Author Archives: samwescott

Christmas Ornaments 2018!

Hey, everybody! Is anyone else absolutely drowning in holiday prep and activities? I’ve been at a slight loss lately because, even though I’ve been beading plenty, it’s all be been for gifts, so I can’t post photos anywhere! But! We … Continue reading

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Art Elements Blog Hop – Stars!

Hey, everybody! So, at the beginning of the month I signed up to participate in the Art Elements blog’s monthly theme challenge – this round it was STARS. What I didn’t realize then was that the reveal date was only … Continue reading

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Black Friday Sale 2018 – It’s TIME!!!

It’s the most wonderful time of the yeeeeeear! You guys, this is the biggest sale I’ve ever had! I really wanna clean out my shop and make room for some new designs and pieces. Oh, and I forgot to mention … Continue reading

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New Design! – Glamour Garland with SuperDuos and Seed Beads

Hey, my beady friends! I’ve got a new pattern to share with you. This is my Glamour Garland bracelet!¬†It uses just SuperDuos and seed beads and makes a pretty little set of leaves in a loose chevron shape and I’m … Continue reading

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20lb Fireline Update

Hey, guys! Just got a quick post today. Remember back in 2014 when I accidentally bought a huge spool of 20lb Fireline (haha, jk. Nobody read my blog back then!) I had a bit of brainstorming and made a pretty … Continue reading

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Clasp Wars: Buttons

Hey, everybody! We’re back at it with our clasp war series, where I talk about the pros and cons of different types of clasps and my suggestions for using them. Today we are talking about a real classic – buttons! … Continue reading

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Autumnal Bead Soup!

Hi, everybody! In my last post, I revealed my SuperDuo Rosette Bracelet¬†update. Since I’ll be teaching it at my LBS next month (Beaded Bliss on October 13th, if you’re in the Cincinnati area!), I wanted to make a new bracelet … Continue reading

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New Pattern Re-Release! : SuperDuo Rosette 2.0

Hello, my lovely beady friends! So, I think I promised this post back in June… of 2017. Don’t judge me. I get distracted sometimes. *ahem* But anyway! Now we are here and it is time to overhaul this old beauty! … Continue reading

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Giveaway and Sale Announcement!

Hey, friends! This will be a quick post with two announcements. Labor Day Sale! First off, I’m having a quick Labor Day Sale with the rest of Etsy. It starts Aug 28th and goes until Sep 3rd – So pop … Continue reading

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Peyote Rivoli Bezels and How I Finally Conquered Them!

So, you guys wanna know something super embarrassing about me? I have been beading for 13 years (half my life) and I have published (and taught) 35 original beadweaving designs. AND YET I have never been able to make peyote … Continue reading

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