Author: beadflowers

RounDuo Beads, Katie Dean, My World of Beads

RounDuo Beads

What are RounDuo beads? Where can you buy them? How do you use them? Where can you find patterns and tutorials? If you asked any – or all – of those questions, then you’ve...

Counting Peyote Rows, Katie Dean, My World of Beads

Counting Peyote Rows

You might think that counting Peyote rows is easy. And it is, provided you know this critical trick… Before I share it, let me back up and talk about… Peyote stitch structure If you...

Learn odd count Peyote stitch, Katie Dean, My World of Beads

Learn odd count Peyote

Before you begin to learn odd count Peyote, you need to be familiar with even count Peyote. So, if you are an absolute novice here, please make sure you follow this even count lesson...

Learn even count Peyote stitch, Katie Dean, My World of Beads

Learn even count Peyote

This blog will help you to learn even count Peyote. It is the best variation to begin with if you are new to Peyote stitch. Before you start, it may help if you are...

Beads for bead weaving. How do you know which are best? Find out how to choose what you need. Katie Dean, My World of Beads

Beads for Bead Weaving

I’ve taught a lot of beginners now and one of the first things they ask is, naturally, what beads to use. Well, that depends on the kind of beading you want to do. So,...

How to Learn Peyote Stitch with Katie Dean, My World of Beads

How to Learn Peyote Stitch

I’ve talked in general terms about what Peyote stitch is on this page. So, in this section of the website, I want to show you how to learn Peyote stitch. Now, Peyote stitch is...

Valentine beading patterns, Katie Dean, My World of Beads

Valentine Beading Patterns: 5 beaded box designs

You have just over two weeks until Valentine’s day. So, if you’re looking for a spectacular project, I have five new Valentine beading patterns that you might like to try. This time last year,...

Stash Busting Beading Projects, Katie Dean, My World of Beads

Stash Busting Beading Projects

The early part of the year always feels like a time for new beginnings. I think one of the ways a lot of beaders make a new beginning is by looking at their beading...

Iris Duo Beads, Katie Dean, My World of Beads. How many beads in a gram?

Iris Duo Beads

Are you looking for Iris Duo beads to buy? Or maybe you want some patterns and tutorials that use these beads? Are you simply just curious about what Iris Duos are? Then, you’ve come...

Storm Duo Beads

Storm Duo Beads

If you’ve found this post, then you are probably wanting to find out about Storm Duo beads. Maybe you don’t know what they are. Or perhaps you want a pattern that uses them, or...

RounTrio beads: description, how to use them, where to buy them, Katie Dean, My World of Beads

RounTrio Beads: what are they?

RounTrio beads are an innovation from the Potomac bead company. The name really gives you all the clues you need. This is a round seed bead with three holes through it. Description of RounTrio...

Aromatherapy Jewelry with Lava Beads, Lori Wenger

Aromatherapy Jewelry with Lava Beads

This is both a basic jewelry making book, and a fabulous idea. Aromatherapy Jewelry with Lava Beads teaches you how to make fragranced jewelry. So, for me, this is perfect. I have a few...

Kumihimo Beginner's Guide, Donna McKean-Smith

Kumihimo Beginners Guide

This wonderful Kumihimo beginners guide (or, to give the book it’s proper title:’ A Beginner’s Guide to Kumihimo’) is by Donna McKean Smith. Published by Search press, it will come as no surprise for...

Beaded Christmas Ornament Pattern Books

Are you looking for some new Christmas ornament ideas? Then really, consider trying beaded Christmas ornament pattern books. For just one payment, you’re going to get lots of projects. What could be better than...

Modern Bead Loom Weaving, Caroline French

Modern Bead Loom Weaving

Modern Bead Loom Weaving, by Caroline French, is a must-have book if you are interested in learning how to use a loom for beading. That’s a pretty bold statement. So, how can I justify...

Carrier Beads, My World of Beads, Katie Dean, Beadflowers

Carrier Beads

So, what are carrier beads? How do you use them? Why have they become so tied up with Peyote stitch recently? This blog post aims to answer all those questions for you. Plus, get...

How to size a bracelet, bracelet gauge, bracelet sizer, Katie Dean, My World of Beads

How to size a bracelet

Does your jewellery making repertoire include bracelets? If you said ‘yes’, then you need to read this. Sizing bracelets is never as easy as you might think. So, in this article, I am going...

What is a bracelet sizer? Links to purchase and how to use, Katie Dean, My World of Beads

Bracelet sizer: what is it?

Have you ever been asked to make a bracelet for someone else and struggled with the sizing? Or maybe you just struggle with sizing bracelets for yourself. So, what you need is a bracelet...

