Monday, March 22, 2010

Off to Art Fest and VE closed days

I am heading out on Wed. morning to Port Townsend to stay at Fort Worden and attend Artfest 2010, this is an annual event for me, one that I haven't missed for 7 years. 
Vital Elements will be closed on Wed. March 24th, Thurs. March 25th, and Sunday March 28th. Alice Shull will be working for me for Friday and Saturday so stop in and say hi to Alice.
See Ya!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Basic Jewelry 101    $ 25.00     2 hours   Monday April 12th     5-7pm  
This is the class for you if you need to know how to make a basic earring, bracelet or necklace.  Simple chain making and wire work will be covered.  Check out websites and magazines and start a jewelry journal with pictures of what you want to make and draw up your designs.
Supplies   (you provide)
*Focal Bead
*Jewelry Findings (toggle set, head pins, earring wires, lobster clasp and ring)   Kit Available for 5.00

Tools Needed
Wire cutters, side cutters
Round nose pliers
Bent nose pliers
Flat nose pliers

Vital Elements will have simple tool kits and all the findings available to purchase. Be sure to bring what you have to save on your costs.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Class Schedule

Here is Vital Elements class Schedule.  Come on into the store to get the scoop and the tool and supply list.

Friday, March 05, 2010

Vital Elements Gifts - An Octopus's Garden

Looking around my gift store I realized that I have quite a few Octopus in my store.  Thought I would share with you a couple picture of these wonderful creatures that a local man named Kris Sanoma made.
This next Octopus is one that I made out of steel wire for Artfest 2009.  The theme was Sea Monsters

Have a great day and come on in to my store for your Sea Creature needs! We have beads and gifts too!

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Oilcloth International!

Did you know Vital Elements gift store in Friday Harbor has 5 different bright and pretty patterns in Oilcloth!  Yep!  This wonderful material can be used to make everything from table cloths to aprons and makeup bags.  Check out Oilcloth Internationals' Web site and link up with great idea on how to use this traditional product! Made in the USA
Our bead supply is growing daily.  Come on in and tell me what you need in bead stuff. 

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Friday Harbor Gift Store Friday Harbor

Friday Harbor Gift Store Vital Elements
Now carries Publications from Stampinton... and art based company. Somerset STudio is the #1 best selling Arts and Craft Magazine at Barnes and Noble.  The craft stores always sell out on the mainland...but you dont have to travel off island to buy these wonderful magazines.

Monday, March 01, 2010

Just an update

I have a shipment from Fringe Studio coming in this week. I also am getting a shipment of bead related items Inexpensive tool kits, great charms and chains and more crystal beads.
My workshops are filling up 2 more people and one of them is a go.
Check them out and sign up by either calling Vital Elements at 360.298.0300
Basic Jewelry 101(12 and up)
Wire Wrap Cabochons
Resin Jewelry- Fill it up!
Celini Spiral
Goddess Pouch
I put some beautiful vintage amber gold beads in my case yesterday. They are about 12 mm in size. Also some nice rondelles crystals in amethyst.
Vital elements has Swarovski Crystal Beads too!
We have a full table of affordable gem and agate beads, pearls, ect
Come on in and check out Vital Elements the new gift and bead store in town!
Open Mon. 10-5, closed Tue., Wed-Sat 10-5, Sun. 12-4