International shipping is available to most countries, but mail is still suspended to some counties due Covid-19. See restrictions HERE.
Prices of supplies and costs of transportation have been going up. Some supplies are really hard to get or are getting discontinued. We are doing our best to keep your favorite supplies available and to keep you informed.
Have gratitude for each moment. Happy New Year, Namaste, thank you, merci beaucoup! - Marion
May | Cavandoli Presentation on Zoom
Interested in Cavandoli?Join Marion Hunziker-Larsen on Zoom Sunday, May 15 for a 45 minute presentation on Cavandoli. In this multi media presentation, Marion will go over why this textile technique is named Cavandoli, show you some of the work she creates with this technique, and end with a short demo showing you the basic steps. This presentation is about art history and appreciation, not a how to do tutorial.
May 2022 - We support peace in Ukraine and we have donated weekly to organizations providing relief and help to the Ukrainian people and refugees from the war. For the first 4 weeks we donated 10% of the online store revenues and week 1 & 3 donations went to International Medical Corps for immediate support of the refugees fleeing the war. Week 2 donation went to World Central Kitchen. Both organizations were already on the ground supporting families fleeing the war. Access to medical care and food are necessities and should be a human right everywhere. Week 4 and 5 donations went to Project S.A.V.E. (Salvage All Valuable Equipment), a local Chico CA all volunteer organization. They sent 20 pallets full of medical equipment to Poland. Their goal closely match mine as to reuse, plus all donations go towards cost, not large CEO's salaries. As of week 6 we are changing the way we raise moneys for Ukraine - see more about this below.
April 2022 | C-Lon Colors for Ukraine
As of April 1, I started designing special bracelets to wear in solidarity with Ukraine. I will be selling them at the Chico Art Center Gift Shop and at the Chico ART Festival in May with 25% of sales going to non-profit organizations helping in Ukraine with the humanitarian crisis. Get more info on therse bracelets on this post + free tutorial HERE... Here are the colors I have been using:
For the sky: Sky Blue, Caribbean Blue, Blue Lagoon, and Capri. For the wheat and sunflower fields: Wheat, Golden Yellow, Marigold, and Gold. If you want to go with just 2 colors, get Golden Yellow and one of the 3 blues on the right.
and the same colors in the standard 0.5mm in diameter C-Lon Bead Cord. Currently Wheat is out of stock, so we are substiting Lemon instead.
March 2022 | New Options for Kumihimo with Long Magatamas and C-Lon Tex 400 Bead Cord
My very first kumihimo bracelet kit just got revisited. New options: make a necklace kit, or an all beaded bracelet, add a wider clasp... The PDF tutorial went from a 14 page to 22 page manual. Watch the video demo showing the process of braiding on YouTube before purchasing the kit.
Celebrate Valentine's Day with Metallic Heart Buttons!
What can you do with these buttons? Make bracelets similar to these, but with heart buttons... I have made many Turkish Bead Crochet Bracelets with the heart buttons and sold them during the month of February and even at other times of the year. They are the perfect friendship bracelets to gift to your best friend. The free step by step tutorial on my blog has had over 90K views. I added a video demonstration on my YouTube channel in 2019 and it has has over 15K views. So why not try it!
If you would like to play around with these color combinations, these 15 colors with the addition of Periwinkle, Hyacinth, and Persian Indigo are available
in the standard 0.5 mm C-Lon Bead Cord (Tex 210) at a special price of $3.83 per spool
January 2022 >Silk & Box Sale Continued
We still have a lot of large plastic compartment boxes and silk in stock, so for a little while longer they are still on sale...
Cleo got renamed Kumihimo Cleo Cavandoli. She sits on my desk chair in the online store when I am working and keeps me company. She was born March 9th 2011, a triple rescue, we adopted January 2013. She is a 10 lb. foxy doxy with a bit of chihuahua maybe? - Marion
This gorgeous photo is courtesy of Paula's PhotoArt. As Paula says, every picture tells a story...