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Love’s in the air: more Duskcoat Gunmetal for your metal clutch purse frames

Happy Valentine’s Day!!! Hope your special day is filled with love and laughter…..and everything gunmetal. Love comes in different colors so why can’t it be gunmetal?! I love the Duskcoat Gunmetal™ finish in my new 4 inch frames.

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Three color choices for the 4 inch clutch purse frames. Which is it going to be for you? All 3?

Nickel, antique brass or gunmetal? Decisions, decisions, decisions ….

https://www.etsy.com/shop/whilebabynaps?ref=hdr_shop_menu&section_id=7082942

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Please feel free to contact me for a custom listing or with questions at clutchframes@whilebabynaps.com

Kindly,

Thy K

 

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February 14, 2017 Posted by | WhileBabyNaps General Updates | Leave a comment

Gunmetal Purse Frames – 3 inch coin purse

It’s been a long time coming but it’s finally here! 3×1.5 inch Duskcoat Gunmetal™ are available at https://www.etsy.com/shop/WhileBabyNaps?ref=hdr_shop_menu&section_id=7082942. My favorite colors are cobalt blue and deep grey and so I’ve always been partial to the gunmetal finish. It’s a dark gray with purplish tinge, although sometimes I also see some blue in there.

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These cutie patooties are to die for.

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Pick a color, any color. https://www.etsy.com/shop/WhileBabyNaps?ref=hdr_shop_menu&section_id=7082942

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These will give your customers a great handbag selection of Duskcoat Gunmetal™ purse frames ranging from 3-inch coin purse to 10-inch clutch and handbags.

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For inquiries, please feel free to contact me at clutchframes@whilebabynaps.com.  I hope to see you all here https://www.etsy.com/shop/WhileBabyNaps?ref=hdr_shop_menu

Kindly,

Thy K

P.S. 4 inch and 6 inch Duskcoat Gunmetal™ purse frames will be available next week. Sooooo excited!

February 4, 2017 Posted by | WhileBabyNaps General Updates | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Original Gutermann Glue is Now Available!!!

I. AM. BEYOND. ECSTATIC!!!! As stated in their letter to me, Gutermann glue is back in production and on the market after meeting all legal requirements. It’s the same formula, same tube and tip but in a new vibrant color packaging. I’m sure you’ll agree with me that it’s a beauty. Take a look of this lovely red!

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Grab yours at https://www.etsy.com/shop/whilebabynaps?ref=hdr_shop_menu&section_id=6658410

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Original formula is now in a red and gray tube.

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Let me know if you want a custom listing to stock up. Please feel free to contact me directly at http://www.clutchframes@whilebabynaps.com.

Kindly,

Thy K

 

January 27, 2017 Posted by | WhileBabyNaps General Updates | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Welcome Back Gütermann! And Happy 2017 To All….

Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and a joyous NYE! I was able to take a little break and enjoyed some down time with the family this past week. Now back to the fun! Thank you for all the orders and inquiries streaming through 24/7. I couldn’t have asked for a more supportive, wonderful, and amazing customers. You all rock!

To bring in 2017 the right way, I need to plaster my blog with THE BIGGEST news of all. I have kept this letter for weeks, waiting for the right time, waiting for it to sink in, and waiting to make sure it’s true. Well, it’s true indeed. Here’s a letter straight from the horse’s mouth.

 

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I have placed an order! Gütermann will be available to you by end of this month (happy dance :))

Warmly,

Thy K

January 4, 2017 Posted by | SALES and PROMOTIONS, WhileBabyNaps General Updates | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gutermann Glue Update

Bureaucracy at its best! I’ve been in discussions and has been completely stressed out over this whole situation for the last 10 months! Due to bureaucratic and legal issues, Gutermann changed their adhesive formula to a water-based versus the original solvent-based adhesive. The new formula is opaque like Elmer’s glue. It comes in a smaller tube and is more expensive than the original glue. After months of experiments and gathering reviews, the new Gutermann failed to meet our expectations. In short, the bond of the new Gutermann glue is not strong and there’s been enough non-favorable reviews oversea that my Gutermann rep won’t make it available to me. Luckily, I’m able to get a replacement that’s almost identical to the original Gutermann glue. My Gutermann rep is recommending Hemline glue for pursemaking. He said it’s identical to the original Gutermann HT2 glue. Hemline is very popular and has been selling well in the UK crafting circle. I’m not sure how the glue is identical, because it can’t be, but the Instructions pamphlets for Gutermann and Hemline are identical (except for name change and duration of setting time), which I find it rather strange. And maybe that’s where the “legal” issue of these glue stem from?? Anyway, I don’t know the full story and Gutermann won’t share any more than what’s being published.

