Category Archives: Bead and Product Chatter

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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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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Orchid and Opal YouTube Collab!

Hello, everybody! In case you missed it on my other social media platforms, I wanted to make sure to post about something really exciting that happened last month!   Gina from Orchid and Opal Jewelry and Beads reached out to … Continue reading

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The Beading Community on Instagram

Hey, friends! I wanted to pop in here really quickly to ask y’all something. Are you guys on Instagram? Because I am actually very new to Instagram! I didn’t actually have a smartphone until 2018, so most of my twenties … Continue reading

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Beading for Fun!

Hey, guys! I’ve been battling a pretty nasty cold this past week, so I’ll keep this short. But I’ve worked up a few pieces this month that I wanted to share. Since I’ve given myself more time to finish up … Continue reading

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“Do You Sell Kits?”

Hello, friends! I recently realized that one of the questions I get asked most frequently after I share a photo of a new piece or pattern somewhere is “Do you sell kits?”. And while the simple answer is “No, I … Continue reading

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Clasp Wars : Partially Finished Bracelet Ends

Well, I thought I was done with my Clasp Wars series, but then these guys came out! The idea is that you can make a partial bracelet and then use these endings to finish off the bracelet, a major bonus … Continue reading

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Playing with my Picasso 15/0’s!

Hey, everyone! I’ve been playing with those gorgeous Picasso 15/0’s I was telling you about in my last post and wanted to share what I’ve been working on. First, I worked up a pair of my Dainty Duo Drop earrings … Continue reading

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Oh happy day! Picasso 15/0’s are finally here!

Hey, guys! I just wanted to pop in and share the good news! If you haven’t heard the good news yet, Miyuki has finally put out 15/0’s with the Picasso finish! You may have noticed that I am in love with Picasso … Continue reading

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Quick Update on Sunset Colors!

Hey, guys! I’ve just got a quick post for you today, but don’t worry, there’s something more substantial coming by the end of the month, I promise! So, I got a really warm reception on Facebook when I shared the … Continue reading

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