Tag Archives: beading

Back to Basics

Hey, everybody! So, after the sudden flash of motivation that helped me finally write my River Reed pattern that I shared in my last post, I’ve been stuck feeling kinda unmotivated to do much beading again. I’ve been spending time … Continue reading

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New Design – River Reed Beaded Cuff Bracelet

I had a class scheduled back in March that never happened for obvious COVID-19 reasons. The design was finished and I had the samples all made. I still needed to write the pattern, but that usually doesn’t take me too … 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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A Few Farewells, in Which Sam Gets in Her Feelings

I’m a person who is very deeply sunk into the beading community. My day job is working for an online bead store that used to be brick and mortar. I’ve been working there for over 10 years now, since I … Continue reading

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Fringe Binge!

You guys are so going to make fun of me for this, but I have fallen in love with my “unloved” beading technique from the Isolation Beading Challenge. I cannot stop making fringe earrings! So, I’m sure you guys remember … Continue reading

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Isolation Beading Challenge Completed!

Blow the trumpets and fling your confetti, guys! I finished the Isolation Beading Challenge! The last one on my list was actually the first one – finishing off a project. I mean, I made and completed many projects since I … Continue reading

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Flirting with Fringe

Hello, my dear beady friends! Last week I posted about my struggles to learn Ogalala stitch and fulfill one of the last items on the Isolation Beading Challenge. I’ve been having a bit of a hard time finding an “Unknown/Unloved” … Continue reading

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Ogalala (Oglala? Ogallala??) Blues

Hello, my wonderful beady friends. Last time I posted, I was giving an update on my Isolation Beading Challenge. I had almost everything done except for revisiting an unknown or unloved beading stitch. I’m so close and I’ve been really … Continue reading

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Isolation Beading Challenge Progress

Hey, everybody! I hope you are all well and holding up. I just wanted to pop in and chat about my progress on the Isolation Beading Challenge that I issued last month. I didn’t think i had made much progress, … Continue reading

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Isolation Beading: An Update and a Challenge

Hey, friends. I sincerely hope you are all doing well and that those of you who can are staying safe and staying home as much as possible. Everything is weird and stressful and confusing right now, especially in our crafting … Continue reading

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