Spring has Sprung!
 
 
 
 
Spring has finally arrived! The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and new life is budding all around us. At Touchstone, as the seasons change, so does our logo. This season's logo colors were inspired by high fashion's spring color trends and blossoming, sun-kissed gardens.
The pink and purple take on the color of gentle flowers, while the green mimics fresh grass and leaves alongside warm yellow and orange, colors akin to the late-day dusk. As the days grow longer and the breeze is a welcome reprieve from the blazing sun, we hope you'll have even more time to enjoy beading and crystals.  
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New Machinery
 
 
 
 
It's April but we're still dreaming of Tucson! When we said they bought heaps of items, we weren't kidding! The new equipment purchased in Tucson was, perhaps, Kevin and Chris' favorite thing of all. The joy has spread to the rest of Touchstone with many employees trying their hand and creating finished products from uncut geodes. The rock saws and small polisher can all be seen (and often heard) in the retail showroom! The Cab King is the lastest addition to the collection and the only piece of equipment that wasn't purchased in Tucson. If you want to see a bit of this machinery in action or check out some newly finished products, be sure to follow us on Instagram and like us on Facebook! You may even see these on YouTube soon!
 
 
 
 
 
White Onyx Lamps
 
 
 
One of the most exciting things we got in Tucson were these amazing white onyx lamps. White onyx is characterized by its color and parallel bands. White onyx is associated with the crown and third eye chakras and is said to help with memory and vision. We have a variety of shapes and sizes of lamps made from this beautiful stone. We have both mounted and free-standing lamps. These are not available online, but are always on display in our showroom. Stop by a see them!
 
 
 
 
Spring Trunk Show! 
 
 
 
 
It's finally happening! Saturday, May 6th, this one-day-only trunk show is making its way back to Touchstone! The show will feature deals on Czech glass, freshwater pearls, Chinese crystal, stone beads, pendants, miracle beads, new bead styles like two-hole beads and much, much more! You'll be hearing more about this trunk show from us in coming weeks. Mark your calendars and cash in on the savings at Touchstone. 
 
 
 
 
 
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
April 8 - 10:00 a.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
 
 
 
 
 
 
Leather Wrapped Bracelet
April 15 - 10:00 a.m.
Learn to combine leather cord with round beads. Madeline will help you create a unique bracelet sure to impress your friends. A great class for beginners! A $10 fee is required for registration. Total estimated cost of supplies is $15-$20 depending on the materials chosen.
Seat Limit: 5
 
 
 
 
 
 
Macrame Wave Bracelet 
April 22 - 10:00 a.m.
Join Madeline for her latest bracelet class. Learn to make this delightful bracelet using half-hitch macrame knot with hemp cord. The design uses seed beads and round metal accent beads. A $10 deposit is required for registration. Total estimated cost of supplies is $25-$30 depending on the materials chosen.
Seat Limit: 5
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wire Wrap Pendant
April 29 - 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
 
 
 
 
Basic Stringing
April 1 - 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
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tree of Life 
April 8 - 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 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic Beads and Wire Bracelet 
April 15 - 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
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kumihimo Bracelet
April 29 - 10:00 a.m.
Join Jennifer for a lesson on Kumihimo, a Japanese style of braiding on a disc. You will learn to incorporate beads into a basic round eight-strand bracelet. A $10 deposit is required for registration. Total estimated cost of supplies is $30-$35 depending on the materials chosen.
Seat Limit: 5 
 
 
 
 
Download the April 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: May class schedule, more trunk show information 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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