10,000 Fans on Facebook and a Big Giveaway!

Oct 3, 2011

We reached a milestone here on Beading Daily yesterday with the addition of our 10,000th fan on Facebook! It's hard for me to believe that there are actually 10,000 of you bead lovers out there who are watching our posts and reading our blogs every day, and I am so excited to be a part of this wonderful, vibrant beady community on the Internet!

I want to celebrate all of our beady fans here on Beading Daily, so I'm having a giveaway. To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post telling me what blog post was your favorite. (It can be any blog post since Beading Daily started back in 2007 when Michelle Mach was at the helm.)

If you want more than one chance to win, just share the link to this blog on your Facebook page, blog or Tweet about it, then come back and leave another comment. (And include another favorite blog post if you'd like!)

We have 10,000 fans on Facebook! To celebrate, I'm giving away a big ol' box of beads from my stash!
What are the prizes in this big 10,000th Facebook Fan Giveaway? Well, the grand prize is a box full of beads from my stash! I can't list everything that's in there, but I can tell you that you'll find an assortment of seed beads, gemstone beads, shell beads, beading components like donuts and cabochons, bead stringing wire, fun fibers for beaded jewelry, freshwater pearls, vintage glass beads and more! There will also be five runners-up, each of which will receive five back issues of Beadwork magazine. (We can't choose the back issues - they'll be sent to you at random.)

Each winner will be selected using a random  number generator, so spread the word and invite your beading friends to the party! (Unfortunately, due to international customs regulations, we can only open this giveaway to United States residents.) You have until Monday, October 10 at noon Eastern Standard Time to leave a comment on this blog. At that time, comments will be closed and I will pick six winners using my trusty random number generator.

A huge thank-you to everyone who reads Beading Daily and comments on these blogs and participates in the forums. You are all part of one of the most vibrant, wonderful online beading communities that I've ever seen, and I'm so happy to see us growing every day!

Bead Happy,

Jennifer


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kinsey3 wrote
on Oct 4, 2011 5:36 AM

I have to say instructions on how to actually read patterns has been most helpful.  When explained, it seemed so easy... It's opened a whole new world of possibilities!!!  Sandi M.

on Oct 4, 2011 5:37 AM

My favorites are all but if I had to narrow it down, I would say it is the How to Read a Peyote Stitch Pattern. I am a visual learner, and finally, I get it! Thank you Beading Daily.:)

GaleC@3 wrote
on Oct 4, 2011 5:42 AM

I just love getting the daily email with information and inspiration

crackedcat wrote
on Oct 4, 2011 5:45 AM

Shared the blog!! I also love the info on how to read a pattern...it always confused me until now!! Thanks for all you do here!!!!!!!!!

NoraG@4 wrote
on Oct 4, 2011 5:47 AM

i found the 5 tips for learning a new beading stitch to be very helpful.

Mary AnneF wrote
on Oct 4, 2011 5:52 AM

I really enjoyed the bead-along posts and learning about beaded netting! Thanks for the giveaway.

Mary AnneF wrote
on Oct 4, 2011 5:54 AM

Hi, shared the giveaway on my FB page!

Jamebee wrote
on Oct 4, 2011 5:58 AM

I love getting the daily emails. It inspires me to learn new stitches and experiment with different techniques. Thanks so much.

rhegien75 wrote
on Oct 4, 2011 5:59 AM

I loved the blog on attaching clasps. I never knew I had been doing it wrong till I saw that article. I even sent it to the friend who taught me. I figured she should see it too since she wasn't doing it right either. lol

TopazCat wrote
on Oct 4, 2011 6:02 AM

Love every post, but the most interesting right now is how to embellish your Viking Knit. I´m going to a worshop to learn how to do the Viking Knit on saturday.

sha365 wrote
on Oct 4, 2011 6:05 AM

To be honest, I love them all. I look forward to reading the blog as much as possible. I am always on the lookout for new ideas, tips, and what others do with the amazing products that are available.

sha365 wrote
on Oct 4, 2011 6:07 AM

I have also shared this link on my facebook page.

candy6256 wrote
on Oct 4, 2011 6:11 AM

If I have to choose a favorite I would have to pick the How to Throw a Jewelry Making Party.  I am looking forward to having a Jewelry making party this year and I will be using your blog to guide me through it.

designs4u wrote
on Oct 4, 2011 6:13 AM

I love all the free instructions. It is so much help for the beginner!!

Beth@67 wrote
on Oct 4, 2011 6:18 AM

I enjoy the free patterns and helpful tips that are easy to understand. Beth B.

on Oct 4, 2011 6:25 AM

I think I have to say that this post is a favorite because it shows what a good site we have in beading daily.  Big contract to all involved.

Nedale67 wrote
on Oct 4, 2011 6:33 AM

My absolute favorite ever was the recent post about organizing your bead stash, it helped me to sort out a lot of my beads and make it easier to find things in a hurry!!

shelder wrote
on Oct 4, 2011 6:38 AM

I am so happy for you~  This is a great way to celebrate too.  I have a favorite but it is from a while back.  The one with bezelling a square was posted and I have it ready in my to do pile.  You really know how to take the confusion out of things!

Heather117 wrote
on Oct 4, 2011 6:41 AM

The best blogs are the ones that help me figure out a stitch or a pattern. The one the other day about peyote stitch was extremely helpful. I have always been a little afraid to attempt peyote because I was not sure how to count and keep track of my rows, and now I know how so I will be making some of the beautiful bracelet patterns that I have found. Keep them coming and thanks so much!!

on Oct 4, 2011 6:47 AM

I went to my first bead show this year and the blog about tips for buying beads at a bead show was extremely helpful.  Also, I recently started working with wire and the tips for getting started with wire provided some really good insights. Nancy

on Oct 4, 2011 6:59 AM

There was  a blog article about how to organize your beading supplies a few years ago.  Moat of th good ideas I already used.  Some ideas were for small bead collections but I came up with a great idea for ribbon rolls after reading the article.

AmyB@83 wrote
on Oct 4, 2011 7:00 AM

While I enjoy the inbox message I receive daily about the blog posts, I really enjoyed two helpful posts.

The first one was a Baseless Herringbone Stitch by Krystal Wick, in her Hip to Herringbone post.  I've always used ladder stitch to start Herringbone stitch, but this is a really neat alternative!

The second was a recent post by Jennifer VanBenschoten on how to read a peyote graph.  It was well written and I'm sure helped many understand the process.  

Congrats on 10,000 !!

Jayhawk Lady wrote
on Oct 4, 2011 7:01 AM

I loved the Renaissance Diamond Chain.

GRANNYWOMYN wrote
on Oct 4, 2011 7:04 AM

Congratulations on reaching 10,000 fans!

on Oct 4, 2011 7:04 AM

Thanks for the great giveaway.  There are so many things that I rely on from Beading Daily, but my favorite is the free pattern giveaways.  It's such a bonus!

Also,  I love the help available in the forums.

Beading Daily is so great for finding all kinds of information for "beady people".

Thanks Beading Daily!

Chris

belindawhite wrote
on Oct 4, 2011 7:07 AM

I have only been beading for about a year and I signed up for your newsletter right away. I have learned a lot and have amazed my family and friends with the beautiful stuff I have created and it is all thanks to you. I love all the how tos and get very excited over a new ebook! Thanks for making me look smart!

on Oct 4, 2011 7:09 AM

' Just posted on my blog about this great giveaway, and also an invite to join Beading Daily.

on Oct 4, 2011 7:19 AM

Congratulations!  Somewhere I may still have a piece of paper congratulating me on getting the first 200 people signed up for the newsletter.  That was before we were on Facebook and Twitter!

