Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

We're finally winding down to the last month of 2009. It's hard to believe another year is almost gone. It's been a hard year but, Thankfully, Highstrung Beads is still plugging along.

A vendor was in yesterday and I added a few more items to the wall and tables, come see! I also have a beader's personal collection for sale so don't miss that. There are some lovely semi-precious and pearls in the selection and they are going quickly. The beads have been collected over the years and include some unusual ones.

We are also expecting a special trunk show in the next week. It is from a different vendor than last time so there will be new items in. Will notify everyone when it arrives.

I am still offering classes and love having a group when possible, but will still do one-on-one. If you don't have time for an in-depth stringing class but want to make a necklace; come on in and we will help you with the finishing for a small fee. There are plenty of magazines available for inspiration and they all have a glossary of the basics.

Highstrung Beads will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, it will re-open on Friday at 12:00 noon. I will also be open regular hours on Saturday. Come in and get more ideas for those personal gift ideas.

Happy Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 5, 2009

November at Highstrung Beads

Where has the time gone! I cannot believe it has been so long since I posted. October was a busy month with the trunk show and various other activities. Now we are heading into the Holiday season and things will only get busier. There are several new items at the shop, I went on a little trip last weekend and picked up a few new items that are already on the wall. I'll have more on the way soon, from that vendor.

I am expecting some vendor calls in the next weeks. There will be new items added as they visit. I wish I had lots to spend but sales have been down lately. Folks don't visit as often as they had done. It's nice to see my regulars as well as the travelers who stop on their journey to see what is available here. There are still folks finding the shop for the first time too.

I hope to see many of my friends over the coming weeks, as they shop for special items for the upcoming holiday projects. Maybe we can even add some special classes. Remember it is possible to special order items you are searching for, just ask.

Happy beading!

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Montgomery, Alabama, United States
I've always loved jewelry and sparkly things, so when my life took a change I began considering my own shop. I started Highstrung Beads in January of 2003 and it is still going strong. The shop is now at it's third location and better than ever. I try to keep a selection of unusual items, pendants, and lots of gemstone as well as the standard bead items. I wish I could have even more beads in the shop, just like other bead lovers, there is never enough!!