Saturday, April 18, 2009

There’s a new blog in town…

The Beadweaving Emporium beadweaver's market at 1000 Markets is now LIVE and open to the public for business and for new member requests. We currently have 16 beadweaving shops open with more joining every day.

If you are a beadweaver and already have a shop at 1000 Markets and are interested in joining our market, come and see us! Just click here.

Come on over and check out The Beadweaving Emporium blog!! It’s brand, spanking new, and the upside won’t take you long to read the whole thing! However, soon, it’s sure to be chock-full of good stuff, so you might want to put it on your “must-read” list!

Friday, April 17, 2009

New items for Hiding Place…

Yes, I’ve been a slug. No excuse. But here are 4 new pieces to try to make up for it. Forgive?

The Greatest of These

1 Corinthians 13:13 (CEV)
For now there are faith, hope, and love. But of these three, the greatest is love.

Pink Love Earrings 2

Citron Anklet


Surf and Pearls Necklace


Hmm..What Shall I Call These?

Swaro Circle Earrings (10)

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Etsy Beadweavers - April Challenge…

aprilmosaic by wMarlaine.The title is “Time Machine”. Mariya of BeadCatcher had the privilege of naming April’s challenge, as the winner of the January/February challenge. She said of the theme, “…what if you were given a once in a lifetime chance to travel through time and space; to travel into past or future; to travel into a real or imagined world? Where would you go? What would you see there? Just think about it. Take the trip and share it with us in the form of beading art with its unlimited possibilities!”

I challenge YOU to go to the EBW Blog and choose only ONE favorite!! It will be very tough. Voting begins on Thursday, April 9th and ends midnight April 15th.


Lora, of Lora Hart Jewels, is having a giveaway on her blog. You would be so fortunate to win this necklace from her. Lora is a master with PMC. This is what she's giving away:

Gorgeous HUH!? Go check it out!

Friday, April 3, 2009



THE BEADWEAVING EMPORIUM has been approved as a new market for 1000 Markets!! Hooray! More information to come and links to check it out for yourself. These shops are founding members of the Market:

Beadazzled of Oregon

Rachele’s Originals

Conlin’s Creations

Beaded Extravagance


The Beaded Lily

Cigar Box Beads

(and me of course!) Hiding Place Beadery

Come and see us! Or come and join us!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Worldwide Autism Awareness Day

Today is Worldwide Autism Awareness Day. The month of April is Autism Awareness Month as well.

Autism Awareness magnet

According to  Autism is a severe developmental disorder that begins at birth or within the first two-and-a-half years of life. Most autistic children are perfectly normal in appearance, but spend their time engaged in puzzling and disturbing behaviors which are markedly different from those of typical children. Less severe cases may be diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) or with Asperger's Syndrome (these children typically have normal speech, but they have many "autistic" social and behavioral problems).

A couple of blog-posts for you to check out concerning life with autism:

A New Endeavor…

Back on March 18, I opened HidingPlace Beadery at 1000 Markets, a fairly new selling venue for handmade quality items. Not long after that I was contacted by Dini of Beadazzled of Oregon, and she inquired about my interest in starting a new beadweaver’s group on 1000 Markets. Dini’s enthusiasm is infectious! So within just a few days she and Rachele of Rachele’s Originals had organized a group of 8 people who have spent the last week, writing up our proposal, choosing our name and tag line, establishing our vision of the market we wanted to establish and deciding on a final banner graphic. I present the result:

Today, the proposal will be submitted for consideration by the 1000 Markets jury!! So, we’re hoping for the best, and in the meantime, I am thanking the Lord for getting acquainted with some TERRIFIC ladies! Stay tuned for the outcome for “THE BEADWEAVING EMPORIUM”!

A huge thanks to Dini and Rachele! God bless you!