P.S. Just to be clear, I'm not entering the drawing.  Those prizes need to go to some wonderful (and very lucky) readers!

pam caldwell wrote
on Oct 4, 2011 7:20 AM

I just started beading and i love this sight, your how to's are simple and most helpful.  Still learning everyday and am thankful for Beading Daily for all the time and effort put in for those to learn thats just starting. Thank you!! Pam

Reikibeader wrote
on Oct 4, 2011 7:20 AM

Congratulations!! Awesome idea for the giveaway too :) My favorite is the free patterns. All the tips and new ideas are just awesome. I've been beading for over 20 years and always find new inspiration with all you offer. Thanks so much for all you do!

I've reposted this to facebook too...LOVE IT!!!!

on Oct 4, 2011 7:21 AM

I always look forward to your articles, they are so helpful. I would also welcome the big box of beads!!!

alicia.m wrote
on Oct 4, 2011 7:21 AM

I love all of them, I had to pick the 'How you recharge your creativity energy' - sometimes I get so tired I would like to make something and it seems I have no idea what :) It helps to know I'm not alone - and... it helps to know what others do in such cases, I'll try to devise my own 'recharge recipe' :)

alicia.m wrote
on Oct 4, 2011 7:23 AM

Shared it on FB :)

alicia.m wrote
on Oct 4, 2011 7:23 AM

And twitted about it :)

on Oct 4, 2011 7:33 AM

This is my favorite post!  Who wouldn't get excited about the possibility of winning a box of beads?!

on Oct 4, 2011 7:35 AM

I just shared this post on facebook.

patrish128 wrote
on Oct 4, 2011 7:37 AM

I love herringbone and the blog post I really liked was Free Project Friday: Jazzy Herringbone Bracelet. I like to use bright greens and oranges, I loved the way this colourful bracelet turned out

Petaljumper wrote
on Oct 4, 2011 7:59 AM

I liked this on Facebook!

Petaljumper wrote
on Oct 4, 2011 8:00 AM

My favorite post to date was the more recent of the resin jewelry how-tos--this has been something I've been trying to do for a while and these were very clear instructions. Love it!

Petaljumper wrote
on Oct 4, 2011 8:00 AM

I tweeted about this post!

Petaljumper wrote
on Oct 4, 2011 8:00 AM

I posted this on my Google with a +1 click!

njgirl1205 wrote
on Oct 4, 2011 8:35 AM

I love getting the emails, definitely look forward to seeing new tips!!  The info available is so extensive, its a go-to resource for me!! Thanks for all your hard work in helping to simplify things for me!!

tamalin wrote
on Oct 4, 2011 8:45 AM

i thought this one informative: What do you think about this? How does copyright law affect beading designs?

Should you sell jewelry you learn from a published project or in a class?  September 29 at 5:31pm.

pandb44 wrote
on Oct 4, 2011 9:34 AM

I really enjoy the daily blogs on beading daily..always inspires me.  Loved the recent one No Clasp, No Problem..very helpful....Contest? Free beads??Oh boy!  Good luck to me...

Lisa Keck wrote
on Oct 4, 2011 9:36 AM

whew I made it here. I almost forgot my password. I love getting your e-mails for the inspiration. I am forgetful but I see the no clasp, no problem title above and I remember that one. It's such a no-brainer to create your own unique clasp rather that use a mass marketed one.  

nysart8902 wrote
on Oct 4, 2011 9:58 AM

The instructions on how to read the Peyote Stitch Pattern was very helpful. I'm teaching myself how to do the Peyote Stitch, and that has helped a lot

on Oct 4, 2011 10:01 AM

Just a few days ago there was a blog post on the secret to perfect fit peyote bezels - brick stitch that I really thought was beneficial.

nysart8902 wrote
on Oct 4, 2011 10:02 AM

Shared on my Facebook. I love the daily emails!

jonsey wrote
on Oct 4, 2011 10:07 AM

I like all postings that introduce us to a new book or a new technique.  I especially like to be able to download free ebooks that give clear instructions.

on Oct 4, 2011 10:07 AM

Now I have shared on Facebook!

on Oct 4, 2011 10:08 AM

Shared on twitter - monsterprincess -

blueflute wrote
on Oct 4, 2011 10:19 AM

I liked the blog, Finding the Time to Bead: 5 Tips for Time Management. In my busy schedule, beading relaxes me. Actually, I love them all.

blueflute wrote
on Oct 4, 2011 10:21 AM

I twittered about this post

blueflute wrote
on Oct 4, 2011 10:25 AM

I also shared on facebook ;)

cindylee4 wrote
on Oct 4, 2011 10:38 AM

i love all the daily postings it is true, but have gotten the most out of "personalizing" my jewelry by making my own focal bead.  i have re-read that post numerous times when i get stuck and always get something out of it. thanks beading daily!

on Oct 4, 2011 10:40 AM

Love the bead along articles. Keeps me focused!

WeaveABead wrote
on Oct 4, 2011 10:42 AM

Congratulations! I love most of the Beading Daily posts. But, my absolute favorite was Beader's Stash Contest Finalists, February 2008. I love hearing/reading/asking about how other beaders store their beads or organize their bead area.

WeaveABead wrote
on Oct 4, 2011 10:44 AM

I shared on facebook, too, from my WeaveABead page.

on Oct 4, 2011 10:46 AM

My favorite beadily daily was back when Michelle Mach was the editor, and she featured some bead use advice from me!  I was honored to be a part of her post, and that so many people were able to see it!  I know its kind of weird to say that is my favorite, but it was a thrill for me!

Gretchen

LisaDooley wrote
on Oct 4, 2011 10:47 AM

I love Beading Daily!  The informative emails are awesome and the FREE patterns are a definite PLUS!!

Violetbead wrote
on Oct 4, 2011 10:59 AM

I have to say my favorite Blog Post was the first  one because it launched this wonderful site!!  I was at Bead Expo in Oakland where it was announced in 2007 and I couldn't wait!  It's been as great as I hoped it would be!

blueyes113 wrote
on Oct 4, 2011 11:13 AM

My favorite post was the one on making your own clasps. I now have several bracelets with handmade wire hooks and eyes, and I also make my own Peyote toggle clasps.

angieleb13 wrote
on Oct 4, 2011 11:26 AM

No clasp no problem I think was my favorite and I have learned how to make my own with wire, so there is no problem anymore.

Mona Ahleman wrote
on Oct 4, 2011 11:45 AM

One of my favorite posts was a recent one... No Clasp? No Problem! As I was doing some brainstorming for a new project and it showed up in my email as if someone knew I needed a hint to go in a new direction.

Mona Ahleman wrote
on Oct 4, 2011 11:45 AM

I've tweeted on both of my Twitter Accounts.

Mona Ahleman wrote
on Oct 4, 2011 11:46 AM

I shared on Facebook.

Mona Ahleman wrote
on Oct 4, 2011 11:48 AM

I even shared the link on Google+.

kareng915 wrote
on Oct 4, 2011 12:03 PM

Love Beading Daily... disappointed I can't win in Canada  :(

RoseOfSkye wrote
on Oct 4, 2011 12:41 PM

Just found this site courtesy of Mirrix Looms posting about it on Facebook . Wonderful resource! So far my favorite has to be the post about colored Fireline. That's such an exciting discovery!

RoseOfSkye wrote
on Oct 4, 2011 12:48 PM

And have posted about this on Facebook now, and liked your page!

bobiwhite wrote
on Oct 4, 2011 1:25 PM

Since I have to pick just one, way back in August of '07 'The Four Laws of Beading'.  They are still true! Congratualations on the 10,000the fan!!

ElaineG@28 wrote
on Oct 4, 2011 2:11 PM

I love Beading Daily!  One of my favorite blog posts was:  How to Finish (or Start!) Viking Knit.  Thanks!

deb@390 wrote
on Oct 4, 2011 2:58 PM

I would have to say I enjoy reading them all, but made a copy of Jean Campbell's post on making a wirewore bail. Very useful when you can't find what you are looking for, make it yourself. :)

Vanthia wrote
on Oct 4, 2011 3:15 PM

it's always hard for me to pick my favorite of anything I enjoy... so this post maybe? ;)  ...though I do really love the free patterns, which give me a chance to learn a lot of cool new stuff despite my current budget (or lack thereof).

