I hope the title caught your eye and that your mind didn't ask "what's the catch?" Perhaps you have gotten a phone call from some establishment assuring you that you've just won a "!!!. . . ! . !". If you are like me, you've probably wished the person on the other end would just get to the part where they say what they are really trying to sell you. This isn't that type of deal. If Magpie Gemstones says "FREE", it really is. Just go to http://www.beadinggem.com/2011/04/magpie-gemstones-fabulous-145.html. The company is offering a beautiful tourmaline strand and a tourmaline cabachon to some lucky winner. Look at the photo below and you'll see why I've been coveting these beads. Don't you think that's OK until they leave home and go to the winner.
If you want to be in the drawing to win these, just make a comment at the bottom of the blog about the give away at the Beading Gems address above.
Here's another heads up that may interest you. Magpie Gemstones owner, Szarka, was interviewed by She Inspires, an Australia based company that, among other things, shares information about entrepreneurs and their business practices. Even though I've known Szarka for several years, I learned a great deal about the principles upon which the business is formed from this article. It made me feel good about where I buy my beads. If you want to see the article, it's posted on the website at www.magpiegemstones.com/masterclass.html. By the way, you can read it for FREE!
Family wise, a whole passel of relatives from Washington state showed up here a couple of days ago. I think instead of stocking new beads, one day was spent feeding the masses. (I just stayed out of the way!) It's good to have even a small break, but things are mostly back to normal now unless you want to come by and help put things back in order. You could do that for FREE too!
If you hurry, you still have time to plan a trip to Alpine in west Texas and visit Kateri at this week's bead show. The dates are April 15-17 and you can check the website for further information www.magpiegemstones.com/shows.html. It's FREE to talk to Kateri, but you better get started driving right now.
We just put a new article about coral on the website if you have interest in that topic. This one largely pertains the deterioration of the coral reefs. www.magpiegemstones.com/should_we_buy_coral.html. I'll bet that by now you have realized that reading this treatise is also FREE!
. . . still working for you (and providing FREE stuff), we are Magpie Gemstones.