Favorite Bead Shops

Your Favorite Bead Shops from around the country.

Your Favorite Bead Shops

I asked and you answered. Over on the Candie Cooper Facebook page I asked for your list of favorite bead shops and you didn’t disapoint.

Take this list with you the next time you are making travel plans and be sure to stop at some of these locations. I know I will be adding a few to my travel list.

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Coffee With Candie Bead Fest Tacoma 2018

It is that time again. Bead Fest Tacoma is just around the corner. As always I will be hosting Coffee with Candie before the event on Saturday morning. Join me and other jewelry lovers for some coffee and conversation.

Make sure that you register for the correct goodie bag. Read through the whole post to make sure you get on the right list.

Coffee With Candie LIVE Event:

Coffee with Candie will be held from 9 to 10 AM in the lobby of the convention center just next to the Bead Fest registration area. This is not a Bead Fest event–you can register by through the link below. Registration is only for those that will be attending the event. Can’t make it to the event? Keep reading for your chance to get a SWAG bag.

Coffee with Candie PLUS Make and Take sponsored by:

Bead Fest Tacoma 2018 CWC RegistrationCost is $20 per person and you must pick up your swag bag in person.

Bead Fest Tacoma Candie Cooper Classes:

If you will be attending the event live why don’t you join me in class? Check out all of the Candie Cooper Bead Fest Tacoma classes on the Bead Fest website and register for one, or two or all of them.

Classes are sponsored by Beadalon, Dakota Stones and Sizzix and LeatherCord USA. Be sure to head over to the sponsor’s pages and show them some love. Without them I wouldn’t be able to bring you these great classes at an AMAZING price.

Wild at Heart SWAG Bags:

Don’t worry if you can’t make it to the event, I haven’t forgot about you. For those that aren’t able to make it to live event we will be selling SAWG bags right here on the blog. By clicking the purchase link you will be taken to PayPal to fill out your information and pay the invoice.

There are 150 SWAG bags for those of you who can’t make the event. In order to make it fair for everyone to have a chance to purchase the SWAG bag we will be listing 75 of them at 9am EST and another 75 at 9pm EST. There is only one link to purchase. We will update the quantity with the second set of 75 at 9pm.

If you don’t get a bag at the first release please mark your calendar and check back for the second release. Please do NOT send us a message saying that you missed the bags at 9am, you will have a second chance in the evening. When the bags are sold out we are sold out.

PLEASE ONLY ONE BAG PER PERSON. Let’s all be kind and only take one bag per person. This will allow everyone a better chance of getting a bag. Thank you for understanding. SWAG bags are $20 plus $7 shipping. These will be sent in small priority boxes after the event is over.Wild At Heart SWAG Bag Purchase link

How to Make an Eye Pin for Jewelry

Making Your Own Eye Pin for Jewelry:

When creating your jewelry there are times when you can’t find the eye pin that you need. In these cases I make my own, getting a custom size without extra waste. In this photo tutorial I will show you how to make an eye pin for jewelry.

*This post has been sponsored by Beadalon*

Making an Eye Pin for Jewelry

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Macrame Around a Ring to Make Your Own Components

Jewelry Making Quick Tip with Candie: Macrame Around a Ring

*This post has been sponsored by Beadalon*

On your jewelry making journey there are times when you can’t find the right component you need for your project. When this happens it is a great time for us to try new skills and expand our creativity and make our own components. Today I have a photo tutorial for you how to macrame around a ring.

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Must Have Jewelry Making Tool from Sizzix The Jewelry Studio Tool

Candie Cooper using the Sizzix Jewelry Studio Tool

Many of you have recently seen me use the Sizzix Jewelry Studio tool and dies when doing some of my jewelry creations.

I want to let you know that the Sizzix Jewelry Studio tool is a very versatile tool that helps you cut, emboss and design various DIY jewelry creations.

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Coffee With Candie in Milwaukee

I will be attending Bead & Button Milwaukee in June and I’m hosting a quick meet and greet. Join me at Bead and Button Milwaukee from 9-10AM in the upper lobby of the Hyatt on June 9th for Coffee with Candie. Bring your coffee, your camera and your favorite jewelry piece you have made and join us for an hour of fun.

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Crystal and Beadalon Flat Memory Wire

Beadalon Flat Memory Wire BraceletReading through your messages on Facebook there are often questions about Beadalon memory wire. I thought that I would put together a little project for you to try with Beadalon’s FLAT memory wire. [Read more…]

How to Make Eye Pin Loops

Making simple loop eye pinsOne of the jewelry supplies you might have are eye pin wires. You can purchase these in different colors and lengths or you could make your own. Today I want to share with you how to make your own simple loop eye pin wires for your next project.
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Mod Podge Cuff Bracelet

Belt buckle cuffs continue to pop up around the Pinterest-sphere.  I’ve had a rack of them hanging in my studio for too long.  When Plaid asked me if I’d like to make a Mod Podged jewelry project to celebrate Mod Podge day, I jumped right in.  You should know, Plaid is sponsoring this post, but Mod Podge is key to creating mixed media jewelry.  All opinions here are my own.  Here’s a  close up of the belt cuff.  It’s been Mod Podged, along with the fabric beneath it.  I’ll show you how in a second, but first,materials…. [Read more…]

How to use crimp beads

This post is sponsored by Beadalon.  All opinions are my own.  I’ve been making jewelry since sixth grade though.  I’d be writing this post whether they are sponsoring me or not.  It just helps to keep the lights on when they do. Beadalon provided me with the supplies to make this crimp beads (crimp tubes) tutorial.Crimp bead tutorial with Candie Cooper

Sometimes the best things are simple.  Real simple.  Like this beaded bracelet made with gems, beautiful clasps and links.

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