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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!

Illusion Necklace - bringing back an old favorite


I love when classic styles come back around again - the Illusion Necklace is one of those designs that always seems to be in fashion! A few weeks ago, we did a Facebook Live project featuring Swarovski Crystals in birthstone colors, Supplemax, Size 1 Crimp Tubes, and Beadalon Loop Crimps with Lobster Claw ClaspsWritten step by step instructions are now available

We have a quick and dirty video here so you can follow along and make the project your own! And if you'd like to watch the whole fun Facebook Live with lots of extra tips and tricks, you can do that also. 

Don't forget to join the discussion over at the Jewelry Making with Beadalon Facebook Group, and hang out every Thursday at 2:00pm EST on the Beadalon Facebook Page for a Live. 

Until next time.....happy beading!