Category Archives: Beaded Banner Patterns

Beaded Banners and Much, Much, Much More!

Beaded Banners by Bonnie and More sells a wide variety of items from beaded banners, crafts supplies, books (new & used), Pittsburgh sports items, firefighter collectibles, and many other new and used items. I sell them on Ebay, my own website (www.bannersbybonnie.com) and will now be posting on new venues such as Craigslist, Etsy, and more. I also will be adding more items to my Ebay store.

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Two New FREE Beaded Banner Patterns – Download Now!

Compliments of Beaded Banners by Bonnie, I have just posted two new free beaded banner patterns for you to download.

You can instantly download them here:

http://www.beadedbannerpatterns.com/freepatterns.php .

Check out the beaded banner pattern sale………….buy 4 beaded banner patterns by pdf file and receive a 5th pdf file pattern free.  Details here:  http://www.beadedbannerpatterns.com/patternsale.php

Happy Beading!

Bonnie Matthews

Owner/Designer, Beaded Banners by Bonnie

bonniemaematthews@gmail.com

 

Beaded Banner Patterns & Supplies

Have you checked out the new updated Beaded Banners by Bonnie website?  If not, check it out now at www.bannersbybonnie.com .

Beaded Banners by Bonnie has a large variety of beaded banner patterns including holiday, animals, sports and many others.  All patterns are available to purchase as pdf files by email, hard copy patterns shipped to you, or complete kits with everything you will need to make a banner.  Check out all the beaded banner patterns and remember more are being added all the time:  http://www.beadedbannerpatterns.com/newpatternsmainpage.php .

Beaded banners are a very simple craft.  Beaded Banners by Bonnie provides free instructions to download on the site.  Check out the instructions and see how very easy it is to make beaded banners.  I recommend creating the banner directly over the pattern.  When you do it that way there is NO counting or following a graph.  When building a beaded banner on top of the pattern all you have to do is react to the next color of bead and weave it on.  Truly, this is a very simple craft for kids, adults, and seniors alike.

Check out the free beaded banner instructions here:  http://www.beadedbannerpatterns.com/beadedbannerinstructions.pdf

Beaded Banners by Bonnie also provides some free patterns for you to try.  No need to request the free patterns as they can be downloaded directly from the site here:  http://www.beadedbannerpatterns.com/freepatterns.php

Beaded Banners by Bonnie also sells supplies for making beaded banners.  Most importantly I sell the hard to find beaded banner rods and end caps (http://www.beadedbannerpatterns.com/Supplies.php ).  I also sell end caps separately for those of you that have your own rods but need the end caps for the ends of the rods.  Not sure if my end caps will fit on your rods?  No problem!  You can request sample end caps to try them out first.  Check out how to request your free beaded banner end caps here:  http://www.beadedbannerpatterns.com/freeendcaps.php .

Want to design your own patterns but don’t want to invest money into the software needed to do it?  No problem!  Beaded Banners by Bonnie has beaded banner graph paper that you can purchase to design your own banners.  The blank grid is available here:  http://www.beadedbannerpatterns.com/blankgrid.php .

Need pony beads for your beaded banners?  No problem!  Beaded Banners by Bonnie sells pony beads that I currently have in stock in my Ebay store (http://stores.ebay.com/Beaded-Banners-by-Bonnie-and-More?refid=store ).   Plans are to include a color chart on my website of all pony beads available and I will special order beads as you need them.  In the meantime, if you have beads that you need that aren’t in my Ebay store, just email me (fyremonksgal@msn.com) your pony bead needs and I will order what you need. 

Payment is simple on my website through Paypal.  I have used Paypal since its inception years ago and love it!  It makes paying online so simple and streamlined.  No entering my information a bazillion times!  Most orders are shipped within 24 hours during the week. 

If you don’t want to use Paypal or prefer to not order online, plans for the site include providing an order form to download and mail your order and payment to me.  In the meantime, please feel free to email me about ordering offline.

