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Big changes in shop - Hello!! Big changes in,our shop.  If you haven't been in a month. You won't recognize it. I'm seriously thinking of leaving meetup, as it no longer serves my needs.  And gets more expensive all the time.   My last mail8ng was over a PUGDOG Mar 9, 2019 12:15 PM
African art/toys etc - I'm using the Facebook site much more than this one lately. Meetup has all but chased me away. We got in a LARGE box of "toys" and art from Uganda, I posted pictures on the facebook page­s T PUGDOG Feb 23, 2018 5:16 PM
Bead of the Month Club, Round 2 - I'm trying to develop a bead of the month club, similar to the one we ran 5 or 6 years ago. The kickstarter is here, and covers the 1st month boxes, to gauge interest. If there is interest, and it goes well, I will offer the 1st quarter PUGDOG Sep 29, 2017 3:50 PM
Minerals, crystals, metaphysical, FORDITE, fluorite, more!!! - If this is a duplicate, pardon.   Meet up is acting weird. Friday, Aug 11th.    Noon to 5p.m.. Have a mineral guy who's going to spend the day Friday noon to 5p.m.. He stopped by today, without notice and decided to make it an event. PUGDOG Aug 10, 2017 8:04 PM
Update for June - We are still here. We are still open. We are still organizing, unpacking, and such.  New stuff is put out all the time. I do use Facebook more than here, because it's just easier to put images, and tag things. Meetup gets more PUGDOG Jun 23, 2017 11:12 PM
Bead guy confirmed for noon. - Our bead vendor confirmed for noon. Hell be here 2-3 hours. You can reply to this if you are coming so he doesn't miss you. PUGDOG May 22, 2017 11:21 AM
African bead guy - Will be here tomorrow, monday. About noon. He's passing through and making a stop. No warning, he called this morning.   Remember, he has the metal beads, the spacers and focals. And more.   Very popular   PUGDOG May 21, 2017 5:49 PM
African bead guy - Hey, No warning. But the African bead guy called this morning and he'll be driving through to,ortow, monday, about noon.   The metal beads he has are always popular, and he has a selection of unique metal and none and glass and PUGDOG May 21, 2017 5:47 PM
No Changes -- Just email. - I switched the owner account of the jewelry making meetup group back to "Pugdog". A number of years ago, I moved it, and the craft names to the "betterbeads" email.  It helped with organization.   But it's not worth almost $200 a year just to PUGDOG May 14, 2017 10:57 AM
Dues/Meetup cancelled. BeadShow on May14th -- we will buy for you!! - Meetup has made a lot of changes in the past year or two. Most of it has been raising fees.... I turned off the "dues" requirement, because now it blocks RSVPs if you don't join. That's not a "voluntary" thing like it used to be Better B. Apr 26, 2017 4:11 PM
Saturday - We've had erratic hours lately. Lee had a heart attack last weekend, and is justgetting released today.   We will be open Saturday regular hours.   We have a lot of new material, some haven't had in awhile incl PUGDOG Apr 8, 2016 2:48 PM
Erratic Hours, Health Issues. - Our hours have been erratic, and will continue to be so for this week. Lee ended up in St Margaret with a missed heart attack, and is pretty much out of commission for awhile. This leaves me to pick up the slack, and deal with a bunch of stuff that had PUGDOG Apr 5, 2016 12:09 PM
Write up in mondays trib - We got a nice write up in Monday's valley trib­2090-96/pataki-pugdog-beads       PUGDOG Jan 6, 2016 4:15 PM
Dues confusion, please read - Meet ups automated message is a bit harsh. You don't have to pay dues to be a member, get the mailings, see the calendar, etc, But you have to be a member to RSVP to the events and classes.   NOTE: our beads shows and s Better B. Dec 11, 2015 7:51 AM
Updates for Crafting - Creative/Decorative Knotting. We have a scrapbooking event on the 2nd tuesday of fhe month, and I'm going to add a creative crafters event on the 3rd tuesday. The ba Better B. Dec 11, 2015 1:52 AM
Meetup details changed: Wholesale Trunk Show opening 11a - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:­events/225855177/ When : Tuesday, November 10,[masked]:00 AM PUGDOG Nov 9, 2015 10:23 PM
Wholesale trunk show, tues and weds, also open monday - Toyo is going to be setting up .on day afternoon for Tuesday and Wednesday.   We will be open at least from noon til 4.   Now that I have some help, I can add a few hours,   If toyo gets here early enough, anyone who PUGDOG Nov 8, 2015 11:41 PM
