Jan 19, 2018

Free Tip Friday Kate's Take on the Goddess Bracelet

Free Tip Friday was a fun one today... So many of you have asked about The Goddess Bracelet design that has been kicking around the internet, so I thought it would be a fun one to tackle on FTF.

The materials are really simple and it works with a variety of beads and jump rings. Find all the ingredients on our website, or do a little stash diving in your collection.

The ingredients used: 

Jan 12, 2018

Free Tip Friday. More inspiration with Brick Stitch Hearts!

Hi All!
We had so much fun on FB LIVE on Wednesday with Emily's Heart on my Sleeve project that I just had to continue with it on Free Tip Friday this week.

For my version I used the following materials:

I also discussed our new buttons

As well as showing how to add our Czech Drops.

The project from Facebook Group member Susanne was my inspiration for my version of this project.
Susanne's project called Beaded Rag Rug Heart.
Check out the broadcast to see my take on this fun project from Emily. Enjoy and let me know what you make!

Jan 5, 2018

Free Tip Friday: Let's make some Wire Earrings!

Hey Gang!

On Free Tip Friday today we had a bunch of fun creating a mixed media earring with Wire and Irish Waxed Linen.

My inspiration came from member Tracey Watsen, in our Facebook Group, Beadshop Community: The Bead Table. (If you'd like to join, click here and answer three questions.) Thanks so much Tracey for your inspiration and talent. I have added the photo of her creations below.

Great job Tracey!!!

Here are the materials I used for my version of the earring:

One thing I wanted to note when I was making the second pair,  in the first step of wrapping the beads with the waxed linen, I went back through the beads to secure them so they are not loose. Kind of like securing your first stitches in a ladder bracelet. Take a look at the following photo to check out what I mean.

Check out the entire tutorial in the video below and let me know what you make with this technique... I'd love to see it!

Flash Sale Friday...get creative!

Last week Kate went shopping for some special strands at a local gem show, and she brought back six stone strands she couldn't live with...