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What is PWAT?

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  PWAT is an acronym for the hottest new stitch this year, Peyote With a Twist. Created by Gerlinde Lenz, this stitch can be mistaken for a tubular or zipped peyote, but with closer inspection you will see that unlike the horizontal placement of the beads in tubular, PWAT creates a diagonal line of beads … Continue reading What is PWAT?

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These beads are making a big ‘ripple’ in the bead world!

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We have been so lucky to be one of the first bead stores in North America to get our hands on these fabulous Ripple Beads by Preciosa. They are so named for the rippled edge they have all the way around their flat, disk shaped bodies. They are very versatile: you can use them strung … Continue reading These beads are making a big ‘ripple’ in the bead world!

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12 days of beading (on the eighth day…)

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Eight maids a milking..tricky to translate into a jewelry design.  But we do have something that is made up of eight strings for you!  This Festive Wreath Kumihimo Bracelet is pretty quick to make for a bead woven project (about 2-3 hours) and easy if you have done some Kumihimo before.  If you haven’t, please … Continue reading 12 days of beading (on the eighth day…)

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I Love This Site!

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We have discovered a great online resource called ‘Beading Daily’ which is published through Interweave Press (publishers of many of your favorite craft magazines). It is free to sign up and you instantly receive a great set of instructions for 5 pieces. There is a strong emphasis on beadweaving, with beautiful ideas for beginners and … Continue reading I Love This Site!

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