Monday, March 29, 2010

Raw brass filigree now on display

The brass filigree settings/wrap are now on display at The Beadlady Craft Cafe in Cubao Expo.  Only a few dozen left per design so make sure you drop by and grab a pack, or fill out the order form to purchase online.

With brass filigree, the only limit is your imagination.  Wrap them around beads, stack them together, bend them to make rings, antique them, string beads and crystals to the holes - there are sooooo many possibilities!


Retail - P25 per piece
Wholesale - P180 per dozen (same design)

Sunday, March 28, 2010


I'd like to apologize if I don't reply to your email or multiply pm.  I'm really suuuuuper busy, so I only really choose what to reply to.  (I'm referring to the type of question.)

This means that if the answer to your question is already posted, I won't reply anymore.  I'm really sorry, I'm not being a snob, I'm just being practical - please understand.  I manage a craft store, I teach workshops (and this means days of preparation before the scheduled date), I make Pretty Little Things, I maintain a craft blog, and I sell craft materials online.  You can only imagine how many questions I get!

Please, please read first before asking.  Most of the time, the information is already posted.  Like prices, availability, how long it's gonna take, etc. 

If you have questions about polymer clay, everything's already in my blog Confessions of a Chronic Crafter, all you have to do is click and read.  There's a Polymer Clay 101 link there.

And when a workshop date is already fully booked and you haven't sent the reservation fee yet, it means you're not included in the class list.

Please read first before asking.  I know I'm not the only multiply seller with this problem.

Please don't ask How much? when the prices are already posted.

Please don't ask How can I order? when there's a "How to Order" entry already written.

Please, for everyone's sake, read first before posting a question.

Thank you so much for reading this!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Workshop sked update

I am looking forward to a very, very busy summer.

These are the available dates for our adult workshops.  All 2pm to 6pm.  Dates that are fully booked will be in red.  Otherwise, dates are still open.  Dates that fall on a weekday will be in white. Otherwise, they all fall on a weekend.

There is no definite schedule yet beyond May 9.

Please email and indicate the date you are interested in.  Thank you!

Beginner's Workshops at the Art Center (Powerbooks, Megamall branch)
Price: P1980 inclusive of clay
  • March 28 - fully booked (5 students)
  • April 11 - fully booked (5 students)
  • May 2
Beginner's Workshops at The Beadlady Craft Cafe and Art Studio (Cubao Expo)
Price: P1,700 inclusive of clay and snacks
  • April 1
  • April 30 (Friday)
Extensive Workshop for Beginners at The Beadlady Craft Cafe and Art Studio (Cubao Expo)
Price:  Php3,700 (2 sessions, inclusive of clay, tools, snacks)
  • April 24 and May 1 (2 sessions)
  • May 8 and 9 (2 sessions)
Advanced Workshops at The Beadlady Craft Cafe and Art Studio (Cubao Expo)
Price:  varies according to workshop type
Prerequisite:  Beginner's or Extensive workshop
  • April 9 Friday (Phototransfer) - fully booked
  • April 23 Friday (Phototransfer) - one last slot

New sked: April 1 - Polymer Clay 101

Start:     Apr 1, '10
Location:     Shop 54, Cubao Expo
Both March 28 and April 11 workshop dates are now fully booked, so I am thinking of opening an April 1 class at the studio in Cubao Expo to accommodate those who are on the waiting list.

What: Polymer Clay 101 (Workshop for Beginners)
When: April 1, 2010 2pm to 6pm
Where: 2nd Floor, The Beadlady Craft Cafe, Cubao Expo

Please email so I can send you details.

If we can get 3 students to enroll, we'll push through with this date. :)


Thursday, March 18, 2010

Crazy over filigree?

Exciting things are happening in the shop!  Another package will arrive next week! 

I know you're looking for filigree, so here's a sneak peek.  Price is Php25 per piece.  Php 180 for a pack of 12.

Reserve now, we only ordered a few!

Who was asking me about aluminum blanks?


I found my long-forgotten stash of aluminum cuff/bracelet blanks.  Someone was looking for these, but I can't remember who. 

Here's a photo.  These are what I use for my polymer clay cuffs.

I have 10pcs available for sale, I'm keeping the rest.  Price is Php45.  If you get all 10 I will give it to you for P400.

If you're interested, let me know so I can reserve for you. 


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Exciting new craft materials have arrived!

They're here, they're here!  Part 2 of our new stocks have arrived earlier than expected!  Here's a quick teaser:

If you're a polymer clay artist or painter, you should drop by the store on Saturday!

They will be on display on Saturday, March 20.  Come and visit! feature March 2010

Yay! We are on!

Read the article called "What to do in Cubao X (Aside from partying)"

An excerpt:
"So don’t let the wild parties with the wild hipsters scare you... The party girls, skater boys, musicians, culture vultures, artists and academics— and yes, even the quiet girls like me— flock to Cubao X because we have one thing in common: we seek pleasure from the extraordinary." - Camille Pilar

Click click click here to read the entire article:

Thank you Ms. Camille Pilar!

Baby Magazine feature March 2010

My French-inspired filigree-wrapped polymer clay necklaces are on Baby Magazine March 2010.

