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Beaded Necklace Project with an Aquatic Theme

Beaded necklace project: Free tutorial for a beaded necklace with an aquatic theme, by Katie Dean, Beadflowers

If you follow me and my blog regularly, then you may have heard me mention that one of the themes I’m exploring this month is Aquatic. So, let me share these free instructions for my new beaded necklace project with an aquatic theme… Materials for your beaded necklace project So, any good pattern starts by…

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February 2019 beading patterns

February 2019 beading patterns, Katie Dean, Beadflowers

Let’s see if I can manage to keep my resolution for longer this year… Yes, I’m back to trying to collate all my beading patterns for each month in one handy blog so you can keep track of what you might have missed. So, here goes…February 2019 beading patterns… February 2019 beading patterns for beaded…

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Creating Beading Designs: do you know the most difficult part?

Creating Beading Designs: do you know the hardest part of the process? Find out here, with Katie Dean from Beadflowers

I get lots of questions about my process for creating beading designs. The most common is probably, ‘where do you get your ideas?’ But did you know, that’s actually not the most difficult part of the design process? Any ideas what is more difficult…? Keep reading if you want to find out… The process of…

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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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