Friday, September 24, 2010


Fall has officially begun even if it still feels like summer! I will be glad for some cooler weather, just not winter yet. Please!

I've just received a shipment of products and a few new bugle beads at the shop. I am looking for a Trunk Show to be delivered soon as well. I'm getting geared up for holiday projects and the bugles are really nice, several are twisted or spirals in metalic colors. There is also a couple of new 8/0 hexcuts. I just had to try out the bracelet in the newest B&B. I've also been experimenting with paper beads! Fun to recycle those ads and flyers instead of throwing them away.

Come by soon and check out the books and Magazines, if you haven't already. Lots of beautiful projects in these issues, including a christmas ornament.

Happy Beading!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Into September

I've been working on several new bracelets in the recent issues of Bead and Button and just received the newest issue of Beadwork! Now I have more ideas to work with. I'm still looking for some great ideas for the new crystal in the shop, and the large selection of Czech glass and firepolish.

Plans are in the works for a couple of trunk shows for the fall. Wonder what new goodies they will send us!

The holidays will be on us before we realize it. Now is the time to get to work designing and making all those new pieces for gifts and parties. If you want something special let me know and I will see if I can find it.

Happy Beading!

About Me

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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!!