In praise of praise

By: Cindy Goldrick Most days I work alone at home on various aspects of my business, from correspondence and other office stuff to making stock for sale and, what satisfies me most, designing. The only real-time feedback I get is from the dog and maybe one of the cats strolling by. Of course, there are the days I post to Facebook and get instant feedback on my work in progress, and then my favourite days when I teach, but I usually feel like I’m working in a void.  So when I receive feedback and words of praise, it makes me …

Seedbead Sizes – Debunking the myth

“Hi – I’d like some seedbeads that are larger that these 11s? How much bigger are the 13s?” If that sentence made you giggle – then congratulations! You have the seedbead sizing thing figured out. No doubt about it – seedbead sizes are confusing because  – like wire gauges – they run backwards to your intuition. Bigger numbers mean smaller beads! So not too long ago, I overheard someone authoritatively telling their friend that “Size 6s are called that because there are 6 in an inch.” Whoa – really? Wouldn’t that be nice? Damn – that would be so nice …