Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Extra! Extra! Bead All About It!

Welcome to our weekly Bead Art Originals news update, where we share newsworthy events submitted to our newsroom by our members. Check out this week's installment of Extra! Extra! Bead All About It!

Carol Dean is proud to announce that she has been selected as one of six members of the new
Artisan Clay Design Team.
At the beginning of each month, team members will receive
Artisan Clay Design Challenge Beads.
Their creations will be revealed on the last Friday of the month.

Carol Dean is also celebrating the 2500th Sand Fibers sale on Etsy.
Look for a free peyote cuff pattern on her blog later this week as her "thank you" to her fans.

New Listings:

Copper Bloom and Leaf Pendant

The Stripes - Gold and Sea Opal Peyote Cuff Bracelet

The Jade Dog and Jade Dog Beads
will show beads and select handcrafted jewelry
at the the Grand Island, Nebraska Bead Bazaar
at Fonner Park April 1st and 2nd.

Darcy will have copies available of BEADING ACROSS AMERICA,
in which she represents the beaders of Iowa.

It's been a productive week at Smadar's Treasure. Four new items are listed:

Gwen has also posted three video tutorials on bead weaving
that show how she made some of the new listings in her Etsy shop.
You can watch them for free on Gwen's blog.

Hexagon Angle Weave

Beaded Circle Earrings

Super Right Angle Weave

New Listings:

Sugarplum Fairy Dance - Playful Bead Crochet Lariat with Artisan Polymer Clay Beads

Weathered - Dark Copper and Turquoise Green Knotted Bracelet (Knot, Ready for Primetime)

Periwinkle Twirl - Pastel Blue and White Bead Crochet Necklace

Available for the first time in MaryLou's Etsy shop is a
Checkerboard bracelet from her "Button It" series.
These simple bracelets, many featuring vintage buttons,
are also available in the Art on Depot Studio and Gallery in Waynesville, NC.