Allegory Gallery Blog

Announcing the Allegory Gallery Bead Society!

We've been working on this idea for quite awhile, and we can't wait to tell you all about it! At Allegory Gallery, we believe in creating community and doing that with as wide a reach as possible. But, all these things take time and resources. In order to help with this, we're creating the Allegory Gallery Bead Society. There are many benefits to joining, and we think you'll love them!Benefits of the
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New Special Edition Challenge Kit—Abundance

I remember laying on my back in my grandmother's garden behind the big white house. Dappled sunlight poured through the canopy of tomato leaves. I remember biting into the tomatoes pulled straight from their fuzzy stems, sprinkled with salt from the Tupperware saltshaker. I remember tasting summer and sunshine. We weren't rich, but we felt like kings. I think about that now as I tend my own garden.
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New Wire Wrapping Class Hosted by Jennifer Tuschong!

Hello Everyone! We hope that you're having an outstanding day today! We just wanted to put up a quick post to let everyone know that we've released a new wire wrapping class by Jenn Tuschong of JNTCreations! We know that during the Summer, people are often looking for fun things to do, and this should be a great activity here in Ligonier, PA to do with your friends—or to meet new ones!We hope that
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Allegory Gallery Around the Town

Here at Allegory Gallery, we know that the rising tide raises all boats. That's been our motto from the very beginning, and that's how we try to live our lives. A few years ago, we did a series on Facebook called Around Town where we visited our favorite places, stores, and restaurants in town. We have a wonderfully supportive community not only locally, but all over the world, and we wanted to show
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Bead in the New Year with Allegory Gallery!

We're big fans of creative challenges at Allegory Gallery! We decided to start the new year off right with a month-long challenge! Each day has a new prompt. You can pick and choose the challenges that appeal to you, complete them in any order (even from last to first if you're so inclined), OR you can really test your creative fortitude and try to tackle them ALL in order, carving out a little creative
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Interview: Ginger Davis Allman of The Blue Bottle Tree

Ginger Davis Allman of The Blue Bottle Tree's Faux Lampwork Donut BeadsWe recently had the pleasure to sit down with Ginger Davis Allman here at Allegory Gallery in Ligonier.  She was traveling through Western Pennsylvania and stopped on her way to see Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater.  Ginger Davis Allman is the writer and teacher who creates the popular polymer clay website, The Blue Bottle
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Inspired by Reading Book Club 2018/2019 Book Selections

October 2018 – The Rules of Magic by Alice HoffmanNovember 2018 – The Little Shop of Found Things by Paula BrackstonDecember 2018 ***Happy Holidays***January 2019 – A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness February 2019 – Carry On by Rainbow RowellMarch 2019 – The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth HoganApril 2019 – Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail HoneymanMay 2019 – The
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Bead and Craft Bloggers

The Bead and Craft Bloggers are back again with more creative blog posts.PE/DVT Awareness BraceletIn this post, we're reminded of the importance of knowing your body and staying proactive about your health.  Terry Jeanette shares her experiences with PE and DVT.Halloween Doll DressesIt's that time of year again!  Tammy embraces her spooky side and sews Halloween-inspired dresses for her Blythe
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Allegory Gallery Interviews: Jen Palmer

Have you ever looked at a piece of art and wondered what the story behind it was?  It happens to us all the time!  We're always curious about who made things, how they were made, and why they were made.  Allegory Gallery Interviews was started to share more of those stories and allow people to get to know the makers behind the work.In the third installment of the Allegory Gallery Interviews,
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Allegory Gallery Interviews: Diane Hawkey

Ceramic Dog Bead by Diane HawkeyDid you know that we recently launched a podcast?  We wanted to tell more of the stories behind the things that you find in the shop and introduce you to their makers.  We call the podcasts, "Allegory Gallery Interviews".  We started the series off with Gina Chalfant of White Swan Illuminations.  CLICK HERE to check out Gina's interview.  For
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