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Update May 2022

Hi everyone, I wanted to give a little update about the next Treasure Bag and other stuff.

First let me say, I am sorry for being absent and not responding to many off my YouTube comments and blog posts here. I have had a tough few months. But I will always respond to support messages and emails regarding orders. I try to respond as quickly as I can to those. But, it has been hard to keep up with all the comments. I do read them, they are important to me, as are each one of you.

Because of my mothers illness and death, and because the supplier, I use in China, is being very slow for various reasons, my next Treasure bag will not be available until sometime in June. At that time I will try to order the beads for two or three months of treasure bags in advance. So, that I may release one every month or every month and a half.

I am sorry for the delay and the unpredictability of the releases. But I am still trying to establish the business and the first year has been more about being home for my mother when she was ill. I also only had the funds to order for the next bag after each bag was released. It is a very slow process getting such large quantities of beads prepared. Mostly, because, I use many full strands in my bags. If I were to break them down into pieces or smaller strands, or just give a like 40 bags with 6 to 12 beads in them and a bunch of cheap metal components, it would be easier, less costly and faster. But I really wanted my bag to have enough beads to actually make full projects without having to add a ton of stuff from your own stash to it. So, it has been progressively more difficult, as I increase quantities of the bags, to get them together in a timely manner.

I am establishing new contacts and suppliers, this will help with the long waits and will offer more variety of styles and types of beads. I will be adding gemstones to the website and to the bags also. I have found a supplier that is very willing to work me and has very high quality stones, in unique shapes. He also has a factory in India that can help with packaging.

This will be nice for us gem lovers.


I also intentd to start introducing Czech Beads on the website. I have to work with the money flow so it is a slow process, but it’s coming along. You will notice more variety of the existing items on the website and larger amounts so I will not sell out so quickly. I am working on that a little more each day. I will begin to list Firepolish beads and some Presiosa crystal elements very soon. Of course more Toho too. I intend to keep the prices as reasonable as possible, this is why I chose to start with Chinese products, but I would like to offer Some of the popular Czech beads too. This will also give me more inspiration to design with.


Of course, I will continue to make tutorials and I have started a group on the Wix Spaces App, that you can post your pieces in, made from theTreasure and Stash Bags as well as from the tutorials. I will offer a few prizes every month for creative or just plain good craftsmanship, or great effort, or whatever! Just a fun way to motivate and share. I just posted this new tutorial, pictured here, and I have made a few kits for it to give away in the groups, yes there are two groups. I will also make special Stash Bags for prizes and intend to get this all rolling within the next two weeks. And yes, my international subscribers can participate. I will ship prizes to other countries. I just haven’t fully integrated international shipping of products yet. It’s very difficult to figure out parameters for that and the shipping company I use is not all that helpful. On a personal note, I am doing ok. It’s been sad and lonely. I don’t really know how to be here without my mom. She was my best friend and companion and confidant and everything, my whole life! It’s just weird. I know so many of you have gone through this too and I offer my condolences and heart felt wishes of well being to you. Thank you all so much for caring. You all have my eternal gratitude and love.

Gina



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tickledpeach
tickledpeach
2022. júl. 05.

Beautiful Gina, please cut yourself some slack girl. This is going to be one of the hardest things you ever have to go through in your life, ‘cuz, nobody loves you like your mama do’. If I may be so bold as to add my two cents worth, as someone who walked this path, oh my God- 45 years ago- you will hear “it gets better”. It just gets different. One day it will not be the first thing you think of every morning when you wake up, nor will it be the thing you cry yourself to sleep with every night. I beat myself up what that happened (such a grateful child) until a very wise woman t…

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Hi I am new to the group how do I purchase the kit for this?

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Hi Gina, stay strong and be encouraged. My prayers are with you. I haven't started as yet. But I would like one of the treasure bags. I've been checking the site regularly because I don't want to miss out on it. But I'm just preparing. I love the tutorials and everyone is with you and we understand. So, be encouraged hun.

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So very sorry for the loss of your mum 💫 I lost mine 3 yrs ago and can understand your loss in my own way. I hear my mother talk to me everyday. I will be doing some cooking or gardening which were my mother’s favorite things to do but not my favorites. She always embarked her knowledge to me which I am surprised how much I remember. Anyway when I am doing these things and doing it in ways my mother might not think we’re the best ways I can hear her telling me to be gentle or other advise. If you listen I am sure you will hear your mother as well. Sending hugs and healing energy 💞💫💞

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tickledpeach
tickledpeach
2022. júl. 05.
Válasz címzettje:

Thank you for your wonderful words, they touched my heart. ❤️

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Constance Wheeler
Constance Wheeler
2022. jún. 01.

Love your tutorials! You rock!!! You make it very easy to follow when you are a left handed beader thank you very much!! Love your tutorials! Keep them coming! Your friend Constance!


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