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Saturday, June 29, 2019

More Summer Fruit Kits TODAY!

I have two things to communicate today.  

Thing One  -  I have another 12 kits for Summer Fruit available today in my Haute Ice Beadwork Etsy shop.  I will post them at noon, Central Standard Time to be as fair as possible to all interested.

Thing Two  -  If you want a kit, and do not manage to get it (they sold VERY fast last weekend) I can solve that problem.  Just send me an Etsy Convo and let me know what color (or colors) you want and I will order supplies and have another set of kits made up hopefully by next weekend.  I will make your request into a Custom Order, available only to you, and you can purchase at your leisure.  

I don't always do this, but this time, I can and will, but you have to let me know, so I order the right colors of the Swarovski focal.  The kits are $75, due to the Swarovski element (and the leather backing) and many different parts, some of which are a challenge to locate.

SUMMER IS HERE!  Get outside and enjoy it.  And when you get too hot, or have had plenty of vitamin D producing sunshine, go on in and BEAD AWHILE!

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Summer Fruit in the Haute Ice Beadwork Etsy Shop

This project has been a monumental one.  I had no idea how much time and energy it would take to write a tutorial that could create five different variations using the same components.  And then how hard it would be to assemble the unique and beautiful beads needed for them.

My dad worked on Ellis Island during WW2, in supply chain logistics.  If soldiers did not have tents, or food, or ammunition, where and when they needed them, he was responsible.  He was super smart.

In the ordinary world, things just do not always arrive when planned.  I HATE to disappoint, but one of the beads I needed to complete this set of kits did not arrive yesterday, despite my paying an arm, leg, and newborn squirrel to have them speedily delivered.

So I have just 10 kits, five of each color, to sell today. And thanks to Rochelle Jay, INCREDIBLE SAVER OF BEAD DESIGNER BACKSIDES who works at the fantastic Bobby Bead, more supplies are on the way that will allow me to add three more of each color before next weekend.

And then, if there is still interest, I will kit up another 25, so please do not fret!  If you want one, I will do my best to make it available to you, but immediate gratification is not an option.  You may have to wait a week or two.  But I promise, I will get you what you want while it is still summer and the perfect time to wear these beauties.

I do want to explain that I have created each kit to allow the making of ANY of the five different variations.  You may have to do a little tweaking, and use a 6mm instead of an 8mm in some cases, because the exact same colored accent beads are just not available in every color I used.  So I found the best choices possible, and gave you plenty to work with.  I hope you'll enjoy that play and planning.  You may also have enough beads leftover to make earrings or even a bracelet.  Watch my blog for a sample of that in the next week or two.

The tutorial and limited kits will go up in my shop at noon, Central Standard Time today, Sunday the 23rd.  Thanks so much for your patience!

Friday, June 21, 2019

Summer Fruit Available on Sunday June 23

This Tutorial and kit set is a race to the finish for me.  I will post the kits and tutorial in my Etsy shop on Sunday, June 32rd, at noon CST.  Kits will provide beads To make ANY of the 5 variations, so all you need to choose is color.  The tutorial includes components and construction for all 5 variations, plus some earring ideas and a possibly a bracelet for the versions that use less of certain kinds of beads.

I am still awaiting a shipment of some beads, due on Saturday, and I want to be sure I have the right things before I sell anything!  Thanks for your patience!