Check out all the changes on www.bannersbybonnie.com and come back often!  Thanks for looking and HAPPY BEADING!

Bonnie Matthews

Owner & Designer

Beaded Banners by Bonnie

www.bannersbybonnie.com

http://stores.ebay.com/Beaded-Banners-by-Bonnie-and-More?refid=store

Graduation Beaded Banner Pattern – Personalized with School Colors, Name, & Year

New from Beaded Banners by Bonnie is a Graduation beaded banner pattern for a boy or a girl personalized with 2-3 school colors, first name, and graduation year.

 Graduation Boy Beaded Banner Pattern Graduation Girl Beaded Banner Pattern

The pattern will be emailed within 24-48 hours (except for dates indicated in the auction) as a pdf file.   It includes the pattern in real size and a bead chart.  “In real size” means that you can create the banner on top of the pattern which is the preferred way for most people.

The patterns will also be available printed out and mailed at a higher cost due to paper, ink, and shipping costs.

To purchase your Personalized Graduation Beaded Banner Patterns please go to my Ebay store at http://stores.ebay.com/Beaded-Banners-by-Bonnie-and-More?refid=store

In the left menu bar in the store click on “Beaded Banner Patterns” then choose “Special Occasions”.

I also have pony beads and rods and caps available in my Ebay store if you need them.  Click on “Beaded Banner Supplies” to find those items.  If you need beads that I do not have posted, please email me at fyremonksgal@msn.com and I can see if I have them in stock and not yet posted.  I can also special order beads but the cost may be a bit higher if I do not have them already in stock.

I will be adding more pattern designs from Beaded Banners by Bonnie in the  near future.  Thank you for looking and Happy Beading!!!!

Bonnie
Beaded Banners by Bonnie
 
MY CURRENT WEBSITE:
www.bannersbybonnie.com
 
MY UNDER CONSTRUCTION NEW WEBSITE:
www.beadedbannersbybonnie.com
 
 
 

Beaded Banner Supplies on Sale……Plus Many More Items

Here are some great sales that will are currently being offered in my Ebay store.  To get to the items click on this link http://stores.ebay.com/Beaded-Banners-by-Bonnie-and-More?refid=store and then use the links in the left hand column in the store to find the items you are interested in.  Thank you for looking.
 
All Sales Run Through May 31st:
 
All Beaded Banner Supplies 10% Off
Includes beads, thread, rods, caps, blank grid, patterns from kits!
 
All Plastic Canvas Kits 50% Off
Great deal on brand new kits never opened!
 
All Pittsburgh Steelers Books 50% Off
Brand new books ~ Never used!
 
Christmas Items are 25% and 10% Off
Shop now for Christmas
 
All DVDs are 25% Off
Brand new DVDS still sealed!
 
Most Beaded Banners are 20% Off
These banners are handmade and make great gifts for others or yourself!
 
Heinz Food and Firefighting Collectibles are 50% Off
Get them before someone else does!

New Free Beaded Banner Patterns and New Beaded Banners by Bonnie Website

I have posted some new FREE beaded banner patterns downloadable in a pdf format.  You can find the new patterns here:

http://www.beadedbannersbybonnie.com/FreePatterns.html 

I am also developing a new website for Beaded Banners by Bonnie.  It is still under construction but you are welcome to check out the progress at:

http://www.beadedbannersbybonnie.com/default.html

I have also made some changes to my existing site.  The slideshow with the beaded banner patterns I have designed have been broken down into smaller slideshows to make viewing easier.  The patterns with the higher pattern numbers are the more recent ones and are in the top slideshow.  You can view the slideshows and more items here:

http://www.beadedbannerpatterns.com/

Check out my beaded banner supplies including beaded banners rods and end caps, pony beads, beaded banner thread, beaded banner blank grid, and other items for sale in my Ebay store:

http://stores.ebay.com/Beaded-Banners-by-Bonnie-and-More?refid=store

Stay tuned for new and exciting things from the new website.  Check back regularly for progress!

