Aug 2, 2017

Connections: 8.2.17

We never get tired of hearing how you’re doing with a project, what you love about Facebook LIVE, and how you connect with our learning, our team, and our worldwide beading community. It’s that connection that keeps us doing what we’re doing.

We wanted to give your submissions a real home; we believe they deserve it! So, we decided to create a special section on our blog for showcasing the work done by you, our viewers. We’re going to call it “Connections.”

We hope you enjoy seeing what others are doing. It’s inspiring to us, so we think you will be too. And, if you’d like to share what you’re doing, please send in your photos with an email to us at

If you haven’t yet joined us on Facebook LIVE, we are on every Wednesday at 10:30am PT. You can also watch us later in rebroadcasts on Youtube or on
~Drea (and kate and janice and emily and the whole team)

These first four beauties come to us from Shingle Springs, CA, where longtime viewer and customer Susan W. has created a Stretch Therapy and Poetry matching set in lush greens.
Check out our Green Color Collection to further inspire your next Green Project.

"Recently I decided to make bracelets for my friends and family. I ask them to go to, pick out a style and color, and I will create the piece from my bead stash, plus some beads from that I had to have.

I've been having so much fun!! And my friends and family are loving their pieces."

Su also showed off a second lovely Poetry design and a colorful Bits & Pieces. We love that she uses "made with love" charms on her can tell that each piece really is made with lots and lots of love! 

Thanks so much for sharing, Su! We can't wait to see what you create next!

Mireille B., from Quebec, has also been busily beading. She sent us photos of her really cool version of Across Cultures. Her personal touches give this bracelet a really natural, earthy vibe, and her pretty color choices are inspired! We are in love, Mireille!

"I use beads from my stash, including the Turquoise Picasso Rollers and the beautiful Little Shadows in Antique Copper. I change things up a bit by using wood beads in place of metal beads and a macramé closure. Thank you everyone at the for the endless inspiration and the quality products you offer."

Also used in this bracelet:

Tierra Heishi in Bright Silver and Antique Copper

Donna H. from Tallassee, Alabama, has been watching FB Live and creating her own versions of our ideas. She's made what we think of as a miniature Off The Cuff, using Full Chrome Bugles and Safari 8mm Rounds.

Her macrame and leather wrap bracelet incorporates some beautiful summer colors:

Donna used hemp cords, but her vibrant color story can be recreated in C-Lon using Venetian Red, Tangerine, Latte, Sky Blue, and Medium Brown.

Last but not least, let's show off a little something Debbie M. of Reno, NV created. She's taken our Nantucket 7-wrap Tahoe design and updated it with a Full Lotus Charm, Blue 6/0s, and metal sliders, much like she did with her USA-themed Summer Tahoe we shared a few weeks ago

I'm ending with a cliffhanger here...Debbie is in the middle of a major project, creating a series of four matching bracelets, including TWO Across Cultures, with a special theme and a special cause...stay tuned, because we'll be telling you all about them soon!  

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