Monday, December 14, 2009

Hero Arts 2010 Preview Party

Sunday, December 20, 2009 from 1 - 4 PM, we will be having a fun-filled afternoon of free greeting card make & takes with door prizes & light refreshments.
What is the occasion?
Hero Arts Rubber Stamps is introducing their 2010 catalog preview. We will have new product in the store as well.
Come join in the fun!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Fused Glass Jewelry Classes

We have had several people asking when we would offer another Fused Glass Jewelry class... but this is still show season for our teacher. We have worked out some times she will be available...
Angela Hendrix, a fused glass jewelry artisan from Anderson, SC will be available to teach Fused Glass Jewelry classes in December.
The week of December 7 - 11 and 14 - 18 Angela will be available to teach in the mornings from 9:00 - 12:00. We need 48 hours advanced notice so we can let Angela know. (She is usually hard at work in her own studio.)
The cost of the class is $65 and includes all of the materials needed. Angela will fire the pieces and arrange to get them to you.

Here They Are!!! November & December!

Class Schedule for November 2009

Classes listed are regular evening and weekend scheduled classes.

Call now to reserve a space - Class spaces are limited - Check store for class descriptions

** Please note that the weekday evening classes through the ‘winter’ months will start earlier, and the Saturday morning classes during this time will start later**

November 3 – Tuesday – 5:00 – 7:00 PM – Crafting A-La-Carte * price varies

(Have a class you’d like to take? Call and reserve this time…)

November 5 – Thursday – 6:00 – 8:00 PM – Multi-Strand Mania – Terri - $10 + supplies used

November 7 – Saturday – 9:00 – 11:00 AM – Holiday Cuff Bracelet – Terri - $20 - *NEW

November 12 – Thursday – 5:00 – 7:00 PM – Stamp of the Month Cards (Oct. – Snowman) – Terri - $18

(Students need to have the stamp for this class)

November 14 – Saturday – 9:00 – 11:00 AM – Beaded Ornament Cover #6 – Cindy - $18

3:00 – 5:00 PM – Christmas Cards – Terri - $18

November 17 – Tuesday – 5:00 – 7:00 PM – Beaded Ornament Cover #6 – Cindy - $18

November 19 – Thursday – 5:00 – 7:00 PM – Crafting A-La-Carte * price varies

(Have a class you’d like to take? Call and reserve this time…)

November 21 – Saturday – 9:00 – 11:00 AM – Beaded Pins (Snowman) – Cindy - $18

3:00 – 5:00 PM – Stamp of the Month Cards (Oct. – Snowman) – Terri - $18

(Students need to have the stamp for this class)

Class Schedule for December 2009

December 1 – Tuesday – 5:00 – 7:00 PM – Christmas Earrings – Cindy - $10 + supplies used

December 3 – Thursday – 5:00 – 7:00 PM – Holiday Cuff Bracelet – Terri - $20 *NEW

December 5 – Saturday – 9:00 – 11:00 AM – Holiday Cuff Bracelet – Terri - $20 *NEW

3:00 – 5:00 PM – Christmas Earrings – Cindy - $10 + supplies used

December 12 – 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Holiday Make & Take – Gift Cards & others… priced per project – 6 projects…

We want to wish everyone a happy and safe holiday season and a wonderful 2010!

***Price of classes includes all supplies, unless otherwise noted. Where needed, written instructions are also included. All instructions written by the staff at The Mercantile are copyrighted – all rights reserved.

*** Check our web site for class descriptions. When a Crafting A-La-Carte has been reserved, we are making every effort to post the chosen topic on the calendar listing of the web site.

*Crafting A-La-Carte: Students can pick the time they would like to take the class and the topic.

Tuesdays or Thursdays daytime for 1 – 4 students

9:00 – 11:00AM or 2:00 – 4:00PM

Also available a series of Tuesday or Thursday evenings, 7:00 – 9:00, for 1 – 6 students

Check calendar for dates.

Classes available include beading, stamping and paper crafting classes.

Check store for our listing of over 200 classes.

Prices vary depending on the class (starting at $18 – all supplies included unless otherwise noted).

24 hour advanced notice required.

The first person to reserve a date/time picks the topic. (Some dates have already been reserved.)

Great party idea! Unique gift idea!

The Mercantile, Inc. – 149 E. Queen Street, Pendleton, SC 29670 (864) 646-9431 mercantinc@aol.com, www.themercantilestore.com

November/December schedule to be posted later!

We have the schedule finished!
I just need to get it typed up and posted.
Terri will add it to the web site as soon as she can.
I hope to have it on the blog before the end of today...

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The October 2009 Class schedule is ready! YAY!!!


