Metal Designz News by Shelley on June 17th, 2013 3:36 PM Another awesome start to a new week! NEW PRODUCTS!!! New Glow in the Dark and Neon Coloured Rubber Rings
Very fun and great for some summer fun designs!
We also just tweeted our first twitter only sale! Please follow us on Twitter @metaldesignz for the sales code :)
Another new item now on our website -- Butterflies! Either ready made in Keychain form, or in a kit that makes 5 Butterflies!
by Shelley on June 12th, 2013 9:50 AM Ready for a sale? Bright Aluminum is on sale now for a week. 20% off if you use the code BRIGHT at check out!
This weekend we are hoping for sunshine as we set up at our local Pride Parade in Saskatoon. Rainbow jewelry has been on our to do list for a month of preparations! Weather isn't looking great, so we are hoping the sun comes out!
JUNE 20th - Byzantine class! We have lots of openings in this class - so if you want to learn to make chains - Please come and sign up!
we are hosting a GEMSTONE TRUNK SHOW! This means we will have a special
guest with all her product that will be selling for one day ONLY! So
mark your calender and come and see!!
July 6th - We are hosting a SPECIAL beading class - the instructors are coming all the way from Calgary! Please come in and see the samples... they are stunning! Classes are $85 and there in one in the morning and one in the afternoon!
by Shelley on June 4th, 2013 10:30 PM
Check out our AWESOME NEW RINGS -- Rainbowed Titanium. These are individually coloured so we can get the full colour spectrum on each ring. It's difficult and impossible to make the rings identical - so please order as many as you'll need for a project, because the next batch can be very different! Search Rainbowed on our site to see the different sizes available!
by Shelley on June 3rd, 2013 10:30 AM SALE SALE SALE SALE!!! 20% off ALL SQUARE Stainless Steel rings for this week only! Use the code Steel at checkout to get the sale prices!!
Summer calender ready for download - Registrations are coming in now, so sign up asap!! We are hosting guest instructors from Calgary, so please sign up for their beading class on July 6th ASAP - We need to make sure we have enough interested students!
GEMSTONE TRUNK SHOW ON JUNE 22nd We have invited our supplier for gemstones in Calgary to come and bring her treasures to share with our local customers. This means you will have access to all these awesome stones at amazing prices! Please visit us at the Broadway location all day on Saturday June 22nd ONLY!
by Shelley on May 22nd, 2013 10:30 AM The new class calender is now ready! June - August Classes are ready for registration. Call the store at 306-343-1892 if you want to sign up!
Enameled Copper rings are on sale from today until the 29th of May. 20% off with code ENCOPPER used at checkout. Please note that our shipping rates still are not working - We are refunding all overages.
We are taking registrations for the JUNE Silver smithing weekend - June 7-9 -- There are limited spaces, so if you are interested, please call and book your spot today!
by Shelley on May 15th, 2013 1:38 PM Many new things to share!
The Summer Calendar is ALMOST ready to share with you all! We will be offering a Weekend Version of the Silver Smithing Class June 7-9 - and are already accepting registrations - So please call the store if you are interested!
Metal Smithing Class - WEEKEND SEMINAR
This class is a must if you want to get into metal
smithing, or hone your skills.This is a
requirement to rent studio time at our studio.You will learn basic tool safety and techniques for proper usage.You will make several projects in both copper
and sterling silver.Class fee includes
instruction, tool use, and copper materials.Sterling costs will be added as they are used in class.
Fee - $300 – plus cost of sterling.
- Fri - 6pm - 9pm
- Sat - 9am - 4pm
- Sun - 9am - 4pm
We have some really exciting upcoming events!
June 14 -15 Saskatoon Pride Parade and Community Fair
June 22nd - ART FEST & Metal
Designz 1st Gemstone Trunk Show!
Pop into the
store today as we have a Gemstone Dealer coming from Calgary to set up shop and
sell her stunning strands of gemstone beads!
August 1-10 - FRINGE FESTIVAL - Broadway hosts this funtastic Theatre festival!! The street will be busy
and we will welcome many customers seeing out store for the first time!
August 6-11 - Saskatoon Exhibition - We will have a booth set up at the Ex to promote our studio
classes and sell jewellery and chainmail Kits.
