Friday, November 28, 2008

Holiday Bead Wish List

Stuffed from turkey? Finished with your Black Friday 5 am shopping madness? And now you're looking for some bead inspiration for your holiday gift list? We are here to help! Here are my top picks for those on your gift list who love to make jewelry.

1. Lindstrom Pliers (You can order a pair at Bello Modo) - You can't even imagine how much you'll love these if you don't already have a pair. How did I live without a pair for 14 years! I can't stand to even pick up one of the old cheap pliers. Lindstrom pliers are designed for ergonomical use and they are so easy on your hands, that's a big plus if you do a lot of wire-wrapping.

2. Elfa Storage System - We all want a better way to store our beads, don't we? What we'd all love is some of Santa's elves to come work their magic on organizing our creative space! But if you are coming up short on elves, Elfa seems like a pretty snazzy alternative. Check out more information at the Container Store's website.

3. Bead Books - Love them and you can never have too many! My top three favorites out this year: Custom Cool Jewelry, Beading with Filigree, Bead Romantique.

4. Bead magazine subscription - The gift that keeps on giving! Share inspiration and style with your bead buddies with a subscription to their favorite publication. My pick is Stringing, which seems to get better with each issue!

Holiday Sales & Promotions from ABS contributors and sponsors:

Creative Impressions in Clay - Free shipping, use code code ABS08

Humblebeads - Free shipping on and, use code M2008. Free gift with purchase of $50 from my etsy shop.

Cindy Gimbrone -discounts on the spirals and Niagara Skies on Cindy's website.

Jangles - Free shipping at and

ExpeditionD - Free shipping until Nov. 30th!

Bello Modo - Big sale this weekend and free shipping always! C-Lon Threads and Cords and all The Frames and Bails sized for Swarovski Crystal, 15/0 Delicas on sale all at 25% off Friday through Sunday. Art Institute Glitter is on sale for 30% off.

Other Art Beads on sale this weekend:

Chinook Pendants - Free Shipping to the U.S. and Canada until December 7th for all purchases! Enter code holiday08 at checkout for a bonus 10% off retail orders!
MamacitaBeadworks buttons on sale until January 1st!
LisaPetersArt: free surprise gift (at least $5 value) with any purchase over $30 (note that this special is being offered through the end of the year)
MAKUstudio: free shipping + 10% off purchases over $50 and 15% off purchases over $100

Beadmakers - feel free to share your shop link and weekend special in the comments section.

1 comment:

Joan Tucker said...

Off Center Productions is wishing everyone a merry holiday with a
gift pendant with every sale.

Joan Tucker