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Advanced beading: what is it? Katie Dean, My World of Beads

Advanced Beading: what is it?

I think most people have an idea about what they think advanced beading entails. So, according to that idea, they may or may not consider themselves to be advanced beaders. But are you judging...

How fast do you bead?

How fast do you bead?

This is a light-hearted post, especially for you if you are feeling overwhelmed. Inspired by a thread I saw a while back on social media, I wondered how fast do you bead? Now, let...

Magnifiers for Beading, Katie Dean, My World of Beads

Magnifiers for Beading

I’ve just had a question from Marina about which is the most comfortable out of the available magnifiers for beading. Now, I am going to start by confessing that I have never used a...

Meet Susannah Thomson from ZannahMakes, interview with Katie Dean on My World of Beads

ZannahMakes by Susannah Thomson

Now, I’m trying to remember when I first ‘met’ Susannah Thomson from ZannahMakes. I think it was when I put together the original directory of beading designers on here. Anyway, I was struck by...

How to choose beading thread, Katie Dean, My World of Beads

How to Choose Beading Thread

I’ve chosen to write this post in answer to Jane, who asked a great question on the ‘Create Your World of Beads‘ page. Now, Jane noted that I almost always use 4lb Fireline for...

Essential Spring beading patterns: ideas and inspiration for brilliant beading, Katie Dean, My World of Beads

Essential Spring Beading Patterns

The ‘official’ start of Spring may not be for another couple of weeks. But I’ve got your back here with these essential Spring beading patterns that you’re going to want to begin right away....

Bead Loom Tips

I’ve been putting together a section about Bead Loom Weaving. Now, this isn’t my forte, so I called in a couple of experts. And I’m super-excited to share these amazing bead loom tips from...

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...

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