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Beading Daily Holiday Gift Guide and Free Project

Nov 17, 2008
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It’s time to get started on the holiday shopping…and we have a great way to kick it in gear. Beading Daily announces brand new interactive shopping experience, the Holiday Gift Guide 2008. Shop for gifts for yourself, friends and family. And get shopping tips from the editors of Beadwork, Step by Step Beads, Stringing and Step by Step Wire Jewelry along with a free holiday necklace pattern.

Be sure to check out the selection offered by the Holiday Gift Guide sponsors: Beadalon, the Beadin' Path, CGM Findings and Dreamtime Creations

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Shey54 wrote
on Nov 18, 2008 6:07 PM
Diana Lee3 wrote
on Nov 18, 2008 6:14 PM
how big is the download? Why isn't it just something we can page through online?
BeadsNWire wrote
on Nov 18, 2008 7:46 PM
Hi there, I just clicked the" Download now" link and a PDF file of 10 pages appeared for me. Check to be sure you don't have pop-ups blocked in your browser settings and then give it another try. Good luck!
RitaC@11 wrote
on Nov 19, 2008 3:32 AM
Well, the free project is pretty, but how many people on your list would actually wear this? I have teenagers and under 30 women who would think this was meant for my mother. I was hoping for something more chic.
Leana@3 wrote
on Nov 19, 2008 6:55 AM
Hey, fellow beaders! I found a very cute project for all the gals on your list (16 to 70) on Fire Mountains Website. It's made of swavarski crystal beads flower, bicones and cubes, and looks like a Christmas tree! Project is for dangling earrings, but I'm sure you could make a pendant as well! They are really unigue and pretty as well!
LindaSue wrote
on Nov 19, 2008 8:00 AM
Personally, I think it's a very pretty necklace--very classy and elegant! Change the colors of the crystals to black and yes, teens and younger women will wear it. Trendy and chic is what sells the most and it certainly has its place, but the classy stuff is what they remember! I can already see it in green, and clear, and ...
on Nov 19, 2008 10:13 AM
Very nice! And the necklace project? I'd wear it in a heartbeat! With my white cashmere turtle neck and a pair of (clean) jeans - very chic. I'll have to change the gold bits to silver or gunmetal though - I don't wear gold much. Nice job Beading Daily!
Seamar wrote
on Nov 20, 2008 12:51 PM
Have never had trouble with a download from Beading Daily before, but my reader just won't open this Gift Guide.
GabrielleW wrote
on Nov 21, 2008 5:10 AM
The trouble with a pdf file is it's designed for print, not viewing on a computer screen. I had to scroll back and forth and up and down just to see one page, no fun so I gave up. We're supposed to "interact" with this, so printing is obviously not desirable especially at 10 pages.
M L wrote
on Nov 21, 2008 1:06 PM
Trouble with PDF. Once you download the pages, reduce the size (%) of the page down to 50%. The pages are easy to see and if you want to read a page easier, increase the size of the page.
Beadmomma wrote
on Nov 26, 2008 5:50 AM
I just download the gift guide, and I found that if you close the left window, the page fits on the screen. I LOVE the little christmas tree idea with the flower beads, I just might have to go out today and buy some more green flowers (sob :}) I have an antique red glass crystal that will be perfect with the free necklace design, I can't wait to make it! Thanks for the constant inspiration!
on Dec 25, 2008 10:00 AM
The download is a 10-page PDF file with a panel at the left with a preview of each page. It was very enjoyable to go through! As for the free project, I believe it could be updated by allowing space between each red bead. Possibilities might be gold filigree links, metal tube beads, or even a little chain connecting the red beads to one another. It just needs to loook lighter and not so heavy. What do you think?
Danni@5 wrote
on Dec 31, 2008 6:20 AM
Why do we have to buy gifts? We are beaders. It's what we do. And so buying jewlery is not something jewelers should due. Don't you think?