Remember bead show today!! - Remember the bead show today. Direct wholesale pricing!   We are setting up in the front of the shop, not on the balcony today because of my daughter's continued homelessness.    So no steps.     PUGDOG Oct 5, 2015 5:33 AM
Update..... - I know I haven't sent much out here lately, I'm actually using Facebook more, because it's more immediate, but this still has the mailing features.   Some of you know we have had some issues, from lee being in the nursing home, and not PUGDOG Sep 18, 2015 11:55 AM
Be the first - One of my vendors runs an orphanage in Uganda.   They always need help with food and medical bills. And this little girl needs surgery to fix her burned hand.  Can you imagine the pain she had to have gone through???  Lets ma PUGDOG Aug 11, 2015 1:43 PM
Saturday, African Charity Event, 2-6pm - One of my vendors in Uganda, is seriously in need of support.  They have excess medical bills, short on food, and have a little girl who was burned, and needs major surgery to fix her hand.  They make beautiful paper beads, and some other jewelry and PUGDOG Aug 7, 2015 12:03 AM
July Update - Well, it's almost August, but I figure I'll have an August update as well at some point. First, we are cutting back August hours a little.  Most people seem to be coming in before 6pm, and the grand kids are sort of much to try to corral.  So PUGDOG Jul 31, 2015 9:22 PM
Bead show until 6pm - Uploaded photos. Some materials people had been asking for, including Sugelite, druzy, and more PUGDOG May 11, 2015 1:13 PM
bead shoe, Happy Mothers Day - Happy Mothers Day ! Regardless of your current situation, we all had one, or we wouldn't be here.   (If you didn't have one. Please talk to me ASAP....) TODAY is also the start of our 2 day bead show. Great prices on top qualit PUGDOG May 10, 2015 7:36 AM
Meetup details changed: Bead Trunk Show -- 2 days -- Today Is Mothers Day - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:­events/219927934/ When : Sunday, May 10,[masked]:00 PM PUGDOG Apr 4, 2015 11:47 AM
Saturday open at noon - Just a note.   We are opening at noon, for those out and about. PUGDOG Mar 6, 2015 10:15 PM
Update, loyalty, etc - Well, the heat is fixed !!! Waiting for t PUGDOG Feb 23, 2015 11:23 PM
More New Kensington bashing in the Trib - Today, apparently one of the local businesses slammed New Ken, in an attempt to promote their new location.   It's things like this that give New Kensington an UNEARNED bad reputation.    I hate to have to keep saying it, but New Kensington is *NO PUGDOG Jan 25, 2015 9:10 PM
update - As I posted on our Facebook page,­s/  a few things. I made some kits of high end tiger eye.   Price ended up higher than I expected, but I sold a few items as I was working on them.   It was a way to get a varie PUGDOG Jan 24, 2015 7:32 PM
Tiger eye. - We all love it, and as you know it comes in many different grades or qualities, and prices. I love it, and over the years have had strands that were $3 and some that were $300. Right now I have a dozen or strands of mixed yellow, red, blue, PUGDOG Jan 18, 2015 11:57 PM
Meetup details changed: Today -- RAISE THE ROOF SALE - I've updated this Meetup. Changed hours, Noon to 6, due to error in listing. For more details, see the full listing:­events/219891938/ PUGDOG Jan 18, 2015 7:39 AM
New Years Update - For those who may not have known, I was sick from about Thanksgiving to Christmas, and nothing says getting old, than protracted recovery times :( On top of that, the warm/freeze cycles we had for two months destroyed my roof, knocking 2 years PUGDOG Jan 8, 2015 7:41 PM
Holiday Update - Hope everyone had a fun, safe holiday. We will be open as usual Friday and Saturday for your beading, crafting, scrapbooking pleasure. Come unwind from the holiday stress, or finally find a little "me" time PUGDOG Dec 26, 2014 4:08 PM
Meetup Fees/Changes - Meetup has finally raised their fees "over the top". I've been on Meetup since about 2006, and with the last renewal, it was $15/month just to have a meetup if you paid 6 months at a time. I'm probably going to be closing some groups Better B. Dec 15, 2014 1:07 PM
Updates, for the holidays - We are working on the holiday schedule now. I do know we will be closed the day before thanksgiving, and thanksgiving, but will be open that Friday and Saturday. Too much to do before Turkey day, and I'm sure you are all the same. If you n PUGDOG Nov 17, 2014 1:14 PM
final two hours of bead show. - Hurry......    Or you'll miss it. PUGDOG Nov 15, 2014 4:07 PM
