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May 2019 Beading Patterns

May 2019 Beading Patterns, Katie Dean, Beadflowers

So, another month has passed! Which means time to take a little look back at the new May 2019 beading patterns. As I hinted last month, I have abandoned the beaded bead challenge…at least for the moment. I’m sure I will make some more beaded beads this year, but possibly not one a week! This…

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April 2019 Beading Patterns

April 2019 beading patterns, Katie Dean, Beadflowers

So, what will you find in the April 2019 beading patterns? Some beaded beads – you were expecting those, I’m sure! An Easter project that actually will work for any summer occasion. And a few other little gems that I’m about to share… April 2019 beading patterns for beaded beads Now, I have to confess,…

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Beading Directory: how to find all things bead related

Beading Directory

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve started work on a project that I’ve long dreamed about. You’ve probably heard me mention my other website: the My World of Beads blog. Well, I started that up five years ago, with the intention of creating a resource to help all beaders. I’m still growing and shaping…

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March 2019 Beading Patterns

March 2019 Beading Patterns, Katie Dean, Beadflowers

Welcome to my monthly beading pattern round up. This gives you a quick overview of my March 2019 beading patterns. So, it’s the best way to check you haven’t missed out on an awesome project! During this month, I’ve been exploring a couple of themes. So, I have a lovely selection of new patterns based…

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2019 Fashion Trends and Beading Inspiration

2019 fashion trends and beading inspiration, Katie Dean, Beadflowers

People often ask designers where they get their inspiration. Sometimes this is just curiosity, sometimes it is in an attempt to learn. Now, inspiration comes from all sorts of places. So, this month, I went looking for some beading inspiration in 2019 fashion trends. February saw the major catwalk fashion week shows in Paris, London…

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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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