Author Archives: samwescott

Sale Time – Happy Birthday, Etsy!

Hey, friends! I just wanted to pop in and announce another sale. I do feel a little bit like my sale events are a little less special since they’re happening more often, but when Etsy says, “Hey, let’s have a … Continue reading

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Clasp Wars: The Snap Clasp

  Welcome back, friends! In this third installation of my Clasp Wars series, we are going to be talking about snap clasps. I asked which clasp we should talk about next on my Facebook page and the request for these … Continue reading

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Sale Time – Memorial Weekend Sale!

Hey there, everybody! I just wanted to pop in and remind everyone my etsy shop is having a big sale this weekend! Going from today until the 29th, everything in my shop is at least 20% off! All the discounts … Continue reading

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Clasp Wars: The Box Clasp

Hey, everybody! So, a few weeks ago I debuted my first post in a new series on my blog where I talk about different clasps and really get into what I do and don’t like about them. We talked about lobster … Continue reading

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Clasp Wars: The Lobster Claw

I wanna start a new series on this blog where I compare different types of clasps and talk a bit about what I’ve learned over the years in terms of what they are and aren’t good for. I’m calling it … Continue reading

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New Design – Joystone Bezel (8 Projects in 1 Pattern!)

My friends, hello! You may have noticed that I have been pretty quiet here and on Facebook lately. Part of it is that I am going on my first vacation as an adult here soon (to celebrate my 5 year … Continue reading

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Sale Time – Spring Break 2018!

Hey, everyone! Just wanted to pop in and announce that Etsy is having a big Spring Break sale and my little shop is participating! You don’t even need a coupon code! Everything in the shop (patterns AND jewelry) is 20% … Continue reading

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Learning Peyote with a Twist (Peytwist)

Hello, everyone! Guess what? My boss has decided that Beads Direct USA is going to have a YouTube channel! So far, there’s only one video posted, but Liz has lots of big ideas for the future and some of the … Continue reading

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Playing with Carrier Beads – Rainbow Ombre Necklace

Hello! So, we got carrier beads in at work a few months ago and they have been FLYING off the shelves. I quickly grabbed myself a few packs and have been steadily working on designing and stitching up a necklace … Continue reading

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New Design! – Artful Arcos Bracelet and Earrings

Hello, everyone! I finally have another new design to share with you. This one uses three-hole Arcos beads and seed beads to make a square-tiled design. What do you think? So, I’ve been intrigued by Arcos for awhile now. I … Continue reading

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