Monday, September 19, 2011

Whew! So Fun We Almost Lost Our Heads!!!

I would describe the last day of the bead shop hop at Brea Bead Works as delightful chaos. The day started with us searching for our heads- literally. One of our amazing customers was looking for just the right frozen Charlotte heads for a special class she will be teaching. After a little hunting through our back-stock boxes she picked 13 cute as a button heads. 

Crystal and I were thrilled to meet so many amazing mixed media artists. Brea has an absolutely stunning class schedule with top notch teachers in ALL disciplines. I really mean all. The samples in the store are amazing. I brought home one of the class schedules so I can pick something to attend after Glitterfest. 

We had a really busy day at Brea. I think the words 'feeding frenzy" were used. Crystal and I learned so much about preparing for a busy trunk show. 

1. Bring a calculator with a print out. ( I thought it was me but turns out our pink calculator sucks!)

2. You cannot have too many receipt books or credit card tape.

3. Pack a protein bar. 

4. Always book shows at amazing bead stores like Brea!!

5. Get bags for our ephemera!

We grow and learn with each show and really appreciate all of our customers that come out to see us at each location! We had a raffle this weekend and the winner is Connie Romero!!! The winner for last weekend at San Gabriel is Mary Fleming!!! Congrats!

A huge Thank You to Brea Bead Works!!

Now Crystal and I have to get our art on for Glitterfest Oct 15 and hunt for new and exciting treasures! Check back often as we will begin listing fall/winter trunk shows. for all the details!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Heading to Orange County for some good old fashioned fun!!!

We had so much fun when we were at Beadology in August! We got everyone's wheels turning and can't wait to see some of the fabulous fun everyone has made with their goodies :) We are so excited to show you some of our new treasure! We have new Vintage Cabochons, Brass Stampings, Fabulous Buttons, some new cameo designs and so much more!!! We are busy devising a plan to bring as much as we can. If you missed us last time,  hope you can make it this Saturday Sept 17th from 10-5. If we met you last time, we would love to see you again and share our new treasure with you!
Beadology is offering a fantastic wire wrapping charm bracelet class this weekend if you are looking for something fun to do! 

For more info go to

On Sunday Sept. 18th from 12-5, we will be traveling up to Brea Bead Works for the final day of the Bead Shop Hop! Brea has an amazing class schedule and class room facilities. They are putting out their new schedule this weekend! Stop by and check out our treasure & sign up for something fun! 

For more info on Brea Bead Works check out

 These are our last trunk shows for about a month because we are both getting our creations ready for Glitterfest! So get your fix while you can! Save the date for Glitterfest! Oct 15th. Come by and see our mixed media art and jewelry, you won't be disappointed! Tara and Crystal will both have a table at the show :) Check out for details.

Hope to see you all this weekend!
Happy Hunting!
Crystal and Tara

Monday, September 5, 2011

Our Biggest Show Yet!

We are SO excited for this coming weekend! Serendipity Salvage is heading to San Gabriel Bead Company in Arcadia for a 3 day show September 9-11th! If you have never been to San Gabriel Bead Company, they are the biggest bead store we know of in the area. They have everything! In keeping in that spirit, we have decided to bring everything we have! We are delighted to have a whole entire room to fill with Vintage and Mixed Media Treasure. We spent most of last week pulling out boxes of cool stuff that we had almost forgot we had! Tons of super cool ephemera, old labels & bottles, old dolls, beautiful buttons, rhinestones, brass stampings & chain, vintage glass cabs...tons of new old stock! You don't want to miss this one! We will be raffling off some goodies for the Bead Shop Hop, so be sure to come by :) 

Best Wishes,
Tara and Crystal

Sept 9th-11th

Fri & Sat 10-6 PM
Sunday 12-5 PM

For more info 
check out San Gabriel's Website