Facet – The Bead Box

Not sure if you heard, but Facet (Stringing, formerly Bead Style) is launching The Bead Box – one stop kits for jewelry making! It’s a monthly subscription and you can choose one of two options!

“We are so pleased and proud to be launching the Facet Jewelry Box — a subscription-based service for beaders of all stripes! We’ll have two different boxes to choose from: The Quick & Easy Stringing Box, and The Bead Stitching Box. Sign
up today, and a new box will be delivered to your doorstep once per
month, with not one, but TWO surprise beading projects.
that you need to make two finished pieces of jewelry will be included:
all the beads, wire, clasps, and findings, plus complete how-to
instructions with photos and patterns — in full color. All you need to
supply are the tools!”

Not only that, but if you go to THIS LINK, you can also enter to win prizes!  The box subscriptions start in January, but you can sign up now! Please note that reserving a spot does not sign you up for the subscription service just yet, but does get you entered into the contest and allows you to receive information when the boxes come available!

“You can sign up today
during our special pre-launch period and be the first to get your hands
on our inaugural boxes. By reserving your spot early in this exciting
new subscription box offering, you’ll be automatically entered into a
drawing to win a full years’ subscription (that’s 12 free boxes
containing everything you need to make 24 projects!) — and if you refer a
friend, there will be even more perks and rewards!”

Once you sign up, you’ll receive a survey asking your opinion on what types of things you’d like to see in the boxes.  Then later, you’ll receive an opportunity to sign up for the subscription!  See – easy! And just signing up during the pre-launch places NO obligation on you to actually purchase a box, BUT you might win something!

BLAH! or, February, Would You Finish Up Already So I Can Give These Beads Away?

Ok, I said it. I’m feeling blah. Sales are (WAY) down, I can’t get warm again today, ideas are not flowing, and I’m sick of being in this house! February, be gone! I tried torching for a bit this morning, and even though I made some funky tab tic-tac shaped beads (new for me) I just wasn’t feeling it, so the engineer and I went to Applebee’s for lunch. And it’s COLD outside! And blustery, and snowy, and just not nice! I need to get back in the zone… Speaking of which, since the blahs are really creeping in, I think a giveaway is in order! Tell me in a comment what you do to combat the February Blahs, and on February 28th (thankfully the last day of February and only 1 1/2 weeks away!) I will choose via random number dot org (a really cool fun little random number generator) a winner. This winner will receive a random assortment of beads which will include the beads in the picture plus a couple more just for fun! So go ahead, leave your comment (anyone in the world can play, but only one comment per person, please!)!