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Dealing with Self Isolation for Beaders…and non-beaders!

Dealing with self isolation: expert tips for beaders and non beaders, Katie Dean, Beadflowers

I can say with absolute certainty that I’m not the only one sitting here with anxious thoughts flying around my head at 100mph. So, I thought I would try and do something positive with that. Something has occurred to me, and many others with chronic healthy conditions… We’re pretty expert at dealing with self isolation!…

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Win 310g Size 11/0 Delica Beads!

Win 310g 11/0 Delica Beads, Katie Dean, Beadflowers

How would you like to win 310g size 11/0 Delica beads? (Yes, that is about 62,000 beads – worth £133.95!) Well, I’ve just published my beaded playing cards pattern. It’s made with Delica beads (working in even count Peyote, so nice and easy!). So, I thought it would be nice to share the fun by…

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How Bead Crazy Are You…?

How bead crazy are you? Crazy enough to make a beaded deck of playing cards?

I’m just embarking upon a truly epic beading project for my personal enjoyment. But it set me wondering, would anyone else like to join me? You’d have to qualify as a true bead addict for this. So, is that you? Just how bead crazy are you? My latest crazy beading project I said that 2020…

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Toho Challenge 2020: Tropical Fantasy by Katie Dean

Toho Challenge 2020, Tropical Fantasy by Katie Dean

Well, the Tucson bead show has just started, which can mean only one thing… I can now reveal what I was making back in November 2019. My Toho Challenge 2020 piece, which I entitled ‘Tropical Fantasy’. Why? And what is the challenge? Read on to find out… Toho Challenge 2020 This is the second time…

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Your Festive Beading

Your festive beading traditions, Katie Dean, Beadflowers

I would love to invite you to share your favourite Festive beading projects with me. So, let me start by sharing two things that are getting me into the Festive spirit this year. How does your Festive beading reflect meaning? For me, Festive beading is very much about finding a way to express the meaning…

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What Katie Did Next…

I don’t know if I’m the only one who remembers the ‘What Katie Did…’ series of books? Certainly, they were books that I loved as a child. And, not just because the title character shared my name! You might be wondering why I’m talking about books and not beads here. Well, as with all things,…

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Enjoy More Beading Time: are you up for it?

Enjoy more beading time

How would you like to be able to enjoy more beading time? I’m about to share a little secret with you… But, before I do that, let me clarify something. In a recent blog, I mentioned that I would be sharing something that has significantly helped my recovery from CFS/ME. The brilliant thing is, this…

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Katie Dean Christmas Beadalong 2019

Katie Dean Christmas Beadalong 2019, Christmas Ornaments Beadalong, Katie Dean, Beadflowers, beading in 2019

Yes, that’s right…I’ve been promising you this for a while! Now it’s finally time to officially launch the Katie Dean Christmas Beadalong for 2019. You might already have seen a photo of the project. It’s a beaded box (I had to really, didn’t I?!), as you probably realised. What you may not have realised is,…

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Katie Dean Beading Update 2019

Katie Dean Beading Update 2019

I think my Katie Dean beading update is long overdue! If you follow my blog or belong to my mailing list, you’ll know this has been a year of a few changes. So, time for more news… Non-Beading News Likewise, if you know me, you know about my health issues. (If you don’t, then this…

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