Sunday, May 20, 2018

Lush&Layered Beadweaving

Great news!  My book is days to release, well just under a month yet but that is days in my calculation.  It will be available at the Bead and Button show.  Here is a sneak peak at the book.  I'm so excited!  I don't have one yet but seeing this helps to make it more real.  My samples have been returned too.  It was great looking back at the pieces I created that were over a year in the making.

I am starting to set up book signings.  The first official one will be at Bead and Button, Friday, June 8th.  I plan to have books at my table for Meet the Teachers too!!!  And of course on my artist table in the big show room while my supply lasts.  The show will be a great event for me!  I hope to see you and say HI.

In addition to the book, I will have kits of a few projects in the book.  There will be no pattern with these kits, the pattern is in the book.  I'm working as fast as I can to make a few more kits from book patterns.  Already done are some kits for Persian Rug, Dream Deep and Magic Carpet Ride.  I hope to have at least a couple more by the show.  There will be limited quantities of all of my book kits.

After Bead and Button, I have a signing at The Beaded Garden in Oxford, FL on June 28 and at Beads! Tampa on July 7.  The Bead Society of Central Florida at their 2-5 August retreat and Texas Coastal Bead Retreat 25-27 October.  More are going to be scheduled very soon.  If you want me to come to your favorite local bead store, tell the owner.  And stop by to see me at the big Bead and Button Show in Milwaukee this June.  #beadandbuttonshow Bead and Button Show

So check the video above, order the book Kalmbach Publishing, or plan to come to one of my book signings,  and share my excitement.  

Here are some pictures of three more of my favorites.


Beading Grandma in St. Louis said...

CONGRATULATIONS Marcia !! This book looks divine - - keep anticipating it coming into my hands......

ALL of the bracelets shown look fantastic !! I can't wait to get a copy. I am hoping to bring it to B & B with me.

Just Beady Jules said...

Marcia, a labor of love. Congratulations!! <3

lu_d said...

This is one ofthe best beading books around! I think I've done a lot of the patterns and I love all of them! I'll definitely be making more! Congrats Marcia!

Marcia L. Balonis said...

Update!! Holly at Beads! Tampa has reported to me that her box of books has arrived. I'm waiting to hear from Pamela at The Beaded Garden to hear if her box arrives today as well. SO, stores that pre-ordered should be receiving their boxes soon. And I'm excited to report that I am now also scheduled at Donna's Beads in Sarasota on September 15 & 16.