Craft stores – Carolina Belles http://carolinabelles.net/ Sun, 17 Apr 2022 06:58:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://carolinabelles.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-25-141x136.png Craft stores – Carolina Belles http://carolinabelles.net/ 32 32 Former gas engineer Damon Oates featured in Michaels © craft stores for turning his wreath-making hobby into a multi-million dollar business https://carolinabelles.net/former-gas-engineer-damon-oates-featured-in-michaels-craft-stores-for-turning-his-wreath-making-hobby-into-a-multi-million-dollar-business/ Fri, 18 Mar 2022 18:27:33 +0000 https://carolinabelles.net/former-gas-engineer-damon-oates-featured-in-michaels-craft-stores-for-turning-his-wreath-making-hobby-into-a-multi-million-dollar-business/ LaPlace, LA, USA – March 18, 2022 – When Damon Oates started his wreath making hobby, he never thought it would lead to him becoming part owner of a multi-million dollar business, let alone being featured in Michaels © Craft stores in across the country. Today, when you walk into a local Michaels© craft store, […]]]>

LaPlace, LA, USA – March 18, 2022 – When Damon Oates started his wreath making hobby, he never thought it would lead to him becoming part owner of a multi-million dollar business, let alone being featured in Michaels © Craft stores in across the country. Today, when you walk into a local Michaels© craft store, you will see the Michaels© Maker Spotlight exhibit with Oates’ photo and a brief summary of his story, “Damon, a former oil and gas engineer, chose to pursue his passions of making wreaths and helping small businesses and now runs a multi-million dollar business.The sign includes a link to the DecoExchange website and a QR code that shoppers can scan to see more advice on making wreaths.

The Michaels© Makers represent some of the most creative and inspiring craft and lifestyle bloggers across the country. These influencers share their experiences through craft projects, tips, DIY decorating, entertainment, and more. Discover all the Michaels Makers and their latest creative adventures at www.michaels.com.

DecoExchange owners Damon Oates and Parker Stelly dreamed that their weekend downtime business would become the ability to promote the well-being of others, provide generous monetary donations to worthy causes, and become Oates’ corporate job exit strategy that he loved and had worked so hard to get. At first, no one even considered them running a real business. Today, DecoExchange has more than 500,000 people who follow our activity on social networks. Their wreath business is impacting and changing lives.

The Michaels© Companies, Inc. is where all Makers get inspired, buy, learn, create and sell. As the largest specialty retailer in North America, they operate 1,275 stores in 49 states and Canada and online at Michaels.com and Michaels.ca. The Michaels © Companies, Inc. also owns Artistree, a manufacturer of custom and specialty framing products. Founded in 1973 and based in Irving, TX, their mission is to empower every Maker to bring their creative dreams to life.

For store locations or to shop online, please visit www.michaels.com.

About DecoExchange

Founded by Damon Oates and Parker Stelly, DecoExchange is an organization that leverages its artisan community of over 500,000 Facebook followers to raise money for a good cause while educating designers and artisans on how to create. and sell a handmade product. At the heart of DecoExchange is the core value that they use their influence, knowledge and community to positively impact the world. Teaching while inspiring others to donate and help is one of the many things that makes the wreath making community great.

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Authentic arts and crafts shops in Vizag to discover https://carolinabelles.net/authentic-arts-and-crafts-shops-in-vizag-to-discover/ Thu, 17 Mar 2022 10:03:46 +0000 https://carolinabelles.net/authentic-arts-and-crafts-shops-in-vizag-to-discover/ There’s nothing you can’t find in Vizag. From dazzling designer clothing stores to wholesale markets, we Vizagites have it all at our fingertips. One of those eye-catching facilities for shopaholics in Vizag is the arts and crafts stores. Not just shopaholics, but these stores demand the attention of arts and crafts lovers. If you are […]]]>

There’s nothing you can’t find in Vizag. From dazzling designer clothing stores to wholesale markets, we Vizagites have it all at our fingertips. One of those eye-catching facilities for shopaholics in Vizag is the arts and crafts stores. Not just shopaholics, but these stores demand the attention of arts and crafts lovers. If you are fascinated by the work of artisans and their impeccable craftsmanship, you should visit these stores.

Here is a list of arts and crafts stores in Vizag to check out.

Curio Crafts Kashmir Palace of Art

Curio Crafts Kashmir Art Palace has old world charm and intrigue. The store was established in 1974 by a Kashmiri man and is still the go-to place for all artistic pieces. Metal snuff boxes, camel bone jewelry, Kashmiri papier-mâché art and many other eye-catching items adorn the shelves of this store. Artifacts in his store are handpicked and bought by the owner himself from all over the country. Similar stores of this type are found in Kashmir, Bangalore, Cochin and Kodaikanal.