Carol@467 wrote
on Oct 4, 2011 3:34 PM

Beading Daily is one of the best blogs/newsletters out there.  I've used many, many of the tips.  Keep em coming!

jujubead wrote
on Oct 4, 2011 4:59 PM

I enjoyed the Healing Power of Beads post!

Cyndi201 wrote
on Oct 4, 2011 7:00 PM

Amazing!

JudyStewart wrote
on Oct 4, 2011 7:02 PM

Tips for perfect crimps, after not beading for awhile, I just about forgot how to use the crimp tool.

Paula@177 wrote
on Oct 5, 2011 6:17 AM

Awesome!!  When I complete a project I always make a repair bag with a few of all the beads used.   I am a true beadaholic and have more beads than i'll ever use, so I am going to take your suggestion and donate some to the school in my neighborhood.  Thanks for all the great ideas, info and projects you provide!!

traci staves wrote
on Oct 5, 2011 2:11 PM

My favorite (lately) was the Learn Herringbone Stitch with Melinda Barta for only 10 cents.  I know herringbone, but for 10 cents?..., I was inspired to start using this stitch again and learned a few tips and techniques that I didn't know.  Thanks!

tiger@4 wrote
on Oct 5, 2011 2:11 PM

Well I have to say my favourite if I have to choose one is the Amazing Beaded Earrings and a Creative Challenge blog as it got me back into my beading again, as I had not done much work with beads for some time. I did not try to do a pair of earrings  everyday, I tried to make a pendent or earrings every day, only managed 11 days until work and housework got in the way, I am now making birthday and Christmas presents for the family.

Thanks for getting me going again!

Lesley

on Oct 5, 2011 2:14 PM

I tweeted, liked on facebook, and blogged about this on tumblr! i love all the posts! they are so helpful and fun! but my facorite would have to be handmade beads and clasps or the how to read Peyote Stitch! they were all vary helpful and insprational!!!! [:

~Taylor

Anna Paradox wrote
on Oct 5, 2011 2:21 PM

I really like the Banded Herringbone Bracelet post! It was great to see a project with the traditional Herringbone start. Cool!

LucyBurrow wrote
on Oct 5, 2011 4:33 PM

Hi there, I have really enjoyed all posts, as they are truly inspiring, but the one on viking knitting got me into worjing with wire and beads and I absolutely love it!

anjou wrote
on Oct 5, 2011 4:38 PM

Love  the daily tips and instructions

Marsbars0 wrote
on Oct 5, 2011 4:51 PM

I like the suggestions on using up the old bead stash!

Julieatripp wrote
on Oct 5, 2011 5:00 PM

I really like everything! The patterns are easy to read, the ideas unique! I just am a big fan! Keep up the great work and congratulations!

sparkybee01 wrote
on Oct 5, 2011 5:16 PM

OOOOOHHHHh love me a big box o' beads!!!  I dont know if I have one favorite blog post...just love receiving them for inspiration.  

sparkybee01 wrote
on Oct 5, 2011 5:17 PM

Just sent a link to my  twitter and facebook page to spread the word....keep up the great blogs!!

Carol@663 wrote
on Oct 5, 2011 5:50 PM

I love all the free projects, tips and advice on all aspects of the craft.  Carol M.

patirish wrote
on Oct 5, 2011 6:57 PM

I love the how to posts.  I learned how to open and close jump rings and also how to make wrapped loops.  But, I especially love when you offer free projects.  Gets the creative juices flowing!

mcdoni wrote
on Oct 5, 2011 6:58 PM

hello,

Love yor site, i was inspired by the june /11 blog about making your own clasps, I alsways had a problem finding mine, so now I just make them.

thanks

Mcdoni

Jenn LRhe wrote
on Oct 5, 2011 7:29 PM

I love the blog, gets me in the beading mood daily.  The post on organizing some time ago helped get my stuff in order and helped to produce faster and more efficiently. Thank you!!

Chloe@1220 wrote
on Oct 5, 2011 7:49 PM

congrats on10,000 friends! love ur new idea everyday and variety of techniques! i myself could never stick to one..... try new all the time!

lbejarano wrote
on Oct 5, 2011 9:59 PM

I'm not quite sure when this blog was written or what the title was but it was about organizing our bead studio. It was very helpful for me. Lucy

on Oct 6, 2011 12:41 AM

Even though I can't be in the giveaway as I'm in Australia, i would just like to say how much I have learnt from reading your newsletters!   My beading skills and types of projects I tackle have really bloomed! Thanks :)

Robyn R

Dabble wrote
on Oct 6, 2011 1:44 AM

You give the best tips and pointers.  Now there's a giveaway, too. You rock!

SusannaW@2 wrote
on Oct 6, 2011 10:25 AM

Hi Jennifer,

I love how each Beading Daily post is full of information-- whether it's about a stitch, choosing colors or materials, a project, etc. It's been different since you became the editor, and I love that! Thanks for taking the time to write quality posts. Keep it up and please put me in the running for that bag of beads!

Caryn_m_s wrote
on Oct 6, 2011 1:14 PM

What, I have to pick just one? I have loved Beading Daily since it's inception and recently found you on facebook. So glad I did. Always brightens my day to know that no matter what happens, I will always be able to login and find something delicious to work on!

Giselle9938 wrote
on Oct 6, 2011 2:49 PM

I love getting the daily emails. It inspires me. thank you!

YvetteF3 wrote
on Oct 6, 2011 4:35 PM

Seriously? You want me to pick a favorite? Reading your posts has taught and inspired me so much! I don't think it is possible to pick just one.

on Oct 6, 2011 9:45 PM

I liked "Tips for Perfect Crimps 07-26-2011 by Vanbeads", very good close-up photos  :)

Cheryl Bush wrote
on Oct 6, 2011 9:52 PM

The one post that I have used the most was one in a discussion about bead storage. Someone suggested the storage boxes from Harbour Freight. They work wonderful. Made of clear plastic so you can see both top and bottom for

easy bead identification. I have found beads that I purchased and forgot I had till I started putting my beads in these storage containers. I have a container for crimps, closures, crystals, pearls, ect.... You get the idea. They are just wonderful. Now all I do is just peek thru the boxes to see if it contains what I want.

on Oct 6, 2011 9:53 PM

I have also shared this link on my facebook page & sent this link in an email to my mom  :)

MintaB wrote
on Oct 7, 2011 6:34 AM

Enjoy your designs, I always find what I need, great jewelry design and instructions.

alelw9 wrote
on Oct 7, 2011 7:04 AM

I just joined the community the other day and I must say just doing that has really inspired me. I finished my first necklace yesterday!! But my favorite blog that I've read so far is the 5 ways to get started with wire jewelry. Your advice about starting with craft wire made me realize that it's okay to make mistakes - it's the only way to get better!! I'm super excited about the giveaway but even if I don't win, thank you so much for the blogs - they are really inspiring and have made me rediscover my excitement about jewelry making!! <3 alia

alelw9 wrote
on Oct 7, 2011 7:14 AM

Just shared on Facebook!! =) thanks again!!

traci staves wrote
on Oct 7, 2011 12:01 PM

OK, so now my favorite post is your latest - Do your beads tell a story?  Great demonstration of story-telling.  I especially love the two-fold story.  Thank you.

I love beading daily and share it with all I come in contact that have an interest in beads.

tssbydesign

murielsbrew wrote
on Oct 8, 2011 2:02 AM

Believe it or not my favorite thus far is DO Your Beads Tell a Story?  I was amazed at the necklace not only being beautiful but how you took these beads and made it so much more based on a friendship and your friend’s culture. The symbols on the pendent and the meanings behind every aspect of the symbols was a lesson for me about other cultures, and beliefs. I need to remember this article when I make jewelry to not just focus on if the colors match but does this piece of jewelry have a story behind it and try to incorporate it so that the piece itself can tell the story.