Mothers Day Beading Projects: Fabulous Ideas and links to beading kits and patterns

Mother’s Day Beading Projects

If beading is your hobby, then what better way to treat your Mum than with a special gift? So, if this sounds like a good idea, here are some fabulous Mothers Day beading projects...

Bead storage ideas for travel, my world of beads

Bead Storage Ideas for Travelling

I’m coming towards the end of my little series of blogs looking at bead storage ideas. So, although I’m going to be focusing on bead travel cases in this one, you can also find...

Where to buy bead storage solutions, my world of beads

Where to buy bead storage

Well, if you’re looking for solutions for storing your bead stash, then I guess where to buy bead storage is pretty fundamental! You probably want to check out my other posts about bead storage...

Bead Storage and Organisation, My World of Beads

Bead Storage and Organisation on a Budget

I’ve been writing a little series of blog posts all about bead storage and organisation. Why is that?…well, because you asked me to! So, I’ve already given you some advice about finding the perfect...

Perfect Beading Storage Solutions for you

Perfect beading storage solutions for you

How do you find perfect beading storage solutions? Well, if you’ve come here looking for a quick answer, I might disappoint you. Fact: there is no such thing as perfect beading storage solutions. There...

Jane Austen Beading Kit, Chloe Menage, Pinkhot Jewellery, Featured on My World of Beads

Jane Austen Beading Kit

Book lovers and Jane Austen fans looking for their next crafting project need look no further! Beadwork designer Chloe Menage ofPinkhot Jewellery has teamed up with Hampshire Cultural Trust to create a brand new...

Connectors for Jewellery Making

Connectors for jewellery making are useful for connecting things. You don’t say? I’m guessing you probably worked that much out already. So, what can you connect and how can you do it? What are...

Rulla Seed Beads, Katie Dean

Rulla Seed Beads

Continuing on my mission to help demystify all the different types of seed bead… So, today, let me talk about Rulla seed beads. Or you may see them just referred to as Rulla beads....

What are pellet beads? This blog tells you all you need to know!

What are Pellet Beads?

If you are new to beading…or even if you’re not…it is so easy to get confused these days. We have so many new beads on the market, that it’s hard to keep pace. So,...

Fall beading

Fall Beading: 5 Best Tutorials

Do you love the Fall? Well, this is a great time of year to celebrate the season. So, I’ve picked out my top five Fall beading tutorials for you. There’s something to try whatever...

The Big Book of Jewelry Making, Reviewed by Katie Dean, My World of Beads

Big Book of Jewelry Making

The Big Book of Jewelry Making (GMC Press, September 2017) is fantastic if you are one of these people… Someone who enjoys making jewelry Someone who is always on the lookout for great new...

Flat Nose Pliers

Flat Nose Pliers

When I started beading, I admit to being very confused by all the different types of pliers. So, I have written a series of posts to help you tell the difference. This one focuses...

Summer Beading Projects: Summer Flowers Necklace

Beading Projects for Summer

Are you stuck for beading projects? Struggling to find a new idea to inspire you? Summer is the perfect opportunity to get beading. All that daylight is such a help for seeing the beads!...

Mastering Wirework Jewelry

Mastering Wirework Jewelry

If you have come across Rachel Norris’ stunning jewellery, then you are in for a treat with this book. ‘Mastering Wirework Jewelry’ teaches you so many wirework techniques and shows you how to make...

Festive Beading Three

Festive Beading Three

It might seem a little strange to publish a book of Christmas decorations in the summer. However, if you are a crafter, you know how much time it takes to make your festive creations....

Soutache

Soutache by Donatella Ciotti

I can’t remember when I first saw Soutache used with beads, but the idea has always fascinated me. I think it has taken too long for this technique to appear in books. For a...

Using Pinterest

Using Pinterest for Beading: 3 Top Tips

When I started using Pinterest, I never realised how critical it would become for my beading. I work a lot as a designer and Pinterest is a brilliant tool for helping me there. However,...

Free Beading Patterns

Free Beading Patterns

Did you know that free beading patterns can be a really bad idea? I’m going to tell you why. Then show you how to find great free beading patterns. If you get through that,...

How to get good beading tension

How to get good beading tension

How to get good beading tension is a question that often comes up in my classes. I am constantly thinking about how to help people improve. My thoughts led me to consider how different...

Easter Beading Projects: Chick

Easter Beading Projects for Everyone

I love beading and frankly, any excuse for a new beading project is a good excuse, I think! So, as Lent arrived and the shops started filling up with Easter eggs, I began to...

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