Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Jennifer Heynen Beads in Michael's Stores


They are here! I can finally spill the beans. This has been a top secret project for so long, that my family and close friends didn't believe it was going to happen. Four year ago, Michael's and I started talking about a potential line of ceramic beads. There have been a few delays and lots of back and forth approvals to bring these beads to each and every Michael's store.

Here's a cheesy picture of me, trying to photograph myself in front of the beads.





















Here's a picture of one of the glaze testing boards. This is one of many samples that went back and forth. I'm kind of picky about my colors and Michael's nailed them. I don't know f I should be showing these behind the scenes things online so don't tell anyone you saw these.


And finally, here are a few of my favorite beads...


Oh, and one more picture..these chains with teeny ceramic beads...



If you want to see the free projects I designed to go with the beads, you can click on the Michael's box on the side of my blog. Or you can click on the box below.



Now the bummer part :(

These will only be in stores for a few months...

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25 comments:

  1. WOW, Great news in deed. Hope to see you in my local Michaels soon. Cheers!
    Lori in Atlanta

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  2. That is really exciting news! I will have to stop by a Michael's and check them out-yay! I hope they keep them in store longer than a few months though. Congratulations!

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  3. Awesome! They are adorable. With all your fans going to Michael's and snatching them up, they may be an outlet for you for a long time. Congratulations!

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  4. Congratulations. These are sooo cute. Will have to look for them in my local store.

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  5. Woot! Woot! Congratulations! Your line will be so successfull at Michael's that they'll keep it for years! It is just great and I'm very happy for you:)

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  6. Thanks everyone for you comments, they are all so nice to hear. Of course, I would love for them to keep them in stock forever, I'll keep my fingers crossed on that one.

    Have a great day!
    Jennifer

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  7. Amazing! Your beads look adorable. I'll look for them in my local shop.

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  8. congrats - fantastic accomplishment!

    mary s in seattle

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  9. Oh, my daughter has a thing for peacocks....what could I use that button for...I'll have to think on it and see if I can hunt one down.

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  10. Congratulations Jennifer! I'm telling everyone on my blog today! WTG!

    Cheery wave from
    Bev

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    1. Bev you're the best! I saw that because I follow your blog and it was in my inbox. I am just getting to a computer to say thank you!

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  11. Awesome ~ Congratulations, I am excited for you!

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  12. That is sooooo fabulous!!!! How exciting.... Why only a few stores for a few months? Do you have a list of specific stores?

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    1. Dawn,

      It's all Michaels stores but only for 3-4 months.

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  13. Very excited for you, way awesome! Did you actually produce them? Or is it like fabric work, you design, follow the color & printing process? I can't imagine how one individual could mass produce like that.
    Congratulations! Gotta get some Jangle!
    Claudia

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  14. I hope they'll be in Canadian stores too - it would be so great to see and buy your beads in person. Might not be too many left for anyone else (lol).

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  15. Saw these today in Michael's and woo hoo bought some. So cute, but I really do like the things you make by hand better but congratulations on this huge accomplishment.

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  16. Love your items at Michaels. I brought them all home and they introduced me to you! So excited and you're so talented. Too bad it's only for a few months. I'll buy them on your site later.

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  17. Haven't seen these beads in Michaels. Where are they available now? Thanks

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