Which  character from an old science fiction show popularized the hand gesture for this symbol

It was Mr. Spock "Live long and prosper",  based on the Priestly Blessing

Thank you for such a lovely story and a beautiful necklace!

murielsbrew wrote
on Oct 8, 2011 2:06 AM

Believe it or not my favorite thus far is DO Your Beads Tell a Story?  I was amazed at the necklace not only being beautiful but how you took these beads and made it so much more based on a friendship and your friend’s culture. The symbols on the pendent and the meanings behind every aspect of the symbols was a lesson for me about other cultures, and beliefs. I need to remember this article when I make jewelry to not just focus on if the colors match but does this piece of jewelry have a story behind it and try to incorporate it so that the piece itself can tell the story.

Which  character from an old science fiction show popularized the hand gesture for this symbol ?

It was Mr. Spock and the hand gesture was based on the Priestly Blessing

Thank you for such a lovely story and a beautiful necklace!

may we all "Live long and prosper",  

on Oct 8, 2011 3:51 AM

I love all the projects. I'm a big fan of wire, so wire projects usually make my day.  I get a lot of inspirations here!

Pooky125 wrote
on Oct 8, 2011 3:52 AM

There were so many great posts since I've started following this blog. I think my favorite would have to be "Too Many Beads: Using Social Media to Sell Your Jewelry" however.

on Oct 8, 2011 4:56 AM

I really love all your posts they are so helpful and informative !  My favorites have been the beaded peyote toggle clasp and the herringbone weave coaster.  But, it is hard to choose as there are alot of favorite pages.  I always look forward to your emails.  Thx :)

Nikizunil wrote
on Oct 8, 2011 5:05 AM

I love the how to and tips.  I am a new to beading and this has been very helpful.

sapphire@4 wrote
on Oct 8, 2011 5:22 AM

I love all the wirework posts, but particularly the one in which you interviewed the author of a wire jewelry book that was amazing. The pieces you showed were amazing, and I felt so inspired to go and try these myself:)

Alexis

sapphire@4 wrote
on Oct 8, 2011 5:33 AM

I just shared the link to this post on both my business pages on FB:)

sapphire@4 wrote
on Oct 8, 2011 5:37 AM

Also tweeted the link on my Twitter page, Lexibeads:)

on Oct 8, 2011 5:42 AM

Great! You've Learned Viking Knit! Now What?

September 23, 2011

was my favorite blog, I just learned to Viking Knit and this gave me whole new ideas of what to do with it.

on Oct 8, 2011 5:42 AM

Great! You've Learned Viking Knit! Now What?

September 23, 2011

was my favorite blog, I just learned to Viking Knit and this gave me whole new ideas of what to do with it.

on Oct 8, 2011 5:42 AM

Great! You've Learned Viking Knit! Now What?

September 23, 2011

was my favorite blog, I just learned to Viking Knit and this gave me whole new ideas of what to do with it.

lvale1 wrote
on Oct 8, 2011 6:05 AM

I enjoy the Designers of the Year blogs.  I enjoy learning about where they came from and what brought them where they are today.  The last one on Jean Campbell comes to mind.  That she originally was a metalsmith and then incorporated beads because she could afford them.  I found very interesting in today's economy.  I think that is why there are so many fans on facebook.  Beading is very affordable and I have met some great friends that have helped me along my bead learning journey.  I love beading, but I love my beading friendships more.  And enjoy reading in Beadwork about other people and their successes.  Keep up the great work.

jbranasc wrote
on Oct 8, 2011 6:11 AM

I like the "how to count a peyote stitch."

PersisL wrote
on Oct 8, 2011 6:15 AM

The mixed media post is my favorite post.  Thanks for the giveaway.

ss10001 wrote
on Oct 8, 2011 6:27 AM

I liked the post about clasps - some of the different choices and different ones you can make.  It really got me thinking about something I'd never even considered before!

ss10001 wrote
on Oct 8, 2011 6:34 AM

Shared on my Facebook page (www.facebook.com/mymicromacrame)!

tuderose wrote
on Oct 8, 2011 7:02 AM

very much like the instructional blogs - such as reading peyote stitch patterns, and also like reading tips for speeding up the workflow

wenzel.ms wrote
on Oct 8, 2011 7:21 AM

I'm love Beading Daily.  It was one of the first things I discovered, and I look forward to it everyday!  Thanks for all the great information and projects.

siobeads wrote
on Oct 8, 2011 7:32 AM

Love Beading Daily! filled with so many great tips, techniques, and artist stories! Thanks!

CynthiaHanna wrote
on Oct 8, 2011 7:50 AM

I"ve only been following your blog for a week or so, but my favorite post so far was "There's No Such Thing As a Leftover Bead".  I'd love to win the giveaway!

on Oct 8, 2011 9:23 AM

I love Beading Daily. The emails and the forum.  so awesome!

PamS@14 wrote
on Oct 8, 2011 9:56 AM

I am very new to beading and I appreciate the instruction and enjoy the variety.  :) Pam

lin52 wrote
on Oct 8, 2011 10:32 AM

I liked the blog about wire knitting using a spool. Reminds me of my childhood when my Mom taught me to do that with yarn, but I had forgotten how to do it until I read the article.

Sally@6 wrote
on Oct 8, 2011 10:39 AM

I love the posts that give helpful hints or how-to information. Like how to read a peyote pattern. Or tips for "leftover" beads. These always give me information I can use or ways of thinking of things differently. As one who can get into ruts pretty easily, these kinds of posts jolt my brain and get me out of my ruts! Thanks.

Sally@6 wrote
on Oct 8, 2011 10:39 AM

I love the posts that give helpful hints or how-to information. Like how to read a peyote pattern. Or tips for "leftover" beads. These always give me information I can use or ways of thinking of things differently. As one who can get into ruts pretty easily, these kinds of posts jolt my brain and get me out of my ruts! Thanks.

Sally@6 wrote
on Oct 8, 2011 10:39 AM

I've linked in Facebook!

twotone wrote
on Oct 8, 2011 10:52 AM

I do not have an actual favorite.  I have learned so much in different areas that it is really hard to pin point one spot.  If i had to pick one  it would have to say the peyote is what I have learned the most so far.

adennison wrote
on Oct 8, 2011 10:55 AM

Love all the blogs and the ideas that they share. I especially love anything that deals with basic beading and patterns. I am a beginner and still trying to figure out how to make certain designs. Most of the time I can be creative but every now and then I am in a creative slump and looking at basic patterns helps trigger my creative side.

KatzyBaby wrote
on Oct 8, 2011 11:54 AM

My favorites have been those about making our own findings. With the cost of supplies going up and up, it's great to know how to easily make those findings that can cost so much. Thanks for all the edumacation (what we sometimes call it in the Southland) that you have provided to so many!

SaraS@34 wrote
on Oct 8, 2011 12:39 PM

How to read peyote patterns was a favorite of mine.

Susan Hibben wrote
on Oct 8, 2011 12:43 PM

Seeing all the different methods and ideas gives me much inspiration...I just wish I could do a wrapped loop.

CherylK@35 wrote
on Oct 8, 2011 12:44 PM

One of my favorites is the week in review from July 2, 2011. It combined all my interests into one info page. I love your daily news, too! I seem to learn something new from every one. And they can be kept in my email folder for future reference. Something I'd like to see that can possibly be featured, on a regular basis, are  beading studios! I"m always hungry for more ideas on organizing, storage and decor! Thanks for your great Beading Daily news!

on Oct 8, 2011 1:49 PM

Hi, what a pity the give-away is only for USA members.  I enjoy receiving Beading daily, there is always something to inspire me. However I would like to ask if it is not possible to teach us how to write patterns - diagrams. I am sure there is a lot of the beaders out there who would like to learn how to do this. Thank you to each and every one at beading daily.

loneshewolf wrote
on Oct 8, 2011 2:10 PM

I just recently joined and ALL of them are my favorites!

AnneNorway wrote
on Oct 8, 2011 2:59 PM

Love the patterns you have in your magazine, and i`m a  huge fan.