Meetup details changed: Wholesale Trunk Show - I've updated this Meetup. Toyo will be here from 11-6pm. Setup is at 10, and we usually start closing up before 6 unless there are people there, Or they have confirmed they are running late. We like to be packed up by 7:30..... PUGDOG Nov 4, 2014 12:28 PM
One more very long message on the Grand opening. - Please take the time to read.  It explains why (or tries to) , that you should make time to come by during the grand opening event week, and not wait for the Grand Opening Month of September....      We have shown our place to some of our long-te PUGDOG Aug 17, 2014 4:01 PM
bead show Monday!!!! - Reminder...   Monday is the bead show.    Its really worth going if you need new beads, beads for resale, or just some special focals.     I'll try to post photos of what I find throughout the day to our Facebook feed.   So check in often. PUGDOG May 11, 2014 10:48 PM
Meetup details changed: Designer Day! - closing early, unavoidble. - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:­events/176657882/   I need to close early today, something has come up PUGDOG Apr 17, 2014 6:35 AM
Bead Exchange / trade - We know beaders collect beads.  Many to the point of despair or frustration. While we enjoy them, we look at the piles of boxes, bags, and strands as a limiting fact.  We feel we "need" to use them, but feel uninspired, or the impulses that p PUGDOG Mar 8, 2014 5:25 AM
Our New Kensington Location - While its really nice that the storm missed us, we had very poor attendance at our Saturday open house by locals.  It seems "pittsburghers" are still concerned about our location.  I have been seeing new faces, but not many of our old ones. T PUGDOG Mar 4, 2014 5:18 AM
today - We had no idea that the weather was teasing us. Butcime by today before the snow returns. Cookies, veggies, coffee. From 3~6pm Shop will be open usual hours.   PUGDOG Mar 1, 2014 2:15 PM
Saturday -- Canceled -- Sorry! - The Restoration company never came, the plumber didn't come. At least the plumber called and said they'd be here tomorrow :( I hate to do this, I've lost all week, and now been waiting 3 days for clean up.   PUGDOG Jan 10, 2014 5:11 PM
Special Sale - As some of you may know, the shop seems to have weathered the storm, but my home burst a pipe while I was away, and I'm still waiting for the restoration people to come.  To say it's a mess, is like saying -13 is cold. I've been closed the pas PUGDOG Jan 10, 2014 12:13 AM
What for the New Year? - What would you like to see happening in this group in the New Year? I have someone who is willing to teach wirewrapping, and has some "steam punk" leanings, so it's a little trendy, not just the basic "hold a stone". What else would you PUGDOG Dec 24, 2013 12:31 AM
Holiday Shopping Observations - I don't get out much, so when I do, it's like seeing things for the first time. This is a very different year, in many ways. Stores have not stocked up, so many shelves are going bare, and it's a week before Christmas! If you ar PUGDOG Dec 19, 2013 3:12 PM
Trunk show! - He's here, so hurry on in! Let us know you are coming, especially if you are going to be late.'     PUGDOG Nov 18, 2013 1:11 PM
Do you make jewelry for income? Do you sell on 3rd party sites? - If you put your business on someone elses website, subject to their rules and whims, and maybe to things that are just out of your control.  This is a long message about 3rd party sites, depending on things out of your control for selling and generati PUGDOG Nov 16, 2013 4:26 PM
Bead Trunk Show Monday -- last time til April! - The trunk show is this Monday!! It's the last time he'll be here until about April. You really don't want to miss this.  Unbelievable selection and quality of beads.   For all sorts of beading from standard gemstones to faceted highe PUGDOG Nov 13, 2013 7:16 PM
Is it safe??? Huh? - Obviously our phone is working. I've gotten a few calls in the past few days, which have all ended with the same question, "Is it safe?" Is what safe???  I'm assuming New Kensington. That answer is a RESOUNDING YES! The PUGDOG Nov 3, 2013 3:57 PM
Framing Equipment Opportunity & Firemountain Gems Order Special - First, A local craftsman (not shop) is selling off his private framing shop. I have an opportunity to buy it, which means we can offer framing, or even teach framing.   Or if you've wanted to do framing we can make it available to you. PUGDOG Oct 31, 2013 7:08 PM