August 15-17 - Folkfest - We
will have a booth set up at the Nutana Curling
Club at the IRISH PAVILION.We will be
selling our Jewellry, kits, and also promoting our jewellery Studio and
Classes.Come share some Irish food,
drink, and Entertainment with us!
September 27-29 - Rio Grande PMC Certification Class - We will be hosting a metal clay Certification Class
with a guest instructor from the USA.This is an amazing oportunity to learn from a Master.Registration is done through Rio Grande, and
class information can be found here.
Here is a
blog post of a happy student!http://laurabrackenblog.blogspot.ca/2012/05/rio-grandes-pmc-certification-course.html
by Shelley on April 30th, 2013 12:18 PM Mother's Day is quickly approaching and we have a great idea for Mom! Bring your Kids in and we'll make a finger print pendant with their name and birthstone, or favourite colour. Or we can make a charm with just the finger print, and the name on the back. The Pendants are $60 in silver, and the charms are $30. We can do them in Copper for $30 for a pendant and $20 for a charm. We have a nice selection of chains to choose from, or you can add these to your own! Come in On SATURDAY MAY 4th - we will be set up to make these on the spot. Please call ahead and let us know if you are coming to make sure we have enough product in stock! We will fire these and they will be ready for pick up before Mother's Day!
by Shelley on April 11th, 2013 4:18 PM SHIPPING ISSUES ON THE WEBSITE! We are having some problems with UPS as we integrate our new lower shipping rates instead of Fedex. We will be doing refunds if the website charges you too much... We are hoping to make our shipping costs lower and service faster. There is a CANADIAN loophole that we can ship packages express for cheaper than ground, so we are trying to work that onto the website shipping options. For our USA customers it looks like the average cost went from $19 for Fedex to $13 with UPS!! That's a awesome change!! Thanks for your patience and we will get it working properly ASAP! Please know that if there is an error we will call or email you and give a refund for any error!
Spinning Ring Class - this Saturday Apr 27th - We still have some spots so if you want to come make something pretty, please call us at 306-343-1892! COPPER SALE!! Today until May 2nd - 20% off all copper - round and square using the code COPPER on check out. PLEASE use the code, or you won't get the sale price! Thanks!! by Shelley on April 11th, 2013 4:18 PM Stainless Steel is NOW ON SALE!! 20% off using the Code "Stainless" when you check out! Sale is for all round and square wire! ENJOY!
SHIPPING -- We are in the process of changing from Fed Ex to UPS. The idea is we will get better rates for you via UPS. We are working out the details in the next few weeks! The website will change, but we are having a few issues getting it all set up and working smoothly!
Thanks everyone! by Shelley on April 7th, 2013 2:28 PM Major price drop was just implemented on our Anodized Aluminum rings -- Get your orders in before we are out of stock!! Price is automatic - you don't need a sale code! Others sales on Bright Aluminum and Enameled copper are ending soon! Thanks! by Shelley on April 3rd, 2013 9:00 PM Everything is dull and grey here in Saskatoon
-- Very dirty while the snow melts -- To add a little COLOUR to our
lives - we are putting a sale on ENAMELED COPPER!!! Please use the code FACEBOOK to get the 20% savings off
both round and square wire - regular and silvered enameled copper
rings! If you don't use the code, the sale prices won't work. This is
the first enameled copper sale we've run, so please let us know if there
are any issues we need to fix! The sale does not apply to the floor
spill mix, which is already significantly discounted! If you order a colour of wire that is out of stock due to wire no longer being available we will substitute the closest colour match, or we will email other options for you! Thanks!! by Shelley on April 2nd, 2013 10:00 AM We hope you all had a wonderful and HAPPY EASTER LONG WEEKEND! We had a really nice break with our family too! Spring is really slow going for us here
in Saskatoon -- So lets try and warm up with a little sale!! 20% off
all Bright Aluminum this week only!! Today until the 9th!! Please use the code BRIGHT on check out, or you won't get the sale prices!!
March was a really busy month for us. We were at 3 different away shows - The Gem Expo in toronto we were represented by Blue Sapphire Beads. We attended the Fraser Valley Bead show in Coquitlam and taught classes in the Tree of Life and Viking Knit! We also attended the Creative Stitches show in Abbotsford. We connected with many new customers and saw many friends from past shows. A great time was has by all!
AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH!!! April is Autism awareness month. For those families who have children with autism, Autism awareness month is every month, 24/7. I wanted to remind you all the we sell Autism puzzle piece charms here at Metal Designz and we donate 100% of the money collect to the Achimota Autism Center in Barrie Ontario. Our buddy Tammy at Mariposa Bead Company has a severely Autistic son Tavish, and this is just a little something we can all do to help all the families that receive support for their autistic children! Here is the link to the puzzle pieces... Please consider adding one you your order in April!!! THANKS! https://www.metaldesignz.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=puzzle
STUDIO NEWS!! We are having so much fun in the studio! We are finishing our SECOND class in Silversmithing and will offer ONE LAST CLASS BEFORE SUMMER!! It will start May 2nd and run for 6 weeks. We only have 6 available spaces, so if you are interested please call TODAY and book your space! The class has been very popular and we are having a blast! Once you take this basic class, you are welcome to come and rent time in the studio to create! We charge $15/hour, or you can buy a 10 pack for $125!
I am behind on creating my calendar, but I hope to have the april class calendar ready this week! Thanks!
by Shelley on March 5th, 2013 1:00 PM We have just added a special to the website - Search Challenge -- We have put some Bright Aluminum 18g 7/32" on special for 40% off -- and issued you a challenge -- Come up with a new weave using this ring size and if we choose it to make a new kit - you will win a gift certificate from us for more rings! Weave has to be unique, and no beads or other components other that our standard jump rings. Preferably just this size, but we will consider weaves using other standard sizes too. https://www.metaldesignz.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=ba18732-100-CHALLENGE by Shelley on March 4th, 2013 5:00 PM Classes for March are on the website and you can register by calling us at the store at 306-343-1892. The Basic Metal Smithing Class starts on Thursday so sign up today! It is a lot of fun!
We are busily preparing for 3 shows in March. The Gem Expo in Toronto - March 15-17th at the Hyatt Regency on King Street. More info can be found at www.thegemexpo.com There is info on the deals and prizes you win for attending! We will be at the Creative Stitches Show in Abbotsford on March 22-23 at the Tradex near the Airport. Its our first time attending this show! Joseph will be here to help you! We will also be at the Fraser Valley Bead Show March 22-24 at the Executive Plaza on North Rd in Coquitlam! Shelley and Joseph will also be teaching classes here on the Sunday!
Lots of new kits are online and at all of these shows! Very excited to share our new ideas with you!! The newer kits we have are Stepping Stone Byzantine and Barbwire Byzantine.... A couple more to come ASAP!
There will be a FACEBOOK sale starting this week -- To get the code to get the sale price, you have to like us on facebook!!! www.facebook.com/metaldesignz
by Shelley on February 21st, 2013 4:00 PM
BRIGHT ALUMINUM IS on Sale for the rest of the Month! 20% off when you use the code
"bright". Please make sure you remember to use the code!! Sale ends the 24th of February! ENJOY
MARCH CLASSES ARE ALMOST READY!! The Metal Smith Basics class is nearly full, so if you are interested, call the store! 343-1892
by Shelley on February 8th, 2013 12:00 PM It's been pretty quiet online in February, so our Project Chainmail Kits are on Sale for the rest of the Month! 20% off when you use the code "kits". Please make sure you remember to use the code!!
Also we have all our Square Anodized Aluminum Back in stock so it's ready for you!! 18g 3/16" makes a perfect Byzantine!
ENJOY AND HAPPY CREATING!
by Shelley on January 21, 2013 5:00 PM Hours of Operation - Another slight change. We changed our hours before Christmas and we are doing a slight adjustment again. We have had very few people come into the store after 6pm - so that is when we will be closing on week nights. We are trying to find the balance that works for us, our staff, and our customers!
Monday – 10am-6pm
Tuesday – 10am-6pm
Friday – 10am
Holidays - Closed
by Shelley on January 19, 2013 5:00 PM It's getting colder here in Saskatoon!
