July 1, 2012

The Heats On

You may have noticed that we've taken a short hiatus from this blog. No, we're not sick or lazy, but things around here have been heating up as we prepare to launch the new, improved, super duper website. I've been amazed at the amount of time and work it has taken to get this on the launch pad. It seems to me that the folks at Magpie have spent months of sleepless nights. Have you seen the new look? Below is a peek.

During the late stages of this website preparation, we are unable to post new beads, tutorials or articles. We have several of these heated up and ready to go for you when the new site comes up, so hang with us during this intermission.

Don't forget that even though we can't show you the new beads, we still have plenty of sale beads. This week, the O beads are on sale (as in Oh, aren't they pretty!). I think I would be especially happy with an opal or two like the one below. How about you?

Meanwhile, Szarka and I are both involved in Lori Anderson's bead soup exchange. Just in case you've never heated bead soup, it involves the pairing of beaders from around the world. Each person receives the name of a partner and sends that person a bead soup package that includes a focal piece, a clasp and some other beads. That partner then creates and posts a photo of their work with the soup. Szarka's partner is Tammy at www.etsy.com/shop/SouthernBaubelles. We hope Tammy likes the bead soup Szarka sent and anxiously awake the birth of Szarka's creation with the soup from Tammy. (I'll post about my partner in my own blog)

We hope that your summer has you heated up and ready to sit in a cool place and bead. If so, we've got the gemstones you need.

Heating up our website for you, we are Magpie Gemstones.
Karen Meador, PhD

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