Glossary – Advanced Bead Shapes

Last Monday – I reviewed some basic bead shapes – shapes that are essentially round, oval or rectangular, and their various names. Today – let’s tackle the more, for what of a better term, “exotic” shapes. 😉 In defiance of all logic, “pear” shape is rounded at one end, and pointed at the other – much like a raindrop or tear drop. This, came, I think, from the same shape in gems. A pear can be flat or 3-D. And sometimes you will see it referred to as a pear drop – to emphasis that is droplet shape. When we …

Ack – It’s Sunday!

Ack! Ack! Guess who forgot it was Sunday? Blog post. Ack! A friend just emailed me and asked “Is it a rule that there is always something to buy to finish a project.” Speaking with my bead store hat on – I would have to say, “Why, yes – there’s a law – there is always something that you need to buy to finish every project.” But – I had a fellow designer tell me – many years ago – “When you are putting something together, and you find yourself saying ‘I need …’ – you should stop and think …