Thursday, August 26, 2010

Sharon's Wildflower--first permanent Etsy pattern!


My first pattern that will be continuously offered on Etsy is Sharon's Wildflower! I named this flower after my grandmother, Sharon. The pattern was featured in Bead and Button's April 2009 issue. I finally refined and re-finished my own version of the pattern and have it available in my Etsy store! I feel like I've actually gotten something accomplished this week.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Two Silver Medals from Fire Mountain



The results are in!

I won a silver medal in the Earrings Category of Fire Mountain Gems' 2010 Seed Bead Contest for my fern earrings, and a silver medal in the Home Decor and Fashion Accessories category of FMG's 2010 Glass Bead Contest for my bridal headdress.

View all the winning designs and finalists for the Seed Bead Contest here and the Glass Bead contest here. Congratulations to Amy, Keiko, Jamie, Patricia, Paula, and Carol, all of the grand prize winners of the two contests!!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Classes at Beads by Blanche

If you're in the Greater NY area and looking for a beading class, I'll be teaching at Beads by Blanche September 17th-19th! I'll be teaching three brand new workshops never before seen or taught!

Find out what they are at www.beadsbyblanche.com.