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International Beading Week… July 29 – Aug 5

It’s International Beading Week!    To celebrate, all the items in the Etsy Shop are 15% off this week! I’d love to hear how you are going to celebrate… Maybe a trip to your local bead store, or taking a … Continue reading

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Tips… Strong Patterns and Warped Squares

Recently, I’ve had some students mention that their Stars or Phoenix patterns didn’t look like mine.  They had followed the word chart from the graphical pattern, but when they joined, they looked different.  I wondered if it had anything to … Continue reading

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Austin Bead Society and Carrier Beads…

Carrier Beads are making a huge impact these days!  I will be leading a workshop at the Austin Bead Society on June 25th on how to work with them.  We’ll be doing even count peyote in the workshop, and I … Continue reading

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Tapestry Star Pattern is available

The “Tapestry” star grew out of wanting to use certain beads together… I really liked the look of the mandarin orange and royal blue colors, so I made them the focal points.  The beautiful luster of the cream color and … Continue reading

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Warped Squares and New Star Patterns…

After creating two new graphic designs for The Phoenix (see post), I was on a roll!  Making warped squares always starts me dreaming up new patterns for the Stars…  The first one I finished is based on the middle tier … Continue reading

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