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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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Expectations

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The other day, I allowed myself to be dragged down the rabbit hole that is Pinterest. Oh yeah. Some days I dream about home décor and fill my folders with photos of beautiful rooms, but this time I perused bead-lust topics! Beaded jewellery, beaded earrings, beaded anklets, embroidery and curtains, oh my! As I meandered … Continue reading Expectations

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Etched Seeds Stretchy Bracelet

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This bracelet is so much fun to make and so easy to wear! It has the wonderful look of a woven bracelet but no clasp, so can easily be slipped on the wrist. It is altogether more relaxing to weave this way! You don’t have to strain to hold the tension or be afraid to … Continue reading Etched Seeds Stretchy Bracelet

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It’s Never Too Early to Bead for the Holiday Season

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I grumble – every single year – that the Holidays snuck up on me! As if! It’s just me who is not organized, forgets to plan, and doesn’t always manage her time well. I thought that if I could use a nudge, maybe others would appreciate a reminder as well. Whether you celebrate Diwali, Bodhi … Continue reading It’s Never Too Early to Bead for the Holiday Season

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Project by The Beading Room ‘Angelic Earrings’

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We made a variation of these a couple of years ago and turned the little angels into bookmarks.  This year we made them into cute earrings and had to share the idea! What you need: 2x Silver Plated Earring Hooks 2x Silver Plated Eye Pin 2.13inch 22 Gauge 2x Rhinestone & Silver Metal Rondelle 6mm … Continue reading Project by The Beading Room ‘Angelic Earrings’

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Project by The Beading Room: ‘Vintage Christmas Charm Bracelet’

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Christmas is the perfect time to make jewellery with a little fun and whimsy.  We loved the quality and style of TierraCast’s seasonal charms the minute we saw them, and knew a charm bracelet had to be made!  The vintage feel of the designs and lettering on them, combined with the crystal red pearls, gives … Continue reading Project by The Beading Room: ‘Vintage Christmas Charm Bracelet’

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introducing DatzKatz Designs and a free bangle tutorial for our readers…

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We are so lucky to have a business where we meet such talented and amazing people.  One of our customers, Debra of DatzKatz Designs is no exception.  True to the artistic Maritime spirit, she is an accomplished beading artist, having been published several times in the leading magazines.  A few of her designs are also … Continue reading introducing DatzKatz Designs and a free bangle tutorial for our readers…

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project by the beading room: downton waterfall chandelier earrings

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These earrings were inspired by a night of marathon Downton Abbey viewings on Netflix.  I scarcely remember making them I was so enthralled…. what you need: (just click on the links and add them to your cart on the site) 2 x sterling silver chandeliers waterfall (come as a pair) 2 x sterling silver post … Continue reading project by the beading room: downton waterfall chandelier earrings

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project by the beading room: lovin’ neon bracelet

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I have been eyeing these neon Swarovski pearls for a while now, waiting for inspiration.  Neon is all over the stores at the moment, and if you are not brave enough (like me!) to wear it in a large piece of clothing, this bracelet is an easy and fun way to add a bit of pop to … Continue reading project by the beading room: lovin’ neon bracelet

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project by the beading room: crystal & filigree compact mirror

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Imagine pulling this eye-catching compact from your bag!  Feminine, elegant and pretty, this timeless piece only requires a few materials and about about an hour’s time. What you will need: Mirror Compact Silver Plate 50mmID DeCoRe Two-Part Epoxy Clay Olivine Preciosa Chaton Mix Assorted Green Silver Plated Filigree Circle 36mm Tools: (optional but very handy!) … Continue reading project by the beading room: crystal & filigree compact mirror

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what’s been happening…january 2013

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Well after a busy holiday period January has been a time of relative rest…and planning for the year ahead! Now that we have the site running pretty much as we would like it, we will be looking at all the photos which we transferred from the old site.  Some were taken when we first started … Continue reading what’s been happening…january 2013

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12 days of beading (on the tenth day…)

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A sweet and simple project that makes a wonderful gift with a great book.  I still books are the one of the greatest gifts you can give! Even better when they come with this beautiful bookmark:) What you need: 1x Silver Plated Plain Mini Book Mark 1x Silver Plated Eye Pin 2.13inch 22 Gauge 1x … Continue reading 12 days of beading (on the tenth day…)

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12 days of beading (on the ninth day…)

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Nine ladies dancing.  They will be after you present a beautiful bottle of wine with this Beaded Wine Bottle Stopper. This makes a fabulous gift!  Choose beads that coordinate with the wine bottle.  Or, if you are a very thoughtful and observant friend, you could coordinate the beads with their dining room decor. What you … Continue reading 12 days of beading (on the ninth day…)

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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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12 days of beading (on the seventh day….)

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We have for you some fun and easy to make Swarovski Present Earrings! These are cute but classy little earrings.  Use different metal finishes for findings and different colors of crystal to personalize them as gifts for friends and family! You will need: 2x Antique Copper Plated Bead Bow 10x14mm by Tierracast 2x Swarovski 4mm … Continue reading 12 days of beading (on the seventh day….)

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it is hip to be square this winter

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You are seeing them EVERYWHERE at the moment- the hot new Czech Two-Hole Tile Beads. They have all the versatility of their Miyuki counterparts, but the corners are softer and the look more rustic overall. We are seeing them paired with leather and cord this season to create casual, organic feeling bracelets. We say NEW, … Continue reading it is hip to be square this winter

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