Category: Design Tips

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...

Buying Seed Beads

With an overwhelming number of types and colours of seed beads on the market today, it can be really confusing when you set out to a bead shop or bead fair. However intent I...

High Stakes Necklace, Battle of the Beadmsith beading competitions, Katie Dean, 2013 entry

Beading Competitions: Four Top Tips

Beading competitions range in size and format from events run at your local bead shop or by your local beading group to huge international competitions that will attract top designers. I’ve been thinking a...

sketch a beading design

How to sketch a beading design if you can’t draw

‘How do you sketch a beading design?’ is a question I’ve often been asked. Well, it’s confession time…I don’t think I’m very good at drawing. Lots of people say that and mostly it’s really...

What is a beadwork design?

Beadwork design, a personal definition: beadwork design is basically the process through which one goes to translate an idea in one’s mind into a physical object made from beads, including documentation of that process. OK, so...