Thursday, November 16, 2017

It's a Cinch! Scarf Clip

We presented our new It's a Cinch! Scarf Clips (Interchangeable Fashion for your Scarf . . . in a Snap!) at the Christmas show in Kamloops last week and they were a huge hit!  People loved how they could use them on any of their scarves and were so easy to use.


We have a wide range of colors available in our online store and you can also select your preferred clasp and cord end "metal" colors.  (They are actually nylon plastic but look like metal)


The beauty of this clip is that the snap base allows you to switch out the designs and interchange them so you can use it with more than just one scarf or outfit.  Any of our decorative snaps will work on the "It's a Cinch!" Scarf Clips, including the larger sizes.  We suggest, however, selecting the size of snap according to the type of scarf you will be using.  For a lighter or thinner scarf, a smaller size snap is more suitable and for a heavier or thicker type scarf, a larger snap will look more balanced.

We are finally getting around to adding some of our new larger style snaps to our website.  These textured and layered pieces shown here were created using some of the shape templates adapted from Helen Breil's Magnetic Pendants tutorial.  Instead of using magnets, however, we have added a snap for interchanging within our Snap Decisions Collection.  This way they can be added to a scarf using our "It's a Cinch!" Scarf clip, or worn as a necklace using our snap necklace base in either stainless steel or antique bronze finish.





We also have some gorgeous scarves that compliment our handcrafted items and for your convenience, have listed them as an add-on option with our "It's a Cinch!" Scarf Clips.




A - Crinkle Cotton -- The colors are rich and the scarf is soft as well as light weight.  It is a nice choice if you do not want anything too heavy around your neck.

B - Linen -- These are beautiful scarves in luxurious linen that have been pre-washed and are super soft.  The colors are gorgeous and they have a slight open weave making them comfy for cooler days but not too heavy to wear.

C - Cotton-Viscose Blend -- These are a little heavier and have metallic threads woven in to give them a fabulous shimmer.  A little heavier weight than the linen but perfect for winter!

Our scarves are not sold individually but only as an add-on option with our handcrafted items.  We do have all the colors listed here and they are also listed individually in our Shop by Color section to make coordinating our pieces easier.

Friday, November 3, 2017

A New Twist on an Old Scarf Clip

A few years ago I introduced a scarf clip finding that you could add your polymer clay designs to.  The supplier who had those clips no longer carried them and the search was on to find more.  About a year later we managed to locate some that were similar from another wholesaler.  I was again disappointed when I returned to order more and discovered those were no longer available as well.  After a lot of searching I decided to give up and proceeded to brainstorm and work on a whole new concept instead.

I am excited to tell you about our new style of scarf "clips" that are a part of our Snap Decisions Collection -- 


Interchangeable Fashion for Your Scarf . . .
 . . . It's a Cinch!

* Easy to use!
* Adjustable
* Fits any scarf thickness
* A snap base for interchanging designs
* Style your scarf in various ways



It is easy to add even a large decorative snap to a scarf as an accent like these Holy CaBezels.



It is so easy to use.  Slide the scarf through the open loop placing the open snap base to the front.  When it is in the position you want, cinch it up to hold it in place.  Finally add your decorative snap to the snap base.





The cord is very strong yet soft and gentle on your scarf.  We have them in a variety of colors to coordinate with your scarf and several metal colors to choose from.  They are now for sale in our online store and will be available with a selection of our decorative snaps and luxurious scarves at the Kamloops Craft-A-Fair this Sunday.