Author Archives: francie

Blowing The Bead Budget

By | March 6, 2013

Today has been spent staring at the computer trying to decipher bead numbers and colors.   I have placed 4 different orders in hopes of having all of the right stuff to assemble kits next week.   I like assembling kits, but ordering all the bits is tedious.    And it’s so hard to judge color through screens […]

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Circles and Triangles and Beads Oh My!

By | March 1, 2013

After yesterdays triangles, I did manage to figure out triangle stitch in rows rather than in medallions.  I even managed to add a clasp instead of letting it languish half finished! Here’s the close up, pre-clasp. And here’s the finished item.   Please pardon the crummy photo, the sun has gone down already.    I think my […]

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Hearts on the Brain

By | February 28, 2013

I have been making lots of hearts lately. I love the Swarovski crystal puffy heart.  I have made tons of those. And every time, I still need to find my instructions. Oy.  But I have found a new heart to make.   Here’s the most recent bunch. These are triangle weave.   I found a free […]

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Updated!

By | February 27, 2013

My etsy shop has been updated.  I just added 22 new items, mostly bracelets and fused glass.    There will be more earrings and necklaces to come next week.   But for now I need to bead something and stop staring at a computer screen or I will go bonkers.   Here are some of the new pretties […]

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Yo Yo Yo!

By | February 26, 2013

I spent the day yesterday hanging out with my pal Heather.    We had loads of fun.   I managed to make several things.   Another felt ball chick, a baby chick, a “finished” bracelet -minus the clasp, and yo-yos.  Pardon the weird lighting.  It’s raining buckets outside and I am feeling too lazy to set up the […]

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Bead Tubes part 2

By | February 26, 2013

Here are the tubes that I beaded for the bead swap.    Please excuse the slightly janky pictures.  Each participant requested their own colors.  It was fun to work with some combos that I wouldn’t normally choose.   I started out simple with straight peyote stitch.   I really like the zig zag pattern on this one.   More […]

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Message in a Bottle Beaded Tube Bead Swap

By | February 25, 2013

Last year I had the chance to participate in a bead swap with a bunch of beaders from England and the U.S..  The challenge was organized by Diane Fitzgerald and Stephney Hornblow.  The challenge was to bead 10 tiny tubes, hide a message inside and send them off.  In exchange, you would receive 10 beaded […]

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Etsy Update

By | February 24, 2013

Due to general craziness, I will be updating the Etsy shop on Tuesday instead of Monday, assuming the pictures come out well.   

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More January Projects

By | February 24, 2013

I thought I would post a few more of the UFO’s that I finished and a few of the other beady things I worked on in January.First up is a tumbled glass ring bracelet.   It’s my knock off of a Glass Garden kit that was stunning but way too expensive for my budget.   The rings […]

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Bead Fest Philadelphia!

By | February 23, 2013

I am thrilled to inform you that I will be teaching at Bead Fest in Philadelphia in August.    I have three classes scheduled.    One full day and two half day classes.    Day one is a doozy.  I have a full day and a half day class scheduled.   The Celeste Necklace is a full day class.   […]

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