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The Little Red Chair: Inspired by The Graham Norton Show

The little red chair, Katie Dean, Beadflowers

I’m guessing you’ve come here because you’re curious about the little red chair? What is it? How did I come to make it? So, let me explain… Firstly, this is only really going to make some sort of sense to you if you know about the Graham Norton Show. If you don’t, then, it’s basically…

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Digital Craft Market

Digital Craft Market hosted by Ian W Wallace Ltd, Beadflowers, Beadwork by Katie Dean

It’s interesting how fear and danger brings out both the best and the worst in people. Not just individuals, but whole corporations too. Well, I’m here to tell you about a company that is rising to the challenge and helping its customers. Why do you want to hear about that? Well, because this company is…

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Chocolate Sweet Dreams…Calorie-Free Chocolate!

Sweet dreams, beaded chocolate box. Can I offer you a calorie-free chocolate?! Katie Dean, Beadflowers

My latest big beading project should give you a few chocolate sweet dreams… How would you like a box of calorie-free chocolates? Did I hear you say ‘yes’? Then, you’ve come to the right place… I’ve just completed a huge project that I started over 5 months ago. This has involved three months of serious…

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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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