Windchill warnings out for tomorrow! Stay home and Shop online -
Copper is on sale from now until next week! Use the word "copper" on
check out to save 20% from now until the 26th!! THIS INCLUDES ROUND AND
SQUARE COPPER RINGS!!
by Shelley on January 17, 2013 4:00 PM Milder weather here this week, but still nice to stay inside and create jewelry! I had a customer request to make sure our stainless rings worked for the infamous Jen's Pind Linkage -- And so I learned a weave that I haven't done before! For the record, JPL works beautifully in 16g 11/64", 18g 9/64" and 20g 3/32" Stainless and in 16g 3/16" copper. If you would like to see the photos and discussion - please look for Metal Designz on Facebook! We love the interaction and photo posting ability that we get on facebook so check it out!
We have some room in our classes this Saturday and next Saturday! Please call the store at 343-1892 if you want to learn some metal smithing! Rivetting and Acid Etching!!
by Shelley on January 11, 2013 9:30AM Brrrr... Cold here today! -33C with windchill! To help warm things up you can save 20% on Stainless rings -- Just enter the work Stainless on checkout until the 16th! If you don't enter the code - you can't save! If you are having problems with the website - call us at the store! Thanks!
We have room in our Copper Metal smithing projects on Saturday the 19th and 26th - so call the store if you'd like to learn something new! We are restocking our tools and supplies since Christmas was pretty busy in here! Remember that if you are looking for something special, check with us as we can always order new findings, tools, etc...
by Shelley on January 2, 2013 4:10PM HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope there are some resolutions out there in regards to spending more time doing an enjoyable hobby such as jewelry making!!
We are back at it! We enjoyed a very wonderful holiday with out kids and are refreshed and looking forward to starting an exciting New Year! We are working at making our studio more accessible to our local students, and looking to bring in new tools and projects too!
ALL SHIPPING WILL START TOMORROW! We will do our best to clear out all waiting orders withing a couple days! We appreciate your patience while we were closed!
We are hoping to see some more of the class spots fill up so please pop into the Broadway store to see the samples and the calendar! The Silver Smithing class is almost full so get in quick!!
by Shelley on December 21th, 2012 10:00AM It's the end of the world as we know it --- and we feel fine! So we have first hand knowledge that the Mayan Riviera still stands :) And thought we should share the wealth! So Bright Aluminum is 20% with the coupon code "Bright"... Sale expires at the end of the YEAR! So enjoy! We will not be shipping after the 23rd, but order and hold your spot in the queue when we are back at work! Thanks and MERRY CHRISTMAS!!
by Shelley on December 17th, 2012 11:15PM Christmas is almost here! We hope you all have a wonderful holiday season! We will be closed between Christmas and New Years. We plan to post a sale during this time, but orders will not ship until early January! Thanks so much for all your support this year! We will see you all next year! MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR From Shelley, Joseph & Family, And our Staff - Chad, Teresa, Dana and Colby!
by Shelley on December 13th, 2012 11:15AM Christmas Ornament Bead Kits -- We found a whole box of kits safely tucked away in storage! Almost too late!! Glad we found them! They are available in store and online now! They are Miyuki seed bead kits and make the cutest little ornaments. Some beading background would be helpful! They are $7.95 per kit.
Our Floor Spill Mix is selling really quickly with is amazing! Thank you for not making us sort all the colours! We really appreciate you buying the mix -- and it's a good deal!
CHRISTMAS SHUT DOWN DETAILS We will be closing at 2pm on Christmas Eve - and will reopen on Jan 3rd. We appreciate your support during the year, and thank you for understanding that we feel our staff deserves some time off too! We will be having a sale online while we are away, so order and keep your place in the queue! We will have extra help in January to get all the shipping out as fast as possible!
by Shelley on December 7th, 2012 10:15AM SALE TIME!! We had a fairly major disaster this week in the store. A shelf broke that was holding roughly 70 pounds of overstock Enameled Copper Rings! Mostly size 18g 5/32" but a third of those rings were 18g 3/16". We have decided to list these rings for sale at half the price. We have sorted the two sizes, but not the colours. There are roughly 20 colours mixed into the mess. So here is an opportunity for a rainbow mix that you can choose to weave randomly or sort for your collection! If you would like to see the photos, they are posted on our facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Metal-Designz/116588745052
We also thought we would put our PROJECT kits that come with instructions on sale -- It's not too late to get packages by Christmas! All project kits on the website are 20% off with the code "kits"
by Shelley on December 4th, 2012 1:59PM
Special thanks to all our customers old and new who came and saw us this weekend at Sundog! It was really a great weekend. The weather didn't want to cooperate with freezing rain on Friday and near blizzard conditions during move out on Sunday, but it was an excellent weekend none the less!
