Category Archives: Beading Techniques and Experiments

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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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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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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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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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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Faux Loom Leather Wrap Bracelets

Guys, I learned a new technique and I think I am in love! So, last month I noticed a class at Beaded Bliss that I desperately wanted to take. I rearranged my work schedule specifically so I could be there … 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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The Great Christmas Color Chaos of 2016

Hey, everyone! Long time, no post, huh? That’s my bad. I have been VERY busy doing some holiday beading. This year, I spent a lot of time really experimenting with the classic Christmas color combo. The winter holiday I celebrate … Continue reading

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Watercolor Leaves (and my Incredible Forgetfulness)

Hello, everyone! So, last fall I got to take a fun class at Beaded Bliss from Brenda Meyers (You may remember her from this post about a certain gorgeous painted rose.) The class was on using watercolors to paint leaves on heavy … Continue reading

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