Our crazy weather is really making me guess at what’s going to  come next.  But the daffodils are blooming, and I cut some forsythia for a vase in the house.  Usually spring is my favorite time of year, but this year I just am not sure what will happen outside my door in the next two hours.Just as a reminder, at the end of this month, I’ll get to see old friends again at the Rocky Mountain Bead Society Show in Denver.  I’ll have more details on the 22nd.Next month, we have some brand new multimedia and beads classes at the Gahanna Bead Studio including this bizarro bracelet (you can make it with or without the spikes).  I’ll tell you about them in May, but meanwhile, we still have room in a couple of the classes this month.  Details and links are in the post below.

I’ve been working hard to update my Etsy There’s tons of new stuff on there and loads of clearance items in the artisan focal beads, eurostyle beads and beaded jewelry sections.

Happy beading!

Hannah
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Updated – Etsy!  AGAIN!
Etsy
I’ve added even more to the Beads and Kits sections!  Check them out – I’m getting ready for the Rocky Mountain Bead Society show, so get ’em before the show!

Also, Etsy rolled a new instant downloads option.  If you didn’t catch this in my last newsletter, this means that when you purchase a tutorial, you’ll get a link to automatically download your tutorial to your computer.  Yippee!

Also check the artisan focal beads, beaded jewelry, and euro-style big hole beads sections for some crazy clearance prices.

Here it is!!!! It’s reveal day for the BEAD SOUP BLOG HOP!

Just as a reminder, here’s what my partner, Darlene Fortier, sent to me.

I used the yellow matte beads, the pearls, the focal bead and the clasp. I added some 8/0 metallic AB green beads, some silver wire, beads and spacers, and some crystal.  I stashed the antique steel cut seed beads in with my drawer of “favorite things ever.”

The bracelet is sized XXS, and it fit me perfectly and I ADORE it.

As a reminder, late last month, I signed up for the 7th Bead Soup Blog Party.
You can read more about it here http://goodrivergallery.blogspot.com/2013/01/bead-soup-blog-party-sign-ups.html.

I’d like you all to meet my Bead Soup Blog Party Swap Buddy, Darlene Fortier!  Darlene owns Darlicious Rejuvenations and in her own words she “creates one-of-a-kind recycled and salvaged jewelry with a hint of bike.”
You can see her her Etsy Store – http://www.etsy.com/shop/darlicioushouse
Or… you can follow her blog – http://www.darliciousrejuvenations.blogspot.com/
My inspiration for my piece came from Kelli (Rae) Burns Lucie’s Daisy Patch bracelet.  You can see her original one below.  And better yet – you can buy a kit on her website: http://www.theholebeadshoppe.com/product.php?productid=18567&cat=256&page=1
Below is the full list of blogs to visit today – they should have all their new items up! Have a great day!
Alicia Marinache
Amber Dawn Goldish
Barb Solem
Bev Breisinger
Birgitta Lejonklou
Breana Fry
Brenda Sue Lansdowne
Bridget Torres
Carol Dee Myers
Carolyn Chenault
Cassi Paslick
Cece Cormier
Cheryl McCloud
Cindy Wilson
Crystal Thain
Cynthia Riggs
Dana Hickey
Dana James
Darlene Fortier
Deana Hager
Deanna Cox
Deb Brooks
Debra Behrends
Denielle Hagerman
Denise McCabe
Diana Frey
Diana Welte
Dini Bruinsma
DiYana Alcalde
Dolores Raml
Donna Millard
Dot Lewallwn
Duane Clark
Dyanne Cantrell
Eleanor Burian-Mohr
Elisabeth Auld
Elizabeth Owens Dwy
Emily Greer
Enikö Fabian
Erin Grant
Eva Kovacs
Eva Sherman
Gina Hockett
Grace Rotenberg
Gretchen Nation
Hannah Rosner
Heather Davis
Heather Marston
Heather Powers
Ingrid McCue
Jacqueline Marchant
Jan Petek
Janeen Sorensen
Jane-Michael Stallings
Jasvanti Patel
Jayashree Paramesh
Jayne Capps
Jean Yates
Jennifer Cameron
Jennifer LaVite
Joan Williams
Jodie Marshall
Judy Riggs
Julie Anne Leggett
Kat Barron Miller
Kathy Lindemer
Kim Hora
Kim Houston
Kim Sparks
Krafty Max
Kris Lanae Binsfeld
Krista French
Kristen Stevens
Kristi Harrison
Kumi Fisher
Laren Dee Barton
Laura Bracken
Laura Demoya
Laurie Hanna
Laurie Keefe-Cecere
Lea Avroch
Leanne Loftus
Lee Anne Messerschmidt
Leslie Schenkel
Linda Anderson
Linda Djokic
Linda Murphy
Linda Sadler
Lisa Liddy
Lisa Suver
Liz DeLuca
Liz Engriser
Lola Surwillo
Loretta Carstensen
Lori Anderson
Lori Bergmann
Lori Bowring Michaud
Lori Poppe
Lori Schneider
Lyn Foley
Maddison Langford
Magdalena Sikora
Mallory Hoffman
Marcella Austenfeld
Marcy Lamberson
Maria Clark
Maria Rosa Sharrow
Marianna Boylan
Marie Covert
Marti Conrad
Mary Ellen Merrigan
Mary Harding
Molly Alexander
Nan Emmett
Niky Sayers
Pam Chesbro
Pam Farren
Pam Sandy
Pam Traub
Pamela Gangler
Patricia Buchanan
Patricia Johnson
Patty Miller
Paula Hisel
Peggy Gabrielson
Perri Jackson
Rachel Baron
Rachel Stanley
Rain Hannah
Rana Wilson
Renetha Stanziano
Robin Reed
Rochelle Brisson
Rose Rushbrooke
Ruth Szapa
Sally Russick
Sandi Volpe
Sandra Pendragon
Sandy Richardson
Sarah Small
Shannon Hicks
Shari Replogle
Sheila Daniels
Sheila Davis
Shiraz Biggie
Shirley Moore
Skylar Bre’z
Staci Smith
Stacie Florer
Stacy Pomerleau
Stephanie Weiss
Sumi Rani
Susan Sheehan
Suzette Bentley
Tamera Norris
Tracy Choy
Tracy Stillman
Valerie Norton
Vicki Holliday
  Updated – Etsy!
 
