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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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How to make a beaded Christmas wreath

How to make a beaded Christmas Wreath, Katie Dean, Beadflowers

I hope you enjoyed last week’s blog in my special Christmas series for September. If you have missed any of the series, you can catch up here. Hopefully last week’s ornament inspiration has set you thinking. Today, I want to share how I made a beaded Christmas wreath. How I decided on the project For…

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Beaded Christmas Ornament Ideas

Beaded Christmas Ornament Ideas, Beaded Candy Cane Pattern with Mini Mushrooms and Superduos, Katie Dean, Beadflowers

Well, this week it’s time to look at some beaded Christmas ornament ideas. I’ve just published my newest Christmas ornament, a 6″ beaded candy cane. So, Christmas decorations have been on my mind and my beading mat this past week! Hopefully, you’ve been following along with my Be Prepared campaign. Last week I showed you…

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How to make Beaded Christmas Cards

How to make beaded Christmas cards, Katie Dean, beadflowers

Last week, when I announced my ‘be prepared’ campaign, I promised you some help in avoiding the common Christmas crafting nightmare. So, this week, I’m showing you how to make beaded Christmas cards. Just quickly, before I get on to that. If you missed last week’s blog with it’s three simple steps for getting you…

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Be Prepared: 3 simple steps to avoid a Festive beading nightmare

Giftwrap Beaded Bead, Be prepared for Christmas

Before I get on to my September ‘be prepared’ campaign, I want to say a quick thank you to everyone who answered my two questions. You’ve given me some great ideas. So, I’ll be introducing even more improvements to help you all. If you missed the little survey, you can still take part here. Saving…

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Bead and Jewellery Magazine: Thank you and Goodbye

Aslan Necklace, Bead and Jewellery Magazine, Katie Dean, Beadflowers

It’s a couple of months since I announced my resignation from Bead and Jewellery Magazine. Well, my last issue went to print two weeks ago. It may even be out in shops and on subscriber doormats right now! You might remember, when I made that announcement, I also said I was contemplating what would be…

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