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Beehive Beaded Box: How to make your own version!

Beehive Beaded Box: How to make your own version, Katie Dean, Beadflowers

Now, when I first published the photos of my Beehive beaded box, I had a lot of requests for a pattern. I’m sorry to disappoint you all, but I’m not going to be publishing the pattern for this project. However, I do have good news… So, rather than do nothing, I have come up with…

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Love Beads…? Find out now!

Love Beads: Friday thoughts by Katie Dean, Beadflowers

I love beads and I assume because you’re reading this that you love beads too. But, if you think you’re about to read a blog about why I love beads, I may disappoint you. If you have been in any kind of shop recently, you may have noticed that Valentine’s day is already front of…

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Finishing Beading Threads (it’s not what you think…)

Finishing Beading Thread, Katie Dean, Beadflowers

If you’ve landed here because you’re wondering how to go about finishing beading thread on your project, that’s not what I’m going to talk about! Before I get started… …But I can point you in the direction of some help for that. So, if you’re learning the basics, check out this free tutorial. It talks…

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Beaded Nativity Set for Jewellery Maker TV

Beaded Nativity Set, Jewellery Maker TV, Katie Dean, Beadflowers

Finally, I can let you all into a big secret I’ve been keeping. I’ve been doing some secret beading, at the request of Jewellery Maker TV… And I’ve made a beaded Nativity set! To be precise, this comprises eight characters and the Crib with Baby Jesus. So, this was a bit of a challenge for…

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The Last Post From Me

The Last Post on CFS/ME: Sofa Heroes

This is going to be the last post from me in this series. And it’s not because I’ve run out of things to say. The fact is, I’ve barely touched the surface when it comes to talking about CFS/ME. In case you’re wondering about the ‘random’ image there, let me explain. It is actually the…

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Beading Therapy

Beading therapy, valentines heart charm pattern, Katie Dean, Beadflowers

Today I want to talk about beading therapy. This is relevant to my November beading project. I would definitely argue that beading has helped me with CFS/ME. So, could it help you too? I want to answer three questions today: what is beading therapy? can it help you? how do you get started? Before I…

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Do you have a good imagination?

Do you have a good imagination? Katie Dean, Beadflowers, CFS/ME, Optimum Health Clinic

Well, if you’re a beader, you probably do have a good imagination. So, I’m inviting you to exercise it here. This is the third in my special blog series this month. In case you missed it, this November, I’m fundraising for a charity. The proceeds are going towards funding a clinical trial of a treatment…

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Healing beads: Treatments for CFS/ME

Healing beads! My first flower, Katie Dean, Beadflowers

This is the second in my series of blog posts to raise awareness of CFS/ME. Since I am all about beading, it’s no coincidence that I want to link beads into this. So, what are healing beads, I hear you ask? Is there even such a thing as healing beads? Well, let me start with…

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