Okay, I know that I promised to work on the tutorial for the Tila beads in the flower shape and to get it finished, and I will, te lo prometo, but I had to finish this tutorial first.
I call it the Arte Deco Cuff and it features the new Tila beads in a design that is really slick and on the modern side of the fashion spectrum.
I really like this design, it has a lot of options for embellishment. (However, I will say this....black opaque beads do not photograph well!)
The tutorial is available here in my shop and in the tutorial I've included a couple ways that you can work a little outside the basic stitch to embellish the edges and also the center of the cuff.
And, like I normally do when I add a new tutorial, I've got it listed at a special introductory price, but only for 24 hrs.
Also, I finally took a photo of my bead soup! My partner for this round is Grace and she sent me the loveliest focal from Lisa Peters and some gorgeous little beads in a complimentary green with a little shot of pink. These are definitely not my usual colors, but I'm excited to work with them. Thanks Grace!
Also, just so you know I haven't completely forgotten, this is my Margie and Me sneak peek. The little component is from Nancy. It's the first piece of hers that I've ever owned, so I gots to do it justice, because she has definitely set the bar high!
If you've got a Margie and Me sneak peek, leave me a comment with a link to your site! (For some reason, my linky thing isn't working at all!)
Okay, finally, last week I reached 250 sales and it really made me smile and I wanted to do something special for my customers, so here's the deal...
for the next two customers who purchase something non-tutorial from my shop, you'll receive a $25 gift certificate absolutely free. You can use it for yourself, or give it to a friend.
It will arrive in your inbox as a PDF file, so you can print it out and give it away in a card, or simply forward it to that special someone's inbox along with a Happy Valentine's Day!
Thanks so much guys for 250!
Have a great Monday!