December 17, 2019

I found a web site for bead patterns that are not too expensive & very clever. You might want to check it out:

February 20, 2019

The Texas Gourd Society is having their annual Festival in New Braunfels, Aug2-4, 2019.  They are adding art forms to their festival and are inviting artisans to join them at the festival. I have details regarding vendor participation. If you are interested let me know...

January 18, 2019

Check out a bead show in New Orleans this month:

And the big bead & gem show in Tucson is Feb 2, 2019. It goes on at several venues in the city for several weeks. It might be a fun & creative...

June 11, 2018

This might be something to consider for a beading recharge:

Texas Coastal Bead Retreat To be held in beautiful downtown Corpus Christi, Texas. October 25, 26 & 27, 2018 at the beach front hotel Emerald Beach Hotel.  Hurricane sea...

February 22, 2018

On Facebook become a member of the Seedbeaders Group and see what's being created in seed beads.This site is doing a tutorial on right angle weave. I dearly need help with that stitch. Intensive seed beading at Spring Beads coming this summer with Kinga Nichols. Check...

June 21, 2016

As you may already know by now, I love, love, love video tutorials! So when I found out that Amee K. Sweet of Amee Runs With Scissors now offers free video lessons for a couple of her soutache projects, I just had to go over to her site and check them out! And, I wasn'...

June 18, 2016

No matter what kind of artist you are, one of the most important aspects of art to understand is color theory.

In so many beading workshops, one of the things I most often hear is "I'm no good with color," "picking out colors is the worst part of this project" or even "...

April 20, 2016

With Summer just around the corner, I thought this awesome sea-inspired bracelet created by Tamara Scott Designs would be the perfect project to inspire you to start thinking about some "hot" new designs to create and wear this year.


The bracelet is created using a sim...

April 13, 2016

With Mother's Day coming up soon, isn't this the perfect project to create for that special mom in your life?


Although the blogger uses aluminum washers, I really like the idea of copper washers - which are easily available at any hardware store; then, personalize the...

April 5, 2016

Got beads? Leftover beads? Who doesn't - right?


If you're like me, I have all types of leftover beads from glass to gemstones in all shapes and sizes. Beads I've bought because I had a project in mind (and never made), beads left over from other projects and beads I bo...

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