Please join us on THURSDAY EVENING - by Shelley on NOVEMBER 26th, 2012 10:12AM
Broadway Business Improvement District presents, Broadway Spirit of
Christmas on Thursday, December 6th, from 5-9 on 11th St next to
Victoria School. The event will include sleigh rides, free hot
chocolate, children's crafts, snowmen building, caroling, a bonfire and
of course Santa!
Be sure to get there early because at 6:30, Santa
will be releasing his bag full of $20,000 worth of FREE Jingle bucks and
other prizes and deals! Don't miss this event! There will be something for everyone! Really! Free money!
Also a reminder that we will be closed between Christmas and New Years -- So if you want an order before our shut down, you might want to plan ahead! Our final shipping day before the shutdown will be Dec 21st... That will be your last chance! We also need time to get your order ready, so don't leave it until the last minute!
Sundog Crafte Faire is this weekend! Please come our to Credit Union Center and see us! It is always an excellent weekend! Hours are 5-10pm on Friday, 10am-10pm on Saturday and 11am- 5pm on Sunday!
Our January and February Class Calendar will be available at Sundog!
by Shelley on NOVEMBER 8th, 2012 5:12PM
Thanks to everyone who came out to our Open House at the new Studio last night! It was great to see you all and to show off our new space! We are looking forward to all the fun we are going to have at the new classes! We will be adding new classes and equipment as we go ... lots to look forward to!
REMEMBRANCE DAY is on Sunday November 11th. We are always closed on Sundays, so we will also be closed on Monday the 12th. Please wear your poppy and attend a local Remebrance Day Service in your Area. Saskatoon hosts the largest indoor service in Canada... we will be there to show our Thanks to the veterans who bravely fought for all Canadians and to show support for our currently serving Military Forces Service men and women! Rick Mercer sums it up well here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHkDeR4cIBk
STAINLESS STEEL SALE!! We are having a sale from now until Nov 22nd on Round and Square Wire Stainless Steel rings. 20% off is eligible with the code word Stainless on checkout! Take advantage so you can make your Christmas gifts with Stainless Steel! REMEMBER! Our steel is softer than the competitors, so these rings are easier to work with and NICE AND SHINY! Stainless doesn't rust, tarnish and it tends to get shinier the more you wear it as it polishes against your skin with your body oils! It's darker in colour than Sterling and stronger! Enjoy!
ART MARKET - Calgary - Telus Convention Center - Nov 15-18th -- We will be displaying our finished jewelry at this show so if you are in Calgary come and say hi! We can bring orders but they must be placed ASAP, as we need time to fill them and bring them with us. Save a shipping fee if you want to pick up your order at the show!
We still have lots of classes running this month so check out the calender here on the website if you are interested!!
Thanks! Shelley and the Crew!
by Shelley on NOVEMBER 1st, 2012 5:12PM Happy November! Want a deal? Bright Aluminum is now on sale for a week -- 20% off! Please use the word BRIGHT on checkout to get the sale price! ENJOY!
by Shelley on October 30th, 2012 4:48PM Halloween
has totally arrived and taken me by surprise! October was very busy for us here
at Metal Designz. We travelled to three provinces for bead shows, and
opened a new location. We moved our
manufacturing department to the new location and are setting up our studio, and
classroom areas now. We will be renting
out the studio space to the students who take our silver smithing basic course,
so they don’t need to invest in thousands of dollars worth of equipment to make
more jewelry! The new location is at
1107 8th Street East in Saskatoon.
It is open by appointment or class only for now… That might change in
the future if there is enough demand.
PLEASE COME TO OUR STUDIO OPEN HOUSE ON NOVEMBER 7th – 6pm – 8pm –
You can come for a tour and see what our plans are!We will have a door prize draw for all our
customer who come and see the new studio!
class calendar is now available.You can
click on the side link that says classes at our studio – and then on November
for the info.Please call the store with
a credit card to reserve your spot!Or
pop by and see the samples in the Broadway store!
