I received a monster package in the mail yesterday, Fire Mountain Gems and Bead's Comprehensive Catalog for 2011-2012. I'm amazed the mail carrier managed to get this sucker into my mail box because it is huge, as in 1324 pages! While you can shop on this company's web site, it is still very cool to get a hard copy catalog in the mail like this. Other than being able to flip through pages and pages of supplies, this issue also includes photographs of some amazing finished jewelry designs. The silver metal clay pieces on the cover was designed by Tammy Honaman, who has been working with this company for a few years now as its resident jewelry expert. Other finished pieces pictured throughout the catalog were made by winner's Fire Mountain Gems and Bead's annual contest. For example, on page 3 is a necklace made by Melissa J. Lee, who was the 2010 Grande Prize Gold Medal Winner.
If you are already a customer who has spend $100 on merchandise from this company over the past 12 months, then you will automatically receive one of these in the mail, so I'm guessing a lot of my readers already received this too.