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Here’s my review on the Hemline glue. I don’t think the original Gutermann HT2 and Hemline are identical, besides the same instruction of usage, because the Hemline glue is actually better. What??? Yep, much better I said! There’s no smell to the Hemline…yayyyyy!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The setting time is at least 3X as long but the bond is MUCH STRONGER. REMEMBER to adjust your routine and give adequate time for the glue to set and you’ll find that it works better than the Gutermann HT2. longer setting time copy 4

 

The included 3 plastic application tips allow you to cut the opening as wide, narrow, or slanted to your preference. The drawback to that is that you’ll have to remove the application tip in order to cap the tube. Major complaint with that is losing valuable glue that’s left in the application tip. My advice is to puncture and make a wide hole at the tube opening so that unused glue in the plastic tip can flow back into the tube more easily. Be careful not to cut the applicator tip too wide or large.

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Cut a small opening that is about the same size as the original Gutermann HT2 glue metal tip for ease of use.

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After removing the plastic tip, you can wash the tip clean with water. I use a toothpick to pick and scrape clean the inside of the tip. Lastly, I find the elasticity of the Hemline not as stringy and easier to work with than the Gutermann. In all, I like the Hemline better after thorough experiments with both glue.

Give Hemline glue a try! I welcome any feedback or questions. Please feel free to contact me directly at clutchframes@whilebabynaps.com

Kindly,

Thy

August 31, 2016 Posted by | Helpful Tips, SALES and PROMOTIONS, WhileBabyNaps General Updates | 4 Comments

April showers bring May flowers.

The lovely flowers embarrass me,
They make me regret I am not a bee –
~Emily Dickinson, 1864

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They’re as beautiful as they come,
Pick one up at whilebabynaps.etsy.com  –
~Thy Khuong, 2016

 

May 10, 2016 Posted by | WhileBabyNaps General Updates | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Objects of Affection: Valentine’s Day Fine Purse Frames + FREE SHIPPING

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Hurry in!!! From 2/10 to 2/14 midnight EST, there will be FREE SHIPPING for DOMESTIC orders over $45 (combined with frames or not, glue shipping fee is charged as listed). Glue orders are NOT included in this sale.

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Here are the Legal terms:

*Sale valid from February 10, 2016 – February 14, 2016 midnight EST.

*Sale only for DOMESTIC orders of over $45

*Glue is not included, therefore, shipping fee for glue will be charged as listed.

*No extensions of this Valentine’s Day sale will be made for payments/orders received after the closing deadline of February 14, 2016 midnight EST.  Please get your orders in!

*Good until inventory runs out!  First come, first served.  If I run out prior to the end of the sale, you will be contacted and you can keep your order with the rain-check (see below) until a new production is done, or you can cancel the order.

*This sale is not retroactive on any previous sales or for any pending orders.

*You DO NOT need to enter a code or do anything at check out during February 10, 2016 – February 14, 2016 midnight EST. Listed shop items over $45 will have FREE SHIPPING for US customers only. The remaining shipping fee will be FULLY REFUNDED (except glue) by me at time of shipping.

*Due to the anticipated high number of orders in, please allow for up to 5 business days M-F for your items to be packaged and shipped. I normally ship 99% of items within 24 hours, but due to historical high demand during the sale, please allow me extra time to do final inspections, package, and ship your order.  If for some reason that it takes longer than that, I will let you know.  All orders will have the 30-days money back, full refund (minus shipping it back to me) for metal purse frames and chains if you are not happy or just changed your mind. Please note that items must be unused and in same new condition as was shipped to you.

*For Custom Listings, just contact me at the shop or clutchframes@whilebabynaps.com and a custom listing will be done for you.

I “heart” you! Happy Valentine’s Day!

