Herrschners Shimmers

December 29, 2009

Well, I’ve officially started my project (in addition to this blog). Okay, maybe not officially, since I haven’t yet started making bells. But I did order a kit.

I googled “beaded bells” and came up with several links. I found this pattern, which at quick glance looks nicely detailed and instructional. I also found this one for beads strung together with safety pins. But neither of them look like my grandmother’s bells. If I’m going to spend the next 52 weeks stringing beads in her memory, I want them to at least look the bells I remember.

Then came Marya’s suggestion in the Bead and Button forum: Herrschners Shimmering Bells Beaded Ornaments Kit, Set of 4, MK513214.

Herrschners. I know that name. As a child, I remember seeing their catalogs, along with Workbasket Magazine, in my grandparent’s apartment above their grocery store.

And sure enough, there it is. The same bell my grandmother made.

I immediately plunk down the $12.99, plus $6.90 shipping/handling, plus tax, for a total of $20.88. That’s a 24 percent savings, don’t cha know (that’s my Wisconsin accent coming through—the one screenwriters always slap on us, although I’ve never quite detected it myself). But, hey, you can also order beaded Santas, beaded Christmas spiders (never heard of those before)  and various beaded angels.

I think I’ll just stick with the bells.

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14 Responses to “Herrschners Shimmers”

  1. Angela Ferrell Says:

    Could you please email me the beaded bell pattern. I have looked for it everywhere.

    er_angela@yahoo.com

  2. Chris Says:

    This pattern is no longer available at Herrschners…could you please email the patten to me. I used to make these as a child with my mom, but I don’t have any for my own tree…I love them and want to recreate them for myself and my children.

    Thank you!

  3. edie Says:

    I would love to have this pattern also would you please post it or send me a copy. this item is no loger available

  4. Carrie Says:

    I would love to have this pattern also would you please post it or send me a copy. I checked and this item is no longer available

  5. Carrie Says:

    I would love to have this pattern also would you please post it or send me a copy. I checked and this item is no longer available. oops I made a mistake in my email address :(

  6. Linda prescott Says:

    Could you please email me a copy of the pattern too. Prescott@verizon.net Thank you soo much
    Ltp

  7. Cheryl Lewis Says:

    I would love a copy of the pattern as well. cheryllewis1978@gmail.com. Thank you.

  8. Cyndi Says:

    I have been looking for this pattern for years. Can you please send me a copy as well? Cyndi-Johnson@mailmt.com
    Thank you

  9. Nancy Gibson Says:

    Really REALLY would like a copy of this pattern please! email to: nancyg1950@frontier.com OH how I hope I am not too late.

  10. Kris D Says:

    I would also love a copy of this pattern! I used to make these with my grandmother when I was young and would sorely love to pass some along to my children. (The originals have been long gone) Could you please email me a copy as well? kris.decaprio@gmail.com I would be incredibly grateful!

    Thanks!

  11. erin Says:

    MY GREAT GRANDMA MADE ME ONE OF THESE AND I WOULD LOVE TO MAKE A FULL SET! WOULD YOU PLEASE EMAIL ME THE PATTERN TOO? ALWAYS_ERIN7@YAHOO.COM

  12. Arin Says:

    I lost my pattern too-can you email me it as well? joearin@msn.com I would be thankful thanks.

  13. kim Says:

    I bought the beads but am unable to find the pattern, I would greatly appreciate it if you emailed the pattern to me.
    karpta66@yahoo.com

  14. Jason Says:

    Looks like these kits are no longer available. My Grandmother use to decorate our packages with these each year. Would like to honor her memory by continuing that long ago tradition. Would you be willing to email me that pattern as well? I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks. jf2089@att.com


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