Bonnie Matthews

Beaded Banners by Bonnie

fyremonksgal@msn.com

Customer Service Reflections

Customer service has been in the forefront of my mind lately, mainly because customers keep putting it there, so I thought I would share some thoughts. I know, you probably are thinking this is going to be a negative post but it’s not, it is very positive.

I am being told over and over again about how great my customer service is and people thank me all the time for “going out of my way” for them. Maybe it is because I am just a small business, one person operation type thing. Maybe it is because for years I worked in doctor’s offices and no matter how I felt, most of the time the patients felt worse and I knew that so I went out of my way to treat them nice. Maybe it is because I treat others like I would like to be treated. Maybe it is because I have had such rotten customer service from various businesses over the years. Maybe it is because I don’t know any better. Maybe it is because I am just trying to do what it is right. Maybe it is because all I am doing is helping someone else.

Or maybe it is all of the above?

Recently a gentleman emailed me and said he doesn’t like to pay online, he likes to send money orders. No problem I told him. I have several customers like that. He was surprised. The more we emailed I found out he was disabled and unable to get out much and he made beaded banners as gifts for people. Long story short, because he placed a fairly good sized pattern order, I cut him a little break on the patterns and postage. Then he placed a good size beaded banner rods and end caps order and I threw in a free spool of thread. He was again surprised. I told him I knew he was going to be a good customer and I knew he had troubles and what I was doing wasn’t much really, but just wanted to help him out a little. He emailed to me:

“Thank you. You have been so patient and I appreciate that you will go out of your way in what you do especially for people who are at a disadvantage of being disabled who can’t get out much.”

I really didn’t do that much but it meant a lot to him.

I recently had another customer who was from Canada. No matter what I tried doing, the shipping was so much compared to shipping within the U.S. She knew I made a couple trips to the Post Office trying to figure out the best way and then also checked about shipping UPS for her. I couldn’t see her having to pay so much for shipping and in the end I saved her a total of $2 on her order of rods and beads. She wrote:

“It’s been a pleasure…I look forward to doing more business with you. You are the first that has ever gone out of their way to find the cheapest rate for me and for that I am grateful…..Thanks again!”

Again, not much extra work from my end and nothing more than what I would want someone to do for me, but it meant a lot to her.

The best part with both of these people is that I have gained customers who will be ordering quite a bit more (they have both told me this) as well as email buddies (I email with both of them on a regular basis now).

These aren’t the only customers that have commented on my customer service nor are they the only ones that have become friends as well as customers. I have a gal in Massachusetts who found me on a craft site I first sold on and she and I have become good friends. She as well as a few other customers are disabled or senior citizens and their checks come once a month. I understand that and have worked with several of them concerning their orders and payments. Why not? I am going to be there some day and I hope businesses afford me the same courtesy.

I had another lady that found my website because she was unhappy with the service she was receiving from another site. After a couple orders from me for beads and patterns she wrote:

“About a year ago I sent a check to ***** to join the pattern club, I included a copy of the order from the site. I never heard from them and emailed to see if they received my check, I NEVER heard back from them. I emailed them 3 times, they never had the courtesy to write back. I was going to send another check if they would tear up the first one if they ever did receive it. That is very bad business ethics! I really appreciate your friendliness and excellent business know how!!”

Again, this customer and I email often now. All of these customers were anxious for updates regarding my recent surgery and I also inquire about their lives and how things are going. And from a business aspect, the great thing is that they keep ordering from me. These customers are just a few examples of many in the short time I have been in business and I guess that is why Beaded Banners by Bonnie keeps growing.

I just don’t understand why companies don’t want to give good customer service because it is obvious that just doing what is right with your customers comes back to you in many good ways.

I will end this with some of my recent Ebay feedback which shows again that providing good customer service whether it be answering questions, shipping promptly, good quality products, or going out of your way to help a customer is the best way to do business!

 

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