New Email - Don't be alarmed, nothing is changing but the email address.   [address removed] took over the group in September 9, 2005 right before it died.  PUGDOG Enterprises does a lot of different and often unrelated things.   Better B. Oct 25, 2013 10:17 AM
We *are* open, officially, if not "grandly" - Just a followup. We *are* open 2-8pm Tues-Saturday, now. Family situation resolved itself, daughter moved on. We got our business license, and yesterday got the display cases moved, connected, and lit up!  So now all we need to PUGDOG Oct 3, 2013 11:00 AM
Delayed Opening - We *were* supposed to be open last week, on Tuesday.   We got our occupancy permit, and I can pick up the business license.  Yay!! I'm sorry for those of you who stopped by and we weren't there some days. I'm having major family/pers PUGDOG Sep 30, 2013 12:42 PM
Grand Opening Soon -- Upcoming Trunk Show - We are just about to open, and should be officially open by Tuesday!! Shortly thereafter we will have a grand opening of some sort. We have the sign <grin> but no ideas what to do. We will have an area on the second floor PUGDOG Sep 23, 2013 3:26 PM
Update, Opening soon! - We are at about the half-way point of moving everything out of storage.  It's going a lot faster than putting it into storage, but now we have to unpack, and get it up on the walls. The walls have slatwall, but it all has to be redone, since i PUGDOG Jul 18, 2013 11:11 PM
Update Reopening - This has taken a lot longer than anyone expected. But, we are getting down to the end. I was vacuuming and cleaning carpets, and still have a bit to go.  I was going to get a truck mounted service, but it's more logical just to do it p PUGDOG Jun 11, 2013 12:28 PM
african beads are here! - He's just back from Africa and fully loaded.     PUGDOG May 29, 2013 1:31 PM
getting closer...... need a little helo. - We are getting closer. We would have been out by now but I lost my help. I need some help with the last bit of packing. I need legs.   I need people to bring me things so I can wrap them or direct what box to put them in.   I' PUGDOG May 28, 2013 1:16 PM
Trunk Show monday! New Location. Prevew our new place! - Toyo confirmed for the 20th, from 10-6pm, and I'm kind of excited to see how it goes! We will have enough room for the first time! No steps to have to unload and load over!! This show will be on our first floor, so no steps or a PUGDOG May 15, 2013 11:01 PM
Our new location is official!! - We signed the papers, and closed today!! 3 months of working on it! We are now the owners of 933 Fifth Avenue New Kensington, PA 15068 You can google it, and see the real estate sell ad, and pictures. The building i PUGDOG Apr 29, 2013 8:43 PM
Update - I know it's been awhile, it's been a lot longer than I had hoped, or anticipated. We have a lot of stuff, and I found a lot of stuff I had not remembered having.  And stuff just kept coming from all the cracks and crevaces.   But, we are clo PUGDOG Apr 29, 2013 12:22 PM
awesome beads!! - show is under way.   he has some awesome stuff!    grade A+++ sodalite, kyanite and more. citrine facets with quality not seen in awhile.   dont miss out.     PUGDOG Mar 11, 2013 1:28 PM
TODAY! Trunk show. beads! - final reminder of the bead trunk show today. monday 1-5 pm. the time is a little flexible.   it can run a little later if people need to show up kate.  let me kniw!   also, we may be heading to new ken!   the bank te PUGDOG Mar 10, 2013 9:24 PM
Trunk Show -- Monday!! 1-5pm - Toyo will be back on Monday! This is our last semi-annual trunk (well "TRUCK") show at this location.   Hopefully, we'll have a new location, and even bigger/better shows in the near the future. Those of you who have been, know this i PUGDOG Mar 9, 2013 12:36 AM
Saturday -- - Saturday we will be open from 1-6, maybe later.    later is better, as earlier on we will be loading/unloading the truck, and it won't be easy to get to things.   So, while we will be there, we suggest coming later -- like about 3pm-6pm.   PUGDOG Feb 15, 2013 9:07 PM
Update - We are still working on getting the location in New Kensington.  The banks are not moving quickly.  Hopefully there won't be any problems. We have been boxing up the loose beads, and many of the lower end, random strands from the front of the PUGDOG Feb 13, 2013 9:23 AM
Update - We are still working on getting the location in New Kensington.  The banks are not moving quickly.  Hopefully there won't be any problems. We have been boxing up the loose beads, and many of the lower end, random strands from the front of the PUGDOG Feb 13, 2013 9:22 AM
