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  • Attn: ADMIN Reader's Gallery

    The Reader Photo Gallery has always been a hassle for me. For instance I was just there looking for the results of a suggestion made within the last few days. Jen suggested that TCWhit make a new gallery for "Emerald" and we could all post our...
    by D.M.Z
  • Balustrade Bracelet, Beadwork Magazine, December 2013/January 2014

    I have concerns with row 2. The figure 2 diagram shows beads not explained by the Row 1 or 2 instructions, or either the figure 1 or 2 diagrams, and I cannot see how this bead holds in place, unless it is pushed aside to show layering.. Although I am...
  • Bead Chat

    Let’s talk about everything beading!
    by D.M.Z
  • Colour Palette Challange

    Hi guys! I was thinking about organising a colour palette challenge early next year and wanted to see how many people were interested (after the christmas rush of course).. Basically, those who have Pinterest accounts have obviously seen those colour...
    by Emma.J
  • Enter the Fashion Colorworks Contest 2014!

    The Fashion Colorworks beading contest , organized by bead artist Zoya Gutina of My Lovely Beads , is entering its fifth year, and you can be a part of this incredibly worldwide beading competition! Just choose one of three pre-selected color palettes...
  • Flat Spiral stitch?

    What is the best way where I could get directions or learn how to flat spiral stitch? gracias! Angela Vasquez
  • How to Use the Forums

    Need help? Start here.
    by D.M.Z
  • I would love to share some looming techniques!

    I know, for a fact, there are some great 'seed bead loomers' here on BD, I have seen their work! What I want is to discuss this technique, of bead weaving more, so other's would feel comfortable about trying it out! It may have been mentioned...
  • Loom: game over...

    It's too much also for me. When I tried to repair the accidentally cut thread, I don't know how, another thread break, so I have TWO thread to repair, and I don't know how to repair one, just imagine two... So I decide to remove from the loom...
  • Re: Challenge Anyone?

    Okay, Donna I'm not real big on rules but lets see... How bout if we start with June Wedding Challenge Using the old addage: "Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue." Using beads from your own stash or newly...
  • Re: Challenge Anyone?

    OH BOY, at least three of us (TC you'll do great and we want to see you thinking and beading). I think the rules are just fine and a month should be sufficient. I love it, can't wait, I am getting my steam up already. Now I have to go shopping...
    by D.M.Z
  • Re: Challenge Anyone? Accepted

    SEllen 2: Just a reminder we only have another 6 days before our reveal on June 1st. Is everyone ready? I squeaked under the wire and finished early Thursday AM, compromised a bit at the end because I figured I'd need a day to houseclean for impending...
    by D.M.Z
  • Re: Color cross-reference chart for Miyuki, Toho Seed Beads

    Found a miyuki/toho conversion chart. Look to the right handside menu there are other charts as well including aikos. http://www.thebeadcellar.co.uk/pages.php?pageid=14 As for Matsuno, I can't find any conversion charts at all but here is the link...
  • Re: Colour Palette Challange

    Gyspy Mary: Wow! Donna, I feel your pain. A Dear Lady, I was Blessed to be Friends with, Passed AWAY ON MY BIRTHDAY. I feel the loss, she too was in Hospice and ready to go home. I am taking my flustration out on "re-organizing my bead room"...
    by D.M.Z
  • Re: Fireline this and Fireline that!

    I feel a deep inclination to ask some questions of Berkley and I may go through my source to see if they know anyone in corporate that will answer questions............. charging forward (into the wall?) if you hear a loud thump it is probably me.......
  • Re: Hello from Oregon everyone!

    Thank you for the great welcome, SEllen, Val and D.M.Z. SEllen, my name is Ellen. My great-grandmother's name was Sarah Ellen and my mother named me Ellen and named my youngest sister Sarah, both of us named after her. I used to live in Florence and...
  • Re: Peacock Butterfly Cuff

    Hi Megan, thank you so much! Wow, you remember when I was sharing the finish of that cuff! It is one of my favorites too! Thank you Jaycee! I read once that you thought the best loom is one where you don't have to reweave warps. No one wants to do...
  • Re: what holds this together

    This is beginning to have all the ear-marks of a CHALLENGE.............. Windy, you cannot possibly be older than me, no way and still be able to type and bead....LOL. If I owned enough beads to make one of these I'd issue a challenge, but I could...
    by D.M.Z
  • Re: What happens when a bead store goes out of business?

    Hi Normal, Please send me an e-mail off the forum at azbeaddepot@gmail.com and I'll be glad to chat with you in detail about my "leftovers". My hubby would be THRILLED to sell Delicas and other inventory and clear out the garage. <LOL>...
    by DebWAZ
  • SoNo thread

    Has anyone ever nade a dutch spiral necklace using SoNo thread? Am trying to make a thin one using 15/o seeds and wanted to use the thinner threads. I don't know if it's going to stretch out to ugly-land, or even hold up. Anyone ever tried it...
    by tcwhit
  • Stitch Pro: One Way to Finish a Flat Peyote-Stitch Band

    I've made many pieces of beaded jewelry that dazzle my eyes, tease my brain, and test my neck strength. But I have to admit, when it comes to accessorizing, my go-to wearable these days is a humble, flat, peyote-stitched band. I love this style of...
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