Kindly…Thy

February 9, 2016 Posted by | WhileBabyNaps General Updates | Leave a comment

Chocolate or Flowers?

Would it be a box of chocolate truffles or a bouquet of flowers? Either one would be just as nice and sweet. I, however, normally get a nice dinner and a homemade card. This year will be different and extra special! This Valentine’s Day I’ll get a FREE day to do whatever and whenever I want. A whole day to myself, for myself, my alone time?! I’m not sure what to do at this moment except maybe lounge around in pj all day eating chocolate truffles, and take some time to smell the flowers lol.

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How about you? Will you have a day free of responsibilities and worries? Well, I’d like to give you one less thing to worry about for a couple of days. From 2/10 to 2/14 midnight EST, there will be FREE SHIPPING for DOMESTIC orders over $45 (combined with frames or not, glue shipping fee is charged as listed). Glue orders are NOT included in this sale.

Here are the Legal terms:

*Sale valid from February 10, 2016 – February 14, 2016 midnight EST.

*Sale only for DOMESTIC orders of over $45

*Glue is not included, therefore, shipping fee for glue will be charged as listed.

*No extensions of this Valentine’s Day sale will be made for payments/orders received after the closing deadline of February 14, 2016 midnight EST.  Please get your orders in!

*Good until inventory runs out!  First come, first served.  If I run out prior to the end of the sale, you will be contacted and you can keep your order with the rain-check (see below) until a new production is done, or you can cancel the order.

*This sale is not retroactive on any previous sales or for any pending orders.

*You DO NOT need to enter a code or do anything at check out during February 10, 2016 – February 14, 2016 midnight EST. Listed shop items over $45 will have FREE SHIPPING for US customers only. The remaining shipping fee will be FULLY REFUNDED (except glue) by me at time of shipping.

*Due to the anticipated high number of orders in, please allow for up to 5 business days M-F for your items to be packaged and shipped. I normally ship 99% of items within 24 hours, but due to historical high demand during the sale, please allow me extra time to do final inspections, package, and ship your order.  If for some reason that it takes longer than that, I will let you know.  All orders will have the 30-days money back, full refund (minus shipping it back to me) for metal purse frames and chains if you are not happy or just changed your mind. Please note that items must be unused and in same new condition as was shipped to you.

*For Custom Listings, just contact me at the shop or clutchframes@whilebabynaps.com and a custom listing will be done for you.

I truly appreciate your continued support of my home-based business. I “heart” you! Happy Valentine’s Day!

Warmly…Thy

 

 

February 7, 2016 Posted by | WhileBabyNaps General Updates | Leave a comment

So Excited For These Duskcoat Gunmetal (TM) of a Finish!!!!!

Are you ready? I love, love, love, LOVE them!!! Did I mention I love them?! Duskcoat Gunmetal(TM) has got to be my favorite finish! Hints of iridescent purples and greens, a rich and deep charcoal that’s both mysterious and exotic. Now even better with LOOPS for its matching purse chains. Yep, you heard it right….loops AND matching chains!

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You can find 8×3 Duskcoat Gunmetal(TM) frames here https://www.etsy.com/shop/WhileBabyNaps?ref=hdr_shop_menu

 

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Matching chains https://www.etsy.com/shop/WhileBabyNaps?section_id=7346693&ref=shopsection_leftnav_10

Warmly,

Thy

January 14, 2016 Posted by | SALES and PROMOTIONS, WhileBabyNaps General Updates | Leave a comment

2016 will be Golden!

Thank you for your loyalty and continued support of my home-based business. I hope everyone had a fantastic holiday season and now is ready for the many wonderful things to come in the New Year. 2016 will be golden, GoldenLock(TM) that is. After many requests for long, crossbody, shoulder length gold chains, I’m now able to offer the new 47″ GoldenLock(TM) purse chains. This will give your bag or clutch the popular and standard shoulder drop of 23″. I’ve listened to your feedback for a sturdier long chain so this has bigger links and bigger lobster claws. It’s a beauty!

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Where’s the gold rush you asked? Please head on over here https://www.etsy.com/shop/WhileBabyNaps?section_id=7346693&ref=shopsection_leftnav_10

Warmly,

Thy K

January 8, 2016 Posted by | WhileBabyNaps General Updates | 3 Comments

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