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June '12 Newsletter

Posted by The Bead Place on June 21, 2012 at 2:15 PM

Reminder:  We will be closed July 4th!  Have a safe and happy holiday!

Mission: Small Business!

Wouldn't it be cool if your favorite small business was awarded a $250,000 grant to help them grow to become everything they aspire to be?  We think so too!  That's why we're asking for your help.  We are hoping for the chance to win a grant from Mission: Small Business, and with your help we'll be eligible.  We need your vote!  You can even vote for as many small businesses as you'd like!  Please visit and log in using your Facebook account.  (Don't worry - it won't post anything to your wall unless you want it to!  If you don't have Facebook, why not ask your kids or a friend to help us out?  We'd really appreciate it!)  Once you're logged in, type "The Bead Place" and select Illinois/Fairview Heights.  If you REALLY want to help us out, share with your friends on Facebook that you voted for us and ask them to do the same!  You really can & do make a difference!


Beading With a Buddy Night!

Bring a friend Saturday, July 21st, from 7p-10p for a night of fun, shopping, make & takes, and free demos - with beads AND yarn!  We will treat you to a free gift if your friend joins the Bead Club or the Yarn Club.  The more friends you bring, the more gifts you'll receive if they join!  With every $50 purchase, you or your friend will receive one entry to a grand prize drawing!  We'll see you and your pals then!  Mark your calendars now! :)

New Beads!

Boy is it fun to get new stuff in every day...  We have new strands of beautiful wood from the Philippines, new strands of spotted multicolor ceramic rounds, artisan ceramic pendants and coin beads, awesome raku fired animal beads, antique style pocket watches, new size 15 seed beads, new Delica 11 seed beads, small pewter message charms, new Green Girl beads and charms, bright fun summery colors of The Bead Place craft wire, new chain, bright fun summery colors of fairy ribbon, new necklace cords, new cardinal beads, AND if you're coming to our FREE WORKSHOP this month to learn the Simply Charming Bracelet, you'll witness the unveiling of our NEW CHARMS!

New Yarn!

We have TONS of new colors of Tonic!  Look how pretty they are!  Tonic has been a crowd favorite for a while now because it is inexpensive, washable, and very nice to knit with!  It is a light worsted weight yarn made up of 85% Acrylic and 15% Wool.  It has such a beautiful sheen!  Also new in our store: Passion Ice, Passion Nette, and Dakota!  We have brand new colors of Melody and MerinoSilk25!  MerinoSilk25 is another store favorite because of how scrumptious it is, being 75% Virgin Merino Wool and 25% Silk and all. ;)  Here's a secret:  MerinoSilk25 is one of the best deals in the whole store!  One ball of this lace weight beauty has 384 yards!  Wowza!  For under eight bucks?!  Okay!

Summer's Last Blast Yarn Crawl!

July 26th-29th, 2012

Need a quick break before summer ends? Gather your friends, grab your crawl passport, and head out for Summer's Last Blast Yarn Crawl.

Visit participating shops during the specified times to have your crawl passport stamped and receive a free pattern. Visit as many shops as you can in order to be eligible for TONS of cool prizes! 

Passports for the crawl will be available on our website before the crawl or during the crawl at any of the participating shops. Check out the Summer's Last Blast Facebook Page for more information! 

Don't forget to buy local & from independent retailers whenever possible. To find out more about this important movement, please click The 3/50 Project. You can & do make a difference!


Yay Local Artists! Buy Handmade!

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