BonnieK@18 wrote
on Oct 8, 2011 3:27 PM

I find the wire and metalsmithing techniques useful. thanks!

redhat53 wrote
on Oct 8, 2011 3:28 PM

I'm new to beading and look forward to seeing all the info every morning. You are teaching me so much! Thanks!

kattfive wrote
on Oct 8, 2011 4:02 PM

Mine would be the one on organizing the bead stash.  I know I need help in that area....next maybe you can do one on how to find the time to organize, lol.... I am slowly destashing some of my impulse buys that I still haven't used, but that is going slow, so I am trying to organize as I go through everything very SLOWLY....

kathylbd wrote
on Oct 8, 2011 4:29 PM

I really liked the post on July 21 2011 with the 6 free beaded earring projects. As a beginning beader these were easy for my 16 yr old daughter and 7 yr old grandaughter to do together and between the two of them they have made two pair of earrings. I really like all the posts but this has been my recent favorite. I am really hoping that a winning number finds its way to me as it would be great to have more beading supplies :)  ty Jennifer for all the great tips , advice and free patterns. Dont know how I would bead without you you are my best resource :) Have a good day everyone and happy beading. Good luck with the numbers :)

afancies wrote
on Oct 8, 2011 5:17 PM

I love knowing that I am not the only one who is seriously addicted to making beautiful beading items. We learn so much from each other with forums like this. I love all the Posts - LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT ALL.

DaleB@3 wrote
on Oct 8, 2011 5:26 PM

There's so many to choose from, it's hard to pick one, but one recent favorite was "No Clasp? No Problem!"

BonnieR@21 wrote
on Oct 8, 2011 5:56 PM

I enjoy the pictures, and love seeing that other people struggle with neatness in the bead room!

paints wrote
on Oct 8, 2011 6:34 PM

I subscribe to your blog by RSS and I enjoy every post. I liked the article on reading Peyote Stitch patterns as this is a difficult area for me. Thanks for the generous giveaway.

paints wrote
on Oct 8, 2011 6:37 PM

I shared on my Facebook jewelry page, Gem Trails.

Nubeedr wrote
on Oct 8, 2011 9:09 PM

Earlier this year, you wrote an article and brought us Jean Campbell's methods of removing tarnish from sterling silver. Invaluable!

Sophy wrote
on Oct 8, 2011 9:21 PM

I love to read all of the posts, but my favorites are the tip series, e.g. 5 tips for ...

baxter6 wrote
on Oct 8, 2011 9:32 PM

The first thing I do when I get home from work is read my email from Beading Daily. It's one thing I look forward to every day! Thanks for all the tips and tricks!

gYb Jewelry wrote
on Oct 8, 2011 9:33 PM

I love the idea of beads telling a story. It makes jewelry even more special.

horitolauren wrote
on Oct 8, 2011 11:43 PM

How are we going to be informed if we won?? And, I am so happy I ran into this site a few months ago!!

on Oct 9, 2011 2:33 AM

Who doesn't need more beads and ideas? Thanks Beading Daily!

rhondabaird wrote
on Oct 9, 2011 5:17 AM

I look forward everyday to seeing my newsletter from Beading Daily. It always inspires. It's definitely one of the highlights of my morning :)

on Oct 9, 2011 6:58 AM

I have taught my self the Peyote stitch. It's easy and fun. I see a lot of Christmas gifts coming out of this!!! Thanks

stitchkat wrote
on Oct 9, 2011 9:28 AM

My favorite posts are always the instructional ones. There's always something new to me, if only point of view.  Katherine M.

Ximena M wrote
on Oct 9, 2011 12:24 PM

I love to find hints and new tecniques I've never used before.

NicoleT24 wrote
on Oct 9, 2011 12:27 PM

I love the forums and the section of BD with readers work! BD has some super talented readers and artists!

DeniseA@17 wrote
on Oct 9, 2011 12:27 PM

The free E-Books are wonderful.  Each blog always has something helpful with a wide variety of topics.  I love reading the blogs...thanks for the great info!

VonnClaire wrote
on Oct 9, 2011 12:28 PM

I love the free downloads with all the instructions for bead work and wre work. It's helping me an awful lot xo

akua123 wrote
on Oct 9, 2011 12:29 PM

I can't pick just one.  I look forward to each post to see what's new and interesting!

CryssT wrote
on Oct 9, 2011 12:29 PM

Tweeted - some is going to be very lucky and this is really a very nice thing for you to do.

CryssT wrote
on Oct 9, 2011 12:31 PM

and FB'd it.   What a nice thing to do.

cryssT

sweetpretty wrote
on Oct 9, 2011 12:32 PM

So exciting!! :) I love the Beading Daily inbox! Could do some awesome damage with this stash for the craft fair coming up to benefit our local animal shelter! :)

on Oct 9, 2011 12:34 PM

You're website, as well as your affiliate websites, have been an invaluable resource of information to my jewelry creation. Thank you all and all the people that make your communities so awesome. Nice giveaway by the way!

WrapNBeads wrote
on Oct 9, 2011 12:34 PM

I haven't been beading that long, about a year.  And since I was directed to this site there has not been a blog I have not been able to learn something from and am so happy I have found you all.  Thank you!

jrissell wrote
on Oct 9, 2011 12:35 PM

I enjoyed the blog, "getting started with wire" I have loads of wire and I am not very good at making anything with wire and you showed me how to make a hanger and how to wire a bead.

Also love the e-mails letting me know all your great blogs.

Thank you

Vasianna wrote
on Oct 9, 2011 12:36 PM

Oh how wonderful!  I am so glad you guys have that many fans now!  Here is to hoping for many more!

floridita wrote
on Oct 9, 2011 12:42 PM

I just started beading 2 weeks ago. So glad I found this website.  I loved "Editor's Picks: Top 5 Resources to Teach Yourself How to Do Beadwork." I needed to see some information on the differing techniques and how to learn about them.

on Oct 9, 2011 12:44 PM

I started a binder to put all my favorite blogs in, for future reference !  Thank you for all the great info !

kjboatright wrote
on Oct 9, 2011 12:47 PM

Love the pictures and diagrams.  A box full of beads would be like a little slice of heaven!

Aubryn wrote
on Oct 9, 2011 12:49 PM

I really like any instructions on making your own findings, like the clasp and earwires my Favorite.

Thank you for the chance to win a box of your stash!  Good Luck to me!

DeeInBC wrote
on Oct 9, 2011 12:53 PM

There have been so many blogs that I've learned from that I don't think I could choose 'one' favorite...keep'm coming!

DeeInBC wrote
on Oct 9, 2011 12:55 PM

I shared the link on my facebook too!

Jansco32 wrote
on Oct 9, 2011 12:56 PM

I have to say i enjoy getting my daily emails from you as there is always something new for me to learn but love learning about all the different ways you can use  seed beads especially the peyote stitch which i was struggling to grasp but am now getting better!!!!  Thank you beading daily xxx

angieleb13 wrote
on Oct 9, 2011 12:56 PM

need beads stash getting really low....

ddmjudd wrote
on Oct 9, 2011 12:59 PM

Wow, hard to pick just ONE favorite post! I enjoy the technique and tip-related posts, such as "Beading Threads - Why (I Hope) Nymo Beading Thread Will Never Go Away" posted by Jennifer.

colreillyuk wrote
on Oct 9, 2011 1:05 PM

Luv the emails & tips in them! Thanks!!!

PS

Also luv free beads lol

Colleenxx

moon-willow wrote
on Oct 9, 2011 1:09 PM

Congrats on 10,000 fans...that is a lot of beading going on! :)

kimpy wrote
on Oct 9, 2011 1:17 PM

I love the daily email !!!  All the free patterns, helpful information, available magazines and the plethora of books and patterns available to purchase !!!  I get into overload once I start looking !!!  lolol

Thanks !!!!!!!!!  =)

jeanirvin wrote
on Oct 9, 2011 1:18 PM

Just shared this on my Facebook page.

jeanirvin wrote
on Oct 9, 2011 1:20 PM

Love all of your emails.  Look forward to them everyday.

on Oct 9, 2011 1:22 PM

Every weekday morning is like Christmas because I look so forward to getting the Beading Daily blog and learning something new. You've greatly improved my beading skills. It's hard to pick a favorite so I'll choose "No Clasp? No Problem!" because it encouraged me to expand my ability to give my pieces the character and personality they sorely lacked.

