Author Archives: samwescott

Cathedral Bead Conundrum!

Alright, my beady friends. I need your help with a bead identification conundrum! I have a pattern that I’m ready to start writing, but it uses a shape of faceted Czech crystal that I have always called Cathedral beads. The … Continue reading

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2021 New Years Resolutions

Happy New Years, everyone! I have to admit, I have been procrastinating on writing this blog post for a few days because I know I did not do well on my goals for this year. This is understandable, right? I … Continue reading

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Farewell, Beaded Bliss

Today was the last day of normal shopping hours for my local bead shop, Beaded Bliss. We’ve had a lot of losses in the beading community this year. Personally, I’ve blogged before about losing Bead Stash (a local bead shop … Continue reading

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Black Friday 2020

Hey, everybody! So, a lot has changed this year and the holidays are all weird and scrambled, but one thing is still the same – I’m having my Black Friday Sale! Discounts have been applied in my Wescott Jewelry Etsy … Continue reading

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Swarovski to Stop Selling Beads? What I Know So Far

So, first off – I am not a journalist. I haven’t been deeply investigating into this story and I don’t have direct info from Swarovski. The bead shop where I work doesn’t currently carry Swarovski crystal, so we don’t have … Continue reading

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Oopsie – Beader’s Block and Blogging Blues

Hello, my beautiful beady friends. I guess it’s pretty obvious what happened after making a post about struggling to find motivation to bead and then disappearing for a month. Oops. I’m definitely still struggling with finding the motivation and sustained … Continue reading

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Back to Basics

Hey, everybody! So, after the sudden flash of motivation that helped me finally write my River Reed pattern that I shared in my last post, I’ve been stuck feeling kinda unmotivated to do much beading again. I’ve been spending time … Continue reading

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New Design – River Reed Beaded Cuff Bracelet

I had a class scheduled back in March that never happened for obvious COVID-19 reasons. The design was finished and I had the samples all made. I still needed to write the pattern, but that usually doesn’t take me too … Continue reading

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Free Bead Loom Pattern – Rainbow Chevron Ombre with Border

Hey, everybody! In my last post, I shared my adventures in learning how to use my Ricks Beading Loom and shared three bracelets that I had made with it. I really enjoyed the learning process and I got SO MANY … Continue reading

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Adventures in Bead Looming!

Unlike my last post, this one is NOT about my feelings – this post is about BEADS because omg, I learned something new, you guys. I taught myself how to use a Rick’s Beading Loom! So, here’s an embarrassing story … Continue reading

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