Classes listed are regular evening and weekend scheduled classes.

Call now to reserve a space - Class spaces are limited - Check store for class descriptions

October 3 – Saturday – 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM – Fall Holiday Make & Take…PLUS: Bead Trunk Show

Pendleton Fall Harvest Festival – on the square


October 6 – Tuesday – 5:00 – 7:00 PM – Christmas Cards – Terri - $18


October 8 – Thursday – 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Crafting A-La-Carte - *price varies

Have a class you’d like to take? Call and reserve this time…


October 10 – Saturday – 8:30 – 10:30 AM – Earrings – Cindy – $20


3:00 – 5:00 PM – Painting with Paper – Terri - $18


October 13 – Tuesday – 7:00 – 9:00 PM – 3-Bead Net Bracelet – Cindy - $18 *NEW


October 15 – Thursday – 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Private Class Reserved


October 17 – Saturday – 8:30 – 10:30 AM – 3-Bead Net Bracelet – Cindy - $18 *NEW

3:00 – 5:00 PM – Stamp of the Month Cards (Sept. – Pumpkin Vine) – Terri - $18

Students need to bring the stamp for this class


October 20 – Tuesday – 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Crafting A-La-Carte - *price varies

Have a class you’d like to take? Call and reserve this time…

October 22 – Thursday – 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Stamp of the Month Cards (Sept. – Pumpkin Vine) – Terri - $18

Students need to bring the stamp for this class

October 24 – Saturday – 8:30 – 10:30 AM – Inchies & Twinchies – Terri - $18

3:00 – 5:00 PM – Beaded Ornament Cover #6 – Cindy - $18 *NEW

October 27 – Tuesday – 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Crafting A-La-Carte - *price varies

Have a class you’d like to take? Call and reserve this time…

October 29 – Thursday – 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Earrings – Cindy – $20

October 31 – Saturday – 8:30 – 11:30 AM – Art Clay Silver – Rings – No Stones – Cindy - $38

3:00 – 5:00 PM – Herringbone Band With Triangles – Terri - $18 *NEW

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

***Price of classes includes all supplies, unless otherwise noted. Where needed, written instructions are also included. All instructions written by the staff at The Mercantile are copyrighted – all rights reserved.

*** Check our web site for class descriptions. When a Crafting A-La-Carte has been reserved, we are making every effort to post the chosen topic on the calendar listing of the web site.

*Crafting A-La-Carte: Students can pick the time they would like to take the class and the topic.

Tuesdays or Thursdays daytime for 1 – 4 students

9:00 – 11:00AM or 2:00 – 4:00PM

Also available a series of Tuesday or Thursday evenings, 7:00 – 9:00, for 1 – 6 students

Check calendar for dates.

Classes available include beading, stamping and paper crafting classes.

Check store for our listing of over 200 classes.

Prices vary depending on the class (starting at $18 – all supplies included unless otherwise noted).

24 hour advanced notice required.

The first person to reserve a date/time picks the topic. (Some dates have already been reserved.)

Great party idea! Unique gift idea!

The Mercantile, Inc. – 149 E. Queen Street, Pendleton, SC 29670 (864) 646-9431 mercantinc@aol.com

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Saturday Night Make & Take



What a fantastic evening!
We had a crowd of rubber stampers join us after the Heirloom Rubber Stamp and Paper Arts Festival for an evening of Make & Takes.
A good part of the evening was standing room only. There was a selection of 10 Make & Takes (9 cards and 1 bracelet). Laughter abounded and a great time was had by all.
I neglected to get a photo of our door prize winner with her prize, but she is in the photo at the counter in front of Terri.
We'll have to go in a little early today to prep more Make & Take kits for this afternoon.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Schedule Change

Just a quick note to let everyone know that there has been a change in the scheduled class for the 24th of September. Cindy will not be offering Quilted Cards that evening. Terri will be offering a Painting with Paper class that has already been filled.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Heirloom Rubber Stamp & Paper Arts Festival


The Heirloom Stamp show is coming to Greenville, SC the weekend of September 12 and 13, 2009. They will be at the Carolina First Center.
We still have advance tickets available here $6 each for admission on both days.
We will be open extended hours on Saturday until 9 PM and we will be open on Sunday from 1 - 4 PM. We will have Make & Takes available both days - Saturday from 1 - 9 PM and Sunday from 1 - 4 PM.
(The cards pictured here are not the cards for the Make & Take... just a file photo from a previous class...)

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Classes for September 2009

IT'S FINISHED!!!!!

Class Schedule for September 2009

Classes listed are regular evening and weekend scheduled classes.

