Welcome back from the Thanksgiving holiday! In the news this past week were the following beady items:
Pure Allure recalls metal jewelry from Michaels: For those of you who pick up the occasional beading supply from Michaels, a number of charms, clasps, and earring components manufactured in China have been recalled. They are marketed under the product name Crystal Innovations. Here is a list which includes the recall numbers as well as photos of the items: Pure Allure Recall.
Countdown to Christmas: Suzanne Cooper is hosting her very own countdown to Christmas. Surprises will include free patterns that will be online for only one day! To find out what's in store, click HERE.
Carmilla of Carmilla Bijoux has created the most glorious and beautiful rendition of our Lavender Lace Bracelet that appeared in Beadwork magazine April/May '07. To see this absolutely stunning piece, click HERE.
Wearable Expressions 2008 entry deadline has passed. Artists who submitted items for consideration for this esteemed Palos Verdes Art Center exhibit await notification of acceptance on December 20th.
Nellie Mae has been working very hard creating beautiful beads for use with Pandora, Troll, and Biagi jewelry. If you're looking for a special, one of a kind bead, check out her newest website: Nellie Mae (I love those polka dots!)
Melanie from Earthenwood Studio still has a few poppy pendants and beads available on Etsy. I just received mine in the mail and my goodness, are they gorgeous! I also got the tiny poppy bead links. This is my little gift to me for the holiday season :)!
Mary Darwall received first place in the 2007 Lapidary Journal Jewelry Arts Awards. (Thank you to Louise from Louise Hill Designs for bringing that to my attention).
Mimi LG's Pumpkin Bead Pattern is now available online. You can purchase it in French, English, and Spanish! To order this lovely pattern, click HERE.
Peyote Stitch Basics: For those of you looking for basic peyote stitch instructions (free), be sure to check out Bead and Button's website.
Elegant Netted Bracelet: Beadwork magazine and Beading Daily have a lovely free netted bracelet project available for registered members.
Bijoux Tisses by Marie Geraud is now available online directly from Marie. You can purchase this wonderful book using Paypal!
And last, but certainly not least, congratulations to Laura McCabe on her acceptance into the 2008 Smithsonian Craft Show!
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