch
of leather, here is a way to make it unique,
and make it your statement.
These semi-precious strands that just begged to be offered as short strands. Select individual short strands, if you have a small project. Buy multiples if you have a larger project. Comes out even when you’re done.
Goldilocks knew exactly what she wanted, and got just exactly what she needed.
You can, too!
Drop by this weekend. Otherwise, they may be in “Short” supply!
A Riot of Colors.
New arrivals at BDC this week include a whole raft of Focal Beads, plus a few Semi-Precious Stones.
Dusti asked me to particularly mention:
Rough & Smooth Amethyst
Carved Flowers in Glass & Stone
Large Turquoise Pendants &
Short Strands of Semi-Precious Stones.
Remember: The picture above is just a sample.
There’s even more to see in person.
Customers occasionally ask if we offer beading classes.
The answer is “No,” … & …. “Yes.”
We used to schedule a variety of classes with multiple talented local instructors. It is a major undertaking to locate an instructor, schedule the time and place, gather class materials and promote the topic, and then have to cancel because of a lack of sign-ups. So we stopped Scheduling classes.
But …. The learning can’t stop.
While there are so many demands on our customer’s time these days, we still like to share our knowledge and help folks realize their creative dreams. We also like to personalize instruction to the needs and desires of the student. With these things in mind, we offer one-on-one instruction tailored to the desires and skill level of the student.
Give BDC a call and let us help you explore your interests.
Maybe just for yourself.
Maybe for a small group of friends.
We can help.
January’s bad weather has extended into February. Ugh. Who wants to venture out in that mess? Besides, your safety is our concern. Fortunately, there is a fix.
If you are a Registered BDC Customer, (i.e. Name, Address, Phone, Email) and need more of anything, we can take your order over the phone. 503 235-4800 .
Or Via Email: Dusti@BeadsAtDustiCreek.com
We ship by USPS Priority Mail, even within the Portland area, so Tracking numbers are available. Orders received by 3 PM Pacific Time are processed for same day shipping.
So, if you need a “Refill” and can’t make it in, we’ve got your “Prescription.”
If you’ve explored our shop at all, you ‘ve probably noticed an area that has gone by several names, most recently our “Bead Exchange.”
Recent high-quality new additions to our stock led Jenn to dub it the “Spontaneous Inspiration Station.”
Inspired is what you’ll be when you dig for treasures in our baskets. A cross-section of beads and findings exceeding everything else in the store. And modestly priced, too. Can you say, “Cheap?” Nope. Because these beads are in limited supply, we can’t promise that there will ever be more of them. Therefore, we price these orphans very inexpensively, and share the value with you.
You, the artist, can truly claim that it was Inspiration that lead you to select, combine, and juxtapose these treasures.
Here are some pics of new arrivals that Dusti has just put out on the floor. Hurry in for best selection. And, yes, there will be more, but then they will be … well, … just different.
We know how it is to be in the middle of a beading project, having somehow achieved a focused, Alpha state of mind, only to discover that you’ve run out of a crucial item. Maybe it’s your stringing material, Softflex, or a tube of your favorite TOHO seed beads, or you’ve used your last toggle. No matter what it is, the Roll that you were on has suddenly ground to a halt. And you have a deadline.
If this isn’t bad enough, it invariably happens close to Closing Time at BDC.
This is obviously the time to declare a “BEAD EMERGENCY.”
Go ahead. Give us a call. And tell us that you are declaring a “BEAD EMERGENCY.”
Most days we are able to stay open so you can get in and get the supplies you need to finish your project.
Yes, this is just one of the ways that we spell Great “Customer Service.”
(Yes, I know “Bead Emergency” and “Customer Service” don’t even have the same letters. It’s a metaphor thing. 🙂 )
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