Yesterday, I posted about getting my wonderful selection of beads in the mail via Kalmbach Publishing Company.  They were donated from Eva Sherman at Grand River Beads.  I like this, because it sounds like my own Good River business name and she’s from Ohio.  I’m sort of tickled.  Plus, I know Eva in person and she hosted a trunk show of my patterns last year at her store.

What I forgot to mention was that the whole idea stemmed from Lori Anderson, who has hosted a “Bead Soup Blog Party” for a couple of years now.  I kept on missing the deadline for it, but perhaps I’ll catch the next one.  You can read about the original idea here:  Anyhow, Lori has written a book based off her Blog Party called Bead Soup: 32 Projects Show What Happens When 26 Beaders Swap Their Stash.  You can get it on Amazon.  Its less than $14.00

Ah shoot.  I shouldn’t have done that.  Now I’ve gone and ordered it.

This morning I poured Eva’s Bead Soup into a bowl and started adding stuff from my stash.  Here’s what I’ve got:

 As you can see, I’ve added a ton of orange from my stash. There’s some citrine, some hematite, some brass chain, some vintage lucite and some other stuff. I need to go back in there and bring out the purples from the original set a bit more, so now its time to go shopping!


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!


I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and/or friends.

As you know, the shopping season is now on us. Time for AFTER THANKSGIVING SALES!
After Thansgiving Specials at
Good River Gallery’s Etsy Store!
11/25/11-11/28/11 EST

50% off Beading Tutorials on Black Friday
45% off Beading Tutorials on Small Business Saturday
40% off Beading Tutorials on Cyber Monday
15% off Finished Jewelry, Purses and Sculpture
SALE on all Halloween leftovers, including a bead perfect for the “Twilight” series and a skeleton key pendant.
Just to make it easy, you don’t have to add any coupon codes – prices are already marked down on the days they are on sale.

Once again, I hope you’ve had a wonderful Thanksgiving!


Hannah Rosner

Good River Gallery

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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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