I’ve added even more to the Beads and kits sections! 
Check them out!

Also, Etsy rolled a new instant downloads option.  This means that when you purchase a tutorial, you’ll get a link to automatically download your tutorial to your computer.  No more waiting for me to get back to my computer – instead you get instant gratification!  Yippee!  I think all of my tutorials are now available for immediate download.  Let me know if you find any that I’ve missed.    

Jodie just told me that my GoogleyBird Tutorial is in this issue of the flow magazine!

I gave myself a personal challenge this year.  I wanted to try to get an article published OR enter into a national/international competition every month this year.  Thus far, I’m ahead of schedule with 2 published articles and 3 entered contests!  So, I hope you’ll see this posting as just a bit of excitement on my part.

https://www.theflowmagazine.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage-ask.tpl&product_id=246&category_id=151&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=150

Also included…
Flow Spring 2013 Culturally Inspired Gallery
Featuring the work of 14 hot glass artists

Lifeforms-The Rudolf and Leopold Blaschka Biological Model Exhibition
by Robert Mickelsen
Photos Courtesy of the Artists

Sara Sally LaGrand—Creating Work On and Off the Mandrel

by Marcie Davis

Flame Off 2013-A Signature Event for the Sonoran Glass School
by The Staff of Sonoran Glass School
Photography by Andrew Brown

Tracing Eye Beads through Time
by Amy De Simone and Adrienne V. Gennett
Photos Courtesy of The Corning Museum of Glass

What’s Hot
by Darlene Welch

Glass Enameled Bottle Cap Pendants
Text and Demonstration by Paula Pennell
Photography by Paula Pennell and Don Pennell

Swimmers
Text and Demonstration by Wendy Williams

Peanut Bead
Text and Demonstration by Susan Walsh
Photography by Virginia Dejewska Slawson

Googley Bird Sculptural Beads in soft glass and boro
Text and Demonstration by Hannah Rosner

Kiln Corner-Overcoming the Fear of Kilns
by Arnold Howard

What’s Your Handle? -Creating Bar Tap Pulls
Text and Demonstration by Phil Sundling
Photography by Chris Famalette

Artist Profile-Kate Rothra Fleming
by Darlene Welch

As a reminder, late in january, I signed up for the 7th Bead Soup Blog Party.
You can read more about it here http://goodrivergallery.blogspot.com/2013/01/bead-soup-blog-party-sign-ups.html.

My Bead Soup Blog Party Swap Buddy is Darlene Fortier!  Darlene owns Darlicious Rejuvenations and in her own words she “creates one-of-a-kind recycled and salvaged jewelry with a hint of bike.”

You can see her her Etsy Store – http://www.etsy.com/shop/darlicioushouse
Or… you can follow her blog – http://www.darliciousrejuvenations.blogspot.com/

Here’s what she sent to me.  I’m not going to use the antique steel cut seed beads.  Why not?  Well, I collect antique seed beads, so they are just going into my own super secret dragon stash.  I haven’t decided what to do with the vintage glass vintage triangles, but the rest have been combined with some Toho 8/0 metallics.  Here’s what I have so far – its a bracelet!

I plan on adding… what else?  Fringe!  I’ve tried making some bellflowers using my new Carlo Dona press, but they just too big and took over that focal bead by George O’Grady.  So…  stop by on the reveal day (March 30) to see what I’ve done!

BEAD OF THE MONTH CLUBS on my Website! Stringer Bead

Did you know that I do bead of the month clubs?  There are a few to choose from, and you can either do a 3-month or 6-month subscription (they are great deals, but they are better deals at the 6-month level).  Read all about them here.

  • Focal Bead of the Month Club
  • Iris Bead of the Month Club
  • Orchid Bead of the Month Club
  • Biannual and Perennial Bead of the Month Club – Perfect for spring!