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Update Journal

New Free Pattern A Delft Pattern Watch Band done in square stitch. A page has been added to the pattern for the reversible bracelet which is now in the free pattern archives. The new page is an exact listing of the beads used in the model.
A new page of hints & tips has also been added. You are welcome to submit any hints & tips you would like to share.

The home page of the site has been updated. Please note that in the future, update notification will be through The Glass Butterfly, Etc. updates group.
There is a change in the look of the home page as a reflection of our patriotism, which is so important when humanity is threatened.


New Guest Gallery Debi Larson, winner of the String of Hearts contest, showing her winning entry plus...
New Guest Gallery of other bead artist's interpretation of my patterns!
New Swap Gallery also added. (only one swap so far, but I hope to find time for more in the future!
Wanna see a photo of me taken a few years ago? Check out the About Us page.
(You might notice that the links on this month's updates are missing their butterflies. I moved & have not yet unpacked the floppy they are stored on.)

 Plans for next month's update include:
(finally) Progress on the Beady Creative Process, which has been pushed to the back burner too many times!!!
New images added to my galleries & Karole's Beady Boutique.
New free pattern offering: The Poppy created free-style to embellish a bracelet for Michelle Kopack of Night Owl Beads
New  Free Pattern!!! Make a reversible bracelet! See it here.
Visit my eBay store, Karole's Beady Boutique to pay by credit card  for books, patterns, kits & finished jewelry. While you are visiting eBay. check out the auction for a beading kit to make the Patriotic Pappilon from my Beaded Butterflies book.


New items added to the off-loom weaving gallery. New sign up for update notification.

New Free Pattern!!! Make an orchid for Mother's Day using the French technique for making beaded flowers.

New Gallery!  The reason my design tutorial is on hold. I was asked to demonstrate beaded flower making. Needed to learn how!

New Free Pattern!!!  The free pattern offered this month is a French beaded fuschia blossom. This is my first original French beaded flower pattern that I am sharing, but watch for more!

NEW!!! Check out the new Gallery Page: Beaded Lace. Instructions & patterns for these pieces & more like them coming soon!!!
Two new links added, both on-line bead shops.  Beaded Impressions & Splendor in the Glass. Don't miss either one of these!

Finally, progress on the tutorial. The instructions for the beaded toggle closure is posted. Several people have inquired, so I skipped to this step!
Sorry it has been a while! Printing & assembling books is a time-consuming process.
I also sarted a new e-mail group at Yahoo groups, Self-Publishing Support Group. It is really an active group & the posts are filled with great information on publishing. Check it out & see if it is the group for you.

New items have been added to Glenda's Gallery pages! The deadline for the String of Hearts contest is extended to April 1.
Check the Beady Creative Tutorial. Build a beaded bezel & check the tentative design for the choker. ( All tutorial pages are printer friendly.)
The tutorial, The Beady Creative Progress has begun! This will be an ongoing tutorial covering design& techniques used in the creation of a choker with a beaded bezel
New! Free pattern plus a contest!!! Don't miss the Free Pattern Page.
This page was added to the site.
Galleries are open!
The Glass Butterfly, Etc. was conceived & the web site created.