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What to Make for a Last-Minute Gift?

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I’m not typically a last-minute type of person, but I always have last-minute shopping to do during the holidays. This morning, as a looked over my list, I realized that I still don’t have a present for one of my girl-friends. I think I want to make to her something. I thought I’d share a few of my ideas in case any of you are in a similar situation and want to weave some last-minute gifts! Do you have any suggestions for last-minute gifts? Let us know in the comments and share your handmade gift-giving stories!

A Bracelet using the No Warp-Ends Kit
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One of the things I love about the No Warp-Ends Kit is that you can whip out several pieces of the same size with the same kit set-up. That means faster present-production if you have more than one gift to make! Plus, finishing is so easy and fast. I may make a bracelet like our Changing Seasons Bracelet with wire (fun fact: you can get the ebook for this project free with any Mirrix Looms purchase of $10 of more. Learn more here.) or the perennial favorite, the Checkerboard Cuff Bracelet. Get a free instructional ebook for this project here.

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A Mini Tapestry
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This one is a little more time consuming, but a tiny tapestry, like our Scribble Landscape or Heart Mini Tapestries,  is such a wonderful gift that the lucky recipient will cherish forever. I’m not sure I have time to make one for my friend this year, but I wish I did!

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A Wrap Bracelet
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Wrap bracelets are great because they are both super fast and really easy to finish. Try one on silk like this Crystal & Bead Wrap Bracelet!

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Twill

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twill weaving

Tonight I will block this twill weaving which as you can see has curled right up on itself.  I think that must be due to my having too much tension on the warp while weaving.  I’m really excited about this side of the weaving, so I think I’ll be doing a lot more twill weaving on my Mirrix in the future.  I liked it, but I wasn’t as excited about the side that was facing me while I wove.  Next time I’ll experiment with tension to avoid this much curl, too.  It’s kind of a nice object as is though, huh?  I like the blue-on-blue twill in the background.  It’s such a nice, subtle change from plain weave.

Janna Maria Vallee

Shipping for Christmas

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Need a loom, accessory, kit or package in time for Christmas?

December 19th is the LAST DAY TO ORDER for Christmas Delivery (within the United States).*

If you order after this date and want a package delivered by Christmas, please email us. We may be able to get it to you with expedited shipping, but will charge the difference in cost for this. 

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Need an instant gift? Try a gift certificate.

*While we will do our best to get your package out in plenty of time, there are sometimes shipping issues that arise with both FedEx and USPS. We have tried to build in some extra time to account for these potential issues, but want you to be aware that ordering as soon as possible is always the best bet to get orders in time for Christmas. Email us if you have any questions or special requests.

*Contact us regarding ship time for international orders.

One More Holiday Deal…

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One of my favorite parts of the holiday season is talking to customers who are buying looms as gifts. Maybe it’s because a loom seems like such a thoughtful gift or because I secretly love feeling “in” on a surprise or because I can just imagine the joy of someone opening his or her very first loom. Or maybe it’s because people buying looms as gifts are almost always giddy at the prospect. Kind of like they know they just nailed the perfect gift. And, let’s face it, that’s a pretty great feeling.

Anyway, I’ve got a surprise for all you last-minute gift givers. For the next three days (through Wednesday, December 17th) we are giving 10% off our Mirrix Gift Certificate Package.

This isn’t just a gift certificate. It’s a gift certificate, beads, silk and a hand-written card all in a cute little white box with tissue paper. It’s easy and it’s a fantastic deal. When we were discussing this deal Claudia said, “People are going to buy this for themselves.” And yeah, that’s probably a good idea. Because you get 10% off the whole package and the silk and beads are already 30% off. Seriously, get this before we realize this deal is probably TOO good. But hey, we want those “It’s a Mirrix!” moments to be happening everywhere on December 25th. And December 16th- 24th. And on December 26th – January 1st. And other December holidays, of course.

We have a limited amount of these made and ready-to-ship. So go, run, and save…. Holiday 2014 Gift Certificate Package. Use code theperfectgift at checkout.

gift certificate gift package

The Fine Print: Only ONE per customer. Only valid December 15th-17th, 2014. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Mirrix Looms has the right to alter, cancel or deny this deal. 

