Free Beaded Soutache Video Lessons

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't disappointed. If you've ever wanted to discover what all the fuss about Beaded Soutache is then you need to check out her videos for the Blossom Pendant for Anu pictured above as well as the Earrings for Anu. Amee came to Houston and taught several workshops for Houston Bead Society several years ago and not only were they fun to do, but she was a hoot too! Click HERE to visit her site and learn more about Beaded Soutache or

Understanding Color Theory

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 "I hate color" (gasp!). Sure, selecting colors is not an easy task, but it doesn't have to be a particularly difficult one. In one of my color classes I took at U of H, the professor said Lesson 1 was to look at nature. What colors does nature select to go together? Look at the yellows and purples of an iris or the reds and greens in a bush - and, yes it can be as simple as that. Or, you can get a color wheel. Many artists swea

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