Author Archive | Maria Del Pinto
This year I had a chance to stop by the Cheery Lynn Designs booth and see their new releases for 2014. For 2014, they will have 42 new designs to choose from, and there were some gorgeous samples on display to show them off! Here is a peek of some of the ones that were on display at the CHA 2014 Mega Show.
The CHA 2014 Mega Show floor was the first time that I got to see the Jesse James Beads mixes all in one spot. It was eye candy for the jewelry maker soul. I just loved looking all the strings of different types and colors of beads hanging on their bead wall, which was taller than I was. You could not walk past the bead wall and not stop to admire the different shapes and textures of the beads on display. Continue Reading →
Premier Yarns showed off their new 2014 Winter Collection at the CHA Mega show this year.
One of the first yarns to catch my attention was the new “Enchant” line of yarn. This yarn has soft sequins that are very lightweight, yet give off a great sparkle. These sequins are called Payettes and they are very soft, so this makes this yarn great for jewelry making projects. The gauge on this yarn is equal to a D-3 Crochet hook. Continue Reading →
This year Shur Tech (the company that makes Duck Tape) brought their 31-foot bright green Duck bus to the CHA Mega Show 2014! This bus travels all over the United States showing folks the many different ways Duck tape can be utilized with their crafting ideas and home decor designs.
(That is Craft Critique’s owner/editor Nancy Nally and co-owner/Director of Operations Mike Nally posing with the duck!) Continue Reading →
The 2014 CHA Show has come and gone and once again, it has proved to be an exciting event.
Fiskars was showing their most recently released scissors in the booth. They are the Fiskars Thick & Heavy Amplify Shears. They come in three sizes and are created to cut through a variety of heavy materials. The scissors are currently available on Amazon.com, and you can read our reviews of the 10″ size, 8″ size and the 6″ size (complete with video) here on Craft Critique!