new Bead Simple projects – plus a sale on books and kits!

August 21, 2009 at 12:58 pm | Posted in beading and jewelrymaking, book news, vintage bits and pieces | 2 Comments

Last month I taught a Bead + Button Jewelry class at PNCA, which was fantastic. My seven students made such beautiful things and I was really honored to be part of the Summer of Making! I wanted to share photos of some of the Bead Simple-inspired projects from the class, which were especially fun for me to see.

Sandra made some really lovely pieces, including Duo Earrings,

Bead + Button Jewelry - Summer of Making

a Duo Pendant,

Bead + Button Jewelry - Summer of Making

and a Beadweaving Bracelet.

Bead + Button Jewelry - Summer of Making

And Marty made her own exuberant version of a Sparkle Cocktail Brooch!

Bead + Button Jewelry - Summer of Making

Here it is (in progress) with its cousins from the book.

Bead + Button Jewelry - Summer of Making

If you make anything from Bead Simple, please add photos to the flickr pool or email me, I’d love to see your projects!

In other book news, Taunton is having a 25% off end-of summer sale — including signed copies of Bead Simple, which are now $14.96 instead of $19.95. Snap up a copy of my book or one of their other craft titles — over 600 of them are on sale, including Button It Up!

600 signed pages for Bead Simple

And CRAFT: is running a fantastic sale on all their craft kits in the Maker Shed, too, with at least 15% off everything in stock. Vintagesque Necklace kits are marked down to $5 (usually $12)

Vintagesque Necklace kit - smoky blue Lucite beads

and Solo Earrings kits are $2.50 (usually $6). So cool!

Solo Earrings kit - wine-red, lavender, and hot pink Lucite beads

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