Thank you!

leeloo77 wrote
on Oct 9, 2011 1:24 PM

If it wasn't for Beading Daily I think I would just be so completely lost in all of my jewelry making endeavors. Especially anything Peyote stitch related!!! <3 you guys!!

on Oct 9, 2011 1:27 PM

I loved the 5 tips for learning a new beading stitch. All of your how-tos are like  mini classes in your own home, with easy to read instructions and plenty of visuals to guarantee your success.

Thanks, Beading Daily!!

on Oct 9, 2011 1:34 PM

I have to say it was one about doing work with resin (April 22). I've wanted to try resin for a while, but it seemed like it was something of a pain...the post was so encouraging and the video made it so easy! Rachel B.

Laura@249 wrote
on Oct 9, 2011 1:39 PM

This one's my fave.  I'd love to win some beads.

Laura@249 wrote
on Oct 9, 2011 1:40 PM

shared on fb, too

AmyK@53 wrote
on Oct 9, 2011 1:42 PM

The tips are fab, and I really enjoy everyone's input on a variety of subjects.  Nothing better than getting 'real people's' opinions and advice.  Keep up the good work!

cgriffin15 wrote
on Oct 9, 2011 1:45 PM

When I reiceve anything from you it feels like Christmas. So much to do, so little time. Because of you I bead in my sleep. Thank you...  C Griffin AZ

AmyK@53 wrote
on Oct 9, 2011 1:46 PM

And you've been blogged!

b.barth wrote
on Oct 9, 2011 1:47 PM

My favorite posts are from Krystal Wick, she makes things understandable in print, even for a visual learner like me.

judie387 wrote
on Oct 9, 2011 1:50 PM

My eight year old daughter and I love looking at the email each day to see new ideas!

judie387 wrote
on Oct 9, 2011 1:51 PM

My eight year old daughter and I love looking at the email each day to see new ideas!

MaryM@248 wrote
on Oct 9, 2011 1:52 PM

I enjoyed the falling in love with beads/ how to tie a sliding knot post for the memories evoked.  thank you. :-)

amygill wrote
on Oct 9, 2011 1:57 PM

I love this one, and I want to win!!!

Janz Joolz wrote
on Oct 9, 2011 2:05 PM

How could I pick ONE favorite blog post?! But I always love reading those addressing storage issues. The longer one beads, the larger and more diverse the stash grows. Keeping it organized in a logical system is crucial! Congratulations on ten thousand FB fans!!

DAZ52 wrote
on Oct 9, 2011 2:13 PM

I find the articles and information about technique are very helpful.

b.barth wrote
on Oct 9, 2011 2:14 PM

I reshared.

on Oct 9, 2011 2:14 PM

This is the most magic post, about wonderful group of people. People who were connected thanks to you and thanks to beads :- ) MOnika

AuroraRose wrote
on Oct 9, 2011 2:27 PM

Congrats on 10,000 fans!

Although I have had many beading questions answered by the blog and the free ebooks, this post has to be my favorite because I haven't been able to find work so I cannot afford to buy beads; so the chance of winning some is really exciting!

Keep up the good work.

Love,

Beckie R.

Privera101 wrote
on Oct 9, 2011 2:40 PM

I'm a big fan of Beading Daily!  I've learned so much.  

on Oct 9, 2011 2:42 PM

I love seeing that other people get as excited as me about creating with beads.

CreativeChris

Privera101 wrote
on Oct 9, 2011 2:45 PM

I love the Beadwork projects.

Wyvren wrote
on Oct 9, 2011 2:48 PM

I really liked the tutorial for double St. Petersburg chain.  I had seen it but never tried it.  As stated it will be great for straps for necklaces - amulet bags etc!  Thanks!

SusanK@90 wrote
on Oct 9, 2011 3:12 PM

I enjoyed the recent post about do your beads tell a story?  I went to a workshop where that was one of the projects, based on using a poem, and a selection of beads (Thanks to Heather Powers!).  It was my favorite project.  Congrats on all the FB fans.

Beading-Mama wrote
on Oct 9, 2011 3:19 PM

I loved the 5 Tips for Time Management post. I have 3 boys all under 3,one is only 3 months! So I don't get to sit and do bead work for hours,like I would love too! Thanks for the post and your blog!

shannon577 wrote
on Oct 9, 2011 3:53 PM

Mine has got to be explaining how to add thread when beading a project you measured wrong...that saved my bacon more times than I'd like to admit!!!!

latkins48 wrote
on Oct 9, 2011 3:55 PM

I've found your blog to be very inspirational as a new beader! Lots of ideas for selling and marketing my pieces, which I really didn't think about when I started out a couple of months ago. The free e-books and patterns are great too...lots of ideas to get my creative juices flowing.

funkeejewelz wrote
on Oct 9, 2011 3:57 PM

Wow awesome 10,000 likers congrats

Donna Hall

funkeejewelz@hotmail.co.nz

Sharon tyke wrote
on Oct 9, 2011 4:06 PM

Favorite Blog post, 1-25-10 by Michelle Mach: 7 tips for redesigning jewelry.

Just last week I went through my "ugly stuff pile" and applied my inproved skills to finally make some of my previous ideas into something viable.

Michelle's ideas were inspiring.

DebbieG13 wrote
on Oct 9, 2011 4:09 PM

It is hard to say. I have fallen in love with beads any kind any size any shape. I love the sparkle and color. If pressed I guess it would be"What D o You Do With Your Leftover Beads?  I feel the need to BEAD!

elayne314 wrote
on Oct 9, 2011 4:18 PM

THANKS SO MUCH FOR THE INSTRUCTIONS IT IS VERY HELPFUL! I I AM SO EAGER TO LEARN AS MUCH AS I CAN! THANKS!

studor wrote
on Oct 9, 2011 4:25 PM

I like the way you explain how to do the different stitches.  Keep up the great instructions and I get to keep getting better at my bead stitches!

on Oct 9, 2011 4:54 PM

I've been a fan for years. And I like to take a moment to thank Beading Daily for all the helpful hints and an abundant amount of inspiration!!! Keep up the great work!! Oh and good luck to the 10,000th fan!!  :)

Cookiesue wrote
on Oct 9, 2011 5:19 PM

My favorite articles are those on chain maile, Viking Knitting and crocheting.  The part about the emails I like best is the Gallery--there are many inspiring examples show there.  I've taken advantage of the free-bees and save almost every e-mail I receive in case I need some help in the future when I start something new.  Oh, I forgot to add the articles on patinas : )

Have always been crafty as long as I can remember; then 6 yrs ago something happened in my head, and black became white and visa versa.  Was having trouble getting back to my previous loves--the everyday reminders from Beading Daily has allowed me to move forward bit by bit.  Thank you.

Sue Richmond wrote
on Oct 9, 2011 5:54 PM

I began beading about 6 years ago as a means to de-stress.  I work with  special needs elementary age children.  If you have ever tried to reason with an oppositional defiant , or extremely angry child you might have an idea of what my day is like.  Don't get me wrong...I love teaching...it is just that their emotions run very extreme - low and high - so when I get home I am emotionally exhausted.

Beading helps me relax and tune in to my creative side.  It allows me to re-charge my level of patience so that I am ready to go again the next day.

I want to thank you for providing both a wonderful magazine and a user friendly website that has been a great resource for my struggling how-to abilities.

