We took some time this weekend and made some changes in the store. We used to have a “supply” section that was everything tool and supply related that was not jump rings. Well, we added a number of new products and to hopefully make it easier for you, we seperated the old supply section into instructional, findings, and tools.
Instructional is books for now, but will eventually get our own tutorials.
Findings is, well, findings. From our own niobium earwires, to toggles and lobster claws. We have 2 new handmade niobium clasps that will be put up in the next day, with at least one more to come next week, so stay tuned to this area!
Tools, is tools. My favorite section! We have added a few more tools here, with more in the comming days.
As we continue to grow we will be expanding all of these sections. If there is something specific you would like to see us carry, feel free to let us know and we will do our best to find it.
We are very excited to announce that C&T Designs jump rings can now be found at Aussie Maille. Aussie Maille is an Australian business run by one of the nicest people I have had the pleasure to deal with and they specialize in chainmaille jump rings. A perfect fit for us!
We have just sent them their first package which included niobium and stainless steel jump rings. Stay tuned to their website to see thier new products.
We are very happy to announce some of our unique creations can now be purchased at A Total New You Salon and Day Spa on Garden of the Gods Rd. They have a full selection of necklaces, bracelets and earrings and would be happy to help you find the right item just for you.
For other stores that carry our designs, see our locations page.
We are very happy to announce our new product line, Double Vision. Products in the Double Vision line will
be Argentium silver based with either niobium or gold mixed in. We chose these metals because we think they look stunning together, and with the Argentium silver, you won’t have to worry about tarnishing for a very long time.
This product line will only be available from us either through our store or our Etsy shop. They will not be available in any retail location that carries our product.
We have already added Double Vision earrings and a necklace to our online shop, and will be adding more over the next few weeks.
We received our wire shipment today and have been feverishly making rings. All are marked back in stock and are ready to be shipped. For those that ordered while they were out, will be shipping orders tomorrow. You will receive your shipping confirmation once your order has been packed.
We have new sized rings planned, as well as more color options for our current ring sizes. All of these should be added to the store next week.
When we teach a class locally we always make sure we have kits available for our students. Recently we have been asked about putting some online. Today we added a “kit” section to our store, and added our first kit. This kit is a Full Persian bracelet kit in argentium silver. It features almost 1.25 ozT of argentium silver and a lobster claw clasp to finish it off. It will make a bracelet to fit up to an 8.5 inch wrist. We will be adding a few more over the next few weeks. All of our kits will be silver (either argentium or sterling) or niobium based. Some will be strictly one metal, some will be a mix of silver, gold or niobium. All of the rings will be cut by us in what we feel is the perfect size for the particular weave. If you have a kit you would like to see us offer, don’t hesitate to contact us. We love to hear from you!
Just a reminder, next Saturday, November 8th, we will be at the 11th annual Pine Creek Holiday Bazaar. The Bazaar runs from 9 am to 4 pm, and is a wonderful place to do some holiday shopping. Featuring over 120 vendors and some good food, a good time is had by all.
We will be unveiling a few new designs at the show that won’t be available on our site until after the new year, so stop by and see us. Mention you saw this post and we will give you 10% off any purchase!
Our Argentium silver rings have proven to be popular so we have decided to expand! We will now have 22-14g AWG. Our wire should be here next week (Around the 3rd) and we will start adding new size rings as we make them. If you have a specific size you are looking for, please feel free to contact us and we will put them at the top of our list.
As you may or may not know, there are two different wire gauge systems. Yeah, it can be very confusing, not to mention frustrating if you didn’t know that before you ordered wire/rings. Up until now just about any place you bought 18g niobium wire from, would be selling you 18g SWG wire. This poses problems if you like to mix metals such as silver and niobium, especially on weaves that are very size specific.
Well, no longer do you have to worry about that. We now carry both 18g AWG (.040″) and 18g SWG (.045″) niobium. Over the course of the next week we will be working on matching sizes for the more popular weaves. As we get the sizes figured out and cut, we will add them to the store. If you have a particular size you need and just can’t wait, drop us a line and we would be happy to help you out.
We are happy to announce we now have argentium silver in stock. We have added 2 sizes of argentium silver jump rings to our site as well as our etsy store. We will be adding a few more sizes over the next few days.
From wikipedia, Argentium Sterling Silver is a modern sterling silver alloy which modifies the traditional sterling silver alloy (92.5% silver + 7.5% copper) by replacing some of the copper with the metalloid germanium. This makes it very resistant to both firescale and tarnishing.