Location: Kotha Town Road

Lepakshi Handicraft Store

Lepakshi Handicrafts Emporium is an initiative of the state government of Andhra Pradesh, established for the promotion of handicrafts. This emporium was established in 1982 and is known for its exquisite masterpieces of craftsmen and craftsmen. One can find musical instruments, paintings, jewelry, household items and sandalwood products in this store. Apart from these, Kondapalli toys which are made of a rare type of wood and beautiful Kalamkari paintings are also available here.

Location: Near the center of Jagadamba

Oriental Art Museum

The Eastern Art Museum has a collection of works of art made by contemporary artists. It is a family store that has been offering a variety of products for over 50 years. One can find a collection of interior and personal decoration through crafts, artworks and clothing. A series of artworks illustrating Indian artistic culture will be available. People from all over the world order products from this store because the handcrafted pieces are carefully handcrafted with rare materials.

Location: Waltair Uplands, next to Neeru Showroom

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These Milwaukee-area craft stores offer vacation craft classes or take-out kits https://carolinabelles.net/these-milwaukee-area-craft-stores-offer-vacation-craft-classes-or-take-out-kits/ https://carolinabelles.net/these-milwaukee-area-craft-stores-offer-vacation-craft-classes-or-take-out-kits/#respond Mon, 08 Nov 2021 14:27:48 +0000 https://carolinabelles.net/these-milwaukee-area-craft-stores-offer-vacation-craft-classes-or-take-out-kits/ With the supply chain and staff shortages further stressing holiday shopping, there might be another solution: DIY gifts. Many craft stores in the area offer take-out classes or kits to create holiday decor, ornaments, or gifts that cannot be found anywhere else. Following: Supply chain issues: what are they and how will shortages impact the […]]]>


With the supply chain and staff shortages further stressing holiday shopping, there might be another solution: DIY gifts.

Many craft stores in the area offer take-out classes or kits to create holiday decor, ornaments, or gifts that cannot be found anywhere else.

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“The gifts you give yourself are special because it’s so much more personal,” said Irina Miech, owner of Eclectica Beads in New Berlin. “If you give someone a gift that you make with your hands, you put so much into it.”

Here are seven arts and crafts stores in the Milwaukee area that have DIY gifts.

The Potter’s Shop

The Potter’s Shop has many pottery classes listed on their website that you can use to make DIY gifts.

A holiday favorite is a Christmas elf cookie jar. This unique course is offered from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on November 12. Cost: $ 45, including all material

A unique pottery wheel sampling course allows participants to create a creation and choose a glaze color. It runs from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on November 19. It takes about four weeks before the finished works are ready to be picked up. Cost: $ 40 for the class and $ 10 to keep an extra room.

The other courses are listed on www.potteryinwaukesha.com.

Site: 1314 S. West Ave., Waukesha

For more information or to register for a course: Visit www.potteryinwaukesha.com or call 262-547-1920.

Eclectic Pearls

Eclectica Beads offers a variety of kits at various prices.

The kits come with links to an online video on Facebook, Miech said. Kits for snowflakes and snowmen are popular.

Another option is to attend one of the store’s craft workshops.

Eclectica Beads is offering a workshop from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm on November 20 to make a Royal Rivoli bracelet using Swarovski Rivolis and other crystals. Cost: $ 28; materials must be purchased separately.

A Royal Chess bracelet creation workshop is offered from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on November 24. Participants can use rich colors and Thunder Polish bugle beads to create a geometric-inspired pattern. Cost: $ 28; supplies must be purchased prior to class.

Make an “Ice Beauty Pendant” from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm on November 27th. According to the Eclectica Beads website, the pendant is a delicate, lacy sculpture of a snowflake. Cost: $ 32; materials must be purchased separately.

Nature’s Elements in Silver runs from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on November 28. Participants will make a mold of objects such as twigs, buttons, stones and other natural elements to create organic pendants, charms and other jewelry. Fired pieces can be picked up three days after the course. This is a course suitable for beginners. Cost: $ 55; supplies are included.

Site: 21420 W. Greenfield Ave., New Berlin

Hours: Monday to Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 4 p.m.

For more information and for a full course schedule: Visit www.eclecticabeads.com or call 262-641-0910.

