Hello fellow Beaders!
As the year comes to a close and the holiday season starts kicking into gear, I have a few different pieces of news I'd like to share with you.
1. To celebrate the release of my new (and first) book, I Can Herringbone, by Lark Crafts, I'm going to give away one "Sinusoidal" bead pack-to go with the so-named necklace pattern in the book. To enter the drawing, visit my new Facebook page MGS Designs and leave a comment under the posting about the give-away. A winner will be selected randomly on December 1st!
2. As some of you already know, hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on my area and the Greater New York area earlier this month, and my class at Beads By Blanche in Bergenfield, New Jersey had to be postponed. The workshop, entitled "Song of the Siren" has been rescheduled to December 8th & 9th. This necklace was a finalist in the 2011 Fire Mountain Gems & Beads Swarovski Elements Contest, and this store will be the only one at which I'll be teaching this workshop, so this is your only chance to take this exclusive class!
3. In the month of December, I'll be shutting down my website in order to re-format and re-design it. When the website comes back online, I'm going to have a huge sale on kits. That's the good news. The bad news, for some of you who like kits, is I will not be producing new kits any longer. I will continue to offer new patterns for download and some custom Swarovski crystal for sale.
That's it for now!