tiny tip – where old stringers go to die

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Diamond Tech Crafts:

We love this tip by Uglibeads!

Originally posted on Uglibeads - handmade art glass beads by Julie Wong Sontag:

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There are all kinds of little tips and tricks that make life as a beadmaker easier… I feel a bit dumb sharing some of them because they seem so obvious and simple. But if I didn’t know about them after many years in the bead world, maybe some of you didn’t either.

One of those things that is a pain is disposing of all those sharp nasty stringer bits that you’re done with. I used to dump mine in a bowl of water, but then I always had to deal with this nasty, swampy bowl full of sharp glass bits. Wait for the water to dry up, brush the nasty bits into some container so they wouldn’t rip a hole in the garbage bag… Ugh.

Then I read someone’s suggestion to get a big plastic bottle and drop the stringer bits right in there. Genius! It’s like my favorite thing on my work…

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Add a Burst of Color to Your Yard This Summer

3 Jul

 

BUTTERFLY FEEDER SLEEVE2012Summer is here! Garden centers, hardware stores, and nurseries are bursting at the seams with seeds, flowers and supplies necessary for those with a green thumb itching to plant a garden. As an avid gardener and butterfly plant enthusiast, I’ve already joined the ranks and gathered enough to plant a small farm in my back yard.

So it was no surprise as one of the members of the Product Development team at Diamond Tech, I worked to create a butterfly themed kit as one of our new products for 2013. The Jennifer’s Mosaics Butterfly Feeder Kit comes with everything needed to create a mosaic butterfly feeder – no extra tools or supplies. It does not get any better than that, just ask me!

This one-of-a-kind kit contains glass butterflies, tumbled recycled glass, cement, sand and a reusable 2 piece feeder mold, for those of you who want to make additional feeders for all your gardening buddies! They do make cool and interesting gifts!

Simply add water to the re-sealable cement pouch, squeeze to mix then add to the mold – totally mess-free! Next, press the ButterflyFeedKit-Box-WEBrecycled tumbled glass and colorful glass butterflies into the wet cement and allow feeder to dry. Voila, a whimsical and fun, butterfly feeder!

Learning about butterflies and being creative is something that kids and adults can do together, not only for fun but as a fantastic way to educate themselves about nature and the world around them. I think Diamond Tech got it right with the packaging too! Each kit is sure to get kids’ attention and foster enthusiasm as a tiny little cartoon professor points out interesting butterfly facts on the back of each box.

Diamond Tech creatively incorporates fun and science to help promote a respect and love for nature. This product is creative, educational and fun; and all of those words make me happy, how about you?

Check out the dealer locator on our website to find one in a store near you!

Our Giveaway is Coming to an End

23 Jun

Only 2 more days to enter our I <3 the USA Giveaway. Enter on our Blog, Twitter and Facebook – check out this post for more details! 

http://diamondtechcrafts.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/i-love-the-usa-giveaway/

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I Love The USA Giveaway

17 Jun

What’s red, white, and blue all over?

Patriotic Stone
Our brand new Patriotic Heart Stepping Stone Kit, that’s what!
Show your patriotic pride this July 4th and make this heart-shaped stepping stone for your garden or patio. Reusable mold lets you create 1 or 100+ stepping stones for your very own Yankee Doodle pathway! And to show how much Diamond Tech appreciates the men and women that serve in our military, a portion of this kits proceeds benefit our injured and fallen heroes! So tell your friends, the Patriotic Stepping Stone Kit is the feel good kit of the year!794366012257.PT01

Ready to WIN? Here are the rules: There are 4 ways to enter, you don’t need to do each to complete your entry, but the more ways you enter the more chances you have to win! The contest starts today June 17, 2014 and ends next Tuesday June 24, 2014. Winners will be randomly chosen and announced on Wednesday, June 25th.

1. Comment on this post

2. Like this post on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/diamondtech)

3. Comment on our Facebook post (www.facebook.com/diamondtech)

4. Retweet this post (https://twitter.com/blissfulcrafter/status/478952369888448512)
Good luck and GOD BLESS AMERICA!

Did somebody say “Giveaway?”

28 Feb

Diamond Tech Crafts:

Check out our giveaway with Create & Decorate!

Originally posted on Create & Decorate—the blog:

The sweet cookie cutter garden stakes (shown below, and featured in the March/April 2014 issue of Create & Decorate) are so much fun to make, that Diamond Tech has offered us some product for a giveaway! How about a pair of Jennifer’s Mosaics Wheeled Glass Nippers and a 20 oz. Variety Tumbled Glass? Yes, please! At a value of over $34.00, the lucky winner will have beautiful garden stakes completed in plenty of time for spring planting.

To enter, leave us a “pick me!” comment.

Good luck! The lucky winner will be announced Thursday March, 6.

(Feel free to share with your friends!)

Check out the many fun products Diamond Tech has to offer here!

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•Diamond Tech

—Tumbled Glass

—Jennifer’s Mosaics Outdoor Cement

—Jennifer’s Mosaics Wheeled Tile Nipper (optional)

• Open-bottom flower-shaped cookie cutters (approximately 3”)

• Delphi Glass No. 30386 plant stakes

• Aluminum foil, contact…

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Mosaic Butterfly Feeder Kit Winners

29 Jan

We used random.org to draw our 4 random winnerswinner1winner2winner 3winner 4

Congratulations to Lisa, Pat, Kathleen and Barbara! We will email each of you shortly!

New Year, New Look Just for You! Plus a Giveaway!

21 Jan

Happy New Year, Happy New Look! With every new year comes new goals, new plans and new adventures and for 2014 we decided to freshen up our look!

We’ve updated our website to make it easier for you to find a dealer, look for a fun project and learn more about our products. But wait there’s more! We have added our entire product offering, which includes over 1000 mosaic, flame working, fusing and stained glass supplies to our improved website

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Here is a peek at our store locator – we’ve added mapping to make it even easier for you to find our products in your area!

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Our projects, videos and how-to can all be accessed in one convenient location in our Creative Corner

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Create a wholesale account with ease

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 And view more information on our product pages.

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We are so excited about our website changes that we want to give you a chance to one of our new products, the Butterfly Feeder Kit! All you need to do to enter is leave us a comment on this blog post by January 28th and let us know whats new for you in 2014. We will pick 4 random winners on January 29th and announce it here on our blog!

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