Wednesday, December 18, 2013

'T is the time of year...

I wanted to send a newsletter to you all, but it seems to be illegal to do that (spam) without asking your permission. So if you would like to receive the kind of information as contained in this post, sign up in the little form on the left of this page - the star is the field for the e-mail, the two other fields are for your first and last name.

First of all, I would like to inform you that I updated the pattern for the 3D shapes "Pepper, Fork and Yukka Flower". If you purchased it from me in the past, please convo me to let me know if you want the updated version for this. I will send it to you by e-mail.

next... lots of nice things to know!

'T is the time of year... to look back at 2013 and give thanks.

I opened my Etsy shop in March, the first day of Spring, and sold 200 patterns! Many thanks to all for your support!
Mandala Beaded Beads by Datz Katz
One of the patterns was a fundraiser for my friend Debra from DatzKatz, it is not available in my shop anymore, but in hers, you will find her lovely Mandala Beaded Bead, together with other very nice and beautiful things.

A few listings have expired and instead of relisting them, I am planning to make a little booklet, mainly the botanical designs. I would love to know what you think about this.

'T is the time of year to offer yourself a treat!

Today, I listed the Ishtar Collar Pattern, 34 pages plus cover and back, with extremely detailed illustrations and instructions, lots of hints and advice. Ishtar Collar is very pleasant to bead, you won't want to put the needle down.
Ishtar Collar - Honey Topaz
Marca Smit from DiMarca-Online teamed up with me to make kits available at a reasonable price.

You can choose 3 color variations:
- Honey/Topaz
- Malachite Green/Gold
- Silver/Gray/Black

The kit comes in a fancy frosted plastic wallet and contains the most beautiful Delicas and Tilas, with yummie metallic or gold luster finishes, and of course lovely little dangling drops, thread, needles and ribbon, everything you need to make your own beautiful collar.

You can choose to buy the kit with electronic or in paper pattern, or without - in case you have already purchased the electronic pattern from me.

'T is the time of year to gather together.

Rick Rack graph for tall peaks
We can get together anytime, but the past month, cool Contemporary Geometric Beaders contributed to a survey about Rick Rack bangle Sizes.
Thanks to their generous contribution, I could finalize the Rick Rack Graphs, a 15-page 'bundle' with detailed information and graph paper for you to colour in.
I will let you know on Facebook when it will be available. I am also offering the flags and pennants patterns for free to the Contemporary Geometric Beadwork web blog for all the subscribers to use.

'T is the time of year to offer a little present to those who count, which you do.

As a Christmas gift I have written a short tutorial for a simple,  pretty bracelet using superduos (Twin beads) and Czechmates Lentil beads. It is called Ayatee and you may download the free pattern here. Let me know what you think of it, send me your pictures!

Don't miss the special sale in my Etsy Shop, 2 patterns for 1, which remains valid until 31 December 2013. You may also convo me to offer your complimentary pattern to a friend.

My very best wishes for a peaceful, joyful time of year.

1 comment:

  1. Beautifulllll !! Thanks a bunch, Cath. Happy holidays to you too !


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