I (like many other makers on here) frequently get messages asking, “what glue do you use?” Here is the latest version of my answer: I’ve never liked glue. I know it’s really useful for lots of things, but I’ve always preferred to avoid it. I’d been making jewelry for over 4 years before I started on polymer clay, but refused to use glue for any of it. Around the time I started on polymer clay, I thought I’d stop making things unnecessarily difficult for myself and start using glue for things. But although I tried a couple of different glues, and several tricks to make the glue bond better to clay, I still didn’t like it. A few people told me their studs would pop off, or the glue would melt and come loose. I was v uncomfortable with the idea of selling things that could break so easily, at any time - I didn’t want to constantly live in fear (which I did for a while when I first realised the glue wasn’t secure). So I stopped gluing my studs and started looking for a better way. Many of you will know that a few months ago, I started baking studs into my pieces, securing them with a mechanical hold using clay. I felt a lot safer with this method, but recently I’ve been dissatisfied with it - which brings me to where I am now. I’ve started using a new method, completely embedding the studs into my pieces. It’s a much more time-consuming process than gluing, but in my experience it’s way more secure and looks so much cleaner. ✨ I might find a better method eventually, but for now I am quite pleased with this! Some of you will have received these new studs with your recent purchases, let me know what you think of them ☺️🙆🏻♀️
...When you’re on vacation & supposed to NOT be working but spend 1/3 of your camera memory on succulents 😜😂🌿🤷🏻♀️🌵🌈 whoops! These clusters were literally RIGHT outside the door to my hotel casita, how did they know?!
the SPICY HICKORY BACON burger. It’s what happens when our Hickory Bacon burger and our Jalapeño Dorito burger make a love child...
⏰open today at 12:00!
📍find us on King’s Bridge Road in the St. Thomas Parish parking lot
💸don’t forget-cash only!
Loving my new coasters from @riley.grae 🤗 If you live in the Winnipeg area and you haven’t been there, I highly recommend it! They have all sorts of goodies, from tees to pins to stickers and prints! 💕
Bold statement alert ❗️the classic burger from @thebuffalotruck is my favourite fried chicken of all time ❗️black garlic mayo, tonnes of pickles and perfectly seasoned chicken thigh makes this a killer burger. The only problem is you pretty much have to dislocate your jaw to get your gnashers around it. You can find The Buffalo Truck outside George Square Gardens for the rest of the Fringe 😋
From Durham Tourism: "The Chevrolet Silverado 250 is back at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in #Clarington ! 🏎️💨🔥 Making its only Canadian appearance is NASCAR's Gander Outdoors Truck Series. Joining the trucks is the NASCAR Pinty's Series, Coupe Nissan Micra Cup, Canadian Touring Car Championship (CTCC), and the Toyo Tires F1600 Championship.
📍: Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
📆: August 23 to 25
💰: Visit the #CTMP website for tickets.
While you’re there, visit the paddock areas for an opportunity to meet and speak with the drivers. 🤩🏁
Did you know that CTMP also has camping facilities that can accommodate everything from tents and pop-up trailers to RV's? ⛺ A variety of locations are available across the grounds–from trackside spots, to open fields, to well-treed backwoods locations. Full-service washrooms and showers, and children’s playground areas are available on site. Camping rates vary from event to event. Reserve your stay when you grab your tickets online"
Ora King Salmon 👉🏽 Short Rib Meatloaf 👉🏽 Lamb Ragu
Tried out the new menu @progress_provisions for my birthday this weekend! They were very sweet and let the family and I order off their new menu during their Progress Night on Saturday. You definitely don’t want to miss these new dishes! Everything was delicious and you can try it for yourself during their new evening hours when they aren’t hosting a Prime Rib or Progress Night. 👌🏽👌🏽 Trust me, y’all, there are so many new things to try downtown and you don’t want to miss any of it 😊
It’s Bingo day!!!! 🔥Come get cozy with us tonight at Mary's on Davie!
Snacks, cocktails, community and living-legend Carlotta Gurl!
✨✨✨✨✨First game starts at 7pm!
💜💙 Thank you to our fantastic community donors for the prizes tonight, including:
🎞 2 passes and memberships to the Vancouver Queer Film Festival
🎱 Mini billiards tables from OBSESSIONS
🌏 Tours and rad goodie bags with gems and stones from the Pacific Museum of Earth at University of British Columbia
🔺 Tarot reading by Jessie Macpherson
🇦🇺 Australian pies, with sides and coffee from Peaked Pies
🍑 Cellblock 13 (Timoteo Studio), Calvin Klein and PUMP Underwear goodies from Topdrawers Underwear!
💈 Hair love from BurlyBarber
😈 The Cheekiest of cheeky from Kimprints Custom Framing & Gifts
🌈 Tshirts and fun gadgets from Little Sister's Book & Art Emporium
🍗 Flamed Grilled Chicken from Nando's courtesy of Gayvan.com Travel Marketing
🥔 Poutine from La Belle Patate YVR
🌱 Smoothies from Body Energy Club
☕️ Starbucks mugs and gift cards
see you tonight!! 🎈
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It’s a beautiful day for some #froyo 🍨 ☀️ We already served up frozen treats while parked next to @thelittlepiggyfoodtruck for lunch downtown BUT you can still enjoy something delicious at the shop in Olmsted Falls! Open until 9pm!