Meet Neva Brown

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We have introduced you to bead artists from the Netherlands, US, and Canada, and this month we dive “down under” to acquaint you with Aussie Neva Brown. Neva’s artistic talents first expressed themselves through both interior and graphic design, fields in which she has been professionally successful for many years, and in which global clients, … Continue reading Meet Neva Brown

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Meet Maria Rypan

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A beadwork designer, artist, researcher, teacher, and publisher, Maria Rypan’s work has been featured in many beadwork publications. Since 1995 she has taught beadwork classes internationally at bead shops, societies, shows, retreats, and at museum bead exhibits Maria’s beading specialty hails from her Ukrainian roots. From that tradition she shares her expertise in netting beaded … Continue reading Meet Maria Rypan

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The Essentials

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Don’t you adore beading as a hobby or art form? Supplies are not space hogs, like flower arranging or quilting … no expensive equipment is required … and I know that many beaders (even award-winners! shhh…) work at a plain old table! Bead projects can be travel buddies too! Take your travel tips from international … Continue reading The Essentials

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Pantone Color of 2022 – Very Peri

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This years color choice is 17-3938 – Very Peri. A color which encompasses the qualities of the blues, yet at the same time possesses a violet-red undertone. PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri displays a spritely, joyous attitude and dynamic presence that encourages courageous creativity and imaginative expression. Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute quotes: … Continue reading Pantone Color of 2022 – Very Peri

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Meet Suzanne Golden.

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If you are a beader who yearns for color – or maybe fears color! – prepare to be inspired to the max by the work of January’s profiled bead artist, Suzanne Golden. In Suzanne’s words, “Color is my biggest influence. I see everything from people to nature in terms of color, and am inspired to … Continue reading Meet Suzanne Golden.

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Meet Floor Kaspers, Bead Artist Extraordinaire!

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  I love to join FB beaders’ groups, peruse Pinterest for inspiration, and deep dive into mainly seed bead creations wherever I find them. In this way, I’ve stumbled upon several bead artists whose work captivates, impresses, and inspires me. Today I’d like to introduce you to one such artist, Floor Kaspers of the Netherlands. … Continue reading Meet Floor Kaspers, Bead Artist Extraordinaire!

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🎶Let it Snow, let it snow, let it snow! 🎶

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I adore autumn. I resist summer’s end with the first few leaves that begin turning, but only momentarily! Within a few weeks, as morning shadows lengthen and more leaves colour, I look forward to the coziness of fall. The season brings rain and cooler temps to most of Canada, and makes our crafting time all … Continue reading 🎶Let it Snow, let it snow, let it snow! 🎶

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Fair Fall and Fall Fairs

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When August speeds along (far too quickly), I know that soon enough leaves will glow with color. Fall’s energy differs entirely from summer’s hectic sun-drenched activities. It’s cozy. And fall sees the beginning of one of my favorite activities: the craft and art show circuit. Perhaps you love beading so much that you pretty much … Continue reading Fair Fall and Fall Fairs

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Helping You Spring into Beading

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Fellow beady-eyed friends! Have you visited our new website yet? It’s so beautiful! And super responsive and “user-friendly.” Whether you’re on your laptop or mobile phone your orders will be easy-peasy to select and process. I am still working on simplifying it further so keep checking back! You’ll still find links to gift cards, and … Continue reading Helping You Spring into Beading

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Pantone Color of the Year 2021 – Ultimate Gray & Illuminating

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What better way to usher out one of the most challenging years of recent history and ringing in a hopeful new one, with not one, but a marriage of 2 colors. Pantone have chosen 17-5104 Ultimate Gray plus 13-0647 Illuminating, a gorgeous combination of sunny yellow and complimenting gray. Pantone describes the colors as:.. ‘Practical … Continue reading Pantone Color of the Year 2021 – Ultimate Gray & Illuminating

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All That Jazz

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What can I say about 2020? I’ve seen every imaginable variation of “good riddance” in recent newsletters (my fave was the Grinch saying 2020 “stink, stank, stunk”!!). It’s been a year for the historians, social scientists, medical researchers, and political pundits to ponder for decades to come. Let’s leave it at that, shall we? Let’s … Continue reading All That Jazz

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Solstice Beading or “Tame the Chaos with Beading”

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Our world is in chaos. The pandemic, which seemed to ease off over the summer, has returned with ferocity! And in our own beading world, on the heels of the demise of the Bead and Button magazine, an even worse calamity: the Swarovski line of top-quality crystals and (glass) pearls is withdrawing from the retail … Continue reading Solstice Beading or “Tame the Chaos with Beading”

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Warp Speed

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Beadwork, in some form, has been around for at least 5,000 years. And although the origins are lost to us, there is fossilized evidence that as soon as we dressed ourselves – in Cro-Magnon days 30,000 years ago (!) – we found visual ways to communicate our individual status and artistry through embellishment. One form … Continue reading Warp Speed

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