NaSeBeMo: It's Time For National Seed Beading Month Again!

Oct 24, 2013

Every November, writers around the country (and even around the world!) participate in NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month. Beginning on November 1, the challenge is to write every day with a goal of writing 50,000 words before midnight on November 30. It's a great way to motivate yourself to reach a goal, and a few years ago, my bead buddy Dulcey Heller wondered what would happen if we did a NaSeBeMo -- National Seed Beading Month!

You don't have to count out 50,000 beads to participate. Just pick out a couple of projects that have been on your to-bead list for a while, or choose a couple of UFOs from your work table (we all have them!), and make a commitment to yourself and to your beads that you will find some time every day - even if it's just ten or fifteen minutes - to sit down and do some bead-weaving.

I'll be posting weekly updates here on Beading Daily, and I thought it might be fun to do a blog hop for anyone else who might be interested in participating so we can all cheer each other on! All you have to do is post a link to your blog in the comments of my weekly updates, and share your pictures and progress as you bead your way through November.

First up on my list of UFOs is a big bead embroidered collar using a ceramic face that I started over a year ago, followed by a second bead embroidered necklace that has been begging me to make a neckstrap for it. After that, who knows? I've got a bead embroidered cuff bracelet and collar made with glass spike beads and a fake "fur" trim that have been patiently waiting their turn on my work table for a little love, and I've got a whole bag full of cabochon projects that have been piling up with the idea that I'm going to write a book about how to bezel and use cabochons in bead-weaving. I've got lots of beading projects to motivate me!

What's on your work table that you've been wanting to work on? Join us for NaSeBeMo this November! Bead a little, every day!

Bead Happy,


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Sarabeth44 wrote
on Oct 24, 2013 7:15 PM

YAY!  I'm so glad this is on again!!   Now, what will I do?  I have so many options.  I just picked up Jamie Cloud Eakin's newest bead embroidery book;  and goodness knows I have plenty of WIP's that need attention;  and I also have a few necklaces that I'd like to rework because I don't like the neck strap, or fringe, etc.  

Oh, well.  I have a few more days to decide.


SaraBeth Cullinan

scot-gal wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 11:19 AM

This is just what the Doc ordered!!! I need to find some time to do just this to try & complete some of the items on my list.

Grrrrrrrrreat Idea.

patblu wrote
on Oct 26, 2013 1:26 PM

I have been trying to bead every day- bead, bead, and bead some more. I have lots of projects I am working on at once, and recently started a blog about my work.

on Oct 27, 2013 4:52 PM

Yes, this will be so fun.  Maybe, I can use some of my beading items for Christmas gifts.  Also, writing 50,000 words in November will be a great thing to do. Thank you for the challenge.

dianelithgow wrote
on Oct 29, 2013 8:14 PM

This sounds like a great idea. I have 15 small christmas decorations to make. I wonder if i can get them done.