It is great to be in 2012 and into a new season for beading shows. Please sign up for classes with me at Bead Fest Spring (Philadelphia) in just a couple weeks. Also I will be at the Bead and Button Show (Milwaukee) in June, Bead Fest Philadelphia in August, and Bead Fest Texas (Arlington) in October.

 I must say that you all seem to be loving the silver filled jump rings that Steve makes. They are truly an affordable but beautiful jump ring from which to make jewelry. I am glad to say that we have finished updating the kit section to include silver filled kits as an alternative purchase.

 I have just added some new items for purchase in the kit section of the website. Check out in the Bracelet Kit section: Honeycomb with Bling Bracelet and X's and O's Bracelet. Look in the Earring Kit section for the matching Honeycomb with Bling Earrings. Also, I have added in the Necklaces and Pendant sections: Byzantine and Stars Pendant and Earrings, and Chain Maille Lace Pendant and Earrings. Finally, in the Other Jewelry Kit section I have added the X Ring that is a compliment to the X's and O's Bracelet. These are all truly beautiful pieces of jewelry.

 I want to thank all of you who have purchased my book, "Classic Chain Mail Jewelry". I am happy to report that a second book is in process and that I will have more definitive information for you in June about it's coming.