Thank You Again

oklahomabrowneyes

DebbieW44 wrote
on Oct 9, 2011 6:07 PM

I love Beading Daily and not just the website or blog. I started beading as a hobby I could share with my then 12 year old granddaughter. At 17 she sitll beads with me and we share our thoughts, day to day events and even some personal thoughts while we share beading. I love it.

imlucy2 wrote
on Oct 9, 2011 6:09 PM

One of my favorites was the Bead Weaving Patterns. Of course I enjoy the daily emails too. They are imformative and helpful. Gwen

Rebecca_jake wrote
on Oct 9, 2011 6:20 PM

Congrats on reaching 10,000!  Not sure if I could pick a favorite, so I'll go with the latest one I just printed out:  The Secret for Perfect-fit Peyote Stitch Bezels? Brick Stitch!

driggers wrote
on Oct 9, 2011 6:30 PM

I've learned a lot from the ebooks here.  Would love to win the stash enhancement.

Thanks!

DebbieR@32 wrote
on Oct 9, 2011 6:40 PM

Love Beading Daily.com,  been using the site since it signed on 6 years ago, lots of tips and terrific info.

CLSP wrote
on Oct 9, 2011 7:07 PM

I like the "how to" articles. I am just getting started and like the explanations,especially the Peyote Stitch.  Keep sending the great articles and patterns.

Cogasdoir wrote
on Oct 9, 2011 7:14 PM

I enjoy reading all the blog posts but actually the one I enjoyed most recently was "Do Your Beads Tell a Story?" I recently began a concept series that I am slowly working on that illustrates an ancient art form, and I think about the stories the beads tell in what they represent. I find many of the designs more busy than my personal taste but I am always challenged to step out of my comfort zone and try new things.

c_eaves wrote
on Oct 9, 2011 7:27 PM

My favorite article was about making your own clasps. I find sometimes that I run out of clasps or I don't have the right clasp that matches the look I'm going for and always feel stuck using one I don't really want to use. I like for my pieces to look unique right down to the clasp so I found this article incredibly helpful !

auddiegal wrote
on Oct 9, 2011 9:12 PM

There are so many things I love! Anything about organizing your beads has helped so much.  Also, projects with instructions, not only have they been helpful, but they give me lots of other ideas and get the bead juices flowing!

JoanF@23 wrote
on Oct 9, 2011 9:42 PM

Hi...congratulations!!!! I love ALL the e-mails and instructions...I am trying to learn beading,....I'm a grandmother of 12  (11 boys ages 11 to 30 and one grand daughter who is 11) I am trying to learn so I can make our grand daughter something  precious that she will always have!!!.....I posted it on Facebook and Twitter

Hajer wrote
on Oct 9, 2011 11:32 PM

lots of posts were helpful and interesting to read actually, instructions on how to  read patterns, and new unexpected ideas are my favorites!  

Hajer wrote
on Oct 9, 2011 11:45 PM

I also have to say that i like the tiny fun things that are not sometimes related mainly to bead work. and i cant forget the post " what type of seed beader are you?" as it's one of my favorites

vera luraas wrote
on Oct 9, 2011 11:56 PM

Thank you for sharing all the knowlege & techniques

on Oct 10, 2011 12:03 AM

I live in South Africa, and I love all the patterns you have on your website.  I have made a number of designs and have bought numerous patterns and ebooks, you desplay on your site.  Well done and keep them coming.

Louise de Beer

on Oct 10, 2011 12:03 AM

I live in South Africa, and I love all the patterns you have on your website.  I have made a number of designs and have bought numerous patterns and ebooks, you desplay on your site.  Well done and keep them coming.

Louise de Beer

Dora@18 wrote
on Oct 10, 2011 12:30 AM

love your newsletters and congrats on your milestone.

Dora@18

Nancy@412 wrote
on Oct 10, 2011 12:58 AM

I love Beading Daily for so many different reasons.  When I started to learn to bead (which I found out later from other members as well as your staff was really stringing), I came upon this site after an internet search.  The blogs from staff and the awesome members gave me the courage to take a beginner's class to learn from a professional not just my friend.  I constantly use the site to understand how to do something, like learning how to crimp correctly! I love the magazines but had to stop receiving them due to unemployment. Gotta save all the extra nickels!

Anyways, thanks so much for all of your great information, free projects and an enjoyable hobby - which is something I have never done before and wonder why it took me so long to start!  

Thanks and Congratulations on your 10k milestone on Facebook!

Nancy P.

PatriciaQ wrote
on Oct 10, 2011 1:16 AM

In the past twelve months my favorite blogs have been any about creating bezels. My history with beads is very long, but I haven't conquered the bezel! Thank you for sharing techniques and experiences. I'm on my way to creating a lovely necklace.

Bead happy,

Patricia Q

shivacheri wrote
on Oct 10, 2011 6:15 AM

Greetings Jennifer & Beading Daily!

Thank You for all you do to contribute, encourage, support, and empower the 'artist' within all of us!

Blessings of Light!

Cheryl

www.jewelrydesignbycheryl.com

Melanie@49 wrote
on Oct 10, 2011 8:05 AM

Win free beads???  Oh, yeah, that would be a great day!!!  Thanks for all you do, Beading Daily!

on Oct 10, 2011 8:08 AM

I love so many of them, learning how to do new patterns, or just reading the tips on how to make and sell jewelry. This has helped me grow my business so much thanks!!

UlrikaN2 wrote
on Oct 10, 2011 8:09 AM

I love all your post, but to read a pattern is most helpful.

Regards Ulrika in Sweden

dkirchm1 wrote
on Oct 10, 2011 8:10 AM

All of the blogs add inspiration to create projects with beads - how to read a pattern was one of my favorites. Now, finding time to do all is a challenge! Thanks so much for keeping us informed and inspired.

momsjewels wrote
on Oct 10, 2011 8:15 AM

Great blog...Lots of infomative posts!!

janice Katz wrote
on Oct 10, 2011 8:15 AM

I too like all of your blogs but I really found the one "Do Your Beads Tell a Story" to be very uplifting.  How fun to get in touch with a childhood friend and receive beads from your past!

MichelleF@28 wrote
on Oct 10, 2011 8:18 AM

I enjoy looking through your emails & getting new ideas, I really don't have a fav, I like most all of them.  Thank you.

tmagnani wrote
on Oct 10, 2011 8:19 AM

I very much enjoyed the post on attending a bead show. The Pasadena Bead and Design show is fairly close to me twice a year. I wish I'd had that article to read before going for the first time! Now, I know better, and can budget for the adventure, and not overbuy.

joygipson wrote
on Oct 10, 2011 8:19 AM

WOW!  That is a lot of love on facebook!  I've been beading just over a year, and after my first class, my first bead shop, my first look at Beading Daily, opened a whole new world for me!!  I have ordered books, ebooks, and have my **free** patterns (YAY) in a binder to thumb through when I am at a loss on what to do with a particular bead.  Love you Beading Daily!!!!  Joy G.

MichelleF@28 wrote
on Oct 10, 2011 8:20 AM

I shared on facebook :)

janice Katz wrote
on Oct 10, 2011 8:20 AM

I also shared this on my FB Wall.  I also liked the blogs on "How to Throw a Jewelry Making Party" and "How to Use Your Leftover Beads."  Please keep up the wonderful blogs, I always look forward to reading them.

windyloowho wrote
on Oct 10, 2011 8:22 AM

Just found your site thanks to a friend. Looking forward to exploring and learning!

Janios wrote
on Oct 10, 2011 8:23 AM

I love the daily emails!  Very inspiring and informative

blueflute wrote
on Oct 10, 2011 8:25 AM

I tweeted again about this,  I would love to win!

DebraS@46 wrote
on Oct 10, 2011 8:25 AM

I could not possibly pick just ONE favorite blog entry! I think my favorites would be all of the blog entries that feature free beadweaving projects, i.e. "7 Free Peyote Stitch Patterns" and "6 Free Earring Projects." I greatly appreciate all of the amazing patterns I have printed off of Beading Daily.

Patricia@164 wrote
on Oct 10, 2011 8:29 AM

It would be so exciting to win a bag of beads, something to play with and design something very special! I'll send  a picture of whatever I create! Hope I win!

