Spring is Coming!
 
 
 
 
March is the final month of winter! The banner features aquamarine, one of a few stones that represent the month of March. In celebration of the coming spring, we've begun breathing new life into our store. If you caught the special edition of the newsletter, you know that Kevin brought back hundreds of items from Tucson Gem and Mineral Showcase. We displayed a few of those finds in that newsletter and we have even more to show you in this one! On top of that, we've added finished jewelry to our Etsy store, gilders paste is on clearance and we have Chinese Crystal for just $6 a strand! Not everything has changed though. Our showroom experts are still teaching classes each week. Check out the schedule below! Having trouble viewing this email? View it in your browser
 
 
 
 
 
Featured Products
 
 
 
Gilders Paste 
 
 
 
Chinese Crystal
 
 
 
 
 
We are discontinuing some colors of Baroque Arts gilders paste. For that reason, it is now on clearance! Get over a dozen colors for as low as $7.86! Never fear, we're keeping six colors in stock, at $10.50. Gilders paste is a great way to add color to nearly anything! Add gold trim to furniture, change the color of textiles, use it as stain or spray paint - on a clean dry surface, the possibilities are virtually endless. 
 
 
 
These opulent beauties are available for purchase in-store only! We got a dozens of Chinese crystal strands in for just $6 each! Our new stock includes three colors of iridescent beads, as well as gold and silver. Notably, we have diagonal cut beads that pick up the shine in a unique and stunning way! These are high quality, gorgeous beads at a bargain. Stop in and grab them before they're gone! 
 
 
Shop Gilders Paste!
 
 
 
Minnetonka Giveaway!
 
 
 
We used to have a huge stock of Minnetonka shoes. Now, we're down to our final pair and we want to give them to you! These are women's size 6 Minnetonka Kilty Driver Moccasins. The shoes are all-leather and boast a rugged look with long-lasting nub bottoms that give you amazing traction. Valued at $50. To enter, like Touchstone Beads on Facebook and share this post! Tag your friends in the post's comments and check out our Instagram for additional entries! Contest ends when the Touchstone Beads page hits 1000 likes. US only. Winner will be chosen by a random generator. 
 
 
 
 
New Items on Etsy!
 
 
 
 
Our Etsy store is filled to the brim with beading and leather products. This month, we've added some new items to the mix. We've amassed a great collection of handmade jewelry - some made in our weekly classes, some purchased and others made by our talented employees. We have wire wrapped stones, crystal pendants, glass crystal, small crystal specimens and more to come! Check it out using the link below. 
 
 
Shop Finished Jewelry!
 
 
 
Monthly Classes 
 
 
 
 
Our weekly beading classes are a popular attraction at the store. We premiere the schedule each month in this newsletter and post weekly events on Facebook for attendees to use as reminders. Subscribe to our events page to be notified as soon as we add an event. To reserve your spot in a class give us a call at 1-417-881-0223!  Each class requires a $10 fee unless otherwise stated. All supplies must be purchased at Touchstone. Act as quickly as possible as seating is very limited! 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wire Wrapped Pendant
March 4 - 3:00 p.m.
Join Wanda and learn to make wire wrapped pendants for undrilled stones. Capture your favorite stone with sterling silver or craft plated wire. A $10 fee is required for registration. Total estimated cost of supplies is $15-$20 depending on the materials chosen.
Seat Limit: 4
 
 
 
 
 
 
Simple Hemp Choker 
March 18 - 10:00 a.m.
Join Madeline for this hemp braiding class. Learn to create a choker from hemp that incorporates seed beads, adjustable chain and a metal clasp. This is a simple class. Total estimated cost of supplies is $22-$25 depending on the materials chosen.
Seat Limit: 5
 
 
 
 
 
 
Peyote Bracelet
 March 25 - 10:00 a.m.
Join Jennifer in this bracelet stitching class. Learn a variation of peyote stitch that uses both one-hole and two-hole seed beads. A $5 fee is required for registration. Total estimated cost of supplies is $30-$40 not including thread and needles. 
Seat Limit: 5
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic Stringing
March 4 - 10:00 a.m.
If you're new to the beading world,
this is the class for you. Learn the basics of beading structure, as well as wire stringing, clasp options and attaching crimps. A $10 deposit is required for registration and will go toward purchase of supplies. Total estimated cost of supplies is $15-$20 depending on the materials chosen.
Seat Limit: 6
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pearl Knotting
March 11 - 10:00 a.m.
Learn the time-honored technique of stringing pearls with silk thread. Knotting between each pearl protects the pearls, and gives the finished strand a soft, delicate drape. Excellent for beginners. A $10 fee is required to register. Total estimated cost of supplies is $15-$20 depending on the materials chosen.
Seat Limit: 5
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic Beads and Wire Bracelet 
March 18 - 3:00 p.m.
A new beginner class taught by Wanda. Learn basic wire wrapping techniques while making a bracelet that features a beaded centerpiece and hook-eye clasp.  A $10 fee is required for registration. Total estimated cost of supplies is $15-$30 depending on the materials chosen.
Seat Limit: 4
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tree of Life 
March 25 - 3:00 p.m.
Learn to make a lustrous pendant with wire and crystal beads. Wanda will be there to guide you through putting your spin on this popular design. A $10 fee is required for registration. Total estimated cost of supplies is $20-$25 depending on the materials chosen.
Seat Limit: 6 
 
 
Download the March class schedule!
 
 
 
 
One Last Thing! 
 
 
 
 
Thank you so much for joining us once again! We have so much to share and we hope you enjoyed it. We're still looking for customer submissions! If you have a finished piece you'd like us to share, don't hesitate to submit them. Next edition: April class schedule, spring logo change and more deals! If you haven't already, please subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on social media. We've got all sorts of things cooking on Facebook and Instagram three times a week. Links are below. 
See ya next time! 
 
 
 
 
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