Let's revisit a few of the collections we've included in your kits in the past. And while you're at it, pick up some of the remaining sets that are part of our bead blowout sale starting today.
Let's go waaaaay back to a show produced by TV Weekly in Burbank, CA, with my dear pals Cherryl Greene and Mickey Corcoran called Plum and Verdigris. The focus was on jewelry-making, and I'm not sure how many of you saw me do the how-to on this ladder bracelet. We don't have the kits in the store, but once you get the idea of how this simple bracelet works, you can make one for yourself out of any of the beads we've sent to you along the way.
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The Story of the Beads
Each month, Kay would camp out with our various bead source catalogs/sites and the paper swatches for the collection where she'd select her favorite coordinates. She would then calculate the number of beads per strand, how many beads per portion, etc., then relay the information to Brenda for purchasing who would then provide the specifications to Deb for production. All of the containers would then be opened in neat, tidy rows on the table, and Deb would fill them up for shipping day. Once Kay and I were given a sample, we'd get to work making some sort of project with the beads. (One of our favorite tasks of the month!)
Here are a few examples from past the past two years:
Wow--that's a lotta beads along with some great projects! Stock up now while you can, and get your bead on!