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Book Review: Beads in Motion

Motion can be fascinating. I love kinetic art and think that the metal spinner rings and bracelets, which are popular, are beautiful and just plain fun. I’ve always loved slider bracelets and other types of moveable jewelry too. I have to … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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Earrings Inspired by Art

I love art and was in a hotel in Charlotte, NC that had absolutely stunning artwork throughout the lobbies and hallways.  One piece that caught my eye in particular was a large abstract painting in striking red, orange, and gold … Continue reading

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Aqua Flowers and Yellow Pearls

For some reason this year, these little glass flower beads caught my eye and I began thinking of ways to use them grouped together in some manner with a base underneath them.  This is the third piece I have made … Continue reading

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Bead Weaving Thread

For bead weaving, I use Nymo and C-Lon thread.  The little spools of thread in the bobbin case and the large white cone of thread are Nymo.  The three tubes of little spools are C-Lon.  Both are very strong given … Continue reading

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