Greetings, fellow bead enthusiasts!

You will find significant updates pertaining to the site and upcoming sales here.


Salutations, Beaded Buckaroos!

It's been a minute since my last Superstars sale, and much has changed. You may already know all of this, but just in case, I shall fill you in.

First of all, my Etsy shop is gone, due to Etsy's lack of foresight and my lack of wanting to deal with an additional payment processor that was being foisted upon me by Etsy. It was either accept this new payment processing system or have my shop suspended. So here we are. If you're not already informed about these major changes at Etsy, you can read more about my observations here: 
and here:

For the last couple of months or so, I've been selling beads and jewelry directly (as semi-weekly specials) from my blog just to see how it sits, and honestly, it's less time consuming than Etsy and a whole lot cheaper. It doesn't mean I'll never open a legit shop, but for now, this seems to be working. And it pretty much works the same way my Superstars sales do - I publish what I have for sale, you email me with your request, I send you an invoice, you send me money, and I mail you the beads. So cutting out the excess work and shop fees feels like a good thing to do for my personal schedule and mental health.

As for Superstars... Since my last Superstars sale, Verizon ate Yahoo and my email address is tangled up in that e-food chain. Having noticed a distinct pattern of epic failure in these instances, I see the ease of independent management of my sizeable mailing list coming to an end in the foreseeable future. But I think I may have a solution: every time I post a new entry to my blog, my blog subscribers get a notification via email, instantly - and reliably. You may or may not enjoy reading me, but I'm guessing that since you're on my mailing list, you at least enjoy looking at/buying my beads. The good news is you can skip whatever you don't care to read... if the post pertains to bead sales, whether it be semi-weekly specials or news of an upcoming Superstars sale, I make it pretty clear in the title.

So, to confirm your subscription/interest in my Superstars sales, I am asking you to subscribe to my blog and to rely on those notifications for upcoming sales from now on.  You must add your email address yourself, and you must remove it yourself when you are no longer interested. I am not in charge of sending  those emails and maintaining that list, and it's so great of Wordpress to be in charge of such an undertaking. And this way you will stay informed of absolutely everything z-beads related!

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How to subscribe:

On your home desktop, see the "Email Subscription" field on the top right side of the page. Simply enter your email address and follow the instructions.
On your mobile device (at least on mine), a tab should pop up at the bottom of the screen that says "follow" and you can enter your email address there, or you can scroll down to the very bottom of the first page and you will find a place there, too.

By the by, I've also (finally) landed on Facebook! Like/follow if facebook's your thang.

Thank you ever so much for being such fabulous bead friends!
Sarah Moran/z-beads