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Bee Hotel Progress – what is this awesome beading project?

Bee Hotel Progress Report - Katie Dean, Beadflowers, International Beading Week 2021

A couple of weeks ago, I announced that I’m going to be doing something bigger and better than ever for International Beading Week 2021… A beaded bee hotel. (If you missed that announcement, you can check it out here). Now let me start by saying thank you – and congratulations – to everyone who has…

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The Beaded Bee Hotel for International Beading Week 2021

The beaded bee hotel, an exclusive online class with Katie Dean for International Beading Week 2021

Have you ever considered this…? Where would a beaded bee sleep overnight? Well, the answer is: the beaded bee hotel. So, do you have any beaded bees of your own? And if so, do they have a hotel in which they can stay in comfort? If you said ‘no’ to either of those questions, then…

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Beaded Treasure Hunt

Beaded treasure hunt for international beading week, 2020, with Katie Dean, Beadflowers

For International Beading Week 2020, I invite you to join me on a beaded treasure hunt. How does it work? Well, each day I’m going to be discounting some of my beading patterns to just £1! Each pattern will only be available at that price for 24 hours. So, in that time, you’ve got to…

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Prize Draw Results and IBW Classes Open!

Prize draw results, International Beading Week 2020, Katie Dean, Beadflowers

Well, it’s 1st July 2020, and here I am with the long-awaited International Beading Week prize draw results. Plus, the exciting news that you can now enroll on my two classes. And, best of all, if you enroll before 20th July 2020, you’ll be getting 25% off the class price. The price you’re seeing today…

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Start Preparing for International Beading Week 2020

Start preparing for International Beading Week 2020 with Katie Dean

It has been so lovely to hear from several of you who are so keen to start preparing for International Beading Week 2020. I announced my first beading project a few weeks ago, along with a prize draw which you can still enter. (You can find all the details here.) Then, last week, I revealed…

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Beaded Beads for International Beading Week 2020

Superduo beaded beads for International Beading Week 2020

A few days ago, I began announcing my plans for the biggest beading event of 2020. Well, here is news of my second project. Introducing my superduo beaded beads for International Beading Week 2020! This is going to be an online class. So, you get a PDF tutorial, packed with instructions and diagrams to show…

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First Beading Project Revealed for International Beading Week 2020

First Beading Project for International Beading Week 2020: six pointed star beaded box, by Katie Dean, Beadflowers

Yes, I know, International Beading Week doesn’t start until 25th July 2020. But where’s the harm in looking forward…? So, with that in mind, I thought I would reveal my first beading project for this year’s celebrations. I say first because there will be more… But all in good time! For now, I just want…

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IBW Beading Competition Results 2019

Bead Inspirations Beading Competition, Katie Dean, Beadflowers

With International Beading Week over for another year, I hope you can reflect back and review all the fun. Certainly, I’ve loved seeing the beaded boxes coming to life and enjoying the competition entries. Which brings me neatly to my last task for this year’s week…announcing the IBW beading Competition Results. If you remember, I…

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IBW 2019 is about to start…

IBW 2019 Bead Inspirations contest entry by Dora, Beadflowers, beadwork by Katie Dean

What will you be doing for IBW 2019? (That’s International Beading Week, in case you weren’t sure!). The festivities officially begin tomorrow and last until 4th August. But you’ve probably noticed some events going on already. In fact, if you’ve been following my blog, I’m already seeing some completed boxes from my Beadalong. It’s fabulous…

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Bead Inspirations Beading Competition

Bead Inspirations Beading Competition, Katie Dean, Beadflowers

International Beading Week just wouldn’t be the same without a competition or two! So, I’m announcing my own Bead Inspirations Beading Competition. What’s it all about…? How would you like to win £50…? …of beading goodies that you get to choose? Well I’ve decided to give not just one but TWO lucky people this prize.…

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