We have made a ton of changes in the store!Some photos are available on facebook – Seach Metal Designz.If you are local, please pop in and see what
we have been up to!
Thanks for your support!Hope to see you
all out at the Studio Open House!Shelley and the Crew!
Friday - Sunday Oct 12-14th 2012 Shelley will be in Toronto at the Creativ Festival. She is brings lots of new kits, tools, and other fun things! The show is at the Metro Convention Center downtown. Please stop by and say hello!!
Joseph will be in Vancouver at the Fraser Valley Bead Show in Langley at the Cascades Casino and Convention Center. He will have kits, rings, tools, and other goodies as well! We don't have access to our debit machine at this show so please bring cash if you are planning on buying some new kits!! Shelley is pouting because this is her favourite show of the year and misses out because of double booking! Please come out and take a class in her memory! hahahaha... It will be a great weekend!!
Teresa and Colby will be running things at the Broadway store while we are away. Please be patient with them, as both are newer employees! Kindness always gets your order out faster than anything!
Please keep an eye on our facebook page as we will post updates and photos of the fun at the shows! Thanks Shelley
by Shelley on October 1st, 2012 8:41PM While we were moving Wire today - Joe asked me to list ANOTHER SALE!!
ALL SQUARE COPPER, BRONZE, STAINLESS and Enameled copper rings are 20%
off for a week too! Use the code facebook on checkout to get the deal!
by Shelley on October 1st, 2012 9:41AM October has arrived a lot faster than we anticipated! We get the keys to our new location today! We will be doing the moving this week and get things set up for our new studio location as fast as possible! We are hoping to start classes in the new space this month! We have a lot of Bead Shows to travel to this month as well, so if you are in TORONTO, VANCOUVER or CALGARY!! WATCH FOR US IN YOUR CITY IN OCTOBER!
We just posted a Bright Aluminum Sale -- 20% but you have to go to our Facebook page to get the code to use at checkout!
Facebook photo gallery also has photos of the second location!
by Shelley on September 25th, 2012 7:41PM WOW! September has been busy and exciting for Metal Designz! We are settling in to new schedules with new staff and working out any kinks!
Store News - We are EXPANDING into a second Saskatoon location! We are super excited at the possibilities this will open for us! Our second location is going to be 6 blocks away from the Broadway Store. The new location is on the 1100 Block of 8th Street! It will be called the The Studio at Metal Designz and it we will be moving our Ring Manufacturing and our Classroom and Studio space as well. This will allow us more storage and organization at the Broadway Store, as well as a staff room and office area which we have never had! The new Space will house our tools and equipment, and all the ring making will be done there. We will be moving next week, this will not cause any delay in orders... the packing and shipping station will remain on Broadway!
NEW STOCK ITEMS!! We have just started adding Sterling Silver Filled Jump Rings. These rings are amazing -- All the effect and weight of silver at a very reduced price! The Silver is bonded to a BRASS core, so the wire is VERY strong. The plating is very thick -- Nothing like normal plated products. It's made the same way as the Gold Filled rings. We have introduced two sizes to start - the 20gauge and 19gauge that work for Byzantine! 20g 7/64" and 19g 9/64" -- We aren't able to get our 1.2mm 18 Gauge in a ready stock form from a reputable source at this point, so we added the 1.0mm instead - it's 19g SWG or 18g AWG -- the 9/64" is a touch smaller than 5/32" so it's the perfect fit for Byzantine and all the patterns that work with that size!
We also had a HUGE tool order arrive and we will be adding those tools to the website as well! If you are local or visiting Saskatoon - Be sure to stop in and see what we have! Awesome stuff!!
CLASSES -- Do to our move to the new Studio - We have NOT published the October or November Class Calendar at this point. We will do so once we are moved. We are also looking for more instructors so we can add some more classes! Silver Smithing, Metal working, Beading, Silver & Crystal Clay, Chainmail obviously! So if you know a jewelry who might like to teach - Please send them our way!
