Thursday, March 14, 2019

Easy as Pie Beading using Accoutrement Design Tools

Happy Pi Day!

         Attach the case to your design with a Mag Friend makes for                                easier and faster beading!
·    You can flip the canvas to work on the back and the beads do not fall off! 
(Be sure beads are touching the silicone and not mound up.)
·     A case can also be laid flat on the canvas or on a surface near you. 
·     Terrific for traveling! Use on planes, trains, boats and automobiles.  
·     They are wonderful for transporting to and from class or a stitching group. 
·     Cases are even more awesome for storing! The silicone does not leave any residue on your beads/crystals. Revitalize the stickiness of the mat with a little water using a damp cloth if necessary.

Cases come Accoutrement Topped, plain or printed in many colors.

Current colors available

Mag Friend and matching Accoutrement Topped Case

Printed cases

Alternatively, cases come with 2 magnets inside to 
store scissors and needles.

Mag Friends keep your scissor and other metal tools handy not just on the canvas but on your person.
They make great pins on a lapel, shawl or scarf too!

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

New items for Summer Stitching

Large Classic
(Pair of 17mm x 2mm)
                 New                       Back in stock

Limited Edition Classic
(Pair of 20mm x 2mm)
Yarn Sheep

Victorian Christmas Trees (green or pink)
Pair of 25mm x 5mm x 2mm magnets

(Pair of 17mm x 2mm magnets)
Back in Stock
Pair of 20mm x 5mm x 2mm magnets
Now available to all with a lighter blue.
Pair of 10mm x 3mm magnets

(Pair of 20mm x 2mm magnets)
Patriotic Heart
Picture frame/beader Black/White
Below are pairs of 25mm x 10mm x 2mm magnets

Limited/Special Edition 
Pairs of 25mm x 10mm x 2mm magnets  
Slipper Orchid
American Flag (Gold)
Patriotic Plaid
Pastel Plaid
Tudor Rose
(Pair of 2mm x 2mm magnets)

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Do you Macaron?

Magnets for March

Get ready for National Macaron Day!
Not to be confused with Macaroon

Cities around the world are celebrating from March 17-24.   
     Many use this as a fundraising event.  
Look to see if there is one your neighborhood.  
If not enjoy one anyway or have one of these calorie free ones.

Links for some participating cities:
Cincinnati, Louisville, Toledo

Friday, February 16, 2018

Chinese Lunar New Year 2018 is year of the Dog

Inspirations to help celebrate!
Little Year, when preparations start, February 8-15
Spring Festival, February 16-26
Lantern Festival, February 27th-March 2nd.

So wether you are celebrating the Year of the Dog:

Large Dog (Brown)
Large Dog (black) 
Large Dog (clear)
Bull Dog (white)
Bull Dog (black)

Poodle* (clear only)

Small Dog*
Dog/Cat Silhouette

Or just celebrating! Use one or more of these magnets as a gift for a friend or yourself as a pin, decoration or on your canvas to celebrate new beginnings.

The Spring Festival is a time of change and new beginnings.  Sounds like a great excuse for a new project and/or accessory.  Things to keep in mind, similar to Valentines it is all about the color RED. Popular symbols are flowers, fruits (in particular, oranges, peaches, pomegranates and apples) and birds like the Phoenix.   

Other celebratorial appropriate items:

Cherry Blossom

In ancient times, men were not allowed to go without headdress while women use ornate wands to this day.  Modern interpretation is accessorizing with rhinestone and crystals as seen here.  Not only for the hair but on your person. For example, if wearing a hanfu, clothing of the Han ethnicity which influenced the kimono, you also add pendants to the waistband and in modern wear on the lapel.  

Happy Cat 



An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place or circumstance.  The thread may stretch or tangle, but will never break. - Chinese Proverb

This proverb reminds me of the bond stitchers have with one another. Express your friendship by giving a stitching friend a gift of a needle threaded with a red thread on a needleminder and a copy of this proverb.

Gold Moon

Silver Moon

Blue Moon
*Denotes only small quantities left

Disclosure: I am NOT an expert. Take the above information and ideas with a grain of salt and loose interpretation.  Information is from the web (so it must be true) and ideas are meant for inspirations.