Friday, February 28, 2014

No More Hoarding!

The nippy weather has made us stay inside and gaze at all the gorgeous beads and findings that we have accumulated over the last 10 years of jewelry making. So many beautiful designs created and even more to come, but the reality of it all is that we have way too much stuff! The pictures our just a very, small part of Kathy’s stash, so you get an idea of how bad it has gotten!!!
Just a small part of the shelves of beads, findings, and tools at Kathy's house.

We adore lampwork beads – but hundreds of them kind of puts us into the realm of hoarders. Vintaj and Nunn Design marvelous metals are now taking up about 10 boxes between us! We won’t even tell you how many seed bead tubes we have because it is rather embarrassing. The truth is we have never met a bead we didn’t love; but before they come to film us for the reality show, Hoarders, we have to get organized and let some of our darlings go to other good homes. So – drum roll, please – we have opened a second Etsy site called Partners In Charms Stash at

A peak inside the boxes! Top row, left to right: Red Czech glass flowers, Vintaj Arte Metal charms and findings, Lucite white and green flowers and leaves. Bottom row left to right: Gunmetal beads and findings, shades of blue Swarovski crystals.

PIC Stash will be stocked with all kinds of fabulous beads and findings, most of which we have used in one or more of our creations. Better yet, you can get inspiration on how to use them by checking out our Partners In Charms Etsy shop or on our Facebook page
Okay, this is where it really gets scary - boxes of bags of beads that need
 to be sorted. There are a lot of them! Please help us with our addiction!!!

Check out our new shop at

Happy beading!

Kathy and Stefanie
Partners In Charms