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Playing With Beaded Ropes to Boost Your Creativity

What is creativity? My dictionary defines “creativity” as: the use of imagination or original ideas, especially in the production of artistic work. But creativity can be found in all aspects of our lives, even in the simplest and most mundane of our daily tasks. The whole concept of creativity has been on my mind a…

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Free Beading Projects With Pearls

Who among us can resist the lure of beautiful handmade pearl jewelry? The legacy of pearls throughout history is as fascinating as it is mysterious: pearls were once a luxury enjoyed only by kings and queens, retrieved from the depths of the oceans and seas. These days, pearls can be found in all kinds of…

The Best Beading Patterns for Any Occasion

Even after all these years spent working with tiny seed beads, I’m still amazed at how a random pile of beads, some thread, and a relatively simple bead weaving stitch can create a beautiful piece of finished beadwork. A universe of infinite possibilities stretches before us when we sit down to make a piece of…

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What Makes It Mixed Media Jewelry?

Mixed media jewelry has been a hot trend in the DIY world for quite a while now, and I was both thrilled and a little bit scared to see it creeping over into the world of bead weaving, too. The idea of using something other than beads to create jewelry was more than a little…

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My Top 10 Beading Supplies for Bead Stringing

Long ago and far away, I started learning how to bead by stringing beads. It really began when I was still in kindergarten, and my mother would give me bags of beads and buttons and a shoelace for me to play with. My earliest beaded creations were quite fashionable for 5-year-olds in the late 1970s,…

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Beading Frenzy Headed to Philadelphia Next Week!

There is one time of year where your creative spirit can really soar. Let’s welcome back Bead Fest Philadelphia for another exciting year! Bead Fest heads to Oaks, Pennsylvania just 25 miles outside of Philadelphia on August 21-23 (next week!)—and this year’s show, as always, is set to impress! Head to www.beadfest.com to take a peek at…

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What’s New In the World of Bead Weaving? Diamond Weave!

From Jennifer: Along with innovations in shaped glass beads, it seems that bead artists are also creating new and exciting new bead weaving stitches. Just this week, a book about a new beading stitch, Diamond Weave, is available with detailed instructions and beautiful new beading projects. The two European beaders behind the new Diamond Weave…

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How to Tackle Your Crafting Clutter and Clear Your Mind

  The following post is sponsored by Go-Organize.com. Scroll down to learn how you can win a  free Revolving Organizer from Go-Organize.com! We’ve all been there–the dirty laundry pile has reached a towering height, you’ve got stacks of paper strewn around your office, or there’s just so much “stuff” built up in your room that you…