update. new kensington - ive been under the weather, as those who have stopped by the shop may know.  im somewhat back on my feet, at least for now.   weve made an offer on the location in New Kensington and are waiting for the banks to agree.  we have a lot PUGDOG Feb 6, 2013 3:08 PM
Sorry about the last message, meetup ate my message! - I am disgusted with meetup today. It's crashed, and ate my messages. I wrote a long message to this group with specifics on beads, and thinsg, and Meetup send the message to the photography group. Text appears and disappears, an PUGDOG Jan 19, 2013 10:46 AM
Open Sat/Sunday. Update on move. Last chance for many things before storage. - First, a quick update. We are still technically looking for a place, and even the real estate agents are starting to scratch their heads and bang them on the desks.  The location in New Ken is not dead, but it's moving very, very slow.  We ha PUGDOG Jan 19, 2013 10:39 AM
Last days as we pack up... The Good, The Bad and the Ugly, Friday, Saturday and Sunday - Thanks to everyone who showed up on monday! Hopefully you got a taste of what we have, even if we could not pull it all out, or find it all.  You can see why boxing up this place will be a task and a half! Lay away bags/boxes h PUGDOG Jan 18, 2013 2:34 AM
Closing. - While a new location has not been ruled out, we are out of time. We will be closing, and boxing everything for storage. Whether we reopen, if and when and where, is uncertain. We will have hours this week, and next. Afte PUGDOG Jan 13, 2013 7:18 PM
Opened late today! Sorry - Had an emergency meeting with a real estate agent. Still don't have a place to go, need to move boxes out, so I'm going to have to get another storage room, regardless of what happens.  Not what I was anticipating.  Storage rooms are not chea PUGDOG Jan 12, 2013 2:39 PM
I have no friends... on Facebook - yes.  thats right.  i dont. first, i dont understand Facebook (oh i get it in the cognitive way) but using it im clueless. to make it worse business pages are not the same as personal pages in a lot of areas. but i do know tha PUGDOG Jan 9, 2013 11:37 AM
Update on move, closing, or whatever - We are packing up. We know we can't stay here.  I was hoping for the end of March, but it looks like we won't be here more than a few more weeks. We still don't have a location, and after looking all over, I'm pretty much down to one p PUGDOG Jan 3, 2013 7:36 PM
today! open 4-8pm. great deals loose beads - time is running out and we still dont have a place to go. we have eveb looked up in New Kensington.   its out there, but is on a main road although off the main path.  and space is cheap.   but today we still want to move our PUGDOG Jan 3, 2013 1:43 PM
Meetup details changed: Surviving The End of The World Day ( and birthday) - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:­events/95566592/ When : Saturday, December 22,[masked]:00 PM PUGDOG Dec 20, 2012 2:20 AM
Moving - Landlord issue. (End of the world/Birthday Saturday 22nd) - I had hoped to send out a different letter today, about "Surviving the End of the World" and my 50th birthday on Saturday, but something else happened. The landlord made his move tonight, as expected.  What was unexpected was the way he did, a PUGDOG Dec 20, 2012 2:16 AM
Potential Location? Maybe. - My computer crashed, and I can't see where I sent this out, I wrote a letter, but here it goes again. I may have found a location. By chance, I saw a listing, and the building is perfect (more or less) for my needs.  I took a look at i PUGDOG Dec 15, 2012 5:45 AM
Meetup details changed: Regular shop hours - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:­events/94506632/ When : Thursday, December 13,[masked]:00 AM PUGDOG Dec 12, 2012 10:47 PM
Mailing List Format?? - First, we had a great day yesterday. I posted an image of the African beads still left, and I'm sure you see the creative potential. But, on to another Topic -- Mailing List. That is a broad term, and every site has different us PUGDOG Dec 12, 2012 3:10 PM
Today, Tomorrow, Thursday. *BLING* the rain away! - We will be open today, from 1-6pm, to help cheer you up! Enough with the rain! Bling on the sun! We have a lot of shiny, bright and colorful items to cheer up your day! From gold filled findings, to crystals and sterling PUGDOG Dec 11, 2012 10:54 AM

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