I need your help! I'd like to put together a gift guide for jewelry makers for Black Friday. (That's the crazy shopping day after Thanksgiving, when I stay home and bead!)
What is on your wish list for this holiday season that is jewelry or bead related?
Is it an Anne Choi bead that you've been coveting or a pair of Lindstrom pliers? A hank of antique steel charlotte seed beads or a new storage system that seems like a dream or maybe a new beading book has your name on it.
Leave a comment below with your top pick that you'd love to unwrap this holiday.
anything Hill Tribes silver! (^_^)
I saw a really neat Elfa storage system for crafters, that had drawers for jewelry...but I'd love to get my hands on a wall full of those to use for bead storage dividers.
I would really like a humblebead monogram "B" bead!
Oooh, capitolagirl makes a good suggestion! And I'd love to wake up on Christmas and find new windows and paint all done up in my beadroom!
However, for the purposes of your gift guide, what I really, really want is one of those pate de vere faeries that the lady in the hallway at Best Bead had this year. Oh my gosh, they were beautiful, but way out of my budget. Way out of our usual holiday budget, too. I'll probably never have one!
I'll try to find the artist's name and a link for you :)
Basic metal smith tools and a mini torch for fusing. Updating my subscriptions to my favorite bead magazines....Stringing, Belle Armoire Jewelry, Step by Step Wire...
polymer clay books, too many to mention!
A test kiln, so I don't have to work for a month straight to fill my big kiln with my ceramic pendants--they really don't take up that much room. The request is in. Fingers crossed :)
A totally organized new work shop!
Bronz clay! Such a cute birdy diorama. It's inspiring my Christmas card for this year.
I already got an early present when my Studio Saturday prize arrived this week!
My list is all bout sterling wire, resin, and polymer clay. I'm still trying to find my "voice."
A disc cutter.
For me it would definitely be an Anne Choi bead. More specifically, one with a quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson. She has one of the few "art beads" that I have yet to acquire.
You named my favorites! Anne Choi for SURE! Lindstrom pliers for SURE! Storage system for SURE! And I always love trip to the craft and beading section of the book store. I know it must not sound terribly creative, but I love what I love.
I would like a set of Dora Schubert
lampwork beads...a whole string of them.
I need elves to help me make buttons. I am behind on orders, so Santa, throw me a bone here!
Split ring pliers! I always forget that I want a pair until I am trying to use one in a project.
I want a big bulletin board to hang on my wall so I have a place to hang magazine clippings for inspiration.
I've asked Santa for eBay and Etsy gift certificates so I can spend more hours and hours looking for great art beads from "out there" in cyber land from that undiscovered artist...
Wire lots of wire and Lindstrom tools. A disk cutter and some faires to organize my bead room. ;-)
A new storage system for my (and very small) studio space in my new cottage home. ... Santa Baby?
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