Call now to reserve a space - Class spaces are limited - Check store for class descriptions

Sept. 3 – Thursday – 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Spiral Rope Bracelet – Cindy - $18

Sept. 5 – Saturday – 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Custom Class – Cindy – Class full

3:00 – 5:00 PM – Painting with Paper – Terri - $18

Sept. 10 – Thursday – 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Stamp of the Month (Aug. – Flower Silhouette) – Terri - $18

Students need to have the stamp for class

Sept. 12 – Saturday – Greenville Rubberstamp & Paper Arts Festival

8:30 – 10:30 AM – Christmas Cards – Terri - $18

1:00 – 9:00 PM – Make & Take

Sept. 13 – Sunday – 1:00 – 4:00 PM – Make & Take

Sept. 17 – Thursday – 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Crafting A-La Carte – price varies*

Have a class you’d like to take? Call and reserve this time…

Sept. 19 – Saturday – 8:30 – 10:30 AM – Stamp of the Month (Aug. – Flower Silhouette) – Terri - $18

Students need to have the stamp for class

2:00 – 5:00 PM – Art Clay Silver – Rings with stones – Cindy - $38

Sept. 22 – Tuesday – 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Crafting A-La Carte – price varies*

Have a class you’d like to take? Call and reserve this time…

Sept. 24 – Thursday – 4:00 – 6:00 PM – Painting With Paper – Terri - $18 CLASS FULL

Sept. 26 – Saturday – 8:30 – 10:30 AM – Reclaimed Books – Terri - $20

3:00 – 5:00 PM – Wire Wrapping Basics – Cindy - $25

Sept. 29 – Tuesday – 7:00 – 9:00 Crafting A-La Carte – price varies*

Have a class you’d like to take? Call and reserve this time…

***Price of classes includes all supplies, unless otherwise noted. Where needed, written instructions are also included. All instructions written by the staff at The Mercantile are copyrighted – all rights reserved.*** Check our web site for class descriptions. When a Crafting A-La-Carte has been reserved, we are making every effort to post the chosen topic on the calendar listing of the web site.*Crafting A-La-Carte: Students can pick the time they would like to take the class and the topic.

Tuesdays or Thursdays daytime for 1 – 4 students

9:00 – 11:00AM or 2:00 – 4:00PM

Also available a series of Tuesday or Thursday evenings, 7:00 – 9:00, for 1 – 6 students

Check calendar for dates.

Classes available include beading, stamping and paper crafting classes.

Check store for our listing of over 200 classes.

Prices vary depending on the class (starting at $18 – all supplies included unless otherwise noted).

24 hour advanced notice required.

The first person to reserve a date/time picks the topic. (Some dates have already been reserved.)

Great party idea! Unique gift idea!

The Mercantile, Inc. – 149 E. Queen Street, Pendleton, SC 29670 (864) 646-9431 mercantinc@aol.com, www.themercantilestore.com

Friday, July 24, 2009

August Classes 2009

Class Schedule for August 2009
Classes listed are regular evening and weekend scheduled classes.

Call now to reserve a space - Class spaces are limited - Check store for class descriptions


Aug 1 – Saturday – 8:30 – 10:30 AM – Delicate Crystal Bracelet – Cindy - $20
3:00 – 5:00 PM – Painting with Paper – Terri - $18 – NEW

Aug 4 – Tuesday – 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Crafting A-La Carte – price varies*
Have a class you’d like to take? Call and reserve this time…

Aug 6 – Thursday – 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Stamp of the Month Cards (July ‘String of pearls’) – Terri - $18
Students need to have the stamp for this class.

Aug 8 – Saturday – 8:30 – 10:30 AM – Tubular Peyote – Terri - $18 – NEW
3:00 – 5:00 PM – Card Design Templates – Terri - $18 – NEW

Aug 11 – Tuesday – 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Crafting A-La Carte – price varies*
Have a class you’d like to take? Call and reserve this time…

Aug 13 – Thursday – 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Get Connected – Terri - $22 – NEW

Aug 15 – Saturday – 8:30 10:30 AM – Stamp of the Month Cards (July ‘String of pearls’) – Terri - $18
Students need to have the stamp for this class.
3:00 – 5:00 PM – Tweed Bracelet - $18

Aug 18 – Tuesday – 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Critter Cards – Cindy - $18

Aug 20 – Thursday – 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Crafting A-La Carte – price varies*
Have a class you’d like to take? Call and reserve this time…

Aug 22 – Saturday – 8:30 – 10:30 AM – Get Connected – Terri - $22 – NEW
3:00 – 5:00 PM – Critter Cards – Cindy - $18

Aug 27 – Thursday – 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Rivoli Pendant – Cindy - $25

Aug 29 – Saturday – 8:30 – 10:30 AM – Washi Flowers – Cindy - $20 – NEW
3:00 5:00 PM – 3-Bead Tubular Net – Terri - $18 – NEW


***Price of classes includes all supplies, unless otherwise noted. Where needed, written instructions are also included. All instructions written by the staff at The Mercantile are copyrighted – all rights reserved.

