Visit Your Local Bead Shop Month

Posted by Danielle Barr
on Tuesday, October 01, 2013

October is Visit Your Local Bead Shop Month.

Prizes available for Flat Cathy day on October 18.

October is Visit Your Local Bead Shop Month! Kalmbach Jewelry-Making Magazines and Kalmbach Books have joined together to create a program aimed at supporting the growth of our independent beading retailers. So, we urge you to get out and visit your local shop! Not sure where your closest shop is? Search our Bead Shop Finder

Then start visiting! Many local bead shops are hosting a variety of events during October: from classes and trunk shows to guest speakers and book signings. 

Plus, October 18th is Flat Cathy Day. It's your opportunity to share Flat Cathy's adventures at your favorite bead shop, and reveal exciting tips you've learned with the beading community. Cathy Jakicic is the author of the new book Jewelry Projects from a Beading Insider.

Here's how it works: Print out a copy of Flat Cathy (there are 2 versions on our Facebook page) and take her to your favorite bead shop on October 18th to help celebrate Visit Your Local Bead Shop Month. Snap a photo of Flat Cathy at the bead shop and send it along with a fun tip and the bead shop name to You'll have a chance to win prizes!

Enjoy all that October has to offer. And comment below: Which is your favorite local bead shop? 

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