How did we reach the middle of summer already?  It seems that it should still be April.  July is super busy here at Good River Gallery.  The due date for the Battle of The Beadsmiths is on July 10th.  My submission has already been sent in, but take a look to the left for more information and a close-up teaser. 


We’ve had a massive power outage in Ohio due to a recent storm.  Our power has been restored for now, but I’m not convinced it will stay.  Meanwhile, if you write me and I don’t respond right away, it may mean we’ve had our power diverted again.


Middle Bead in Chelsea Michigan now carries some of my tutorials.  Drop by and say hello to Marc!  You can find her at 


In additon, Lydia at BeadLush in Charlotte NC has a trunk show of my tutorials and soon will also have some of my lampwork glass beads.  She’s also got some really unusual pieces that she picked up at Bead & Button so drop by and see what is new in her store!  You can get more information at


BeadSmithHere are the classes coming up this month and next at the Gahanna Bead Studio:

  • Royal Ruffles Ribbon Bracelet.  July 25.
  • Etsy Success for Everyone & Photography for the Web – July 28
  • Dahlia Pendant.  July 29.
  • Register online at 

Also in July, I am teaching at Crystal

Twins BraceletBead Bazaar in Pittsburgh.  

  • Color Theory for Beaders – July 20
  • Garden Trellis Beaded Bracelet – July 21
  • Faux Chain Maille Twins & Crystals Beaded Bracelet – July 22
  • To see photos and register, head on over to


Happy beading!