*** Check our web site for class descriptions. When a Crafting A-La-Carte has been reserved, we are making every effort to post the chosen topic on the calendar listing of the web site.

*Crafting A-La-Carte: Students can pick the time they would like to take the class and the topic.
Tuesdays or Thursdays daytime for 1 – 4 students
9:00 – 11:00AM or 2:00 – 4:00PM
Also available a series of Tuesday or Thursday evenings, 7:00 – 9:00, for 1 – 6 students
Check calendar for dates.
Classes available include beading, stamping and paper crafting classes.
Check store for our listing of over 200 classes.
Prices vary depending on the class (starting at $18 – all supplies included unless otherwise noted).
24 hour advanced notice required.
The first person to reserve a date/time picks the topic. (Some dates have already been reserved.)
Great party idea! Unique gift idea!

The Mercantile, Inc. – 149 E. Queen Street, Pendleton, SC 29670 (864) 646-9431 mercantinc@aol.com, www.themercantilestore.com

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Our New Craft Club Card Policy

We no longer accept Michael's coupons, but...
we have revised our craft club card policy -

1. For every $5 of crafting supplies purchased, we will stamp the card.
2. A full card may be redeemed for $10 off the entire craft supply purchase OR 40% off one craft item at regular price.
3. Upon redeeming the card, please be sure to have your name and contact information (phone # and/or email) on the back of the card.
4. At the end of the last business day of each month, there will be a drawing from the cards redeemed that month. The winner will receive a $50 shopping spree throughout the store (excluding consignment).
This new policy is effective immediately.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Enjoying vacation...

We are enjoying our vacation, but miss our customers/friends...
We will be back on Monday morning though (July 6)... ready to go!
Cindy is checking the email daily (mercantinc@aol.com) so, if you need anything desperately, let her know...
Looking forward to next week, see you then!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

June & July Classes (and Vacation time)

I tried to post this last night but was having problems with my computer (WCS - Wacky Curser Syndrome) and I could not get it to work... so here it is this morning!

Class Schedule for June 2009
Classes listed are regular evening and weekend scheduled classes.
Call now to reserve a space - Class spaces are limited - Check store for class descriptions.

June 4 – Thursday – 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Rivoli Pendant – Cindy - $25 (photo)

June 6 – Saturday – 8:30 – 10:30 AM – Stamp of the Month (May – Great Guy) – Terri - $18
3:00 – 5:00 PM – Wire Wrapped Rings – Cindy - $25

June 9 – Tuesday – 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Stamp of the Month (May – Great Guy) – Terri - $18

June 11 – Thursday – 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Crafting A-La-Carte - *price varies
Open – Have a class you’d like to take? Call and reserve this time

June 13 – Saturday – 8:30 – 10:30 AM – Washi Techniques – Cindy - $20 – NEW (photo)
3:00 – 5:00 PM – St. Petersburg Chain – Terri - $18 – NEW (photo)

June 16 – Tuesday – 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Crafting A-La-Carte - *price varies
Open – Have a class you’d like to take? Call and reserve this time

June 18 – Thursday – 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Washi Techniques – Cindy - $20 – NEW

June 20 – Saturday – 8:30 – 10:30 AM – Freeform Peyote Bracelet – Terri - $18
3:00 – 5:00 PM – Peyote Scallop – Cindy - $18

Vacation time…
The Mercantile will be closed starting Friday June 26
through Sunday, July 5 – reopening Monday, July
6.


Class Schedule for July 2009
Classes listed are regular evening and weekend scheduled classes.
Call now to reserve a space - Class spaces are limited - Check store for class descriptions


July 7 – Tuesday – 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Crafting A-La-Carte *price varies
Open – Have a class you’d like to take? Call and reserve this time

July 9 – Thursday – 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Stamp of the Month (June – Seaweed) – Terri - $18

July 14 – Tuesday – 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Crafting A-La-Carte *price varies
Open – Have a class you’d like to take? Call and reserve this time

July 16 – Thursday – 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Wire Wrapped Rings – Cindy - $25

July 18 – Saturday – 8:30 – 10:30 AM – Stamp of the Month (June – Seaweed) – Terri - $18
3:00 – 5:00 PM – Earrings – Cindy - $20 - NEW

July 21 – Tuesday – 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Crafting A-La-Carte *price varies
Open – Have a class you’d like to take? Call and reserve this time

July 23 – Thursday – 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Good Deed or Prayer Beads – Terri - $18 (photo)

July 25 – Saturday – 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Christmas in July Make & Take

July 28 – Tuesday – 1:00 – 5:00 PM – Christmas in July Make & Take

July 30 – Thursday – 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Christmas Cards – Terri - $18


***Price of classes includes all supplies, unless otherwise noted. Where needed, written instructions are also included. All instructions written by the staff at The Mercantile are copyrighted – all rights reserved.

