Mar 30, 2018

Free Tip Friday: More Bead Embroidery... tassels and more!

Hi Gang!
Thanks so much for joining me on FTF today. I loved the way the finished piece turned out.

I had fun choosing the beads for the tassel. Find both of Emily's Bead Embroidery Projects on our website at this link. 

Here is a list of what I added to the ingredients: 

Enjoy... and I can't wait to see what you make! -Kate


Mar 23, 2018

Free Tip Friday: It's a three-technique mash-up today!

Hey Everyone!
So glad you could join me for the week's Free Tip Friday episode.

Today's project was a mash-up of three projects and techniques, Born Yesterday, Trail's End and Poetry. We also discussed choosing needles of projects and did some troubleshooting on beginning a Poetry project.

I used the following products for the sample:
1 strand 5mm Rondelles- Mustard
1 strand 5mm Rondelles- Wine Red
1 strand 8mm English Cut- Picasso Green Aqua
2 ft Satellite-Antique Copper
1 basket Irish Waxed Linen. I used Walnut 4-ply
.5mm Distressed Denim
1 spool Micro C Lon. I used Charcoal
1 Madame Butterfly Turquoise
2 Mini Hoops in Antique Copper
Flexible Eye Needles- 10 PK
Peekaboo Antique Copper Button

It was such a fun project to share!

I can't wait to see how you create using a mash-up of these techniques.

Watch the video below for all of the tips and techniques. Enjoy!

Mar 16, 2018

Free Tip Friday: Handmade Wire Link & Czech Glass Bead Bracelet

Hey Gang!
Thanks for joining me on Free Tip Friday today. It was a fun project to share with you. A great mix of Wire and Czech Glass Rondelles creating an easy-to-make and wear design.

Here is what I used on the broadcast:

20 Gauge Silver Plated Wire and 5mm Ivory Mercury Czech Glass Rondelles

18 Gauge Silver Plated Wire and 8mm Glazed Peach Glass Rondelles

You'll need the following tools:
Chain Nose Pliers
Bent Chain Nose Pliers
Round Nose Pliers
Nylon Jaw Pliers
Flush Wire Cutters

All of the how-to is in the video below. Enjoy!

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...