Have you seen the new Beadalon website lately? We've done another complete redesign making it an even bigger resource for all of your Beadalon and beading needs. The new design workshop pages have hundreds of project instructions, design ideas, tips& techniques and how-to's. My favorite part is the BeadMaster animated instructions that are available for many of the designs. You can also find the newest series of Beads, Baubles & Jewels clips from Design Team member Katie Hacker. We're always adding new products, and you can see them all on-line, too.
Did you know that Beadalon has a dealer direct program that supports local bead stores? As part of our effort to get the word out about where people can purchase Beadalon products, we're excited to announce our new Dealer Locator. Beaders around the world can type in their US zip code or search by country to find out what stores carry Beadalon. Going on a trip? Definitely check it out before you go. Part of the fun of vacation is discovering a new bead shop!
Many bead stores participate in local bead society activities. Bead societies are a great way to get together with fellow beaders for inspiration, idea sharing, and skill building. Most societies have monthly meetings which feature guest speakers, project lessons and show and tell. Check on-line to see if you have a society in your area.
Recently, Beadalon's own Wyatt White and Meredith Roddy have been making the rounds on the society circuit, presenting Beadalon's "Workminar": "Designing with the Newest and Most Innovative Beadalon Findings." We've been having a great time meeting fellow beaders and demonstrating new products. The program has been such a hit, we're taking it on the road to Bead & Button this June!
-Meredith Roddy for Beadalon