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Dark Rainbow Design Challenge Kit

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Dark Rainbow Design Challenge Kit

If you're not familiar with the Allegory Gallery Design Challenges, it's a fun and informal way to play, create, and challenge yourself with a pre-selected set of components. To participate, challengers must order a Design Kit. This kit features a selection of Electroplated Hematite, Czech Glass, AB-Finish Crystal, and Vintage Czech Glass. The kit also includes a Luxury Bead Blend. The Luxury Bead Blend consists of a mysterious blend of vintage Czech glass, stone, and glass. But wait... there's more! The pictures show a lovely mix of materials, but what isn't shown is the Mystery Component! Each kit will come...

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Announcing “Bead in the New Year 2021” by Allegory Gallery!

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Announcing “Bead in the New Year 2021” by Allegory Gallery!

For the past few years, we've done a month-long challenge every January to help kickstart your creativity in the New Year. We weren't sure if we were going to do it again this year, but decided after all that it might be fun. So here it is! This is the calendar of prompts. Creations are shared in an album in the Allegory Gallery Design Challenges group. You can challenge yourself day by day or you can pick and choose which ones pique your curiosity. Missed a day? No worries, add them at your convenience. We can't wait to see what...

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The Great Bead Extravaganza!

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The Great Bead Extravaganza!

Our very own Andrew Thornton and Sara Oehler of Soft Flex Company were chatting one day and came up with an idea to have a virtual event featuring some of our friends from the beading community! It grew into The Great Bead Extravaganza! Over the course of three days, there will be 17 presenters, giveaways, demos, coupons, and all kinds of really wonderful content! Want to play along? You have to join the group! This event takes place November 6th - 8th. Can’t make it live or can’t stay for over 25 hours of beady goodness? No worries! Much of...

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Have You Seen Andrew's Picks?

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Have You Seen Andrew's Picks?

A few weeks ago, we started a collection on our website called Andrew's Picks. These are beads, jewelry, pendants, charms, or anything that Andrew finds in the store that he really loves. As some of you know, Andrew runs the store on Tuesdays while William works his other job, so this gives him time to chose some new favorites nearly every week.  Once a new collection is chosen, the previous items disappear from the website and are restock on the store floor for in-store sales. So, these are items that have a limited lifespan on the website. We think our...

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We're Hosting a Giveaway on Facebook!

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We're Hosting a Giveaway on Facebook!

If you missed the news on our Facebook Page, we're hosting a wonderful glass bead giveaway! Up for grabs is over $170 worth of glass and (mostly) Czech glass beads!  To enter, just comment on this post on Facebook and let us know why you'd like to win and what you would make with the beads if you won! Of course, you must also like our Page on Facebook!  We'll draw our winner on June 8th, 2020 and notify them using Facebook.  As a bonus, at the start of the contest we had 4796 likes on our page. For every 100...

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