Meiko Bella Studio

MeikoBella Studio Offers Ornament Making Course and Three Holiday Decorating Events

The theme for the Ornament Making Class on November 17 is Klimnt Night. The course takes place from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Cost: $ 30, plus $ 10 for an additional ornament.

The holiday decorating events take place on December 2, 9 and 16 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

On December 2, participants will be able to paint two marshmallow figurines on canvas. On December 9, participants will paint Christmas trees on heavy paper with wine such as Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon or Chardonnay. On December 16, the theme is Mingle and Jingle, where attendees will use a holiday theme to decorate a piece of wood. Cost: $ 50 per class.

Site: N88 W16475 Main Street, Menomonee Falls

To register or for more information: Visit www.meikobellastudio.com or call 262-227-3493.

Just oven time

At Just Kiln ‘Time, budding artists can complete an art project on location, including painting your own pottery, glass fusion, or mosaic.

The cost ranges from $ 8 for studio time to around $ 80 for supplies.

The courses are listed online. Pottery kits are available to take away; the projects will be ready about a week after their return.

Site: N88 W16683 Appleton Avenue, Menomonee Falls

Hours: Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, visit www.justkilntimepottery.com or call 262-255-5456.

Just knot beads

Knot Just Beads offers classes, a place to do beadwork, and a variety of bead craft ideas.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on November 19 and 20, the boutique will be hosting a Stag Widow Weekend, offering the opportunity to come and celebrate beadwork. There will be daily specials and classes.

The wool applique will run from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on November 19. Participants will create a monogrammed ornament. Cost: $ 45, supplies included

Bead Embroidery Rings are available from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on November 20. Cost: $ 30, including supplies

Torch work lessons are scheduled one-on-one; contact the store for available times. Participants can learn how to melt glass with the Minor Bench Burner torch to create torch beads. The limit is two students per session. Cost: $ 80 per person for four hours

Site: 4309 South 76th St., Milwaukee

Hours: Tuesday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Wednesday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information: Visit https://knotjustbeads.com or call 414-771-8360.

icing

Located in Thiensville, glaze, a destination art studio, has a pottery workshop and ice cream parlor with take-out kits, studio painting, glass melting and painting on wine glass.

There are 400-500 pieces including popcorn cups and bowls to choose from. Participants request a color, get a kit to make the item, and send the item back for printing. You can also request custom kits for glass melting and wine glass painting.

Prices vary; call or stop by to see a variety of kit options.

Painting with Santa will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on November 28, where kids can create fused glass ornaments, paint hand-printed reindeer plates, carve snowman dishes, and arrange cupcakes in a jar. There will also be photos with Santa Claus and ice cream. Cost: $ 75 plus taxes. Pre-registration is encouraged online; Space is limited.

Site: 149, chemin Green Bay, Thiensville

Hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday

For more information: Visit http://www.glazepottery.com or call 262-238-5456.

Arts Fair

Art Lounge and Wine Bar offers a variety of classes and plans to add canvas, wood plank, wineglass, ornament, pottery, and jewelry classes later in November and December. Course details will be posted online.

The Cute Snowman course (pre-sketch) is offered from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on November 13. Doors open at 10:30 am; participants must arrive by 10:45 am Cost: $ 30, includes 16 x 20 inch canvas, painting supplies and instructions.

The Angel Paint course is offered from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on November 17. Cost: $ 30, includes 12 x 16 inch canvas, painting supplies, and instructions. Doors open at 6 p.m. participants must arrive before 6:15 am.

The Pretty Poppies painting class runs from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on November 19. Cost: $ 30, includes 12 x 16 inch canvas, painting supplies, and instructions. Doors open at 6 p.m. participants must arrive before 6:15 am.

Site: N88 W16567 Main Street, Menomonee Falls

Hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 9.15 p.m. Friday

For more information: Visit www.artloungewi.com or call 262-246-9400.

Cathy Kozlowicz can be reached at 262-361-9132 or cathy.kozlowicz@jrn.com. Follow her on Twitter at @kozlowicz_cathy.

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Craft stores get creative during pandemic | First https://carolinabelles.net/craft-stores-get-creative-during-pandemic-first/ https://carolinabelles.net/craft-stores-get-creative-during-pandemic-first/#respond Fri, 26 Mar 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://carolinabelles.net/craft-stores-get-creative-during-pandemic-first/ Like many craft stores, Who Gives a SCRAP was a neighborhood gathering place at its location on Colorado Avenue, just west of downtown Colorado Springs. In November, the store, which sells recycled arts and crafts supplies, moved to a new location at 810 Arcturus Drive. This was just one of the changes owner Lorrie Myers […]]]>


Like many craft stores, Who Gives a SCRAP was a neighborhood gathering place at its location on Colorado Avenue, just west of downtown Colorado Springs.

