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MLBS 2019 Mid-Atlantic Bead Shop Hop Opening Day!

Wyatt and I spent a beautiful Saturday celebrating the beginning of the Main Line Bead Society Bead Shop Hop at two of our local bead shops. I went to Studio 36 Bead Shop in Pottstown, PA for a Facebook Live, and Wyatt went to Blue Santa Beads in Media, PA for demonstrations.

Seventeen stores in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Virginia are participating in the three week event coordinated by the Main Line Bead Society and Sponsored by Beadalon. Participants have the opportunity to win swag from each shop, including a grand prize valued at $500!

Lisa from Studio 36 makes the most beautiful painted acrylic flowers and leaves! Her process is a secret, but the results are spectacular!  I showed her how I use the Beadalon Tying Station to make an adjustable sliding bracelet. We have written instructions posted for a similar project, and the Facebook Live video shows making Lisa's flowers into "beads" to include in the design. I love going to the shop to see all of the goodies!

Oh My Pinners!

We had such an amazing time at the Pinners Conference this weekend. We saw old friends and made a lot of new ones, too. We taught four amazing Make It Take It Projects featuring components from our partners at Pinners -  Dakota StonesGoody BeadsTierraCast and Leather Cord USA. We were also thrilled to sponsor Candie Cooper's classes - she taught a pair of earrings and wire wrapped Instant Pendant and a super adorable morse code bracelet.

We made an Adjustable Bangle Bracelet with a TierraCast charm, Adjustable Bangle Bracelet & Ring Findings Form and 16 gauge German Style Wire.
a Chakra Stretch Bracelet with Dakota Stones, the Elastic Cord Needle and Elonga,
a Memory Wire Bangle with LeatherCord USA Braided Bolo Leather, TierraCast Cord Ends, and Heavy Duty Memory Wire,
and a Seed Bead Necklace with Beads from Goody Beads and a Charm from TierraCast using the Spin N Bead and WildFire.
Make and Take with the Spin N Bead!

The Jewel Schoolers came by to visit and do our Make and Takes!

Flo the show flamingo took center stage for lots of selfies!

Candie Cooper had packed rooms for both of her classes!

We were so excited to have the opportunity to introduce people to Beading. Everyone did a great job and make beautiful jewelry! We can't wait for the next show, May 3rd & 4th in Minneapolis, MNHope to see you there!

Happy Beading!

PS. We did a couple of Facebook Live Video projects from the show. Be sure to follow us in all of the places to stay up to date on all of the fun!