Beads, Beads, and more Beads.
Well, since I last blogged, to be honest, not much has happened at EAG. We're all pretty much busy with the holiday season (except for me, as it feels like I'm writing essays for every class that are all due on the same day...*cough*Honors*cough*). Since my two major ideas have to be tweaked a bit, I've been back at the drawing board...or should I say, the beading table.
Researching beading stores in the Twin Cities area is harder than one would think. Besides looking for legit bead stores (as opposed to small hole-in-the-wall places), I also have to look at some that offer jewelry making classes.
Then after I narrow that search down, I have to find out all of the contact information and start writing letters or calling them. (Just as a refresher, the whole jewelry idea is to check with local beading stores that offer beading classes and seeing if they would be willing to donate the pieces from those classes to EAG). Somewhere in the midst of this chaotic process, I suppose it would also be a good chance to double check that the jewelry would be prom-appropriate, instead of...well, not prom appropriate (I think that concept is pretty self-explanatory). Two promising beading stores in the area that have seemed promising are the Bead Monkey and Bobby Bead. I'm also going to check around my hometown over break, because I know a lot of the crafty people up there.
Well, I guess that's all for now...doesn't sound too exciting or life-changing at the moment, I know. It's all going to be worth it when I see what happens at the boutique in April...