Saturday, July 28, 2018

Nashville Beads!


By Cora Chevalier
Macrame Murder
Cora Crafts Mysteries
By Mollie Cox Bryan

As much as I love my new town of Indigo Gap, NC, it's always nice to get way. Unfortunately, the last time we got away, it was to a beach craft retreat and there was a murder. But let's not talk about that now.
Jane and I stole away for a few days to Nashville and we had a blast. Along with all the fabulous Country Music venues, we found some great craft shops—one was a bead shop, which is timely because our next retreat is focusing on beads. To say that we spent hours in this shop during one rainy day would not be over stating it. It was so hard to make up our minds!
Also, it really stoked our imagination for the retreat. We have a famous bead designer coming and so many fun ideas and lovely projects for our retreaters. Beading is an ancient art form. Old beads are found in tombs, sometimes they are made from seeds, sometimes from teeth, but they are still decorated beads. The human impulse to be creative is deep.
Hope you enjoy some of these photos I took at the bead shop! Until next time, stay crafty!
Have you ever been to Nashville? Just let me know in the comments and receive an advanced copy of "ASSAULT & BEADERY."




Coming Soon!





Mollie Cox Bryan writes cozy mysteries with edge and romances with slow, sweet burn. She’s just published the third book in her new Cora Crafts Mystery Series: Macrame Murder. The first book in the series, Death Among the Doilies,  was selected as "Fresh Fiction Not to Miss" and was a  finalist for the Daphne du Maurier Award. The second book, No Charm Intended, was named a “Summer 2017 Top 10 Beach Read” by Woman's World. She also wrote the Agatha-award nominated Cumberland Creek Mysteries. Several of the books the series were short-listed for the Virginia Library People's Choice Award. She makes her home at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the Shenandoah Valley, Va., where she works as web designer and writes in the early morning hours. Visit her and sign up for her newsletter at molliecoxbryan.com. Or follow her on Twitter @molliecoxbryan, Facebook https://www.facebook.com/molliecoxbryanauthor/, Pinterest or Instagram.  

26 comments:

  1. I love Nashville. My mom's from just south of there
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  2. I have never visited Nashville. Those photos of the bead shop are wonderful!
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  3. I have never been to Nashville but hear that it is lots of fun!
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  4. I have passed though Nashville several times while traveling somewhere else, but never actually stopped there. I would go crazy in that bead shop! bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net

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  5. I've never been to Nashville but would love to visit there. ckmbeg (at) gmail (dot) com

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  6. I have been to Nashville a couple of times and am sorry it hasn't been more. It is beautiful and fascinating. Thanks for the giveaway.
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  7. I used to live outside of Nashville. turtle6422(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. My mom lived in Murfreesboro briefly.

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  9. I have never been to Nashville. The bead shop looks fantastic. deniseaustin59(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  10. I love Nashville! There is so much to do there, from shopping, historical sites and most of all the music. Love this series, can't wait to read the new book.
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  11. I love bead shops.
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  12. I have never been to Nashville. I have been to bead shops. This one looks lovely. aut1063(at)gmail(dot)com.

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  13. No I haven’t been to NASHVILLE. Would like to go,some day. Thanks for the chance to win!
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  14. I visited Nashville as a child, but haven't visited as an adult. Thanks for the chance to win.
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  15. I think I was there when I was very young but not since then and that would have been close to 60 years ago.
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  16. I don't think I've ever been to Nashville but hope to go someday. Thanks for the chance.
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  17. Exciting to see this new book. Yes, I have been to Nashville, I live just south of the city, near the Alabama border. I have visited, so many interesting venues. The city ahs excellent restaurants. Now we get to the big draw the country music stars, most of them are really nice, accommodation to fans. Here were I live we have small theatre where county singers are a regular sometimes free, sometimes a small fee. Thanks for the giveaway Georgia
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  18. I have not been to Nashville but it is on my list to visit. Dbahn@iw.net

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  19. Nashville is less than two hours from me so I have been there a lot. Thanks for the contest. The Book sounds good.
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  20. I have been to Nashville, but its been a long time.
    Wendy
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  21. I have never visited. Thanks for the chance. Maceoindo(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  22. I live in Nashville and am one of the rare birds that was actually born there. It is truly an amazing city that has something for everyone. Thanks for the chance to win a copy. kayt18 (at) comcast (dot) net

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  23. I have travelled to many places around the world, but have never been to Nashville. The Cora Crafts mysteries are a favorite series of mine. As a crafty type, it's pretty much if you can list a craft, I've likely done it, including macrame ( back in the late 70s), and beading.
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  24. I have been to Virginia when my son was stationed there while in the Navy. That's as close as I got. nettiem(at)toledotel(dot)com

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  25. Autumn Trapani, you are my winner. I'll email you!

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