Category Archives: Beading Techniques and Experiments

January Pattern Review 2019!

Hello, my lovely friends! So, one of my resolutions for this year that I’m most excited about is that I want to review my patterns this year. As of now, I have 36 patterns available, but since I’ve had to … Continue reading

Posted in Beading Techniques and Experiments | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Last Big Projects of 2018

Evening, folks! I wanted to share the last few projects I’ve been working on this month that I’m pretty proud of. They’re both techniques that I’m not super comfortable, so it was a great set of challenges. First off, I … Continue reading

Posted in Beading Techniques and Experiments | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

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

Posted in Beading Techniques and Experiments, Free Beading Tutorial | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Beading Techniques and Experiments, Storytime | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

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

Posted in Beading Techniques and Experiments, Thoughts on Color | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

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

Posted in Beading Techniques and Experiments | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

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

Posted in Beading Techniques and Experiments | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

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

Posted in Beading Techniques and Experiments | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

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

Posted in Beading Techniques and Experiments | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

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

Posted in Bead and Product Chatter, Beading Techniques and Experiments | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment