Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Tinsel-tastic Tuesday!

What a busy, crazy day! I had the pleasure of visiting the most wonderful business in NYC today, Tinsel Trading. I've been to this store over the years, but only one time since it's been remodeled and totally organized. With the power of the internet, I discovered that they are now teaching classes there with Ranger product. A very talented artist and designer, Terri Ventura, and I got to talking and I wanted to "see" what they had so that I could make some recommendations on how their existing product would work together with Ranger's stuff. As an aside, I also discussed the possibility of teaching some classes. I did a bit of shopping...! I could have done a lot more damage, but one thing at a time. If you're looking for something special, unique, vintage, different...check it out!
Above are some of the cabochons and buttons that I got. They're initially going to make some awesome molds, and then they'll be incorporated into necklaces! I also got some great vintage sequins that I'd never seen before that I will be working into some of my jewelry...can't wait!

I also found an unbelievable metal stamping that I'm dying to Alcohol Ink and make into something. Just something else to add to my list of things to do!

When I finally got home, I also had a wonderful surprise in my mailbox, from my friend Aleida Taddei-Thomas. I got to know her from Ranger U and she is extremely talented woman from TX. She was so taken by the Bandanna Technique that she made some stamps from actual bandanna designs that she sells on her website. She also has some great samples on her blog. She is super talented and will travel to teach in your store. She's also a wonderful person and friend! I received a "bandanna box" and Christmas Card, bandanna style with a surprise of her upper and lower case Bandanna Alphabets. I can't wait to try them out. They'll be so much fun on soldered monograms, don't you think?
Well, I'm totally done for the day, hitting the pillow hard. Enjoy my findings from today!
Tinsel Hugs, Robin


wendy vecchi said...

What a fun shopping trip. GREAT finds with TONS of potential. YOU get the Tuesday shopping award!!
Can't wait to see what you make...

Anonymous said...

Looks like you will be having fun with your new purchases! I hope you share with us your finished products...hehe


Jean Katherine Baldridge said...

This is very cool and I forwarded to a pal who loves this sort of thing as well! Great work!!!

Margot Potter said...

Wow! What a treasure trove of lovely things.

I can see why you likes it!


Anonymous said...

How cool....I am off to check out the stamps!!

Anonymous said...

Hey Knotty,

Did you pile all of your trinkets on your bed and roll around in them? I would have! hee hee

Love ya!

The GlitterFairy... said...

Hi Robin,
So glad to see that you've hooked up with the Tinsel Trading gang! You'll have a blast teaching there! Hope our paths will cross soon!
All the best for 2008...
Laurie Davis
The Glitter Fairy