Incidentally, our necklaces are paired with BBB bangles! We didn't know until we saw the magazine this month. I love this fashion shoot!

Thank you Ms. Diana Uichanco!

Pics grabbed from, thanks achie joyce!

Monday, March 15, 2010

The rose bib

Perfect for spring!

Twelve roses adorn this polymer clay bib. There are 81 petals, each painstakingly formed by hand.

I wanted each rose to look lifelike, with no visible fingerprints.

It took me 18 hours to make! You can only imagine how many squished and deformed roses never made it into the oven. Because of fatigue, I could no longer feel my fingers during the last few hours of the project. My fingers remained swollen the day after. It's worth it though.

This will look cute worn with a plain tube top or a summer dress.

Price: Php 1,500

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Our craft store is now online

Welcome to The Beadlady Craft Cafe online

Our goal is to become your favorite place to shop for beads and craft materials!

That site has been up for quite a while now, but it served as a gallery of what the brick-and-mortar store had to offer.  But now, we are finally ready to take on orders online!

We are starting with polymer clay first, as it is terribly complicated to post all the available beads and charms all in one go.  We will gradually add all the other items (beads, charms, chains, etc.) over the coming months.

So why shop with us when there are tons of other online stores around?  Here are but a few reasons:

1.  Our online prices for polymer clay are cheap!  :)
2.  We will be your polymer clay heaven when April comes!  We will have exciting new brands available by then.  One polymer clay brand, and a few new materials for your art!
3.  When we finally upload all the other craft items, we will become a one-stop-shop for your crafting needs.  No need to look for other stores.
4.  And yes, wholesale will be available by April. :)

Monday, March 8, 2010

Shabby chic cupcakes at Rockwell Urban Bazaar this weekend!

polymer clay cupcakeShabby chic cupcake inspired by the dark and decaying Wonderland in Tim Burton's Alice.

Blogged about it here.

This collection is one of the many new things you'll see in my booth at Rockwell.  I hope to see you there!

polymer clay cupcake

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Pretty Little Things on Martha Stewart Weddings - Philippines

I can finally spill! I've been keeping quiet about this for 6 months!

Please buy a copy of Martha Stewart Weddings - Philippines March-August 2010 issue. My yummy cart and Pretty Little Things line are in the Vintage Advantage story, pages 100 to 106. Yay!

How it happened:

The ladies from Martha Stewart Weddings happened to pass by my new shop in Cubao Expo in August of last year, and saw my cart and the tiny little jars I use to display my charms. They thought it would be perfect for a story they were doing, so one sunny August day, my cart, my assistant, and I trooped to the Summit studio for a shoot.

It was fun seeing the Yummy Cart being gussied up. Hehe. And it's not everyday you get a sneak peek into the world of MSW - I enjoyed every minute of the shoot!

I am super happy.

I would like to thank the wonderful ladies behind MSW, for giving me this opportunity. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Photos by At Maculangan. Please do not grab without permission.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

The Beadlady at the Rockwell Urban Bazaar

We are bringing the bead bar to Rockwell!

Please come visit us at the Rockwell Urban Bazaar on March 12 - 14!

We are sharing a booth with Baubles Bangles n Beads. :)

Our booth is outside so no need to pay for entrance. :)

Swamped with pretty little things

Hello everyone!

I'd like to inform you that I'll be offline this weekend as I prepare my stocks for the upcoming Rockwell Urban Bazaar, and finish the big order due to be sent out next week.

Also, I have received your requests for Pretty Little Things, and I will get back to you as soon as I work out the schedule. :)

After I opened a few days ago, orders have poured in.  (I am thankful for all the blessings!)

And because of this, I am a bit swamped right now.  I am sorry to those who I had to turn down. I wish I could clone myself so I can accept every order that comes in.  But since I make everything by hand, I can only accept a few at a time.  It pains me to turn down requests, especially the really cute ones, but a girl can only do so much.  I would like everything to be well-made and of high quality, so I do not rush the production process. 

So in the future, please book early.  Right now, I am booked till the first week of April (and a few other weeks in the coming months).  So the next earliest delivery available is April 20.

Thanks for reading this!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Pretty Little Things

Perfect for bridesmaids' gifts or Christmas gifts. :)

Minimum of 6.

6 to 11 pcs - Php 180
12 and up - Php 150

Add P10 for pouch

Pretty Little Things by The Beadlady: Cheap but chic gifts, party favors and souvenirs.

polymer clay cake by beadlady angeli

Perfect for weddings, christenings, birthday parties and special occasions.
When I say chic, I mean none of the usual tacky, useless favors that do nothing but collect dust on your shelf. And when I say cheap, I mean you can now get them at wholesale prices.

Lead time: 2 to 4 weeks, depending on quantity
Price: Please click on thumbnails below for sample prices and minimum pcs, to give you an idea

Yes, I will customize. But please note I will only do pretty and chic designs, I will not accept requests for tacky souvenirs. Samples are shown below. Please fill out the inquiry form if you're interested in ordering.

For custom designs, we can set an appointment so we can brainstorm together. :)

Please check calendar for availability of dates. Red mark means dates are reserved. Blue marks mean scheduled events. Only dates without marks are free.