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  • Advice on how to protect my design?

    Okay, this is a long story so I will try to shorten it down to the quick version! I had a craft show yesterday. I took some sewn items as well as jewelry. The attendance was down and while I covered my expenses, it wasn't by a whole lot. However,...
  • Beading Daily Guidelines

    Dear Beading Daily Community, Beading Daily is here primarily for education and sharing, both good things and hard things. When it comes to sharing hard things, its best to keep the post as respectful as possible, even if you're fuming. The atmosphere...
  • Beadwork teachers, I need your input!

    Who here teaches beading? I've thought about getting back into teaching but with stitching instead of wirework. I did a 'practice run', teaching a free class on one of my simpler stitching projects, and oh my, how do you guys do this on a...
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    Beading Daily's beading blog invites you on a journey with other enthusiasts to advance your skills, and be inspired to make stunning beaded jewelry.
  • Directions to make beaded double hair combs by Jim & Sue

    I just got an e-mail from Jacque asking for the directions for the hair combs that my Husband and I made. I thought I sent it already. I have been looking all over the site and can't find it. I am so sorry that I may not have sent it at all. These...
  • DMC floss and Delica Bead color conversion charts

    Conversion charts for DMC floss to (and from) Delica Beads in PDF form — the entire range of colors in a single downloadable document. Prepared with the help of Caravan Beads. Click here for the chart that shows which Delica beads match each DMC...
  • Furbabies- Post your pics!

    Since we kinda got off on talking about our furbabies on the other thread, I thought I'd make a thread where we can post pictures of them and do all the bragging we want! Here are mine: Leo, my old man- Abby, the little model- This is Thomas, Cooper...
  • How Do I?

    Share tips and techniques.
  • Ottercats' loomless loomstitch

    Hi Ottercat, Better talk about your stitch here or else we get a load of comments on posts that have nothing to do with the post itself. If you understand what I mean. I'm very interested in the stitch you developed. How very clever! You can do very...
  • Re: A good travel organizer?

    Amanda, get thee to a Fire Mountain catalog............they have the most amazing and huge selection of travel ideas ever. Even if just for ideas, it is great. I get stuff from them in a few days, so maybe you could even order from them. Or search out...
    by D.M.Z
  • Re: ATTENTION EVERYONE: I'M DONE DONE DONE HUGE PEYOTE PROJECT.

    Just bringing to the top so I can print this out for my documentation Kathy
  • 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: Hi Ladies - Update on huge peyote project

    TTY so I can print off Kathy
  • Re: How to mount bead pictures

    Kathy, interestingly enough that remains my only problem mounting. That poor parrot picture still looks bad to me because it is so dark. I am looking at the background fabric and I'll have to take it apart and see what I used, but it looks like a...
    by D.M.Z
  • Re: Lamp with magnifier - any recommenations

    Brenda, I've had a number of those combos and most of them work ok to well. Optivisors are great with any plain lamp that is good for beading. That does not FORCE you to work in a specific place, you can move the lamp where ever you need it the most...
    by D.M.Z
  • Re: New Rizo Beads

    We recently got a color sheet from the factory and photographed it, so this gives you an idea of what (most) colors are currently being made and available :
  • Re: PEYOTE WEDDING PICTURE

    Kathy: Take a deep breathe and relax -- you've gotten this far (time constraints, two error repairs). You'll get this worked out. (Donna also suggested a similar solution using microfiber (instead of foam) to tack your work to.) Duck canvas is...
  • Re: Update: C-lon from Bello Modo, crochet thread, embroidery floss, others...

    Thanks, Luv2CUSmile for this information. While I wasn't able to help you in your earlier thread, I do appreciate your report. Have some of of the same threads (DMC floss, crochet thread, hemp cord, etc.); have to check out Lowe's and Home Depot...
  • The Peyote Stitch Patterns of Carol Dean Sharpe: Inspiration is Everywhere

    A note from Jennifer: There are two kinds of beading pattern designers in this world: those who can create gorgeous flat peyote patterns and those who can't. Carol Dean Sharpe, owner of Sand Fibers , is definitely one of those who can. Carole's...
  • Update: C-lon from Bello Modo, crochet thread, embroidery floss, others...

    Hey guys, Well this is not exactly in the right forum section but it relates to my previous post about C-lon and comparing the sizes and consistency of to other alternate threads/cords... Well, I got my order! First, Bello Modo is awesome! My first internet...
  • You asked for it- you got it!

    A lot of you have been asking me to post some of my work. I haven't been able to previously because my dad's camera has been FUBAR. Also, I've been having trouble figuring out how to upload. Well, hopefully, all those snafus have been resolved...
  • You tell it, sister!

    This is an actual letter from an Austin Texas woman sent to American company Proctor and Gamble regarding their feminine products. She really gets rolling after the first paragraph. It's PC Magazine's 2007 editors' choice for best webmail...
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