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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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Ancient Kingdom Challenge

Your heart races as you climb through the boulders and toppled down trees.  Night is coming quick and you want to make it to the top of the ridge before it becomes too dangerous to navigate.  Not far now.  Closer.  Closer. Closer.  Finally!  You exhale deeply as you reach the summit and take in the painterly vista.  The sun has set and the sky is a blaze with fiery
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Bead and Craft Bloggers

Another week brings another lineup of blog posts from the ever-creative group of bead and craft bloggers.Elegance In PurpleCyndi shows how to make a stunning spiral rope necklace with opulent purple pearls.Color and PatternAnn creates a lovely new necklace using beads from Darn Good Yarn and an old African bead from her collection.Autumn at the BeachThe seasons are changing and autumn inspiration has
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Allegory Gallery Interviews—Our New Podcast!

Here at Allegory Gallery, we're always trying to find new ways to connect people with the wonderful beads, art, and jewelry that we have in store. We've learned that everything we sell has a story to tell, but, unfortunately, those stories don't always cross the lines from their source of being to those who ultimately possess them. We named our store Allegory Gallery because we felt it was our mission
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Open To All

We have always built our business on the idea that it's a safe space. Allegory Gallery was started by an LGBTQ couple, and we're proud of who we are. And, we know what the world can be like out there. This is why Allegory Gallery will always remain a safe space. No one should have to worry about whether they will be denied service or face hostilities as they go about their daily lives simply because
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