 

The Last (and best) Day of Mirrix-Days!

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5mirrixdays5Welcome to the last day of Mirrix-days, our holiday week of deals.

Note: Yesterday’s deal (found here) will also be valid through today (12/12) because our site was having some technical issues on 12/11. Our security certificate expired and may have given you a message saying the site was not secure. 

Today (December 12th) we are giving 15% off both the Loom & Bottom Spring Kit Starter Package with the 22″ Loom and the Bottom Spring Kit with 8, 12, 14 and 18 dent warp coils. Use code mirrixday5 at checkout. (See below for the fine print.)

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The Loom & Bottom Spring Kit Starter Package is one of our most popular packages. Today’s discount is on top of the starter package discount already in place, giving you a total discount of over $70 on this package.

The Bottom Spring Kit with 8, 12, 14 and 18 dent warp coils is our most popular accessory for bead weaving. It is perfect for wide bead pieces, especially if you’re using the shedding device. Take advantage of 15% off!

*The Fine Print*

Only valid on December 12th, 2014. Mirrix Looms reserves the right to deny any coupon or end a deal early. Can only be used at mirrixooms.com. Cannot be combined with any other offers. Can only be used once. 

Changing Seasons Bracelet Ebook -Free With Purchase!

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Spend more than $10.00 in the Mirrix Store until January 1st, 2015 and get our Changing Seasons Bracelet ebook FREE. Use code changingseasonsfree at checkout!

Changing Seasons Bracelet Ebook

Mirrix-Days Day 4: 15% off a second shedding device!

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mirrix-days*PLEASE NOTE* This deal will still be valid through 12/12 because our site was having some technical issues on 12/11. Our security certificate expired and may have given you a message saying the site was not secure. Everything is now fixed!

Welcome to day four of Mirrix-days, where every day through the 12th we will have a deal on something in the Mirrix online store. From kits to accessories and weaving materials, this is the week to pick up stocking stuffers for yourself or the weaver in your life!

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Today (December 11th) we are giving you 15% off an extra shedding device with code mirrixday4 at checkout. (See below for the fine print.)


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The Third Day of Mirrix-Days!

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wrap bracelet

Welcome to day three of Mirrix-days, where every day through the 12th we will have a deal on something in the Mirrix online store. From kits to accessories and weaving materials, this is the week to pick up stocking stuffers for yourself or the weaver in your life.

5mirrixdays3Today (December 10th) we are giving you $15 off our Crystal & Bead Wrap Bracelet Kit with code mirrixday3 at checkout. (See below for the fine print.)

This is one of Mirrix President Claudia’s favorite kits. It goes along with a fantastic online course she made for Craftartedu.com. The course costs $15 (exactly how much you’ll save on the kit) and will walk you through the basics of this great project. If you already know how to weave beads (and how to combine large and small beads and crystals), you can probably weave this without the course!

Click here to purchase.
Click here to view the online course.

 

 

*The Fine Print*

Only valid on December 10th, 2014. Mirrix Looms reserves the right to deny any coupon or end a deal early. Can only be used at mirrixooms.com. Cannot be combined with any other offers. Can only be used once. 

 

On The Second Day of Mirrix-Days My True Love Gave to Me…

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…Six skeins of hand-painted silk yarn!  

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Get 15% off six skeins of hand-painted (seriously, we paint these ourselves!) silk. Perfect for combining with beads or using on their own.

Make a Tapestry/Bead Cuff Bracelet, a Bead & Fiber Dog Collar, a multi-colored woven purse or add silk to a tapestry… your imagination is the limit and these rich colors will be sure to spark many ideas!

Today (December 9th) we are giving you 15% off of Six Skeins of Hand-Painted Silk with code mirrixday2 at checkout. (See below for details.)

Click here to purchase!

*The Fine Print*

Only valid on December 9th, 2014. Mirrix Looms reserves the right to deny any coupon or end a deal early. Can only be used at mirrixooms.com. Cannot be combined with any other offers. Can only be used once.