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Ever seen that girl? She looks so put together! What is her secret? It’s usually her jewelry and accessories that finish her look. Just a touch of  bling or a big cuff can make you look completely styling.  Big dangle earring with an up-do,  jeans and plaid button up bring this casual look to another

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An easy and chemical free way to clean silver wire is to use aluminum foil, baking soda, salt and hot water. 1.  Line a heat resistant pan or deep baking dish with aluminum foil, shiny side up. 2.  Boil a gallon or so of hot water and add a table spoon each of salt and

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Tools to Start Making Wire Beaded Jewelry

What kind of tools do you need to make wire beaded jewelry?  The great news is, you only need 3 or 4 simple hand tools to get started!  The Crazy Merchant, Inc offers quality, inexpensive jewelry pliers and wire cutters, in addition to a full set of Ergonomic tools which keep your wrist and hand

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Quality is an invaluable asset in any material or finished good. A quality product is only as good as its parts. I have been shopping at The Crazy Merchant Inc. for more than a year now and the quality of their merchandise never ceases to amazes me. The other day I went through some of

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Crazy Beading 101: The ‘secret’ is… making jewelry is ALWAYS pleasurable! If, during your creative moment, anything causes you frustration, physical discomfort or the dreaded sense of ‘defeat’… just stop. Put your beautiful beads down, put your jewelry tools down, breathe… and reassess.  Ask yourself the simple question, “why is this so hard?” Then check the

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Styles are constantly changing. One minute you think you’re in and the next thing you know you’re out. One of the top 2016 fashion trends are statement earrings.  These can be easily made or purchased at the crazy merchant.  So why not get a jump start on your style for 2016 and get yourself some

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The holiday season can be a frantic time, with all the stress of getting the baking done, mailing out the cards and finding all of the perfect gifts. Remember a gift from the heart is so much more than a gift from your pocket book. A handmade gift is special, not only to the receiver but

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We love jewelry at The Crazy Merchant Inc. and what we love more is the fact the jewelry making keeps us healthy. We found some interesting articles and studies after a little research we want to share with you. Here are some quick facts: Jewelry making is stress relief and therapeutic. Jewelry making increases your

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I had a tough day and need to clear my mind. We all have those days. I need to bead. Off I go into my craft room and gather up my materials. I am missing a few things.  I will go buy them at The Crazy Merchant. I hesitate then look around at my craft

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The wire guard is a simple, yet useful finding. This small finding gives your finishing loops reinforcement and puts less strain on your beading material to help prevent fraying. It also it is very ascetically pleasing, giving your jewelry a rich finished look. These are simple, yet clever little findings. Wire guards are shaped like a horseshoe

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The bead stopper is a simple but amazing tool. This tools will keep you calm in extreme beading conditions. Whether you are doing one, two or five strands the bead stopper will bring a new ease to your beading experience. How to use the bead stopper: simply squeeze the two loops and open the spring,

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I love beads and despite the millions I have in my bead room at home, I always want more. Sure, it would be logical to utilize what I have and make jewelry with the beads I already have, but as a beader, I can’t have enough! That’s when the idea for the Crazy Bead Box

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We’d like to introduce you to Susan the newest member of our team! Susan has returned to Denver from Florida and brings with her, more than seven years of wire wrapping experience. Her skills range from traditional wire wrapping to wire weaving, including some basic beading experience. Susan blends traditional wrapping techniques with the art

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3/05/2017 Shirley M says: My granddaughters loved the class. Bonnie was wonderful, very patient and helpful. they loved their bracelets they made and had a wonderful time. Thank you!!! Cross this off “Really want to do” list!!!!!! and more…. 3/02/2017 Amy W. says: My class/lesson with Susan was wonderful.  I learned so much that will be

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  I dabble in all sorts of jewelry mediums from glass seed bead stringing to hand making beautiful glass beads to metal-smithing. One challenge I’m sure everyone has shared is making your jewelry strong and durable for life. To my delight, Bonnie at The Crazy Merchant, Inc. showed me a simple technique that changed my

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  It’s the thought that counts…The value of homemade gifts. It’s that time again…holidays are around the corner. Hard to believe, but true. Is it really time to face the malls, the stores, the crowds? YES, but wait, there’s another way. There is nothing more special than receiving a gift for the holidays made especially

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When it comes to wedding jewelry, we have a few options for you: 1. Make a date to have your bridal party come in to make their jewelry. 2. Make an appointment with one of our designers to create your dream, custom wedding jewelry. We suggest doing this at least 4 months before your big day so

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We are a proud member of the Historic Downtown Littleton Merchants! Experience Downtown Littleton’s charm at the 11th Annual Littleton Main Street Block Party, Saturday, June 13 from 6pm-11pm. Littleton, featured in 5280 Magazine as one of Denver’s 10 best places to live, shop, and work, is a 20 minute light rail ride from downtown

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It is a place for the creative and not-so-creative soul to be intrigued, delighted, and inspired. The moment you notice the large bright turquoise building at the corner of Belleview and Windermere and see the unique sign with the whimsical pink elephant you wonder…What is this “Crazy Merchant, Inc.” anyway??? Those who have dared to

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       If you love beautiful jewelry or have a passion to make jewelry, you will go crazy at The Crazy Merchant, Inc.  My name is Amanda Stringer and I am a local Colorado jewelry artist.  I discovered The Crazy Merchant, Inc. six years ago after moving to Littleton, CO.  I was amazed at

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The Crazy Merchant, Inc. is the perfect place for fashionistas, crafters, bargain hunters and anyone with a philanthropic bone in their body. Whether you have the desire to create your own one-of-a-kind pieces or would rather indulge in the latest ready-made jewelry fashions, The Crazy Merchant, Inc. is the perfect place to come to accessorize.

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embedgooglemaps.com visit this website   We are located on the south side of Belleview Avenue, one block east of Santa Fe. The GIANT Turquoise building is only accessible from Belleview Ave. if you are coming from the west (heading east on Belleview Ave). If you are coming from the east (heading west on Belleview Ave) traveling

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