*** Check our web site for class descriptions. When a Crafting A-La-Carte has been reserved, we are making every effort to post the chosen topic on the calendar listing of the web site.

*Crafting A-La-Carte: Students can pick the time they would like to take the class and the topic.
Tuesdays or Thursdays daytime for 1 – 4 students
9:00 – 11:00AM or 2:00 – 4:00PM
Also available a series of Tuesday or Thursday evenings, 7:00 – 9:00, for 1 – 6 students
Check calendar for dates.
Classes available include beading, stamping and paper crafting classes.
Check store for our listing of over 200 classes.
Prices vary depending on the class (starting at $18 – all supplies included unless otherwise noted).
24 hour advanced notice required.
The first person to reserve a date/time picks the topic. (Some dates have already been reserved.)
Great party idea! Unique gift idea!


The Mercantile, Inc. – 149 E. Queen Street, Pendleton, SC 29670 (864) 646-9431
mercantinc@aol.com, http://www.themercantilestore.com/

Friday, May 1, 2009

New Moretti Glass Rods Just In


We have just received a shipment of new colors of Moretti glass rods for Lampworking.
The new colors are: Sea Green, Ink Blue Pastel, Dark Periwinkle and Purple Blue.
In addition to those, we got in a sampling of two dichroic strips: Yellow/Blue and Magenta/Green
Our Ink Blue, Orange, Pea Green and Intense Black (rods) are back in stock.
Pictured here are some beads made with Moretti glass rods by one of our favorite local lampworkers from Dogmaw Glass (Thanks Jo!)

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

May Classes at The Mercantile

Class Schedule for May 2009
Classes listed are regular evening and weekend scheduled classes. Call now to reserve a space - Class spaces are limited - Check store for class descriptions
May 2 – Saturday – 8:30 – 10:30 AM – Wire Wrapping Basics – Cindy - $25

May 5 – Tuesday – 7:00 – 9:00 PM Crafting A-La-Carte - Open Have a class you want to take? Call and reserve this time.

May 7 – Thursday – 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Chain Bracelet – Terri - $10 + supplies used * NEW

May 9 – Saturday – 8:30 – 10:30 AM – Good Deed or Prayer Beads - Terri - $18 (Pewter – SS upgrade avail.)* NEW
3:00 – 5:00 PM – Critter Cards – Cindy - $18 * NEW

Happy Mother’s Day!!

May12- Tuesday – 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Stamp of the Month (March Flower Flourish stamp) Terri $18

May 14 – Thursday – 6:00 – 9:00 PM – Art Clay Silver Torch n Go – Cindy - $38

May 16 – Saturday – 8:30 – 10:30 AM – Stamp of the month (March Flower Flourish stamp) Terri $18
3:00 –5:00 PM-Woven Chain and Dragonfly Charm- Terri $20

May 19 – Tuesday – 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Rivoli Pendant – Cindy - $25 * NEW

May 21 – Thursday – 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Crafting A-La-Carte - Open Have a class you want to take? Call and reserve this time.

May 23 – Saturday – 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Fused Glass Jewelry – Angela Hendrix - $65
3:00-5:00 PM – Chain=2 0Maille – Terri - $20

May 26 – Tuesday – 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Crafting A-La-Carte - Open Have a class you want to take? Call and reserve this time.

May 28 – Thursday – 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Birthday Cards – Cindy - $18

May 30 – Saturday – 8:30 – 10:30 AM – Inchies and Twinchies – Terri - $18
3:00 – 5:00 PM – Rivoli Pendant – Cindy – $25 * NEW

***Price of classes includes all supplies, unless otherwise noted. Where needed, written instructions are also included. All instructions written by the staff at The Mercantile are copyrighted – all rights reserved.
*** Check our web site for class descriptions. When a Crafting A-La-Carte has been reserved, we are making every effort to post the chosen topic on the calendar listing of the web site.
*Crafting A-La-Carte: Students can pick the time they would like to take the class and the topic.
Tuesdays or Thursdays daytime for 1 – 4 students
9:00 – 11:00AM or 2:00 – 4:00PM
Also available a series of Tuesday or Thursday evenings, 7:00 – 9:00, for 1 – 6 students
Check calendar for dates.
Classes available include beading, stamping and paper crafting classes.
Check store for our listing of over 200 classes.
Prices vary depending on the class (starting at $18 – all supplies included unless otherwise noted).
24 hour advanced notice required.
The first person to reserve a date/time picks the topic. (Some dates have already been reserved.)
Great party idea! Unique gift idea!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

NEW Coffee Flavors!

