Once upon a time, there lived an ordinary man named Devin. He decided he wanted to go on an adventure, so he hopped in his purple hot air balloon and sailed through the skies. But he could not be prepared for the magical storm that was brewing above. Lightning flashed, thunder rumbled all around him and violent winds shook his balloon back and forth. He could not control the direction he went, and his balloon spiraled toward earth.
Devin awoke, a little bruised but unharmed, in a magical land called Artbeads. The most beautiful beads, pendants and charms lined a road made from yellow brick-shaped seed beads all woven together. Standing in the middle of the road was a woman. Her name was Cynthia, and she lived in this magical land, making jewelry for all its citizens. She had never seen a hot air balloon before and when she saw the storm crash the balloon to earth, with Devin emerging unharmed, she knew he must be powerful.
“You must be a wizard!” She exclaimed. She took him to the City of Emerald Beads and introduced him to many of the inhabitants of Artbeads. He met Swarovski Scarecrow, who wished with all his heart that he could create more beautiful colors for his crystals. He also met the Thai Hill Tribe Tinman, who was made completely out of Hill Tribe Silver but was sadly missing a heart. Finally, he met Lassero Lion, who just wanted to find some sterling silver components to work with.
Devin quickly learned from talking with all these people that a wicked witch had zapped the creativity out of the land with the help of her crystal globe. Cynthia could not create her fantastic designs because the wicked witch used her flying scissors to destroy anything she made. Swarovski Scarecrow could not think of more colors, Thai Hill Tribe Tinman had his heart stolen and Lassero Lion could not find any sterling silver to use because the witch stole it all. Never one to pass up on an adventure, Devin knew what he must do to prove he was the true Wizard of Artbeads…
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