I have recently spent a few days in Antwerp, where I had a lovely surprise.
In the centre of Antwerp there is a wonderful International Magazine Shop. It stocks hundreds of current magazines from all over the world on all sorts of subjects. I like to have a rummage around it as there are often publications that you don't see in the shops here. So, heading for the craft section, obviously, I had a good look at several knitting magazines, many from America, as well as several in French and Dutch. Deciding not to purchase anything I turned to the Beading section.
Most of the publications in this section are in English, and I picked up one called Bead & Jewellery. This is not a magazine that can often be found locally in Kent and so I have only seen it a few times. Picking it up I flicked through the pages, as you do, and something caught my eye.
There was a 2-page article on the Big Bead Show held in March and one of the exhibitors from the Purley Beadworkers had written about their day. She spoke of how visitors has admired her display of Beaded Bells and then - there it was - "the beads were fitted around polystyrene shapes obtained from www.glitterwitch.co.uk. Wow fancy finding my website mentioned in an English magazine on sale in Antwerp! Of course, I had to buy it!
Talking of polystyrene shapes, I know lots of you are thinking about Christmas Crafting already. So, I have an offer on Polystyrene Rings on the website - buy 5 in the same size and get another 1 free. Click here to buy
Have a look at our Pinterest Board for some ideas of how to decorate your rings here
A date for your diary
2015 sees the first National Beading Week 25th July - 2nd August
Click here to have a look at the website and see what will be going on. Glitterwitch will be joining in the fun, with games and competitions on our website and facebook page. More details next time.
So, I shall leave you this time with this thought:
I don't have a problem with beads, I have a problem without beads!