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bulbTo all our friends and followers, thank you for being here with us! This is a special post (while we're on vacation for a few days) to invite the jewelry artisans and designers in our circle who might like to be featured on the blog to GET IN TOUCH! This is a great opportunity to get a wider audience (and more access to customers) via our blog and social media sites we use, including Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, LinkedIn and more.

You can reach us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by posting a message beneath this blog post. What we'd like to see in order to consider you is a short 'blurb' about you and your work, a few photos of your favorite creations (and you, or you at work), and links to any sales venues you might use (Facebook, Etsy Shop, LinkedIn, your own web site, etc.). 

We love all things involving BEADS -- so even if you are primarily a silversmith, wireworker, or something other than someone who primarily strings beads, as long as you work with beads, we'd like to have you get in touch. We also especially like to promote our Etsy colleagues, so DEFINITELY apply if you sell on Etsy. Also, if you have anyone else to recommend, please send us their info or have them contact us as well. We can't promise to feature everyone, but we will review all submissions and include as many as we can. Please be sure to contact us and send us the information requested no later than JUNE 30, 2016, in order to be considered.

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0 # Paul Spencer 2016-06-17 13:15
Not sure if this invite is for women only.
I am a Philadelphia and Corning NY based glass bead maker and jewelry designer. I always use the beads I make in my creations.
I started working in glass 10 years ago and before that I was a color field painter. I also work in enamel.
My Etsy shop is Paulbead:
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