We have been giving away some kits each week on our facebook page -- So if you aren't on facebook -- DO IT!! And if you are and you haven't liked our page yet -- DO IT TOO!!
by Shelley on September 5th, 2012 10:41PM Ok - Where did summer go? I blinked in June and now it's September! Mornings are brisk and the sun is going down far too early each night. We are in full swing getting ready for our FALL SHOWS! EDMONTON CREATIVE STITCHES - Sept 14th & 15th at Millenium Place in Sherwood Park, AB. We will be bringing lots of kits and fun new projects and tools! October sees us in Toronto at Creativ Festival and Langley BC at the amazing Fraser Valley Bead Show!! November we are in Calgary at the Art Market, and Saskatoon at Sundog!
We have some staff changes as Teresa joins us and Dana leaves us! Colby and Chad are still with us. We also hope to see some new work ed students coming into help, as well as our regular volunteers! We can always find things to do around the shop! Our daughter Gracie will be hanging out in the store in the afternoons, so feel free to pop in and colour with her!
We are doing MASSIVE store clean up and changes... Hopefully will have a BIG sale table at the sidewalk sale on Saturday -- want to clear out old stock to bring in new!!! We have a HUGE tool order arriving next week -- lots of new tools and goodies getting ready for teaching more silver classes!!
I'm posting some BEFORE AND AFTER Photos of the store on our facebook page -- so check it out if you are curious! Please click like so you don't miss any of the FACEBOOK ONLY sales!! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Metal-Designz/116588745052
by Shelley on August 16th, 2012 11:27AM Another Sale?? OK!! How about some of our
premium Stainless Steel -- this is a new product line as our steel is
softer than our competitors -- So it's easy to work with but still non
tarnish and stunning!! Use the coupon code "Stainless" at check out for
20% off all round wire stainless steel!!!
by Shelley on August 14th, 2012 10:47AM
Lots of new things happening this week! Thanks to all of you who joined us at the Fringe! Many new customers discovered our store. Since the Bead Hive stores in Saskatoon have closed their doors, we are finding that beaders are slowly starting to discover that we have lots of beads and supplies for them here at Metal Designz! Folkfest is up next! We will be closing the store at 5:30pm on Thursday, rather than the usual 8pm. We will be at the NUTANA CURLING CLUB on Arlington Ave, and Taylor Street at the IRISH PAVILION! Come and Listen to Ray Richards, watch the girls Irish dance, and drink some Irish whiskey or a Guinness beer! Thursday & Friday 5pm-midnight and Saturday 3pm - Midnight!
NEW ITEMS -- Anodized Aluminum is now available online in 18g 3/16" Sawcut rings. We also added the 16g 3/8" Square AA. We will also be adding a NEW COLOUR -- We are calling it SILVER AA -- It's a very bright shiny Aluminum that has been put through the anodizing process without colour -- so it's sealed and WILL NOT TARNISH!! They are stunning and perfect for any project! They will be added to our AA selection as they are stocked in all the same sizes we carry.
We also just added a new Kit - Helm's Weave is ready to go! This is the base weave of our Bubbles Kit and is a great beginner kit!
by Shelley on August 6th, 2012 2:47PM Welcome to Fringe Week in Saskatoon! Broadway Ave is shut down every evening from 6pm - 11:30pm so come on down and Say HI! Joe and I were away for a few weeks, and Dana and Colby did a fantastic job of keeping everything running smoothly while we were away.
We just added a sale starting tonighut until August 12 - 20% off Bright Aluminum! USE THE CODE facebook ON CHECK OUT TO GET THE SALE PRICE!! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Metal-Designz/116588745052
by Shelley on July 11th, 2012 2:25PM We are in one heck of a heat wave here in Saskatoon this week! Very hot and humid! Not what we are used to! Please pop by the nice and Air Conditioned store if you are in the Broadway area!
Lots of new things this week! Tree of Life kits are on the website under bead kits! Give one a try! They are stunning and fun to make! Square Byzantine Kit featuring the gorgeous square AA rings is now here under Chainmail kits.
THE COOLEST NEW BEADS -
Pony Beads - They are white until you expose them to UV Radiation -
Sunlight! So make some bracelets and key chains for yourself and the
kids -- a great reminder when you should have sunscreen on!! Photos are on facebook too!
