Category Archives: beadwork

A Discussion on Splitting Threads

During dinner last night, talk turned to bead weaving. And what kind of thread people used. There were those that used Fireline. Those using C-Lon and Nymo. Then we started talking about whether or not we dealt with loose ends … Continue reading

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Book Review: Tapestry Bead Crochet

Lark Books sent me a copy of Ann Benson’s Tapestry Bead Crochet book to review.  I love beads and I know how to crochet a little bit.  By little bit, I mean that I can make a potholder and understand … Continue reading

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Special Request

The other day, I had on earrings similar to these.  Mine are a soft shade of purple, sage green, and gold.  A friend saw them and wanted a pair to give as a birthday gift.  She said the lady she … Continue reading

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Book Review – Embellished Beadweaving

For many years, Laura McCabe has made consistent and considerable contributions to the art of bead weaving.  So, I was thrilled to see that she’d published a book.  You’d think I knew her, I was so happy.  First because I … Continue reading

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Book Review – Beadmaille: Jewelry with Bead Weaving and Metal Rings

When I first received this book, I flipped through it looking at the projects and I felt that the concept of mixing bead weaving and chain maille was an interesting one with pretty results.  I then went and read the … Continue reading

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Happy Customer

http://v.wordpress.com/wp-content/plugins/video/flvplayer.swf?ver=1.21 I got a Tweet this week from Donna Maria of Indie Business asking me to take a look at one of her blog posts.  I did and have to tell you I was so surprised and thrilled.  Not only … Continue reading

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Beaded Tassels

Beads are fabulous for making jewelry, but their usefulness does not end there.  Beads are also great for making tassels and beaded trim that can be used to decorate clothing and home accents.  I made the tassel that adorns this … Continue reading

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Bugle Bead Bonanza Book Winner

A reader whose screen name is beadnfun is the winner of a signed copy of Bugle Bead Bonanza from Lark Books.  I’m sure they will have lots of fun with bugle beads and the projects in this book.  I’ll put … Continue reading

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Book Giveaway – Bugle Bead Bonanza

Bugle beads - those long, thin cousins of seed beads – have been flying under the radar for quite a while, at least from my perspective.  They’re pretty, from a beading point of view one bead covers a lot of ground, … Continue reading

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Beaded Opulence Book Winner

I am pleased to announce that Lisa from Odessa, TX won a signed copy of Beaded Opulence, written by Marcia DeCoster and published by Lark Books.  Lisa is just thrilled and is anxiously awaiting the book so she can begin making … Continue reading

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