Tuesday, November 8, 2011

November at Highstrung Beads

The month of November is gearing up to be a busy one. Ellen had a group in this past week and taught them a spiral bracelet she calls Twisted Sister. They had a great time choosing their beads and starting the project. It used pearls, seed beads and crystal or firepolish.

I had a vendor by and got lots of pretty pearls, the wall was looking bare. I also picked up some other items that will be great for the holidays.

Our last trunk show went pretty well; and yesterday I sent what was left back . Now we have a big seed bead show set up. If you are looking for 15/0, bugles, cubes, and other shapes come in and look through these. There are also the Italian Bella Beads. These beads are not dyed and should not fade as the colors are in the glass.

We also got some new items from another vendor. There are some sparkly balls in several colors and some pretty Pandora style beads too. I need to get that box inventoried and out tomorrow. I am looking forward to seeing what she sent us.

Happy Beading!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Seed Bead TrunksShow

The new Seed Bead Trunks show is now in. The trunk show in September went so well and many requested a repeat performance, so it is now available. There are a number of new kits as well as lots of colors, sizes, and shapes to choose from. It will be here only a short time so come in soon.

This is also the last weekend for the gemstone and pearls Trunk Show, so if you are looking for these, this is the time.

We had a great class last night. The group made a Twisted Sister bracelet. I'll try to post pics later.

Bead on!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Highstrung Beads Shoppe

I can't believe how time is flying by. Halloween is over;Thanksgiving will soon arrive, then Christmas! It's so hard thinking about Christmas gifts and the holidays seems as though summer has just ended. I've been working on several different projects from recent issues of B&B and Beadwork. There have been some nice things in the last few issues.

The trunk show is still available through this Saturday, November 5th, after that it will be returned to California. This has been a good show with many new beads and lots of color. If you have a chance stop in this week.

Upcoming show for the seed bead folk! There was such a response to the last one we are trying it again next week. I am looking for the boxes and will post when they are in and ready. If you are looking for seed beads in lots of shapes, sizes and colors get in fast, this is a popular show.

Happy Beading everyone!

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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!!