Lots of us are on holidays for the next few weeks, so please be patient with Colby and Dana as they hold down the fort!
by Shelley on June 29th, 2012 3:25PM Happy Canada Day! We have just put Bright Aluminum on sale via facebook! Please check out our facebook page to get the code to get the sale price! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Metal-Designz/116588745052
We have also added our floor sweeping as Deal of the Day -- They are on half price $1.25/oz until July 2nd! ENJOY THE LONG WEEKEND!
by Shelley on June 28th, 2012 11:15AM We have had a busy couple days in the store! We did a major clean up and reorganization -- Again :) We are adding a BUNCH of items to small bags with bar codes so its faster for us to help you with your purchases! We are also organizing and making bulk pack findings, as well as putting more ring count options on the walls!
We just had a BUNCH of stock orders arrive -- so we have new tools, and more stock of the items we had run out of! We are also restocking ALL the metric rubber rings that we had decided to discontinue -- there is still a big demand for these rings so we have them! Most are online, with photos coming ASAP!
We are working really hard on getting photos added to the site. We know it is helpful to be able to see what you are buying!
Watch facebook -- We'll be adding a facebook sale soon!! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Metal-Designz/116588745052
by Shelley on June 19th, 2012 5:15PM
Many Changes on the website. We are adding more of our store product to our online system for all of our customers to enjoy. We are also working hard to get missing items from our current lines up to date, and photos added to items that never got uploaded. It's a big job, but we are doing our best to get it all up!
This Saturday is ArtFest on Broadway. We will be doing a free make and take and hoping the weather cooperates for this fun day! Come and see us if you are in the area!
by Shelley on June 11th, 2012 9:15AM
What a beautiful Monday Sunny Morning in Saskatoon! Saskatoon is celebrating Pride week with activities daily. We will be participating at the Community Market in Friendship Park on Saturday! So come out and buy some Rainbow jewelry and support diversity in our very beautiful city!
Joseph has been busily adding the Vintaj line of findings to the website. We taught a riveting class in Calgary so many of the students are looking for more supplies! We hope to get them all added this week. We are also making a huge effort this summer to get ALL PHOTOS uploaded for everything online that currently doesn't have a photo. It's a very big job, but we hope to get it completed ASAP!
Art Fest also takes place here on Broadway on June 23rd! If you are an artist and would like to set up and demo and sell your goods, get in touch with the BBID office to apply! We will be doing free make and take earrings outside our store! FUN!!
Enjoy your week! Shelley
by Shelley on June 6th, 2012 8:45PM Home Sweet Home! Calgary was a huge success! Thanks to you all who came to the show and saw us. Your participation in the classes and attendance at the show will ensure there is a second show! Thanks to Barrie at Fraser Valley Bead Shows for letting us be a part of her fun weekend!! It's such an awesome group of people!
The next show to watch for is in Toronto again -- July 27th - 29th. The Gem Expo is a new venture for Blue Sapphire Beads. It will be held at the Hyatt on King in Downtown Toronto. We will not be attending this show, as we had family commitments before we found out about the show, but our jump rings and kits will be represented there by Metal Luscious. Tammy is fantastic jeweler and chainmailler, she will have a huge selection of stock to share with you all! Please sign on at www.thegemexpo.com to get your $2 off admission discount! It's going to be an awesome show!
We brought home a BUNCH OF NEW TOOLS From the Calgary show! So make sure you are on our facebook page so you see all the new things as they are added! A whole line of fantastic tools for texturing and metal manipulating. Also a Viking Knit Book written by a Calgary Artist... amazing designs!
Keep watching as the website is in for a ton of updates in the next couple months! Lots of new products and photos will be added!!
Thanks! Shelley, Joseph and the crew
by Shelley on May 30th, 2012 11:45PM
We are off to Calgary! The Fraser Valley Bead Show is debuting this weekend - Friday 2pm -8pm Saturday 10am - 6pm Sunday 10am - 5pm
Joseph and I are both teaching a few classes -- Still room for more students in most of them! We are bring more stock to this show than we ever have before! Hoping all you Alberta folks come out and support this awesome new show!!
Dana, Chad and Colby will have the store under control while we are gone! Your orders will be processed and shipped as quickly as possible! Thanks so much for your support!