Beadmakers, if you have any clues you'd like to submit to help others find your beads, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and your clues will be posted in this blog.
Finders, when you find a bead, please write a comment into the blog and we'll post it for everyone to see.
Photos may also be sent to email@example.com. Good luck!
Deb wrote on July 16,2011
Calling all bead hunters - 2 dozen beads are being released on Sunday July 17, '11 at the Wheaton Arts & Cultural Center in NJ. All beads handmade and donated by the volunteer flameworkers and flameworking friends of Wheaton Arts. Maybe all will be found tomorrow...maybe not.
Karen Brideweser wrote on May 5,2009
I sent some hearts with a friend to leave in Palapa Mexico.....a friend of hers memorial, lots of people love Isabel Jordan.They really liked the beads I heard, so they took them in remembrance of her, instead of being left to be found...they were found, just in a different way. This was before I knew about the release a bead. (MAYBE someone will read this sometime, and post about their bead they got in Palapa!)She has a CarePage thanks to those who love her, and was a most amazing woman! I didn't know here personally, but I read about her and feel like I do now..so much I wanted to send beads to her beach vacation place, where many people stayed at her place there starting many decades ago. Imagine, sleeping on a hammock in Mexico-just one of the choices of lodging.
I still want to go there.......
Maggie wrote on March 2,2009
I released 8 beads at the Stitches West show over the weekend. Thought some knitters/fabric peeps might like some glass to play with also.
Teresa wrote on February 28,2009
Hello everyone! I released two beads today, one in Port Gamble Washington, placed on a bench outside a country store. And one at the entry of the visitor center off highway 3 heading towards Port Townsend Washington. I hope whom ever finds them enjoys them as much as I enjoyed leaving them there to find!!
Susan Pack wrote on February 14,2009
I left 2 tube beads in Fat's Resturant in Aiken SC 1 restroom and 1 at the bench out front, 2 in the grass at Patriot's Park in Augusta GA in the Disc Golf Area..Par #9 and #18. I left 4 in the Disc Golf area in Riverveiw Park yesturday!!!! It was fun and hope some one posts on it here. I left a small plastic baggie with it in there with a note on where to go and who it was from. I will check on the spots when I return on the next trip. LOLOL...FUN FUN FUN!!!!!
Ralph McCaskey wrote on August 3,2008
Perpitrated mass release of 10 "Golden Ticket" beads around Sonoma, CA's town square park (and at the nearby Glass Art Festival) yesterday. A subsequent check revealed that most of them appear to have been found. You know who You are, finders. Let's hear from you! (and see you at the Bazaar!)
Kathy wrote on July 25,2008
This was really fun, I just dropped off 8 beads at the Sanchez Art Center and 2 at Starbucks in Pacifica. I drove back by the art center and some of the beads were already gone. That was fun. I then sent 10 off to my daughter in Milan who was going to translate "This Bead is Yours..."into intalian and release them there. Will be fun to see if anyone writes a comment.
Kristy wrote on July 19,2008
Okay, I release 4 beads in Destin, Florida. What great Fun! I left one on the beach stairway at the botton (and it dissapeared!). One I actually gave to a waitress to hand to a group of ladies lunching at Pompano Joes (restaurant), so my family and parents could actually see someone's reaction. The waitress told them it was on the floor next to their table. I think the table must have thought we were gawking at them too much!
Another bead was left at Callahan's restaurant. And the fourth was released at the Crystal Beach "park/picnic table" area near that Crab restaurant. What fun to do!
Kristy (Now I need to release the others in Atlanta.
Fran WIncek wrote on July 18,2008
HELLO!! I am getting ready to RELEASE over 40 of the 100 beads that will include a *Golden Ticket* (a free entry to the Bead Bazaar at the Gathering in Oakland CA this Aug 9th) !! FUN!!! I hope to sneak into the Frieda Kahlo and Chihuly exhibits in San Francisco...we'll see...hope you don't read about some crazed woman getting arrested for lurking by the potted palms at MOMA with her basket of FAB *tagged* beads...many thanks to all ISGB members who mailed me such WONDERFUL peices to be sent Out Into The Wild to their new homes on the pull chains, key rings and necklaces of unsuspecting and totally delighted finders!!
Nancy Robinon wrote on July 17,2008
What a neat idea. In Vermont, I don't know any other lampworkers except my teacher/mentor. The studio we share is close to Mt. Philo State Park. We have lots of campers from out of state in the summer, so I thought we could put some beads at that park. Of course, finders most likely will not be beadmakers, but....one never knows.
Benicia Broeker wrote on May 21,2008
I am going to try to get other beaders in my community (Terre Haute, Indiana) to participate in the bead release project. I also teach 2 summer bead making classes at the Swope Art Museum to kids. We make a variety of different beads during class; I think the culmination of our class should be having the kids go out and release beads into the community as well. Spreading art around should be a great eye opener to our community!
Emily Lake wrote on May 12,2008
We are planning on participating way down here in New Zealand as well. So any Kiwis out there.......keep your eyes peeled you may find a few beads in unlikely places too!
Susie Armstrong wrote on May 9,2008
What a fun project! A little bee told me that some were making their way to the wilds of Japan and Korea.