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WIllie Mae

Project Info:

Quantities Needed For Project:

Level: All

Estimated time: 1-2 Hours

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WIllie Mae

Cool Luke 10- Antique Silver


$7.95 USD

Blue- 5mm Strap Leather by the Yard

Leather- 5mm Strap

$7.50 USD

Distressed Denim- 0.5mm Indian Leather by the Yard

Leather- 0.5

$1.50 USD

Saucer Spacers, 5mm- Silver

Metal Beads

$19.50 USD

3-Corner Diamonds- Silver

Metal Beads

$18.00 USD

3-Corner Diamonds- Black

Metal Beads

$18.00 USD

Saucer Spacers, 5mm- Black

Metal Beads

$19.50 USD

Beadsmith Zap Jewelry Gel


$4.75 USD

Eurotool Ultra Flush Cutter


$36.95 USD

Project Map

Project and Sample by Kate Rochbourg

We're always looking to innovate our work...and we're always inspired by the women innovators who came before us. Our trio of TGBE Midwinter Market kits are looking at how we ladder...Kate's taking it to the next level. Named for three women innovators (who, of course, had their ideas claimed by men), these kits are our pride and joy.

Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton was a blues singer-songwriter who originally recorded the song "Hound Dog," made famous by Elvis Presley. His success eclipsed both hers and the message of the song, originally "an anthem of black Women's power," and turned into a song about...an actual dog. Want to hear her original song? Click here to watch on YouTube!

Please join us as our worldwide community gathers on Facebook and YouTube at 10:30am Pacific Time on January 12th and 13th, 2023. It’s so much fun to go live with us and bead together! After the live broadcast the video will be available above.

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