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By Suzann Sladcik Wilson

Beadphoria always loves to share with you exciting new ways to connect with other creative people. The newest one is creating a lot of buzz! CreatingTheHive.com is a really “sweet” place to do just that. Think of it as Facebook/Twitter/Google Reader kind of mashed together just for artistic people like us!

Melissa Marro, founder of CreatingTheHive.com and avid crafter, was wishing for a way to connect with other  scrapbookers. Melissa and her husband then notice that there wasn’t a place where artistic people could connect and share. Thus, the Hive was begun!

What is fantastic is that everyone in the creative community has a place here on Creating The Hive. If you are a hobbiest, consumer, retailer, manufacturer, or professional artist, you can come and feel that you are part of an amazing virtual village. Almost any art or craft is represented here – from Baskets to Woodworking. There are groups to join and friends for you to connect with. Bloggers are also able to have their RSS feeds delivered directly to the Hive!

Another tool crafters will find extremely valuable it the Events page on Creating The Hive. Divided by state, you will find events listed by date that include craft shows, get togethers, Farmer’s Markets, art fairs, and gallery openings. You can find places you might want to show your work or just browse for your own enjoyment.

Creating The Hive is very user friendly and will make your crafty connections a snap! Come join me by clicking here. See you there!

If you have any questions about beading, or Creating the Hive, please feel free to contact me at 224-305-3321 or Suzann@Beadphoria.com. Always happy to share the joy of beading with you, Suzann Sladcik Wilson of Beadphoria.com and Beadphoria Boutique.