Category Archives: Resources

Explore Bead Embroidery on SkillShare

Author and bead embroidery expert Nancy Eha reached out to tell me she has two online SkillShare classes. She extends a free month SkillShare subscription AND her two classes to readers of this blog. Read on. I’m a fan. I … Continue reading

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Bead Loomwork? Just say “Yes!”

Bead Loomwork Action Moves Me Forward Three little bead looms sit on a studio table near my workbench. One remains in its original packaging. Why was I putting off weaving a simple pair of earrings? For the fifth time (or … Continue reading

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Beaded Jewelry and Positive Thoughts Go Together

“Chin up! Look around! There are so many things you can do, like beading origami, anything that is newly made by your hands.” -Fatima Mensen-Potter Fatima Mensen-Potter’s life is a testimonial to her belief in the positive. In 2009, a serious … Continue reading

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Testing my Creative Edge

7,304 days 420 specific accomplishments 20 years 2 decades I get it. I’ve tested my creative edge, pushing further and further, expanding the possibilities. For the past 20 years I’ve reviewed my year with a list of 21 accomplishments on … Continue reading

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Theme for a Year – Easier with #Quest2016

Do you have a Theme for the Year? If there’s one thing I recognize, it’s my own response to the new. I’m drawn to shiny objects and new projects like a two-year-old is drawn to a coffee table full of … Continue reading

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Schedule Bead Practice for Inspiration

“It takes practice to stay inspired.” – unknown A two-hour class at Bead Fest Santa Fe 2015, offered me a ticket to inspiration. Heidi Kummli, beader extraordinaire, shepherded the workshop. A 6:30-8:30pm offering, the class was packed with participants eager … Continue reading

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How Do You Expand Your Art?

Each of us has the same 24-hours. We also have opportunities within our field, within our networks, and within ourselves to stretch. So, how are you stretching? In a quick mind map sort of way I jotted nine resources.   … Continue reading

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DIY Beading Magazine: Learn to Bead with Your Phone

Whenever we decide to take on a new hobby, the first hurdle we always encounter is trying to figure out how to learn to do what we want to do. There are always many options, such as asking a friend to … Continue reading

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