Category Archives: Tips and Tricks

Sam’s Guide to Audio Books

Hello, everyone! So, at the beginning of the year I wrote a blog post about my resolutions for the year, one of which was a reading goal of 125 books for the year. Whenever this comes up in conversation, people … Continue reading

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Bead Soup!

I know I have been flooding you guys with new patterns lately. I do, in fact, have another one coming up soon, but it isn’t quite ready yet. In the meantime, I thought I’d whip up a little post about … Continue reading

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The Search for the Source

Despite the fantasy novel title, this post is about something pragmatic and useful – finding and crediting original designers of jewelry on the internet! We’ve all experienced the annoyance of finding a picture of a beautiful piece of jewelry and … Continue reading

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Tweaked Version of SuperDuo Knit Herringbone Bracelet

So, I have been seeing lots of beautiful bracelets on Pinterest and Facebook made from Potomac Bead Company’s SuperDuo Knit Herringbone video on YouTube and was dying to try it for myself. When I finally got around to it, though, … Continue reading

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Beaded Kumihimo Braids and How to Plan Them

So, I recently splurged on a bunch of Long Magatama beads from Miyuki, with the intention of making a glorious kumihimo necklace. I have recently finished this glorious endeavor and I now present it to you! Tada! After I posted … Continue reading

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This Little Beader Went to Market

Hello, fellow beaders! So, this weekend the Intergalactic Bead Show came to Cincinnati and I managed to pop in for a bit of lightening-quick bead shopping. Since I work weekends and the show has limited hours, I was only able … Continue reading

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How I Illustrate my Patterns

I get a lot of questions when I teach classes about my written patterns and how I illustrate the steps, so I thought I would do a quick write up about it here. Quick warning: I am not a professional … Continue reading

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