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Free stash-busting beadalong for IBW

Free Stash-Busting Beadalong, IBW2018, Katie Dean, Beadflowers

At the start of July, I unveiled my plans for International Beading Week. They included a FREE stash-busting beadalong. I also invited everyone to sign up to join this and my other activities. So, if you have already signed up, you don’t need to do anything more now. This will just tell you a little…

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How to bead a cabochon

How to bead a cabochon, Katie Dean, Beadflowers

Do you enjoy beading cabochons? Or, are you one of those people sitting there scratching your head and wondering how to bead a cabochon? Whichever category you consider yourself to fall into, I have some helpful hints to share with you here. What is a Cabochon? So, you may well be asking yourself that question.…

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Number One Beading Problem: do you know what it is?

Number One Beading Problem Solved, Katie Dean, Beadflowers

Last year, I carried out a couple of surveys to find out what people struggle with most when beading. Do you know what the number one beading problem is? Maybe you’re thinking it’s choosing colours. Or, perhaps struggling with a technique? Maybe even something to do with buying beads? Well, if you guessed any of…

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International Beading Week 2018

International Beading Week 2018

July can mean only one thing in the beading world… It’s time to start counting down to International Beading Week 2018! Those of you who have been avid beaders for a while may have celebrated a few beading weeks before. This festival began life in the UK as National Beading Week. It was the brainchild…

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June Beading News: new patterns and kits

June Beading News, Katie Dean, Beadflowers

When I set myself the resolution to publish a round-up each month, I didn’t realise how fast it would make the months pass! So, here we are at the end of June. Which means only one thing: time for the June beading news! Get the Fire and Water beaded box pattern here>> The Theme June…

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Nature Photography and Beads

Nature photography and beads, Katie Dean, Beadflowers

Now, if you are someone who keeps an eye on this website, you might have noticed I published a new pattern yesterday. And if you have been following this month’s blog posts, you may have a question… What has a camera got to do with nature? Well, the connection comes through my brother and nature…

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Beehive Beaded Box: How to make your own version!

Beehive Beaded Box: How to make your own version, Katie Dean, Beadflowers

Now, when I first published the photos of my Beehive beaded box, I had a lot of requests for a pattern. I’m sorry to disappoint you all, but I’m not going to be publishing the pattern for this project. However, I do have good news… So, rather than do nothing, I have come up with…

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