In November, the store, which sells recycled arts and crafts supplies, moved to a new location at 810 Arcturus Drive.

This was just one of the changes owner Lorrie Myers faced during the pandemic. Although Myers was forced to move, the new location turned out to be an advantage. Now Myers has more space to process the donations that supply the store, more floor space to allow more customers to enter, and more space to rent to artists and craft teachers.

Most local craft stores have seen their sales increase or remain stable during the pandemic.

“People buy stuff like crazy,” Myers said. “It’s not just that they are making more; they make something for a specific purpose that they can sell or give as a personal gift.

Crafts saw a resurgence in popularity not only because people stayed home and had to find ways to entertain their children, but also because crafts helped people cope with the extra stress that year. last brought.

People are exploring new areas of crafts, like quilting, and picking up ones they’ve made before, Myers said.

“They make handcrafted items, and not just because it’s cheaper,” she said. “It gives that personal touch, and people miss out on friends and family.”

Most have done well thanks to a loyal clientele and a creative hub. And they’re starting to resume their traditional role as places where people can share their love of making.

SURVIVE IN DIFFICULT TIMES

When Myers had to shut down Who Gives a SCRAP at the end of March last year, she feared she would keep her three employees at work[see below] and that the volunteers who help sort the donations would miss their only social outlet.

A paycheck protection program loan bolstered wages, and Myers put employees to work making kits to sell. Although the store did not have an online outlet, it did offer curbside shopping and delivery to customers who called ahead.

The store had built up a solid customer base, including many teachers, and Myers knew their needs and preferences.

“We would take the products out on trays for them to review and make their decisions,” Myers said.

While the Colorado Springs store struggled through the rough months, Who Gives’s Fort Collins store at SCRAP did not survive.

After the Springs store reopened in May, business resumed – but due to limited floor space, Myers could only allow a few customers in at a time.

Myers generated phone orders and pickups through social media outreach, including a weekly live Facebook event showcasing new product and project ideas, and live auctions on Instagram. Discounts for teachers, the elderly, the military and first responders brought in customers.

A few months after the reopening, Myers learned that the parking lot next to the Colorado Avenue store had been sold and was going to be the site of a four-story apartment building. She found a new site – a 12,000 square foot space formerly occupied by Spectrum Physical Therapy.

TThe day after Thanksgiving, Who Gives a SCRAP moved from its 3,000 square foot quarters on Colorado Avenue and moved into space on Arcturus near Eighth Street.

The new facility has a large classroom with plenty of room for distancing, and Myers has installed a HEPA air filtration system that recycles the air every 30 minutes.

She is now able to attract more customers to browse the store’s stock and is starting to rent out the classroom to artists and craft experts who want to teach classes.

Small spaces that were once therapy rooms have been converted into artist studios that rent for $ 100 per month.

Donations have skyrocketed in recent months, Myers said.

“In a normal month we gain around 4,000 pounds,” she said. “Now we’re steadily going over 9,000 pounds. “

The goods are isolated in a special COVID-19 bay for several days before being processed.

Myers said who gives a SCRAP [still?] has three full-time employees who earn a living wage, and she is happy the company continues to make a difference – its social impact mission is to divert materials from landfills.

As COVID-19 restrictions loosen, it looks forward to expanding its role as a community center.

ATTRACT CUSTOMERS

Simple Pleasures, a store in northeast Colorado Springs that sells rubber stamps, scrapbooking supplies, and mixed-use art supplies, also faced challenges last year, but not only managed to survive, but also to expand its customer base.

“When people do this type of craft, they are doing something for someone else,” said owner Cathy Smith. “It makes people closer to each other.

The store had a strong social gathering component before the pandemic, as people gathered for classes and to work on their scrapbooking or card-making projects in the store’s workroom.

“We had to get more creative,” Smith said. “We have grown our customer base through the use of social media, and we are shipping more orders than ever before. We did what we call take-out kits, and we had a weekly Facebook Live event.

During the live events, Smith showcases a project, and artisans can order merchandise in the comments.

“In some ways it’s a more personal experience than an online store,” she said.

Smith still offers mail order delivery and curbside pickup, but shoppers can now enter the store if they are masked and stay away. Smith also requires customers to wear gloves, which she provides if buyers don’t.

“We have a sign on the door that says if they don’t have gloves we would really appreciate if they could donate $ 1 to TESSA,” she said.

