My thanks to Deb, Hugh, and everyone who helped at Glass Stock for another wonderful event!

Also, my thanks to everyone who made my birthday sale a real success.  I’ve reached 1400+ likes on my facebook page and 2000 sales on my Etsy.

I think its finally fall here.  How about where you are?  I hope to head over to the fruit farm near here sometime soon to pick up some wonderful fresh-picked apples.

Just a few more classes coming up this month at the Gahanna Bead  Studio.  This set of chainmaking workshops will take you through from the very easiest up through some that are still pretty easy but don’t really look it:
There’s still time! I am teaching at Crystal Bead Bazaar in Pittsburgh next weekend.  Take a look at the photo to the right!  This is another version of the Faux Chainmaille Twins Beaded Bracelet, which we’ll also discuss in class!   

Charlene and I set up classes in Chicago at Caravan Beadsfor the last weekend in October.  We’d been juggling days around, but she finally got me to commit!

  •  Selling Your Work at Art Fairs – 2 hour lecture.  Oct 26
  •  Garden Trellis Bracelet.  Intermediate.  Oct 27
  • Soutache Beaded Bracelet.  All levels.  Oct 28–Visiting-Artist-Classes/Categories

Happy beading!

Hi everyone!

I’m currently in Oregon for Glass Stock! My website and Etsy store are both open while I’m gone and I’ll be sending out tutorials, but any “actual” items will have to be mailed when I get home.

Just a few classes coming up this month at the Gahanna Bead Studio:

Soutache Bead Embroidery. Be the first in Ohio to learn this popular technique! Sept 8
Intro to Wire Chainmaking, Full Series. Sept 29

Register online at

I am teaching at Crystal Bead Bazaar in Pittsburgh the the weekend of September 22. Take a look at the photo to the left! This is another version of the Faux Chainmaille Twins Beaded Bracelet, which we’ll also discuss in class!

Color Theory for Beaders. Sept 21
Garden Trellis Bracelet. Sept 22
Faux Chainmaille Twins Beaded Bracelet. Sept 23.

Register online at

Charlene and I are setting up classes in Chicago at Caravan Beads for October. Want to see what I’m teaching?–Visiting-Artist-Classes/Categories

Happy beading!


Hi all! Well, of course I managed to forget a bunch of stuff in last week’s newsletter, so please excuse me while I send out an update.

I have brand new tutorial –
Introduction to Color Theory for Seed Beaders

It also has a little on seed bead finishes and sizes, but it is 50+ pages of what I hope is really good stuff. I hope it makes putting together new palettes easier for you!   Details and link below.

Also, below, details on a 15% off SALE – everything on my Etsy site!

If you are in Chicago but can’t make the classes I’m teaching next weekend, drop by anyhow. I’ll have a full TRUNK SHOW of my kits, tutorials and beads. It’ll be at Briolette on Thursday and Sunday, and at Caravan on Friday and Saturday (Aug 11-14).

New CollarThanks to everyone who visited me at the International Society for Glass Beadmakers Gathering & at all my classes this month. In particular, thanks to Diane who pull together an enormous set of beadweaving classes at the very last minute for me. Thanks also to Deb and the crew in Oregon for a fantastic vacation.

I have classes listed for Gahanna Bead Studio.

In Illinois? There are also classes listed for Briolette Beads and More & Caravan Beads Chicago!

No bead shows this month! See you online and in the classroom. At the beginning of next month I’ll be at Glass Stock in Oregon. If you are interested, Deb still may have space for you – contact her at

-Enjoy! Hannah

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I’m so far behind on posting!

Almost June, and I’ve already missed blogging about many of the events this month.

Memorial Day weekend!

Fri, May 27 – Sun, May 29

Columbus Convention Center.

Columbus, OH

Finished Jewelry in a whole range of price points, from $25 up. Focusing on steampunk, fantasy and science fiction designs.

ALSO: Sat May 28 at 10am. ETSY SUCCESS FOR EVERYONE. Morning panel in the art show room (Madison Room).


Mon, May 30 – Wed, June 1

Exact times TBA

401 North Main Street #202

Fort Bragg, CA 95437

Glasswork and jewelry in Northern California.

Beadmaking and flameworking demos. We’ll probably do a collaboration piece between multiple artists and have been discussing a marble run. Come on by and see what we actually do, shop for just-finished items and more!

Oh, and its near the wine country. And the beach. And there will be some cute dogs nearby. Email me if you think you’ll be in the area. Possibly we’ll even have time for an evening beadweaving class.


Thurs, June 9 – Sun, June 12

Booth #410

Frontier Airlines Center
Milwaukee, WI

Tutorials, Kits and lampwork. A few new kits and tutorials, some show specials and much more!

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May 18
One of my best-selling designs and classes.  Learn even count flat peyote OR if you already know that learn how to do fast peyote, which does two rows at a time.  Then, add a wire framework.  I think the next time I make this it either needs bells or charms…


May 21
I love this bracelet!  Students need to know even count flat peyote stitch (consider the class above).  It looks complex, but works up very easily.

May 25
Beaders constantly ask us about the differences in seed bead sizes, shapes, and finishes.  This lecture-based class looks into all these as well as color affects your eye, how to pick “good” color combos and how the type of beads blend.

June 15
This class is not for jewelers alone!  Learn the ins and outs of successfully selling on ETSY.  These classes are for any artist who is trying to sell their work on line.  Bring a pen and notebook, and a laptop with wireless if you have one.

Register online!
There are multiple class pages, so scroll through to see them all.

Temari Beaded Pendant


Temari Pendant Class

May 15.  1-4:30 pm.

Ladies of the early 17th century Japanese Imperial Court challenged each other to contests to determine whose embroidered Temari was the most intricate and opulent. Ball patterns developed one from another or were embroidered in the traditional Japanese Embroidery techniques.

Mine is made from seed beads, and also resembles an Ancient Islamic Folded Glass bead I recently found for sale.  Please join me in this class!

I’ll also have a full trunk show of beads, finished jewelry, kits and tutorials.
Beads & More

Uniontown, Ohio

This call is also open to students who are not part of the bead society.  Call the store for details.  330/899-8611