April Update

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Hey Everyone!  So Many new things I thought we needed a blog! So here we are!

Half Round Wire Rings... We made these years ago and never added them to the site - They are a little finicky to coil, but we had some time to spend perfecting it so here we go!

The main issue with Half round wire is it doesn't work in Gauges like Round wire does -- It comes in measurements.  So we will do our best to list the sizes with as much clarity and photos as we can.

So Far we have Copper ready in 2 weights -- In the size to make spiral.  It's the equivalent to our 18 and 16 gauge rings.  We also will be adding Brass and Sterling silver in the next couple days, and Stainless in about a month.

Titanium Ball Bearings!  We sold out of the biggest size almost overnight - because I had a bag mislabeled and so they are marked back in stock! The 1/4" and 5/16" are amazing in the Rainbow - all sizes can be coloured and are perfect for captures!   We also have a HUGE order of Titanium Lobster clasps on the way - we will be selling these individually or in larger quantities with a bulk discount. We had to buy a LOT to get a decent price, as they are an expensive clasp, so we will do our best to keep the prices low!

LOTS OF OTHER THINGS ARE BACK IN STOCK or on the way !!!  Including Silver smithing tools like the EZ torches and silver black.  We also brought in a new line of Economy tools - I still recommend Xuron FIRST, but if price is a consideration at least these new ones are pretty!

We have a huge shipment of New AA heading out, so many colours will be restocked in a month or so!

The new laser is also working better than ever - so new laser paper and Scales are in the works!

Next week is EASTER break - so our kids will be home!  I hope to get Grace to help me do a video update then!!

Thanks everyone!



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