Author Archives: francie

Bead It Forward 2016

By | January 21, 2016

Every January, the Indiana Bead Society spends the monthly meeting working on squares for the Bead It Forward project.  Beaders all over the world make little 1.5″ by 1.5″ beaded squares which are then assembled into quilts and other items, then auctioned off to raise money for breast cancer research.   It’s a great way to […]

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Ornament Swap Blog Hop!

By | December 20, 2015

In November I received an e-mail from the lovely Karen Williams of Baubilicious looking for people to participate in a handmade ornament swap.    It sounded like too much fun to pass up, so I signed up.  Karen paired me up with Lori.  We swapped a few e-mails back and forth discussing our styles and color […]

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Whee! A tutorial.

By | July 26, 2014

In celebration of nearly finishing my Bead and Button Show applications to teach next year, I am posting my first tutorial. These Super Speedy Starburst Earrings are really fun.  You can whip out a pair in about a half an hour.  Perfect for gifts, or if you don’t have the right earrings for your new […]

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Hello Again

By | July 2, 2014

Is anyone still there besides spammers selling knock off purses and sunglasses?     Just in case, I thought I would fill you in on the latest bead news. I just returned from a trip to Cleveland to shoot an episode of Beads, Baubles, and Jewels.     It was a great experience.   Everyone on the staff was kind […]

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Busy Bee

By | September 20, 2013

Many beady things have happened since I have last posted… Bead and Button, Sievers, teaching at Bead Fest, and a workshop with Kim Stathis.    Many crazy non beady things have happened too.  Needless to say, it’s been a very busy summer. Technically the Bead and Button Show happened before my last post, but let’s start […]

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Fish Are Friends Blog Hop Reveal

By | July 13, 2013

Hello Everyone, Please excuse my long absence.  Life got a little nutty there for a while.   It’s still a little nutty, but mostly manageable.    In the mean time, I have been busy behind the scenes beading away. I was thrilled to be picked for Karen Williams Fancy Fish Design Team.  I got to test out […]

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Upcoming Classes

By | May 28, 2013

I will be teaching two classes in Frankfort, IN at the Frankfort Library on June 15.   The Tila Circle Cuff will be the morning class.  Class starts at 10.     The class fee is $20 per student and the kit fee is $15.   There will be multiple color choices available. This class is suitable […]

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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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