I found this tutorial at For the Makers . (For the Makers is a subscription site that sends you a box with all the materials and instructions to make whatever they are offering. That’s pretty cool!) Meanwhile, I was just looking at free tutorials, and this one is right there, and really easy to do. Check it out.
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The West 37th Street “Bead Alley” is fast disappearing. Margola, a wonderful source for Czech crystals moved out (way out, to New Jersey), a good while back. Phoenix, which had a huge place on the corner of Fifth Ave, moved across the street and down the block a ways, into a tiny space, with less than half the former inventory.
The old-time hangers-on have been York Beads and Elvee Rosenberg/Gampel, but, now, Elvee Rosenberg has pulled out.
Elvee Rosenberg says they have moved into a warehouse space (but they don’t say where), and they say they are not yet set up to receive walk-in customers. If you are used to using them via the Internet, they are set up for that.
I’ve just received an email from Elvee Rosenberg/Gampel, which has been on W.37th St. since time immemorial (okay, 20 years). It’s gone! Okay, maybe not gone, but they have moved to a warehouse, and they are not up to receiving walk-in customers at this time.
Here is what they told me:
“We are in warehouse space, and currently not set up with a store or showroom at this time for those customers who were used to stopping by. Right now, we are trying to adjust to our new location and still have unpacking left to do. After 20 years in one location, the move was more complicated than we had expected!
We are taking orders by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 212-575-0767.
I have read your blog in the past and enjoyed it.
Keep up the good writing- it is very refreshing.
Elvee/Rosenberg Inc. & Gampel Supply
New York, NY USA
SO, I followed the link for WireKnitz at Eva Sherman Designs blog , used and I found some smashing tutorials! Oh, yeah, and a good source for lead and nickel-free copper knit wire in oodles of colors and 3 different textures. When I first started looking through the site, looking at the wire, and then at their advertised classes, I was disappointed because they only teach in places where I will probably never get to go. Then, just as I was about to contact them about written tutorials, I happened upon the link (hiding in the GALLERY section) which took me to their tutorials as well as some other good information and ideas.
ON A ROLL CUFF
This looks cute and the tutorial looks easy enough. I want one! or two. Maybe matching ones!
CONVERTIBLES (BRACELET AND/OR NECKLACE) This is the first one I saw and wanted. They’re a little pricey to make, but I want 2 or 3 at least.
There is a big sale at Elvee Rosenberg, on W.37th St. in Manhattan.
Elvee/Rosenberg Inc. & Gampel Supply
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I spend a lot of time at the Botani Trimmings store, which stocks boatloads of nicely-priced chains, looking at all the chains and imagining what I might make. With this charming chain necklace tutorial from My Girlish Whims blog, I won’t have to think hard the next time I go in there. Seeing the necklace which inspired this necklace gives even more ideas.
Check out the huge selection of free jewelry-making tutorials at AllFreeJewelryMaking.com! They always show interesting tutorials that link to jewelry-making blogs and let you see what other people are doing.
Once a favorite haunt of mine, MARGOLA, with its trays and trays of press Czech glass beads in every color, had moved out of the city to Englewood, NJ.
YORK BEADS is still on W. 37th St, although, because of their mega-remodeling, I almost missed them. The place used to be like a dark den of mysteries, but, now, it has a brightly-lit “every small bead shop in Manhattan” atmosphere, with inviting displays in the window. What I like about York is that their prices are reasonable, and their staff don’t lie to you, as the staff in some other bead shops along 37th St, between 5th & 6th Avenues are wont to do (I doubt I will ever go back to PHOENIX BEADS – the Chinese woman I encountered to me lied to my face about some beads I happen to know about, and then tried to pass off some dyed howlite as turquoise.)
When you go into York Beads, it is because you are looking for Czech glass beads. That is what you will find. Nothing more, nothing less. The staff will leave you alone if they think you are not going to buy, which is handy if you need to take it all in before you begin to make your selections. They do not hover, and the staff in the Chinese shops do. They do not force trays on you every time you touch a bead.