The store’s sales volume has increased since it reopened after the initial closure, and January-March is up from October-December. Sales of card making supplies have been huge, she said.

Next month, Smith plans to try a dedicated time where a small group of people can come together to work on their projects. She is also planning to offer a card making course. “We are taking baby steps,” she said.

SOLD ONLINE

Ewe and Me, a northwest Colorado Springs store that sells yarn and knitting and crochet supplies, did not have a pre-pandemic online store.

“Gary, my husband, out of necessity, has become an expert at selling on the web,” said owner Debbie Golucke.

The online store is still ongoing, she said, but it has the most popular yarns sold by the store and orders come from across the country.

Golucke said she buys goods from overseas and has encountered supply issues, especially with deliveries from some South American countries where the store buys yarn.

“In Uruguay and Peru, at the beginning, their workers were not allowed to go to work,” she said. “People can now go to their places of work, but there is a backlog and there is no way to get it to the United States. “

This involved finding alternative suppliers, but Golucke said she had a personal relationship with the Montevideo family who own Malabrigo Yarns, one of the store’s biggest suppliers.

She is able to pre-order items from Malabrigo and other suppliers, who will let her know when shipments can be arranged.

Golucke estimated sales to reach around 25% in 2020, but the store secured a small PPP loan and continued to pay its three employees to manage inventory, maintain the store, and tutor.

“We are on the verge of having to hire more employees,” Golucke said.

CREATIVE PIVOT

In-store sales of Silver Sparrow Beads in Old Colorado City have remained fairly stable, owner Michele Underwood said, but she has seen a big increase in her wholesale jewelry line.

Underwood does not have an online store but works for a group of California representatives who take orders for finished parts for boutiques, health food stores and resorts. Underwood processes and ships orders.

“We are designing what we think will be a trend for the coming season,” she said.

Wholesale trade grew so much that Underwood added three contractors to help produce the parts.

“When we started, there were only three of us,” she said.

She also has a few part-time employees at the store, where foot traffic has started to increase.

Underwood said the ability to pivot and strategize got him through the pandemic.

“If things aren’t going well, you really need to be able to get a big picture of where you want to be in two years and start taking action to get there, and be creative in your thinking about it. the different ways to earn income, ”she said. “Sometimes it’s just not in your store; you can do it in other ways.


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Michaels Craft Stores goes private again, for $5 billion https://carolinabelles.net/michaels-craft-stores-goes-private-again-for-5-billion/ Wed, 03 Mar 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://carolinabelles.net/michaels-craft-stores-goes-private-again-for-5-billion/ Aarts and crafts retailer The Michaels Companies (NASDAQ: MIK) becomes private again. This time it is acquired by Global Apollo Management (NYSE: APO) for $22 per share, or $5 billion. That’s $1 billion less than the last time it was taken private, in 2006 by Bain Capital, and represents the struggle the retailer has faced […]]]>

Aarts and crafts retailer The Michaels Companies (NASDAQ: MIK) becomes private again. This time it is acquired by Global Apollo Management (NYSE: APO) for $22 per share, or $5 billion.

That’s $1 billion less than the last time it was taken private, in 2006 by Bain Capital, and represents the struggle the retailer has faced since returning to public markets eight years later at the price. of $17 per share.

Image source: Getty Images.

Design a new buyout

Apollo’s offer represents a 47% premium to the price the stock was trading at on February 26, the day before speculation over its takeover, but also a 78% premium to the weighted average price volume over 90 days.

Michaels has a 25-day shopping period during which he can search for a better deal and accept it without penalty, but the craft store has had a bumpy ride since its IPO in 2014.

Even then, there wasn’t much enthusiasm for his company, and his private equity owners ended up pricing the stock at the lower end of the expected range.

Apollo apparently believes he can help the arts and crafts retailer get its operations back on track. Michaels Chairman of the Board, James Quella, said in a statement, “The company’s impressive growth transformation, including our financial and operational performance in the unprecedented pandemic environment, has driven to an unsolicited offer to buy the company”.

Yet the same issues of a highly competitive marketplace and the even greater challenge of e-commerce could pose a problem. But private equity firms don’t go into investments with the intention of keeping them long-term, so the likelihood of Michaels going public again is high.

This is the second major acquisition announced by Apollo today; it also bought the Las Vegas operations of the casino operator Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS) for $6.3 billion.

