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International Beading Week 2022 Plans from Katie Dean

International Beading Week 2022, plans announced by Katie Dean, Beadflowers

Well, how time flies…! It’s already time to start making plans for International Beading Week 2022. If you’ve celebrated in the past, then you have some idea of the treats in store. If this is new for you, then let’s start with a basic question…

What is International Beading Week?

Since its inception in 2014, beaders around the world have come together each year to celebrate all things beads and beading. The number and scope of events seems to grow bigger and better each year.

You will find everything from free beading projects, to online and in-person classes, competitions, sales… Basically, just about any kind of event you can think of to bring beaders together to share their love of beads and beading.

You can find the full schedule of events for 2022 at this link.

When is International Beading Week 2022?

This year, the event will be taking place from 23rd July until 31st July. So, that includes two full weekends to allow you to maximise your fun!

My plans for IBW 2022

It just so happens that this year marks the tenth anniversary of two significant events for my beading…

  1. I published my first book, Sweet Treats (you can find a copy of that here)
  2. Beading became my only job (I would say full-time, but the impact of ill health meant that a lot of the time my working hours were just part-time. So, really my sole source of income is a better description)

So, it feels like a good idea to celebrate those milestones!

I can’t elaborate on all my plans today… There are still some bits and pieces to fit together… But I can give you some idea of what to expect…

An awesome beading competition

I have already launched a really fun beading competition… Just follow this link to find out all the details!

Decorate a beaded cake competition for IBW2022, sponsored by CJ Beaders

If you want to be the first to hear more updates on that, then follow this link and leave your details.

Free beading projects…

No IBW would be complete without some free beading projects. And I’ve got something really special in mind. Obviously, it’s going to have a food theme, in keeping with all my plans for this year.

But, for the moment, I’m keeping that under wraps. So, again, if you want to be the first to hear about it, leave your details here.

A very special feast of an online class…

For the past few years, I’ve given you all a new online class to celebrate beading week. Well, this year is going to be no exception. Again, I’m not going to reveal too much just yet… But think, a feast for all levels!

And here are a few clues… If you want to be the first to hear about this class, then leave your details at this link.

Brand new tutorials…

Yes, in addition to the class, I will also be launching some brand new beading tutorials to celebrate.

Fun and games online

And last, but not least, I’ll have a week of fun and games for you to enjoy online. If you’ve taken parted in previous beading week events, or followed my annual Advent event, then you’ll have some idea of what is coming.

If not, then think puzzles, games, discounts, inspiration, and a lot of fun…!

And, one final reminder… If you want to be the first to hear about any (and all) of my International Beading Week 2022 plans, make sure to leave your details here. I will then email you about what is happening. (But don’t worry – you will ONLY hear about IBW2022 events, and after the end of IBW you won’t have to hear anything else from me…unless you want to!)

So, I hope that has whetted your appetite… This year is going to be a feast for all your senses…!

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