Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Show off and win!

Update- 7/8/12- Congratulations to Amanda Holm, winner of our Facebook drawing.  More opportunities to win are coming!

We want to see your best beadwork.  Post a picture of your best work onto our Facebook page by July 8, 2012.  (One per person, please.)  Everyone who posts their work will be entered to win a pair of tickets to the 20th Anniversary Gala Event & Dinner for the Great Lakes Beadworkers Guild ($40 value).

Members of two local guilds - the Great Lakes Beadworkers Guild, and Glass Act, the Southeastern Michigan Glass Beadmakers Guild – have teamed up (one from each Guild) to create amazing pieces of jewelry, wearable art, or other decorative art. 

The chosen theme for the Synergy Collaboration is “Yeah… Detroit. So Bead It!”  The artists were asked to create a piece of art that symbolizes Detroit to them personally.  Members from both of these guilds are some of the most talented artists in the area, so it should be a wonderful show.

The finished pieces will be on display at the City Gallery in the William M. Costick Activities Center in Farmington Hills, which is where the Gala Event will take place on October 6, 2012.

Tickets for the 20th Anniversary Gala event are now available for purchase at our store.

One final note:  Your privacy settings on facebook will dictate who gets to see your beaded artwork!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Just in time for summer... sea glass!

This line of etched, glass beads will look perfect in your summer jewelry designs. Not sure what to do with it? Then check out the article in this issue of BeadStyle.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

New Beads From Turtle Soup Beads

Susan Bailey of Turtle Soup Beads brought in some of her newest designs.

This is just a small sampling of what we now have.  Susan also left smaller, coordinating beads. 

Fresh, wonderful colors and even more sparkle!