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Best festive colour schemes for beaders, by Katie Dean, My World of Beads

Best Festive Colour Schemes

Are you someone who feels like you struggle to come up with colour schemes for beading? Well, let me ask you this: how do you do with festive colours? Do, you have a scheme...

Perfect colour scheme for any beading project, Katie Dean, My World of Beads

Perfect Colour Scheme for Beading

I’m writing this post as a response to one of the questions that landed here. It’s not the first time I’ve been asked about choosing colour schemes for beading. Nor, I suspect, will it...

Perfect beading projects to start in September, My World of Beads

Perfect Beading Projects to start in September

Did you know you have a beading deadline approaching…? But don’t panic…I’m here to help you with the perfect beading projects to start now, in September. Then, I guarantee you’ll meet that deadline! So,...

Get started in jewelry making, book review on My World of Beads

Get started in jewelry making

I get a lot of people on here asking about how to get started in jewelry making. So, when GMC press announced publication of this book, I thought how perfect it would be for...

French beaded flower colouring

French beaded flower colouring

What do you think I’m going to talk about when I mention French beaded flower colouring? Well, I have one specific idea to explore. How do you create French beaded flowers with patterns and...

French beaded flower arrangements

French beaded flower arrangements

If you’ve been following my French beading blog series, then you’re going to enjoy exploring the topic of French beaded flower arrangements. So, by now, you’ve learned how to start French beading. I’ve guided...

French beading techniques, Katie Dean, Beadflowers

French beading techniques defined

There are many different French beading techniques. However, they are all based around two possible ways of manipulating wire. These are: wrapping twisting In order to get the best results, it is really important...

Beaded Christmas ornament covers, Katie Dean, My World of Beads

Beaded Christmas Ornament Covers

Following on from my Christmas in July post, I thought I’d take a specific look at some beaded Christmas ornament covers. So, why are these so popular? I think that’s easy – they’re simple...

What is PRAW? Katie Dean, My World of Beads

What is PRAW in Beading?

I was going to start by asking you a question, but since you’re reading this post, I’m guessing you’re wondering what is PRAW? So, it would be a bit pointless for me to start...

Tubelet Beads, Katie Dean, My World of Beads

Tubelet Beads

I can hear the groans as I type this. More new beads??!!! Well, yes. But I think you might actually want to investigate the Tubelet beads if you enjoy working with traditional seed beads....

Beautiful Beadwork from Nature, Melissa Shippee

Beautiful Beadwork from Nature

If you are a collector of beading books, then Melissa Shippee’s new title, ‘Beautiful Beadwork from Nature’ is definitely one you’ll want! This is a lovely hardback collection of stunning jewellery designs. And, as...

End caps for beading, Katie Dean, My World of Beads

End Caps for Beading

What are end caps? Have you ever used them? Do you know how and when you should use them? Well, if you need help with any of those questions, this is the place to...

The golden rule of beading, Katie Dean, My World of Beads

The Golden Rule of Beading

This might be the most important beading blog you ever read. I’m about to share the golden rule of beading (in my opinion). So, if you’re getting bogged down in techniques and terminology and...

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