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Every colorful bauble crafted by IRIS Beads & Charms is part of a long tradition of glasswork, tracing back to Venetian artisans from the pillow-covered islands of Murano. The company combines their classic Italian techniques with a modern sensibility, hand-blowing glass beads featuring on-trend dots, stripes, and swirls in vibrant hues. A similar eye for chic detail goes into the crafting of textured and bejeweled silver and rhodium charms. When slipped onto a choice of arm bands, the unique trinkets put a grown-up twist on the classic charm bracelet.

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Toronto,
ON
CA

Canadian Gardening magazine arrives at doorsteps six times a year to inspire outdoor spaces. With glossy photos, it delves into such fertile territory as seasonal blooms, plant nutrition, and landscape design. In each issue, readers will find a shopping guide to inform their purchases, as well as tips to turn lawns from lackluster to maxluster.

25 Sheppard Ave W
Toronto,
ON
CA

Western New York's largest teaching facility. The owner Ralph Fava has been playing guitar for over 48 years. A graduate of Berklee College of Music and has performed with Don Rickles, Jim Nabors, Frankie Vallie, Pia Zadora, Bobby Vinton, Al Martino, Jerry Vale, Debbie Reynolds, The drifters, Bobby Militello and many others

5996 Snyder Dr
Lockport,
NY
US

Inside Gleam & Glimmer Stained Glass Studio, every surface sparkles with the colorful creations of its owners, from mirrors and lampshades to jewelry and candleholders. The staffers hoard neither their skills nor the stock, sharing both in instructional classes that teach students to work with glass. Their charges study creating stained-glass patterns, fusing dichroic glass, and creating three-dimensional objects such as jewelry boxes.

34 Webster St
North Tonawanda,
NY
US

Paints, papers, canvas, specialty pens, brushes, screen-printing supplies, and easels are all readily available within Hyatt's friendly confines with help from over 40 qualified employees. Custom framing and drawing supplies can be found, along with gifts for your favorite art-lover or beloved statue come to life. Pick up a Magnetic Poetry Kit: The Artist to ease the pain of refrigerator confessionals ($8.70), or delight the doodler-of-kittens kid in your life with the Foster Art Kit K15 Drawing Animals lesson ($18.95). Quality art supplies abound within this historic company, which means you have no excuse to keep associating with those one-dimensional stick figure friends.

910 Main St
Buffalo,
NY
US

A kaleidoscopic array of beads fills cubbyholes, jars, and drawers that line the walls at The Bead Gallery. Experienced staff members greet guests and guide them through a labyrinth of jewelry-making supplies available in a variety of colors and textures, such as Czech seed beads, vintage lucite beads, and pearls with inferiority complexes. In addition to helping visitors locate necessary provisions, they eagerly offer step-by-step advice for any DIY beading projects. Novice crafters can also join classes to learn techniques such as knotting pearls, crafting double-wrapped bracelets, and hand-making Swarovski crystal bead earrings. The Bead Gallery even hosts beading parties, which enable both kids and adults to soak up the expertise of a skilled staff member before creating glittering baubles to take home.

2050 Eggert Rd
Buffalo,
NY
US