We have gotten some new flavors of coffee for you... Chocolate Macadamia Nut, Georgia Pecan and Dutch Chocolate. All of these, plus our other coffees are available whole bean or ground to order, in 1/4, 1/2 or full pound bags.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Bead Trunk Show!

We are having our first
Bead Trunk Show/Sale of 2009!
It starts today (Mon., Apr. 6, '09) and runs through Sat., Apr. 18, '09
All featured beads are 25% off the marked prices.
Beads in the featured group include Freshwater Pearls, Black Labradorite, Lapis, a variety of Agates, a few Jaspers, Coral, Turquoise, Quartzes, and more...

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

April 2009 Schedule

Class Schedule for April 2009
Classes listed are regular evening and weekend scheduled classes.
Call now to reserve a space - Class spaces are limited - Check store or web site for class descriptions... **I don't know what happened to it, but I will re-post the after Easter part of the schedule when I get back to work Monday...

April 2 - Thursday - 7:00 - 9:00 PM- Spring Cards - Cindy - $18

April 4 - Saturday - 32ND ANNUAL HISTORIC PENDLETON SPRING JUBILEE

April 7 - Tuesday - 7:00 - 9:00 PM - Stamp of the Month - Tulip Border - Terri - $18

April 9 - Thursday - 7:00 - 9:00 PM - Crafting A-La-Carte *price varies

April 11 - Saturday - 8:30 - 10:30 AM - Birthday Cards - Cindy - $18
3:00 - 5:00 PM - Multi-strand Mania - Terri - $10 + materials

April 12 - HAPPY EASTER!

Monday, March 30, 2009

A few notes


This is a photo of DragonBen's garden at Grandma & DeeDa's house... As you can see, it is greening up nicely. The daffodils are the miniature ones that bloom later than the standard ones do.
First of all, the weather was so nasty on Saturday that we will be extending the hours of the Make & Take on Tuesday into the early evening for those of you who did not want to venture out.
The Make & Take is greeting cards and benefits the Pendleton/Clemson Relay For Life.
Secondly, we have a new array of wind chimes just in, as well as adorable rain gauges (and we've been having measureable rain too!!!). New Melissa & Doug toys along with new Folkmanis puppets. Our array of First Communion & Confirmation gifts is growing.
Next weekend (April 4 & 5) is Historic Pendleton's Spring Jubilee out on the green. The Pendleton District Commission (Jo McConnell in particular) has gone the extra mile again to bring in a wonderful array of artisans and crafts people to the green for this show that has had regional and national recognition. The show is rain or shine. Hope to see you then... we will be open both Saturday & Sunday of Jubilee. Come visit our beautiful historic town and find out what we have to offer.
And last, but by no means least, we will be having a Bead Trunk Show beginning the week after Spring Jubilee. I hand-picked so many beautiful beads... hope to see you then. Dates will be posted as soon as we finalize them...

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Spring Make & Take

On Saturday, March 28 from 10 AM - 5 PM and Tuesday, March 31 from 1 - 5 PM we will be having a drop-in Make & Take.
We have a variety of about 10 projects, most of them are cards (still working out the details...).
The cost for each project will be $1 with one of the projects priced at $2.25.
All of the proceeds will benefit the Pendleton/Clemson Relay For Life (American Cancer Society).
You are welcome to stop in at any time and make as many or as few projects as you wish (your choice).
Hope to see you then!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Pendleton's Spring Jubilee



Spring has sprung, the grass has riz, I wonder where the flowers is...

The Spring flowers are beginning to bloom here in Pendleton, the buds on the Dogwood trees are swelling. And that means it is almost time for Historic Pendleton's Spring Jubilee.

Jubilee is always held the first full weekend of April. There will be 90 or so talented artisans showing their creations across the village green. To entertain while you browse, there is a full slate of musical and other entertainment, very often including students from our sister city in Scotland. The Knights of Columbus have their sausages, the boy scouts sell lemonade and soda, as well as others offering popcorn, boiled peanuts, barbecue and more.

We will be open both Saturday and Sunday that weekend. Hope to see you then! If you want to know more, go to the blog listed in the posting below and see what Ohme has to say...

