April 5, 2012


My grandson and I went to the feed store the other day and saw quite a parade of animals. There were chickens and rabbits, fish and birds and we also spotted containers of lady bugs who begged to be released in the garden. Yes, we need only look in the feed store to know that Spring is here. I also found Spring at Magpie Gemstones yesterday. It was parading by as a lush garden. There were flowers and vegetables with lush leaves on the terraced slope. I tried to convince Szarka we needed to make some jewelry, but on her one day off, she chose to work in the garden.

I did see, however, that Magpie Gemstones had already put a parade of new beads in the store for our viewing; so, I gave her a break on the jewelry making. Someone had been working late into the night to get all these beads ready for us. Part of the bead parade was made of beautiful tourmaline, which is one of my favorites.

I also spotted some aquamarine showing its color in the bead parade and hoped I might grab some before it all left the store.
If you already looked at the parade of new beads, perhaps you saw the lucious color in the garnet beads at Magpie Gemstones. I am often surprised by the contrast of shades in this particular stone. Any of these beads would be a nice addition to create something for your own Easter or Spring Parade.

Or . . . how about crossing your fingers and hoping that you win a piece of Szarka's jewelry? Don't miss out. I did say FREE!
Have you decided to join the parade of people who are going to see Kateri at the upcoming bead shows? The first one is April 20-22 in Alpine, Texas. You'll find her at the Big Bend Gem and Mineral Show. Then you can march on over to San Antonio May 5-6 to the San Antonio Bead Bazaar. There will be a number of us teaching classes at this show and I hope to see you there. For more information about where to see Kateri, please check the link and print out your coupon for a 10% discount: http://www.magpiegemstones.com/show_coupon.html
We hope that Spring is parading nicely where you are that this season brings you joy.
Parading our stuff for you, we are Magpie Gemstones.
Karen Meador, Ph.D.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous9.4.12

    I sure wish you were are able to show and teach in Florida. I really appreciate your tutorials, but up close and personal in the teaching area could sure fine tune what we see and learn in the tutorials. Maybe one day I will be able to travel to Texas and attend one of your sales and classes. : ) That would be a real treat to me! I LOVE wire wrapping.