Are you used to writing 2012 yet?

It finally really snowed here, and the pups want to go outside every five minutes. I’ve been using the cold weather to finish that long-overdue computer work. It seems like even with updates on my website, there’s always more to do. I’ve just updated the earrings and purse pages as well as added new product into the focal and florals bead sections. Maybe now I can stop for a few moments. Its oddly addictive. This new year has been mainly dedicated to getting some new work ready. I’ve held over the Hawaiian Sunset Pattern since I’ve gotten so many email requests to extend the special on it. I’ve created new kits and put them up for sale as I made them on my Etsy. Or, you can preview them below.

In addition, check out the new pate-de-verre bead sets (preview to the left) and the new Valentine’s Day beads (preview below)!

January and February are really busy for classes!

Ally Beads Classes for January and February:
Beginning Peyote Stitch Band Jan 26th, eve
Bead Embroidered Bracelet February 26th
You can register online at
Columbus Polymer Clay Guild Buckeye Bash:
The guild has asked me to give my lecture on Successfully Selling on Etsy on Feb 17. Hope to see you then!
Glass Axis Classes for February:
Intermediate Level Lampworking Feb 18&19.
Beginning Beadmaking February 18, morning.
You can read about the classes at
Gahanna Bead Studio classes for February:
Champagne Dreams – February 15
Tibetan Prayer Bracelet – February 22
DNA Spiral – February 25
You can register online at
Happy New Year!