Author: beadflowers

Stranded beading wire, Katie Dean, My World of Beads

Stranded Wire for Beading

Stranded wire is something you may want to use if you wish to make jewelry. It is super-strong, but also flexible. So, this makes it perfect for stringing to create necklaces and bracelets. Let...

Online Beading Classes

Online Beading Classes

Have you thought about trying any online beading classes? Do you know what they involve? Would they be right for you? These are the questions I’ll be answering here today. So, you can decide...

Beaded Cactus Patterns

Just the other day, I was having a chat with a friend, about house plants. You see, I’m not very good at keeping mine alive… I struggle to give them the correct amount of...

How to create a bead colour bible, Katie Dean, My World of Beads

How to create a bead colour bible

Have you ever wondered how to create a bead colour bible? Do you even know what I’m talking about here? And is this something you need? Well, I’m going to be answering all those...

Bead Embroidery Techniques, Katie Dean, My World of Beads

Bead Embroidery Techniques

Now comes the fun part. I’m going to teach you a lot of the basic bead embroidery techniques. So, armed with these, you can begin to create your first design. You may be working...

Starting Bead Embroidery Projects - a free guide. Katie Dean, My World of Beads

Starting Bead Embroidery Projects

So, if you’ve been following through this section on bead embroidery, you’ve gathered your materials. Which means you’re probably wondering about starting bead embroidery projects. What do you need to plan? How do you...

What is bead embroidery? Katie Dean, My World of Beads

What is bead embroidery?

So, your starter for ten… Can you tell me, what is bead embroidery? No? Then, you’ve come to the right place to find out. This post will give you a bit of background into...

Stringing Beads for Making Jewellery, by Katie Dean, My World of Beads

Stringing Beads to Make Jewellery

When most people talk about jewellery making, they are often thinking of stringing beads onto some kind of material. So, what skills do you need to create jewellery that way? You may want some...

2020 Colour of the Year, Katie Dean, My World of Beads

2020 Colour of the Year

OK, so we’re a quarter of the way through this year. Maybe I’m a bit late in talking about the 2020 colour of the year. But it’s always good to have a conversation about...

Materials for Kumihimo Beadwork, Katie Dean, My World of Beads

Materials for Kumihimo

In my last post, we took a look at the basic Kumihimo tools. So, now you’ve got those together, you need to gather up your materials for Kumihimo. This is just a very brief...

Basic Tools for Kumihimo, Katie Dean, My World of Beads

Basic Kumihimo Tools

Now, as I said in my last blog post, I’m a beginner when it comes to Kumihimo. So, the information I’m sharing here is enough to get you started. But I will be calling...

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...

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...

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