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Friday, February 24, 2012

More Beads

David slipped on the ice behind our house last weekend and sprained his ankle, to go along with his bad back, so I've been a little busy.  We're getting through each day with the store, the house, our five miniature horses and our pup, and guess who's doing it?  Yep, me, I must say I'm a little more tired.  The GOOD thing is I've got David tubing beads like crazy, that means more for you, HOORAYYY!   Come check it out.  I'm also working on some winter clean-out and bringing all kinds of different items up from the basement, so come see us soon.

Friday, February 17, 2012


At the Bead Society of New Hampshire on Sunday, there were four bead store owners/managers on the panel.   We spoke on saving money while beading and so many tips were offered.  The appreciation was felt and we all had a good time .
Some of the tips included:

  • Checking prices between box stores and bead stores, big box stores tend to put their money into packaging therefore giving you smaller amounts of beads.  What I've found when comparing is that per bead you pay less at our store. 
  • Seed beads take longer to work with to develop the stitches and design, so you are saving money per hour.
  • Organize your supplies so you don't re-buy what you already have.
  • Plan ahead, go to the store with a project in mind, a list, and a budget.
  • Take classes to develop a good knowledge of how to do techniques, then you won't have to re-do projects.
  • Practice techniques in wire working with inexpensive copper cored wire, then move into sterling and gold filled.
  • Be informed, watch your local bead store's website, blog, and Facebook for specials, sales, coupons and ask if they have frequent buyer cards.  We have a bead card where after 5 purchases you get the average of those 5 purchases FREE in beads, and all you have to do is ask for it!!!

The general consensus was to remember to support your local bead store because they go the extra mile for you, with personal service, helping with ideas, solutions to problems, offering classes, and ordering special things for you, therefore saving you lots of time and money.  When we go to shows we high-grade by hand picking the best in quality for you, we do not mail order any stones or pearls.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

February news

Tomorrow I will be on a panel of four at Bead Society of New Hampshire, speaking about "shopping wisely for beads", it should be interesting.  Stay tuned for more on this.
Don't forget that we have Valentine necklaces, beginner kits with larger beads for those with younger or older fingers, and finished jewelry in case you aren't able to make your own.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

We have Valentine gifts for you.  Gift Certificates, too! 
Tell your honey you would like to take a class with us!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

New England Beads website

Our new website is operational!  We had left the old site up while technical issues were taken care of, and  those issues have been resolved and the site that served us for many years has been retired. has been redirected and you can reach our new site at either of the following web addresses - we look forward to seeing you!  or 

Thank you for visiting!
Happy Beading

Friday, February 3, 2012

Met Innmon coming to New England Beads in April

Met Innmon will be teaching for us April 20 - 22, 2012!!!
Jolie Navette on Friday - $90
Bali Breeze Necklace on Sat. & Sun. - $180
All three days for $250!!!
Come join the fun! and pictures coming soon.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Class schedule

At the bottom of the blog page you'll find the February classes in the calender.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


Valentine Charm Necklaces 
A token of love 
for someone special.