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The 1-2-3 of making a great single strand bead necklace

So, you have a great pile of beads but you can’t think of anything but a simple alternating pattern. Boring!

Here’s what you do.

  1.  Get a decent amount of beads.  
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Elephants, elephants everywhere

A recent trip to Chester zoo reignited my love for elephants. There was not only one but TWO tiny additions to the elephant herd there and it was a joy to watch them stumble around in the mud and peek out through their parent’s legs. 300 more words


Handmade jewellery - Pinterest wins!

I decided to dabble in making some beaded necklaces and bracelets. I saw wonderful instructions on Pinterest from various websites and just fell in love. Though I didn’t have exact same beads on hand, I decided to try some combinations and they worked! 162 more words

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BSBP 8: What I sent!

Hello, my darling beady friends!

I am so excited to share that I am participating in Lori Anderson‘s Bead Soup Blog Party this year! 536 more words


Down time

I’m not kidding when I say that this is the first time I’ve been able to get back to the computer for the last 10 hours.  906 more words


Beaded necklace

Last night at the beading class I made this necklace:

The pictures are a little dark and the red beads don’t look red. But they are red! 97 more words

Follow Along Day 9

Finished!  I put in about 8 hours of beading today.  Trimming, backing and edging.  This is the last of 4 pieces I am doing for a March show.   17 more words