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A beading mystery…solved

A beading mystery solved, Katie Dean, Beadflowers

If you’ve already purchased a copy of my Beaded Nutcracker ornament, or my rose beaded box, then you know I’ve been flummoxed by a beading mystery. In fact, you might have been puzzled by this one too! Well, I’m happy to bring you the news that I have now solved the mystery… A beading mystery……

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January 2019 Beading Patterns

January 2019 beading patterns, Katie Dean, Beadflowers

I confess, last year’s resolution lapsed in the final three months. But there’s no reason not to try again! So, here we go, a round-up of my January 2019 beading patterns. I like to try and do this every month to help you all. What with social media, beading groups, magazines, etc, it can be…

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TOHO Challenge 2019: my experience

TOHO Challenge 2019, starfish beaded box, Katie Dean

Rewind back to a dark evening in October 2018… I opened my inbox to find an unexpected email from the lovely Melinda Barta. Much to my surprise, she was writing to ask if I would like to take part in the TOHO Challenge 2019… Well, that didn’t need much consideration. I’m always up for a…

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Beaded Bead Jewelry Design

Beaded bead jewelry design, Katie Dean, Beadflowers

Well, I’m discovering a problem with my beaded beads: what to do with them? Maybe you share this problem. So, I think it’s time to find a solution. What do you do with your stash of beaded beads? …Create beaded bead jewelry of course! Now, there are plenty of other creative ways you can use…

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Make Beaded Beads! 3 reasons to love them

Make Beaded Beads: 3 reasons to love them, by Katie Dean, Beadflowers

If you’re wondering how to make beaded beads, or whether you should try this, then ‘yes’ you should! So, let me tell you my top three reasons for loving beaded beads. Reason 1: Make Beaded Beads for a ‘Beading fix’ Are you one of those people who never seems to have enough time to fit…

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What are beaded beads?

What are beaded beads? And how to make them, by Katie Dean, Beadflowers

Last week, I announced my personal challenge for 2019. Anyway, it occurred to me that, since I’m going to be creating 50 patterns on this topic this year, perhaps I should consider what are beaded beads? Do you know? How would you define a beaded bead if someone asked you? Well, I’m not sure if…

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2018 Beading Review

As we come to the end of another year, it’s time for another tradition. For the past few years, I’ve written a blog looking back on the past twelve months. So, here is your 2018 beading review… An unforgettable trend Who can cast their mind back to March 2018, or thereabouts? Do you remember the…

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Pantone Colour of the Year for 2019

Pantone Colour of the year, 2019

It’s that strange time between Christmas and New Year, when we get to look both to past and future. So, I’m going to be doing just that very soon. But for today, let’s look to the future. Specifically, to the Pantone Colour of the year for 2019. Now, you may have seen this announcement a…

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Beaded Christmas Jewellery: Quick, last-minute projects

Beaded Christmas Jewellery Patterns and Ideas, Katie Dean, Beadflowers

So, as the big day approaches, have you covered all the bases? You’ve probably remembered the cards, gifts and food. But have you thought about your beaded Christmas jewellery? If you said ‘no’ to that, then I’m here to help… I just realised I needed a new beaded Christmas jewellery set to wear this year.…

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