Just checking in!

Hey everybody! How’s your summer been? Aside from wet, my summer hasn’t been as relaxing as I thought it would be. Sorry for the lack of blogging but I’ve been really trying to settle in to my new life of farmers markets and trying to build an online store. I wanted to check in with a bit of an update on what magpie bead is up to.

First of all I’m loving our 3 farmers markets. At these markets, I set up a jewellery booth with several choices of on the spot jewellery making. You can choose your own beads from our trays of beads in glass, ceramic, gemstone, wood and bone. Choices include cord jewellery, bookmarks, earrings, keychains and more. It’s still a unique and personal gift idea. Our market locations include:

Bala – Monday 9-2

Parry sound – Tuesday 9-2

Orillia downtown – Saturday 7:30-12:30

Aside from the markets, I still offer custom hairwraps by appointment in my home. I live right in town and still accept debit and credit card transactions. Just call or email me to book a time.

Birthday parties are still available, this time in your own home. I will bring a spread of a sparkling selection of beads and charms and you can have your own private jewellery making party. I am available for parties sat and sun afternoons or Fri and SAT evenings for sleepovers! Check the party page on this website for info.

I hope you all have had a chance to check out the online store. I have to say the process has been very slow to get our products added. We now have all our seed bead lines posted and stocked up. We have about 3/4 of our selection of charms posted. There is also hemp, artistic wire, stretch cord, sinew and some other stuff posted. Please be patient with me. We are still adding. More charms are coming soon, then waxed cotton and leather cords are up next. If there is anything specific you are looking for that is not yet on our website, please call or email me and I may have it in stock for you. Pick ups can be done at the market or my home if you live in town.

So that’s the news in a nutshell. I’ll try not to let months go by before I blog again! It’s been great to see my orillia store customers at the market this summer. Thank you for that, it really makes my day. I saw many familiar faces at our booth at the Mariposa folk fest and I was happy to see you all! What a great time that was!

Well, enjoy the rest of your summers, keep checking the website, keep beading and keep in touch!

Love all,

Karen