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  Newsbrief :: May 13, 2014  

Beyond BOBBOL 2014 monthly project series

Peggy L. asked: "Do you have an approximate count of beads required for the separate parts of the purse? Since I'm stringing them by hand, it would be nice to know!"

How Small Can You Go?

Hi {!name_fix} - We're stretching the limits on tiny for this month's Precious Treasures KAL where we transform fine lace knitting beadwork into beautiful, sparkly jewelry.

Carry your tiniest, precious treasures in this miniature purse. The pattern for Lorna's Light Necklace Purse is available now at discount for May KAL participants. Click here for the KAL page with pattern info, etc. By the way, if you don't want to knit the purse, there also are instructions for 2 versions of lovely bookmarks in this same pattern.

How small you can go with tiny needles, tiny thread and tiny beads? I've got help for you in the support article The Challenge of Tiny.

Many patterns omit exact number of beads needed for a project. Especially if you are stringing by hand, it is nice to know. Tthis KAL gives me the opportunity to share some pointers in how to count the number of beads needed. Counting Beads Needed for a Project

color choices for necklace purse supplies kits Still need supplies for the Precious Treasures KAL, or any other kits or supplies you are planning for summer stitching? A reminder to get your order in before May 15, 2014. My summer/fall away-from-the-studio schedule means I will be traveling more and will not be shipping orders for physical items from the KnitHeartStrings Online Store again until the late Fall. Thanks for your understanding.

May Prize Giveaway
Keeping with this month's theme of transforming fine lace knitting into sparkly beaded jewelry, May's KAL Giveaway Prize is a Precious Treasures Kit with premium upgrade extras. More info here.

Any questions? Just give me a shout-out. Happy knitting,
Jackie E-S Jackie E-S / HeartStrings FiberArts

p.s. Please spread the word and invite your friends to join in the tradition of knit-a-longs for charming projects tailored to learning and practicing in bit-sized steps. There are lots more knitting discoveries to come in our monthly "Bits Of" series at

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