CHA SuperShow 2010: Cool Product Demos

The CHA SuperShow was filled with booths and booths of great products and some truly great deals.  There were also some products that are either new to the market, or new to us at Craft Critique.  Here are a couple of cool products we saw at the CHA SuperShow in action.

First off is the My Friendship Bracelet Maker, a cool tool aimed at kids for making friendship bracelets from embroidery threads.  Yes, the same bracelets we made back in the 80s.  What is cool about this gadget is that it eliminates the need to tie one end to your bedpost or attach a safety pin that you secure to your gym shoe in order to hold your threads taut.  It also keeps your threads organized so that you don’t miss a strand.

Here’s Marisa Soltman from My Friendship Bracelet Maker showing us how it works:

Isn’t she just the cutest demonstrator?  And how about our young dashing reporter?

Another cool product demonstration we saw at the Craft SuperShow was at the Martelli Enterprises booth. Scott from Martelli showed us what makes his rotary trimmer and mats different from all the rest. First off, the mats are made from astro turf so that they are bendable and can be heated and cooled but won’t crack or break.  Secondly, due to their unique handle positing, their trimmers can not only cut a crazy amount of fabrics at once but they can also move from paper to fabric and back to paper without dulling the blade.  Oh and did I mention those blades last 3-5 year?!

Here’s Scott to show you how it all works:

We hope to formally review both these products to give you more details as well as a comprehensive review real soon, but in the meantime, what do you think?

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8 Responses to CHA SuperShow 2010: Cool Product Demos

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    Sandra August 2, 2010 at 8:22 am #

    WOW! that is some cutting system …. WOW!

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    Lacey August 2, 2010 at 10:18 am #

    Very awesome!! I love the friendship bracelet machine!! Seriously, it makes me want to go home and make friendship bracelets. My poor safety pin in the jeans method is definitely not as cool as this!

    That mat & trimmer is super awesome and slick as well!

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    Vidette August 2, 2010 at 10:48 am #

    That Friendship Bracelet Maker, where was it when I was into that. It is awesome. It would make great embellishment for a scrapbooking page or card.

    I love that Martelli cutting system. It’s on the pricey side, but it would last. Have to save up for that.

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    GrammaR August 2, 2010 at 11:19 am #

    to never have to replace a mat again! that is the best news i’ve heard. i’m going to google them now.

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    Jan Castle August 2, 2010 at 11:49 am #

    Both these demos were well done…love the kids!!!

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    Tamikko August 2, 2010 at 12:22 pm #

    so cute! Love the friendship bracelet maker. Need to get that. I used to love making them but what a pain in the butt it was to safety pin the strings to your bed. I could never figure out all those patterns either. Love it!

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    Our Little Inspirations August 2, 2010 at 2:36 pm #

    I think Martelli has developed a phenomenal product from what I’ve seen in this video! A blade that lasts 3-5 years with intense cutting? Unreal!!
    I’d like to get that friendship bracelet machine for my DGD who LOVES making bracelets!

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    Erika M. August 2, 2010 at 4:32 pm #

    Really like the friendship bracelet maker – pretty cool!