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The Last Post From Me

The Last Post on CFS/ME: Sofa Heroes

This is going to be the last post from me in this series. And it’s not because I’ve run out of things to say. The fact is, I’ve barely touched the surface when it comes to talking about CFS/ME. In case you’re wondering about the ‘random’ image there, let me explain. It is actually the…

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Beading Therapy

Beading therapy, valentines heart charm pattern, Katie Dean, Beadflowers

Today I want to talk about beading therapy. This is relevant to my November beading project. I would definitely argue that beading has helped me with CFS/ME. So, could it help you too? I want to answer three questions today: what is beading therapy? can it help you? how do you get started? Before I…

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Do you have a good imagination?

Do you have a good imagination? Katie Dean, Beadflowers, CFS/ME, Optimum Health Clinic

Well, if you’re a beader, you probably do have a good imagination. So, I’m inviting you to exercise it here. This is the third in my special blog series this month. In case you missed it, this November, I’m fundraising for a charity. The proceeds are going towards funding a clinical trial of a treatment…

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Healing beads: Treatments for CFS/ME

Healing beads! My first flower, Katie Dean, Beadflowers

This is the second in my series of blog posts to raise awareness of CFS/ME. Since I am all about beading, it’s no coincidence that I want to link beads into this. So, what are healing beads, I hear you ask? Is there even such a thing as healing beads? Well, let me start with…

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How much do you know about CFS/ME?

So, how much do you know – or think you know – about CFS/ME? And, why on earth is a blog like this appearing on a website about beading? Well, let’s answer the first question… I’ve put together a little quiz so you can find out how much you actually know about CFS/ME… How much…

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November Beading Project: Why I’m out of my comfort zone

Cupcake Beaded Box Pattern, Katie Dean, Beadflowers, November Beading Project

Well, isn’t time flying? That’s ten months of 2017 gone already. Which can only mean one thing… It’s time to announce my November beading project. Drum roll please… My November Beading Project This is one of those, ‘it seemed like a good idea at the time’ situations. Now, as it actually launches, I’m wondering if…

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Great Beading Designs: How do you create them?

New Bead Designs, Great beading designs, Superduo Duet Bangle Pattern, bead and jewellery magazine, Katie Dean, beadflowers

If you read last week’s blog, you should now have a lovely list of Autumn-themed beading ideas. How do you know whether your list contains any great beading designs? Well, the truth is, you probably don’t. So my advice to you is to stop worrying about trying to create ‘great beading designs’ and just create…

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Free Beading Challenge: are you up for it?

Free Beading Challenge, Autumn Beading Design, Katie Dean, Beadflowers

If you are a regular reader, you will remember I promised you a month of blogs themed around Autumn. Well, I thought I would make this a little more interesting. So, I’m turning this into a free beading challenge. What does the free beading challenge involve? Have you ever tried designing your own beading project?…

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Beaded Gifts: How and When to Make Them

Parcel Beaded Boxes Pattern, Katie Dean, Beadflowers, Beaded Gifts

If you’re a beader (I’m presuming you are, since you’re reading this!), then you’ve probably thought about making beaded gifts. Maybe you already make them. Well, if you’ve also been following my blog this past month, you’ll know I’ve been running my ‘be prepared’ campaign. This is all about simple tricks to avoid that last-minute…

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