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Michaels craft stores go private again, for $ 5 billion https://carolinabelles.net/michaels-craft-stores-go-private-again-for-5-billion/ https://carolinabelles.net/michaels-craft-stores-go-private-again-for-5-billion/#respond Wed, 03 Mar 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://carolinabelles.net/michaels-craft-stores-go-private-again-for-5-billion/ Arts and crafts retailer Michaels companies (NASDAQ: MIK) becomes private again. This time it is acquired by Global management of Apollo (NYSE: APO) for $ 22 per share, or $ 5 billion. That’s $ 1 billion less than the last time it was private, in 2006 by Bain Capital, and it represents the struggle the […]]]>


Arts and crafts retailer Michaels companies (NASDAQ: MIK) becomes private again. This time it is acquired by Global management of Apollo (NYSE: APO) for $ 22 per share, or $ 5 billion.

That’s $ 1 billion less than the last time it was private, in 2006 by Bain Capital, and it represents the struggle the retailer has faced since returning to the public market eight years later at a price of $ 17. per share.

Image source: Getty Images.

Design a new buyout

Apollo’s offer represents a premium of 47% over the price at which the stock was trading on February 26, the day before speculation on its buyback erupted, but also a premium of 78% over the price. 90-day volume-weighted average.

Michaels has 25 days to research a better deal and accept it without penalty, but the craft store has had a haphazard run since going public in 2014.

Even then, there wasn’t much enthusiasm for his business, and his private equity owners ended up pricing the stock at the lower end of the expected range.

Apollo apparently believes he can help the arts and crafts retailer better turn around its operations. Michaels Chairman of the Board, James Quella, said in a statement: “The impressive transformation in the growth of the company, including our financial and operational performance in the unprecedented pandemic environment, has led to an unsolicited offer to buy the company. “

Yet the same issues of a highly competitive marketplace and the even greater challenge of e-commerce could pose a problem. But private equity firms don’t go into investments with a view to holding them for the long term, so the likelihood of Michaels going public again is high.

This is the second major acquisition announced today by Apollo; he also bought the Las Vegas operations of the casino operator Sands of Las Vegas (NYSE: LVS) for $ 6.3 billion.

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Riverside man arrested in widespread charge card scam at Michaels craft stores – press enterprise https://carolinabelles.net/riverside-man-arrested-in-widespread-charge-card-scam-at-michaels-craft-stores-press-enterprise/ https://carolinabelles.net/riverside-man-arrested-in-widespread-charge-card-scam-at-michaels-craft-stores-press-enterprise/#respond Sat, 30 Jan 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://carolinabelles.net/riverside-man-arrested-in-widespread-charge-card-scam-at-michaels-craft-stores-press-enterprise/ CAMDEN, NJ – A Californian accused of a widespread credit card and debit card scam involving craft retailer Michaels has returned to New Jersey after several years on the run. Jose Salazar fled to Mexico after being indicted in 2015, according to the US prosecutor’s office. Salazar and others have been accused of installing fake […]]]>


CAMDEN, NJ – A Californian accused of a widespread credit card and debit card scam involving craft retailer Michaels has returned to New Jersey after several years on the run. Jose Salazar fled to Mexico after being indicted in 2015, according to the US prosecutor’s office.

Salazar and others have been accused of installing fake point-of-sale terminals in about 80 of the stores in 19 states in 2011. The group allegedly stole about 94,000 debit and credit card numbers from the terminals and allegedly took them away. used to create new cards and illegally withdraw cash.

Salazar, 44, of Riverside, was arrested in Mexico City last September and first appeared in Camden by video conference on Thursday, the U.S. prosecutor’s office said. He pleaded not guilty and was held without bail.

Salazar faces one count of aggravated bank fraud conspiracy and identity theft. The conspiracy count carries a maximum prison sentence of 30 years.

Two others pleaded guilty to participating in the scheme. Angel Angulo was sentenced in 2018 to three years in prison and ordered to pay $ 480,300 in restitution. Crystal Banuelos was sentenced to prison and five years probation.


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Kudumbashree to Open Coir and Craft Stores | Kudumbashree | coco https://carolinabelles.net/kudumbashree-to-open-coir-and-craft-stores-kudumbashree-coco/ https://carolinabelles.net/kudumbashree-to-open-coir-and-craft-stores-kudumbashree-coco/#respond Sun, 17 Jan 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://carolinabelles.net/kudumbashree-to-open-coir-and-craft-stores-kudumbashree-coco/ Kochi: Rewriting history, Kudumbashree will soon be opening coir and craft stores across the state. In the initial phase, stores will be opened in the districts of Alappuzha and Kasaragod. There are reports that Kudumbashree will open two stores in Alappuzha and one in Kasaragod. In Alappuzha, one of the stores will be located at […]]]>


Kochi: Rewriting history, Kudumbashree will soon be opening coir and craft stores across the state. In the initial phase, stores will be opened in the districts of Alappuzha and Kasaragod. There are reports that Kudumbashree will open two stores in Alappuzha and one in Kasaragod.