Nancy5162 wrote
on Oct 10, 2011 8:30 AM

I recently got my craft room! Love it! Now I can't wait to start creating, and learning different types of beading has been at the top of my list! I love your instructions!  

BeadMeHome wrote
on Oct 10, 2011 8:30 AM

I first Discovered Beading Daily while putting together a paper for an English class called Introduction to Native American Literature - I was trying to put together a timeline historical paper about the origin of the Peyote Stitch.  The paper turned out pretty well, however, many Native tribes have kept their secrets about this stitch secure.  I did discover some great ideas,on BD, and although I am overwhelmed sometimes by the professional finished products, it is a great place to find ideas and relatively easy to learn patterns.  I have very little to work with, since I have just graduated from college and have been desperately looking for a job since graduation, only to discover that I may end up working a min wage job afterall, just because that is the only thing hiring right now.  As a single mom, well, you do the math.  I think I would be a great candidate for the free stuff...I have shared many many of your ideas to others, too.  BD is an absolutely wonderful resource.

2 Ways to Turnaround In Peyote Stitch

Sep 22, 2010 by Jean Campbell

tulipdawg wrote
on Oct 10, 2011 8:35 AM

I don't think there is one post I love more than the other.  I like to sit with a cup of coffee and read each and every one of them!  Thanks so much for all the help and advice and for a wonderful giveaway!!!

robin-1508 wrote
on Oct 10, 2011 8:37 AM

I love your blog, emails and facebook.  I shared the link on my facebook page.  Thanks for all the wonderful information.  Keep up the good work.  Robin

Leolalee wrote
on Oct 10, 2011 8:39 AM

I hope I'm the one to win the beads!

robin-1508 wrote
on Oct 10, 2011 8:40 AM

My favorite blog - too many to narrow down to one.  I love all the new ideas and inspiration I get from them all.  Robin

StaceyLeeG wrote
on Oct 10, 2011 8:49 AM

I think I'd have to say that THIS is my favorite post (so far!) LOL! But if that doesn't count then I would have to go with "Beading Thread I Love - Colored Fireline from Sparkle Spot Bead Shop, 09-13-2011 by Vanbeads ." I was delighted with learning about this colored Fireline! Thanks for sharing!

CherylB@64 wrote
on Oct 10, 2011 8:52 AM

It's too hard to narrow it down to a single post, but what I have found most helpful were the instructions for beading techniques.  I had never tried some stitches until I read about them here, but the more I learn, the more I want to bead!

StaceyLeeG wrote
on Oct 10, 2011 8:58 AM

I also liked the "Free Beading Pattern - Diamond Chain Bracelet

08-12-2011 by Vanbeads"... I haven't had time yet, but I want to experiment with this one. I like discovering new takes on existing stitches, trying to think about them in ways that maybe no one has considered yet. That's how I came up with my first two designs, my garland rope and my "Flutterbies" bracelet.. that's where the real joy in beading for me comes from, and I really appreciate finding new possibilities like the diamond chain here on your blog. ;)

Panda8ngel wrote
on Oct 10, 2011 9:02 AM

Thanks for all the free ebooks! :)

on Oct 10, 2011 9:04 AM

Way to gobeadingdaily!!!

on Oct 10, 2011 9:07 AM

i just love reading all your tips and patterns love them all no favorite :)

carlafinley wrote
on Oct 10, 2011 9:10 AM

I like the multi strand necklaces. Great giveaway and I sure need to win right now. Supplies and money low. LOL

carlafinley wrote
on Oct 10, 2011 9:11 AM

Shared on FB

on Oct 10, 2011 9:12 AM

I just discovered you all today and I can't wait to read all your articles you have to offer.  Congratulations on 10,000 + fans. I have only been making and selling jewlery for about 8 months now. It is so much fun and so relaxing!!!!

on Oct 10, 2011 9:12 AM

I just discovered you all today and I can't wait to read all your articles you have to offer.  Congratulations on 10,000 + fans. I have only been making and selling jewlery for about 8 months now. It is so much fun and so relaxing!!!!

katmm915 wrote
on Oct 10, 2011 9:15 AM

I really liked the blog on What to do with your leftover beads. I have been giving my leftovers to my daughter. Now, she's going to have to share the leftovers with me! Thanks for all the great tips!

katmm915 wrote
on Oct 10, 2011 9:15 AM

I really liked the blog on What to do with your leftover beads. I have been giving my leftovers to my daughter. Now, she's going to have to share the leftovers with me! Thanks for all the great tips!

katmm915 wrote
on Oct 10, 2011 9:15 AM

I really liked the blog on What to do with your leftover beads. I have been giving my leftovers to my daughter. Now, she's going to have to share the leftovers with me! Thanks for all the great tips!

Holloar wrote
on Oct 10, 2011 9:18 AM

I love your daily tips on Facebook. I have learned so much by reading the blog and visiting teh website. Thank you and congratulations on the 10K fans!

Holloar wrote
on Oct 10, 2011 9:18 AM

I shared the link on Facebook.

on Oct 10, 2011 9:19 AM

As a new person the instructions on how to read the patterns. Thank you!!

Tiff4 wrote
on Oct 10, 2011 9:20 AM

I started with stringing, moved swiftly into some interesting wire work, both free form and with a jig.  When those projects went so quickly that I was running out of supplies every other week, I started doing beadweaving - ornament drapes, bracelets, etc.  Four years ago I would have to hunt for a needle to sew on a button, now I just head to my worktable in my upstairs TV room!  Funny how things change.

ckherbert31 wrote
on Oct 10, 2011 9:22 AM

I love the blog on how to throw a jewelry making party and I am hoping to win that stash so I can throw a huge one <3 Beading Daily <3 LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT !!

on Oct 10, 2011 9:24 AM

Congratulations!  Thanks for all the fun posts and great info.  

koridawn wrote
on Oct 10, 2011 9:24 AM

I am not sure if I can pick a favorite.   But I  love the free e-books. Even if I am not planning on recreating that exact featured project, I can always find inspiration from those resources.

on Oct 10, 2011 9:25 AM

Also posted/shared on my wall!!!

Jacquelyn Caldwell-Guerrero

anbranca wrote
on Oct 10, 2011 9:29 AM

How to read patterns is very helpful.  Would love to win!

on Oct 10, 2011 9:29 AM

I love all of the blogs usually but recently I had great fun reading about what to do with my left over beads. We all have them and now we have some seeds of ideas for what to do with them. Thanks for all the wonderful tips and tales!

Nicole B.

on Oct 10, 2011 9:30 AM

I am also sharing this link. I think it a shame for any beader to not have this site in their favorites!

Nicole B.

on Oct 10, 2011 9:37 AM

I am a beadaholic I love your site and tips keep up the good work

Bmwarn wrote
on Oct 10, 2011 9:39 AM

Love your blogs.  especially like the one about your beads telling a story.

Becky W.

on Oct 10, 2011 9:40 AM

I love beads and beading

maven2 wrote
on Oct 10, 2011 9:40 AM

Just made the deadline ... It's hard to choose a favorite, so I have to say that, although I read the blog posts nearly every day, any of the posts that include free projects are my favorites! Keep up the great work.

absynith wrote
on Oct 10, 2011 9:45 AM

I really enoyed the post about making resin.  I loved learning more about this art form and I am considering trying it,  Thanks so much!

hedster wrote
on Oct 10, 2011 9:49 AM

I love all the patterns you provide, they make me giddy. But one of my fave posts was how to keep your beads organized --- because mine are taking over the house!

Carm1275 wrote
on Oct 10, 2011 9:50 AM

Its hard to pinpoint one post they are all great. I love any post having to do with bead stitches.

nena1182004 wrote
on Oct 10, 2011 10:02 AM

I am planning a jewelry party and the information on how to plan one here is very helpful!

Kellie@15 wrote
on Oct 10, 2011 10:02 AM

I may have cut it too close! Really enjoy the emails. I'm still very new at jewelry and beads and beading, but am enjoying it so far!