February just might be the most exciting month at Touchstone all year! February is when we take our annual trip to Tucson, Arizona, for the massive gem and mineral show. This year will be better than ever since we have five people going! They are some of Touchstone's biggest rock enthusiasts and expert shoppers, so we're sure they'll bring back some amazing things. 
Last year, Kevin snuck a rock saw, two polishers, tumblers, and all sorts of machinery into the showroom, so we reckon we'll need all of the space we can get. That's why we're having an awesome sale! If that weren't enough, we already have plenty of new items to tell you about. Of course, the class schedule will be toward the end. 
As always, we hope to see you in-store this month, but if you can't make it, be sure to visit us online on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and our website
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From mala to magnificent, we have it all! The new year is all about refreshing the store and we've done just that by restocking old favorites, expanding product lines, and bringing in new items.
For wire wrappers, we have expanded our line of cabs and our line of craft wire. The Touchstone cab family has a new size! Seen second from the left, this size is now available in 27 different stones! 
Our line of craft wire now includes new colors and new gauges! Now in gold, silver, copper, bronze and black, plus 10, 12, and 14 gauge silver wire, there are even more ways to wrap.
Over the past month, we've been stocking up on mala supplies! We have purchased long stone bead strands, tassels, and even some finished mala. This week, we expanded our line of tassels to include more colors and sizes.
If you're looking for something more complete, we have plenty to choose from. Whether you're looking for a new necklace, bag, pouch, coin purse or even a passport cover, we've got you covered! We have a wide variety of knit, embroidered, and canvas-style goods. Plus, a small line of Western-inspired items including jewelry and keychains. There is a lot more than you see here, so pop in and take a peek! Or follow us on Instagram, where we'll be sharing even more.
40% off Select Stones 
We are finally making a trip to Tucson this month to buy new stones and that means we need to make some room! For a limited time, nab dozens of stones for 40% off! Just look for the table below. We have agate (some druzy), celestine, barite and more!
Monthly Classes 
At Touchstone, we are all about options! To get your hands on our class schedule first, stop by the retail showroom, where schedules are usually available the last weekend of each month. For folks online, we premiere the schedule 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 a class. To reserve your spot in a class give us a call at 1-417-881-0223!  Each class requires a $10 deposit unless otherwise stated. All supplies must be purchased at Touchstone. Act as quickly as possible as seating is very limited! 
Tree of Life
February 10 - 10:00 a.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. Estimated cost of supplies starts at $20 depending on the materials chosen.
Seat Limit: 5
Wire Wrapped Pendant
February 17 - 3:00 p.m.
Join Wanda and learn to make wire wrapped pendants with undrilled stones. Capture your favorite stone with sterling silver or plated craft wire. A $10 fee is required for registration. Estimated cost of supplies starts at $20 depending on the materials chosen.
Seat Limit: 4
Basic Bead Stringing
February 3 - 10:00 a.m.
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. Estimated cost of supplies starts at $15 depending on the materials chosen.

Seat Limit: 6
Basket Weave Earring
February 17 - 10:00 a.m.
Join Jeff for a lesson in basket weave style leather stamping. A $10 deposit is required for registration and will cover the cost of the entire class. Mallets and stamping tools will be provided for use. You are welcome to bring in tools of your own. Leather must be purchased at SLC. 
Seat Limit: 5
Advanced Kumihimo
February 24 - 10:00 a.m.
Join Jennifer for this advanced Kumihimo class that challenges crafters to create a rope braid using pip beads. Previous kumihimo experience is required.  A $10 deposit is 
required for registration and will go toward purchase of supplies. Estimated cost of supplies starts at $30 depending on the materials chosen.
Seat Limit: 5
Download the February class schedule!
One More Thing! 
As we mentioned, we are finally going to Tucson, so be on the lookout for a special edition from us! We'll show off some of our favorite finds and purchases, plus talk about the ever-popular amethyst. The next normal edition will feature the March class schedule and what's been going on at the store! 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! 
Store Hours: Monday - Saturday from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. CST