Monday, March 9, 2009

Spring Jubilee

Pendleton's most avid promoter has started a blog for Historic Pendleton's Spring Jubilee, check out the details and join us for Jubilee!
PS - I cannot seem to get that link to work... it is www.springjubilee.blogspot.com for those of you who may need to cut & paste... : )

Friday, March 6, 2009

Monday, March 2, 2009

DragonBen's Painting


This is the wonderful view from the art room window that DragonBen painted. There were only 5 pieces selected from each elementary school for the show... and DragonBen's was one of them!
The opening reception was wonderful with a fabulous turn-out despite the rain mixed with snow...
Again, we are so very proud of our DragonBen and his talents. And he's a wonderful 9 year-old too!

We are open!

Despite the untimely snow storm of yesterday, we are open for business today. Hope to see you soon, if not - keep warm & dry if you can!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

DragonBen


Our very own DragonBen has had his artwork chosen to represent his school in an exhibit at the Anderson Arts Center during National Youth Art Month!
The letter he received says that he is an example of artistic excellence in Anderson County, and it is an honor to be chosen to represent his school.
Youth Art Month is a national program to celebrate the arts and creativity among school-age children.
The opening reception will be held on Sunday, March 1, 2009 from 1:00 - 3:00 PM with an awards presentation at 2:00 PM. The festivities will be held at the Anderson Arts Center Warehouse at 110 Federal Street in downtown Anderson (SC).
DragonBen was encouraged to invite family and friends to visit the exhibit which runs from March 1 - March 26, 2009. The galleries are open Monday - Friday from 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM.
A huge round of applause for DragonBen!
We are all so proud of his creativity.
(I will have to post his painting tonight from home... I cannot get the computer to download my photos from the camera!)

Saturday, February 21, 2009

March Madness!


The March schedule is finished! Updated 2/25/2009

Classes listed are regular evening and weekend scheduled classes.
Call now to reserve a space - Class spaces are limited - Check store for class descriptions

March 3 – Tuesday – 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Crafting A-La-Carte - *price varies

March 5 – Thursday – 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Wire Wrapping Basics – Cindy - $25

March 7 – Saturday – 8:30 – 10:30 AM – Bookbinding – Japanese Stab Binding – Cindy - $20
3:00 – 5:00 PM – Travel Necklace – Terri - $45

March 10 – Tuesday – 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Chain Maille Bracelet – Terri - $20

March 12 – Thursday – 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Crafting A-La-Carte - * price varies

March 14 – Saturday – 8:30 – 10:30 AM – Kumihimo Braid – Terri - $18 * NEW
3:00 – 5:00 PM – Paper Quilted Cards – Cindy - $20

March 17 – Tuesday – 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Crafting A-La-Carte - *price varies

March 19 – Thursday – 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Kumihimo Braid – Terri - $20 * NEW

March 21 – Saturday – 8:30 – 10:30 AM – Stamp of the Month Cards (Feb. – All Boy) – Terri - $18
3:00 – 5:00 PM – Clear Stamps & Vellum – Terri - $18 * NEW

March 24 – Tuesday – 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Crafting A-La-Carte - *price varies

March 26 – Thursday – 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Stamp of the Month Cards (Feb. – All Boy) – Terri - $18

March 28 – Saturday – 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Make & Take
March 31 – Tuesday – 1:00 - 5:00 PM – Make & Take

Spring Cards Class has been postponed to Thurdsay 4/2/2009 from 7:00 - 9:00 PM

***Price of classes includes all supplies, unless otherwise noted. Where needed, written instructions are also included. All instructions written by the staff at The Mercantile are copyrighted – all rights reserved.
*** Check our web site for class descriptions. When a Crafting A-La-Carte has been reserved, we are making every effort to post the chosen topic on the calendar listing of the web site.

*Crafting A-La-Carte: Students can pick the time they would like to take the class and the topic.
Tuesdays or Thursdays daytime for 1 – 4 students
9:00 – 11:00AM or 2:00 – 4:00PM
Also available a series of Tuesday or Thursday evenings, 7:00 – 9:00, for 1 – 6 students
Check calendar for dates.
Classes available include beading, stamping and paper crafting classes.
Check store for our listing of over 200 classes.
Prices vary depending on the class (starting at $18 – all supplies included unless otherwise noted).
24 hour advanced notice required.
The first person to reserve a date/time picks the topic. (Some dates have already been reserved.)
Great party idea! Unique gift idea!


The Mercantile, Inc. – 149 E. Queen Street, Pendleton, SC 29670 (864) 646-9431 mercantinc@aol.com, http://www.themercantilestore.com/

Thursday, January 15, 2009

We've got the tickets!

If you are interested in rubber stamping and/or scrapbooking, there are 2 shows coming to the general area that you might want to attend.

