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Celebrate Spring with Beads!

Celebrate Spring with Beads, Katie Dean, Beadflowers

In yesterday’s blog, I promised you I would celebrate Spring with beads. So, although the ‘Beast from the East’ may be sending snow and sub zero temperatures across the UK, I’m here to support my flowers. My little snowdrops and crocus are struggling on in spite of the weather. To my mind, these little beauties…

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New Beading Projects February 2018

New Beading Projects February 2018, Katie Dean Beadflowers

Well, on with the New Year’s resolution and my pledge to keep my blog followers better informed! So, as February draws to a close, check out the new beading projects from this month… I’ve been keeping it seasonal with Valentines beading ideas and looking ahead to Mother’s Day and Easter. Of course, if you’re on…

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Valentine Beading Ideas for All Levels of Experience

Valentine Beading Ideas, Heart Bracelet Pattern, Katie Dean, Beadflowers

February 14th is almost upon us. So, are you ready? Or do you still need some last-minute inspiration? Well, here are a few Valentine beading ideas that cover all levels of experience. Plus, a few handy hints on how to choose the perfect project for you. Choosing the perfect project from Valentine beading ideas It’s…

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Most Popular Beading Patterns for 2017

Sample Beading Pattern from Katie Dean, Beadflowers, Most popular beading patterns 2017

Well, as 2017 draws to a close, it is a good time to reflect. So, each year, I like to do a little round up. Do you have any idea what have been the most popular beading patterns of 2017…? …I’m about to tell you. Of course, this reflects my own experience. So, you probably…

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Beading Project Ideas for a Snow Day

Snowscene Beaded Baubles by Katie Dean, Beadflowers, Beading Project Ideas

Here in the UK, we’ve been hit by a snowstorm. So, in traditional fashion, this has caused major disruption and a ‘Snow Day’ for many. For me, it’s the perfect day for beading, so how about some beading project ideas? What makes a good beading project for a snow day? In fact, what criteria do…

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Finishing Beading Threads (it’s not what you think…)

Finishing Beading Thread, Katie Dean, Beadflowers

If you’ve landed here because you’re wondering how to go about finishing beading thread on your project, that’s not what I’m going to talk about! Before I get started… …But I can point you in the direction of some help for that. So, if you’re learning the basics, check out this free tutorial. It talks…

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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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