In Alappuzha, one of the stores will be located at the municipal complex near the private bus stop while the other will be open in Mararikulam. Meanwhile, Kasaragod district will get the first Kudumbashree coconut and craft store in Peelikode panchayat. The project was implemented as part of the Chief Minister’s 100-day action plan.

The stores, ranging in size from 100 to 500 square feet, will market Kudumbashree and Coir Board coir products. Besides crafts and coir products, cashew nut products will also be available at these stores. Officials have informed that the stores will be inaugurated before January 20.

The project also aims to sell products from public sector companies like KERAFED and Milma. Essential items such as vegetables will be included in the sale depending on the space available in the stores.

As part of the project, Kudumbashree aims to establish 500 stores. Of this total, the government has already approved 300 stores. Kudumbashree members or their family members will be allowed to manage the stores. To this end, Rs 5 lakh will be loaned by Kudumbashree.


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5 local craft stores to satisfy your creative itch https://carolinabelles.net/5-local-craft-stores-to-satisfy-your-creative-itch/ Tue, 12 Jan 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://carolinabelles.net/5-local-craft-stores-to-satisfy-your-creative-itch/ As temperatures continue to drop and the winter season sets in more, many people are turning to indoor activities to pass the time. Whether you’re trying new recipes at home, calling friends, or watching your favorite movies, there’s no shortage of activities to keep you busy. However, for some, tapping into your more creative and […]]]>

As temperatures continue to drop and the winter season sets in more, many people are turning to indoor activities to pass the time. Whether you’re trying new recipes at home, calling friends, or watching your favorite movies, there’s no shortage of activities to keep you busy. However, for some, tapping into your more creative and innovative side by trying out new artistic endeavors can be a particularly rewarding pastime. Recently, as many of us have been stuck at home, DIY fashion or clothing and wardrobe alterations have gained popularity.

Now more than ever, many of us need a boost of enthusiasm and creativity in our lives. There are dozens of ideas that encourage individuals to try mixing their style and embark on a new fashion project. These trends include knitting, embroidery, couture, personalization, weaving, tie-dye and more. You will probably find that you are only limited by your own imagination. To help you get started, Charger 303 has rounded up five craft stores in the Denver area that can provide you with all the tools and equipment you might need. Likewise, each store offers its consumers unique supplies and experiences based on its personal mission as a source of creativity in the community. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced craftsman, these shops support all your creative dreams or ambitions.

fancy tiger craft

Photo courtesy of Fancy Tiger Crafts

Where: Fancy Tiger Crafts is located at 59 North Broadway, Denver and is currently open for curbside pickup only, available Monday through Saturday 1-5 p.m.

The truth : Located on South Broadway, Fancy Tiger Crafts offers its customers a wide variety of materials and products. Opened in 2006, the shop offers individuals the opportunity to buy supplies and participate in courses. Owners Jaime Jennings and Amber Corcoran founded Fancy Tiger Crafts to inspire individuals to engage in creative pursuits through high quality materials and resources. Therefore, this shop generates an ideal atmosphere for customers to enhance their creativity and find a supportive community.

Currently, Fancy Tiger Crafts is not open for in-person purchases. All purchases must be made through their website with shipping or curbside pickup options. Further information and inquiries can be made through their website.

The LambShoppe

Inside The LambShoppe

Photo courtesy of The LambShoppe

Where: The LambShoppe is located at 3512 East 12th Avenue, Denver and is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The truth : Located on 12th Avenue, the LambShoppe offers a wide variety of wires, tools, instructions, and everything in between. As the oldest yarn store in Denver, the store has a long history of providing customers with quality items for their latest project. The Lambshoppe also offers lessons and one-on-one support (with owner Mary Carol herself) for each maker, regardless of skill level. Further information and specific pricing can be found on their website. They also sell a unique selection of handmade clothing, called Sympli clothing, in the store. This not only provides inspiration, but also provides the opportunity to support local artists.

The LambShoppe is currently open and enforces safety rules in the store. However, you can also order products online or by phone and have them delivered directly to your home.

Recreational Denver

Photo by Amanda Piela.

