Friday, July 29, 2011
Thursday, July 28, 2011
The Tree of Life pendant is a popular design and we're going to demo our version at the Mapunapuna Bead Shop this weekend between 2 and 3 PM. Since ours has a full moon peeking through the branches of the tree, we call ours the Life After Dark pendant.
The concept of the Tree of Life has appeared in a variety of different religions and countries so it's no wonder that it's such a popular design. It's definitely fun to make and each pendant is a one of a kind original! I hope you'll have a chance to stop by either Saturday or Sunday for this demo!
See ya at the store!
Lynn @ Mapunapuna Bead Shop
Monday, July 25, 2011
Pails are great as storage containers, party centerpieces and favors, or gifts. We made the pail to the left using a Simply Screen stencil and Plaid fabric paint.
Stop by Enchanted Lake Ben Franklin to get more ideas and inspiration for pail making. You can find our pail display in the scrapbooking section at the front of the store.
Don't be afraid to ask the sales associates for tips, tricks, or ideas. We are always happy to help and we definitely like sharing our ideas and talking story about our crafts.
Use your imagination and you just might come up with something completely out of this world!
Hope to see you soon!
Puna @ Enchanted Lake
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Stop by Sunday at our Mapunapuna Bead Shop to see a demo on crystal flat back application! I took a large crystal pendant and added Swarovski crystal flat backs in an ombre color selection to increase the bling factor. I'll also show you a way to add a design to a tool case so come visit me between 2 and 3 PM to see a fun way to add more sparkle into your life.
Catch ya later!
Lynn @ Mapunapuna Bead Shop
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Saturday July 23rd and July 30th, Market City is hosting a "Make and Give" event from 10am to 1pm. We are sending Japan messages of hope with our Cards of ALOHA. Each memeber of our team was inspired by our company's dedication to repairing the damaged created by the disaster and created our own messages of Aloha and Hope to the victims of Japan. We invite you to join us and send your own personal messages of HOPE to Japan and for a moment give them something to smile about. We will provide the supplies for you and perhaps these samples made by our team will inspire you! Come and join us this Saturday to make cards from your heart to the hearts of those in need! For more information please visit Ben Franklin Crafts!
Can't wait to meet all of you!
Don't forget to checkout the other blogs from today!
Monday, July 18, 2011
This is where we Relay. The Ben Franklin booth at the Magic Island Relay for Life.
This is why we Relay. Market City Ben Franklin manager Chris and her son Jack.
The opening of the survivors walk at Relay for Life.
Jenny from Enchanted Lake and Yvonne from Market City Ben Franklin.
CJ and Jamie from Pearl City Ben Franklin, manning the booth.
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Check out Jaime's hair extensions! Now, you can achieve this latest trendy look! Create excitement and add color to your hair! FEATHER HAIR EXTENSIONS are now available! The feathers can be added to long or short hair, they can be washed, curled and straighened and the extension last up to 6-8 weeks! Want to try but need some help?! Join us at the Pearl City store on Saturday, July 23rd from 10am-12noon... stop in, take a look, choose your colors and we will help you to crimp those feathers to add to your hairstyle!
Gloria @ Pearl City
Monday, July 11, 2011
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Have you watched the newest episode of the "Joy of Crafting" show? Many of you have created beautiful beaded bracelets or necklaces (or maybe even leis with specialty yarns & rattail) with the round 8-bobbin technique. Now you can try your hand with an 8-bobbin flat braid. You can still make a bracelet or necklace (with or without beads)although this technique creates cords, belts, lanyards or even handbag handles! Watch the next "Joy of Crafting" show or stop in at the Pearl City store for a scheduled demonstration or class. There's also Make-n-Take Thursdays!...each Thursday we feature a different project for keiki & adults from 2:30-3:30pm. Join us this Thursday, July 7th to create your own Quick Links bracelet; on July 14th you can create a Watercolor Card; on the 21st, we will feature a Memory Wire Bracelet and on the 28th, we'll be creating Duct Tape Roses (as shown on the "Joy of Crafting" show). There's a lot going on in Pearl City...stop in for your craft supplies or if you need help on a project, we may be able to help!
Gloria @ Pearl City BFC
Monday, July 4, 2011
Paper Blossoms Demonstration
You can learn how to make this beautiful rose out of scrapbooking paper in our Paper Blossoms demonstration. The flowers are made by punching out petal shapes from paper, shaping the petals, and then arranging all of the layers together to form a rose. They look great on cards, gifts, and vintage projects.
This demonstration will walk you through making beautiful jewelry using these super easy Quick Links metal shapes. Because Quick Links have special connectors, you don't need any prior beading knowledge to make a simple bracelet. For a more complicated design like the earrings shown here, just some simple wire wrapping knowledge is needed.
This standing easel card may look difficult to do, but it only takes about 10 minutes to make. The demonstration will take you through each step and help you to put your own spin on this card.
Those are just some of the projects we're working on right now in our stores. If you want to learn more, please come and see us, we're always happy to help.
Also, don't forget about Lollipop Day coming up this month, July 20th, at Enchanted Lake Ben Franklin.
Thanks for reading!
Puna @ Enchanted Lake