Thursday, December 30, 2010

Beadalon Show Schedule



As we count down to the New Year, we’re already looking forward to seeing you! Here are a few of the places you’ll find us in the first couple of months of 2011:

Craft & Hobby Association Winter Show
Los Angeles, CA
January 29 – February 1, 2011

To Bead True Blue
Tucson, AZ
January 30 – February 4, 2011


Craft Hobby & Stitch International
Birmingham, UK
Feb. 20-22, 2011



Going to Tucson? Check out the classes at CREATE YOUR STYLE in Tucson 2011. Several of our Design Team Members will be teaching classes using SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS and their favorite Beadalon products.
 

Monday, December 27, 2010

Beads, Baubles & Jewels


Chain Maille Lady Lauren Andersen
and Katie Hacker

Your Beadalon Design Team members have been on the road! Chain Maille Lady Lauren Andersen and Sleepless Beader Leslie Rogalski recently joined Katie Hacker on the set of Beads, Baubles & Jewels. Here’s a sneak peek!

Lauren on the set of Beads,
Baubles & Jewels


Katie Hacker and Sleepless Beader Leslie Rogalski

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Happy Holidays



Wishing you a very happy holiday season from all of us on the Beadalon Blog Team!

Our randomly selected Google Friend Connect winner for the Beadalon gift pack is: Until We Bead Again, Beth Murr. Congratulations, Beth! Please drop us a line with your shipping address: sales@beadalon.com.

For complete instructions for the pictured wire snowflake ornament by Katie Hacker, please visit the FaveCrafts.com Blog [http://www.favecraftsblog.com/meet-and-make-snowflake-ornament-from-katie-hacker/]

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Holiday Inspirations: Candy Cane Lane


It's officially December, so what better time to break out the holiday inspiration? I found these mint candy glass beads at a recent bead show and knew they'd make quick, cute earrings. Beadalon's plated ball head pins and 25mm kidney ear wires make it super easy to whip them up as last-minute gifts.

I recently participated in a blog hop where I showed readers how to make some creative packaging for the earrings, too:
  
To make the house, you'll need these supplies from Sizzix: House, 3D Pro Scoreboards Die by Eileen Hull; 12x12 white matboard, and a Big Shot Pro die cutting machine. The house is really easy to assemble and then it's just a matter of decorating it however you choose. I added striped srapbooking paper and red glitter glue. I used a beading awl to poke holes in the front of the house to display my earrings.

-Katie Hacker for Beadalon
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