August 13, 2011

Beads, Beads and More Beads

The beads are here!!! I mentioned in the last blog entry that Szarka had been on a buying trip. It's always exciting to receive the results of her trip and this year, the boxes of beads came on a big truck. You can see the large number of boxes in the photo below and get a bit of an idea of just how many beads have arrived. I can truly appreciate the effort it takes to get the beads inventoried, photographed, described, priced and finally into the online store. This process will obviously take a while, but I hope you will watch for the new beauties.

One of the Magpie customers (Dora) volunteered to help Kateri with the show in Mississippi and we were able to get a photo of them setting up. Do they look like they know what they are doing? Of course they do! Kateria always does a good job for us. She loads, unloads, sets up the booth and is even friendly to the customers. The latter is really the most important thing.

I hope you had a chance to look at the new article/tutorial we published this week about multistrand necklaces. I certainly learned a great deal putting it together for you and hope it will be helpful. Part II of this topic should be published later this week. Multistrand necklaces are especially nice for the upcoming season and they make it easy to mix pretty Fall colors. Why not give it a try?

The new opal green beads that went into the store this week would work well in your new Fall deisngs. You know, it is just about time to get going on those pieces! Here is a piece Szarka made using the beautiful opals.

Kateri will be in Schertz, Texas this coming weekend (August 19-21) at the Schertz Convention Center for the AKS Gem, Jewelry and Bead Show. Schertz is between San Marcos and San Antonio, Texas and we hope some of you folks can make it out to say hello.

. . . procuring beautify beads for you, we are Magpie Gemstones.


  1. A lot of work and a beautiful necklace!

  2. Wow, what heaven unpacking all those boxes!