The first is the Heirloom Productions Rubber Stamp and Paper Arts Festival February 7 & 8 at the Gwinnett County Fair Exhibit Building in Lawrenceville, GA.
The cost is $6 ($8 at the door each day).

The second is the Stamp & Scrap Art Tour February 21 & 22 at Jamil Shrine Hall in Columbia, SC.
The cost is $5 ($6 at the door each day).

We've got plenty of tickets, call or come in today - first come, first served.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Classes, Classes, Classes

We have our schedule ready through February. As you can see, some of the classes are filling already. Please give us a call if you would like to sign up for one of the classes.
We are looking forward to a wonderful new year of creativity.

Class Schedule for January 2009
Classes listed are regular evening and weekend scheduled classes.
Call now to reserve a space - Class spaces are limited - Check store for class descriptions

January 13 – Tuesday – 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Crafting A-La-Carte - *price varies

January 15 – Thursday – 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Crafting A-La-Carte - *price varies

January 17 – Saturday – 9:00 – 11:00 AM – 10 Quick Cards – Cindy - $18 – CLASS FULL
3:00 – 5:00 PM – All Occasion Cards – Terri - $18

January 20 – Tuesday – 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Crafting A-La-Carte - *price varies

January 22 – Thursday – 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Peyote Star Pendant – Cindy - $18 – NEW

January 24 – Saturday – 8:30 – 10:30 AM – Stamp of the Month (December Recipe Words) – Terri - $18
Students need to bring the stamp to class
12:00 – 2:00 PM – Stamping 101 – Terri - $18 – CLASS FULL
3:00 – 5:00 PM – Peyote Star Pendant – Cindy - $18 – NEW

January 27 – Tuesday – 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Wire Wrapping Basics – Cindy - $25

January 29 – Thursday – 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Crafting A-La-Carte - *price varies

January 31 – Saturday – 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Fused Glass Jewelry – Angela Hendrix - $65


Class Schedule for February 2009
Classes listed are regular evening and weekend scheduled classes.
Call now to reserve a space - Class spaces are limited - Check store for class descriptions


February 3 – Tuesday – 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Stamp of the Month (January Heart Swirl) – Terri - $18
Students need to bring the stamp to class

February 5 – Thursday – 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Crafting A-La-Carte - *price varies

February 7 – Saturday – 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Fused Glass Jewelry – Angela Hendrix - $65
3:00 – 5:00 PM – Stamp of the Month (January Heart Swirl) – Terri - $18
Students need to bring the stamp to class

February 10 – Tuesday – 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Crafting A-La-Carte - *price varies

February 12 – Thursday – 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Crafting A-La-Carte - *price varies

February 14 – Saturday – 8:30 – 10:30 AM – Iris Folding – Cindy - $18
3:00 – 5:00 PM – Lumiere & Twinkling H2O’s – Terri - $18 – NEW

February 17 – Tuesday – 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Crafting A-La-Carte - *price varies

February 19 – Thursday – 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Travel Necklace – Terri - $ 45

February 21 – Saturday – 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Fused Glass Jewelry – Angela Hendrix - $65
3:00 – 5:00 PM – Carve Your Own Rubber Stamp – Cindy - $ 25 - NEW

February 24 – Tuesday – 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Crafting A-La-Carte - *price varies

February 26 – Thursday – 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Crafting A-La-Carte - *price varies

February 28 – Saturday – 8:30 – 10:30 AM – Chain Maille Bracelet – Terri - $20 – NEW

***Price of classes includes all supplies, unless otherwise noted. Where needed, written instructions are also included. All instructions written by the staff at The Mercantile are copyrighted – all rights reserved.

*** Check our web site for class descriptions. When a Crafting A-La-Carte has been reserved, we are making every effort to post the chosen topic on the calendar listing of the web site.

*Crafting A-La-Carte: Students can pick the time they would like to take the class and the topic.
Tuesdays or Thursdays daytime for 1 – 4 students
9:00 – 11:00AM or 2:00 – 4:00PM
Also available a series of Tuesday or Thursday evenings, 7:00 – 9:00, for 1 – 6 students
Check calendar for dates.
Classes available include beading, stamping and paper crafting classes.
Check store for our listing of over 200 classes.
Prices vary depending on the class (starting at $18 – all supplies included unless otherwise noted).
24 hour advanced notice required.
The first person to reserve a date/time picks the topic. (Some dates have already been reserved.)
Great party idea! Unique gift idea!


The Mercantile, Inc. – 149 E. Queen Street, Pendleton, SC 29670 (864) 646-9431 mercantinc@aol.com, www.themercantilestore.com