On the Edge

We promised you we would do these pretty regularly, so here is our next installment of “On the Edge designs”
This is a weave that’s been around a while, with a few different names, but Lauren gives it a little twist with our “stardust” beads.

rgfCelestialladderThese earrings use:
1 pr earwires
12m 3mm stardust beads
12, 20g 3/16″ Jump rings
20, 20g 3/32″ jump rings

For this project, we have made kits in Rose gold fill, Yellow gold fill and Silver fill

If you prefer, you can even use plain beads in the above metals, and we even have beads in copper if that’s your thing.

copperladders-002

Wholesale

This year we are planning lots of things for you, some we have already announced.  We have already added a bunch of new products with more on the way.  We also have a few changes in the works.  Some of them “Behind the scenes”, some you may not even know we did.

Did you know we had a wholesale program?  Well, we do.  And we just made some big changes to to it to try and make it easier for everybody.

We have put the major details in a little blurb here, so you can see it anytime, and we can update it as needed.

And remember, It’s in the Maille!

Edge Metal Elegance

In our announcement yesterday for The Gauntlet, we promised to tell you a little more about Lauren from Edge Metal Elegance.
Lauren has been a customer of ours for many years, and we think she does some awesome work.  That’s partly why we chose her to be the featured artist in the first Gauntlet.

But wait, there’s more……….

Even though she is the first to be featured, she will not be eligible to win.  <gasp>

ambassadorWe are happy to announce we have formed a working relationship with her, and we now consider her part of Team Awesome. Look, we even gave her, her very own parking spot.

 

 

 

 

So, what is it she will be doing you ask?  Good question.  Because we think she does some awesome work, and has some great ideas, she will be passing some of those design ideas on to you.
In a new feature here on our blog, every couple of weeks we will post a new design idea for you to have fun with.  Sometimes we will just give you picture and a supply list and let you have at it.  Sometimes we will make kits available, and sometimes, for the more advanced designs, we will also make new tutorials.  We will call this new feature “On the Edge Designs”

 

So without further ado, here is her first design idea for you.
7chaintaperThese are a 7 chain taper earring.
Supply list:
1 pr earwires
2 16g 7/16″ stainless steel jump rings
14 20g 1/8″ stainless steel jump ring
14 sections style 3 stainless steel curb chain (total of 12.35 inches) cut as follows:
2 x seven link sections
4 x Six link sections
4 x 5 link sections
4 x 4 link sections.

Introducing The Gauntlet: Monthly Maille Throwdown

Want to have some fun?
Want to test your abilities?
Want to be challenged?

Well, here it is.
Introducing The Gauntlet: Monthly Maille Throwdown.
Every month is a new contest, with a new theme.  A featured artist versus everybody else.  Last one standing gets a $25 store credit to C&T Designs, bragging rights, and will be the featured artist the next month.
A complete list of rules can be found here

First months challenge?
Byzantine.  Anything and everything byzantine.  Byzantine variants, byzantine with beads, byzantine with other weaves.
Need some examples?
biasbyz-002     bastardbyz-001bbyz-001chainbyz

 

 

 

 

Since this is new and we don’t have a winner for last month, hence no featured artist, we have picked one.  Lauren of Edge Metal Elegance.  We will tell you a little bit more about Lauren in a post tomorrow.