Where: ReCreative Denver is located at 765 Santa Fe Drive, Denver and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The truth : ReCreative Denver is a boutique and art center located in the artistic district of Santa Fe. They offer customers a unique experience both in the materials they offer and in their mission to create an impact in the community. ReCreative Denver stocks supplies donated by individuals and businesses in its store. Therefore, not only do they feature unique finds, but their shelves are constantly changing. The store offers items such as yarn, picture frames, gift wrap, art supplies and more. Additionally, proceeds from gear sales are reinvested in the community by funding arts programs and providing gear throughout Denver. ReCreative Denver also offers a multitude of workshops, classes and exhibits.

ReCreative Denver is open, although face masks are required by regulation and only credit or debit payments are accepted. Donations are made by appointment and further information can be found on their website.

at Guiry

Interior of Guiry's

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Where: Guiry has a number of locations across Colorado. Stores offering art supplies can be found in Boulder, Centennial, Cherry Creek, Denver South and more. Specific locations and times can be found on their website.

The truth : With a total of 12 locations found throughout Colorado, Guiry’s has been a staple for artists since 1899. It originally started as a paint and wallpaper producer, founded by Joseph and Herb Guiry. Since then, the store has remained a family business while constantly expanding and improving its inventory over the years. As an art supplier, Guiry’s offers products related to painting and drawing, while also stocking items such as easels and canvases. The store also strives to be involved in the community, whether it’s helping you find the perfect paint for your next project or supporting arts education and non-profit organizations.

Guiry locations are currently open for in-store purchases and curbside pickup. Orders can also be placed on their website and shipped directly to you.

Meininger art supply

Photo courtesy of HR Meininger Co. on Facebook

Where: HR Meininger Company is located at 499 Broadway, Denver and is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The truth : Located on South Broadway, HR Meininger Co. was founded in 1881 and has remained a family business ever since. Their history bolsters their credibility as a successful art supply store, as their extensive inventory satisfies a multitude of customers and needs. They carry items ranging from crafts to paints to drawing materials and more. In total, HR Meininger Co. offers over 80,000 art-related products, making it one of the largest art supply stores in the West. They also opened another location in Colorado Springs, with an equally large selection.

HR Meininger Co. is currently open for in-store purchases and curbside pickup. You can also place orders online or by phone and have them delivered directly to your home. More details and information can be found on their website.

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Kudumbashree to pilot coir and craft stores https://carolinabelles.net/kudumbashree-to-pilot-coir-and-craft-stores/ https://carolinabelles.net/kudumbashree-to-pilot-coir-and-craft-stores/#respond Sun, 10 Jan 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://carolinabelles.net/kudumbashree-to-pilot-coir-and-craft-stores/ The Kudumbashree mission will pilot two coir and craft stores in the state to provide a market for products made by industries such as coir that employ women in large numbers. The stores are set up as part of the Chief Minister’s 100-day program. Stores will be piloted in Kasaragod and Alappuzha districts, although an […]]]>


The Kudumbashree mission will pilot two coir and craft stores in the state to provide a market for products made by industries such as coir that employ women in large numbers.

The stores are set up as part of the Chief Minister’s 100-day program. Stores will be piloted in Kasaragod and Alappuzha districts, although an administrative sanction has been received to set up 300 of the 500 targeted stores. The Alappuzha store will be located in the municipal complex inside the private Alappuzha bus station and the Kasaragod store in the Kalikadavu panchayat building in Pilicode.

The stores, ranging in size from 100 to 500 square feet, will provide a market for products made by Kudumbashree and Kerala State Coir Corporation Ltd., with which it has an agreement, outside of handicrafts. It is also planned to include cashew and products from other public sector companies such as Milma and Kerafed.

The stores are also intended to serve as storage for the Kudumbashree home stores so that Kudumbashree women can collect the products from these warehouse stores and distribute them to households. All panchayats have been ordered to find commercial space available for Kudumbashree to set up the Coir and Craft Store.

Loan and grant

The Kudumbashree will provide a soft loan of 5 lakh for the start-up of each store. The mission also corrected the layout of the stores.

Recipients must be Kudumbashree Business Groups, Regional Development Societies (ADS) or Community Development Societies (CDS). The interest on the loan for business groups is 4%, while that for CDS or ADS committees is zero. The maximum repayment term is six years

The Kudumbashree will provide a grant of 1.5 lakh to beneficiaries subject to conditions. His first payment of 50,000 will be sanctioned if the interest and the principle of the loan are paid on time in the first six months. If payments for the next six months are also made on time, an additional 50,000 is authorized. The last payment will be sanctioned once the refund has been made.


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