More Bead Embroidery Kits!

More kits! New kits – these are the full size wall decorations! If you loved “Bast” – You’ll want to get the companion “Bast in the Night.” If loved “Blue Gold,” you’ll want to pair it with “Red Gold.” And if you love owls, vibrant color, or possibly tripping on acid, then boy-howdy, the enigmatically named “Ammolite” is for You! New Brooch kits too – Gleam of Citrine or Emerald August Polar Bears, the night sky, the color blue! Ursa Major and Ursa Minor. And a Little Snowflake to go with the Polar Beads, er, Bears. Perhaps you are intrigued …

Project of the Week: Bee’s Knees, part 3

Welcome back to our Bee’s Knees bead embroidered pin series! In the first two classes we created a design using one of the new Trio of Bees cabochon. Last week, we did the stitching and looked at some design considerations to make our pin more interesting. For a recap, you can see Part 1 here, and Part 2 here. Today in our final series class, we are going to finish our pin by adding an ultra suede backing, the pin back and finish the edge with beads. Let’s get started! Our first task is to cut away the excess foundation …

Bead Embroidery Classes

Bead Embroidery anyone? How about one of the Betty Stephan classes? Classes are March 19, 20, 21. Register by Jan 29 for an early Bird Discount! Zoom on in! Not sure if you’ll like the virtual format? Why not sign up and drop into the Virtual Bead Tea. It’s free and a zero-stress way to find out if you like it! Pam offers sneak peeks at the upcoming products, btw.

Project of the Week: Bee’s Knees Pin, part 2

Welcome back to our bead embroidered pin series. Last week, we discussed what materials we are using and how to get started. If you need a refresher about last week’s post, click here. We also discussed a bit about designing our pin and the possibilities of what we can do. This week, we’re going to do the bead embroidery portion and use a couple of different – but easy – stitches. We’ll also look at considerations to create an interesting design effect. So, let’s get started! Now that our cabochon is securely glued to the foundation, it’s time to add …

A poem | One new item

Louise – this one’s for you. 😉 But we got extras – so the rest of you can have one too. Bead Embroidery Kit – Brooch – Drop of the Sun (Kit)   T’was just before Christmas, on the weirdest of yearsA year of confusion, and questions, and fears To list all the strangeness and oddities found,well that would be a list from the sky to the ground.And yet, here we are, with new skills galorefrom mask-making to hand-washing and “zoom”ing and more Stay 6 feet away – that’s two hockey sticks.Stay home, shop online, be safe: don’t get sick.But …

Bead Embroidery Kits

Bead Embroidery Kits I am so excited about this week’s update! Woohoo! You may have noticed that I have been experimenting with bead embroidery. (I am inspired by chudo__lavka on Instagram.) And to share my enthusiasm – we have some kits for you! So if you want to try this too – this will make it easy to get started! We have some full wall art kits, some lovely jewellery kits, and some printed charts – where you can use your own beads! You see that little beetley beast up the top there? The kits came in Friday, and I …

More Hoop-la

Whoop, whoop, where’s the hoop? stitch and bead and sew and loop!Some will bead, and some will sew. Have some fun and let it flow!! Today, we bring you a selection of sizes of embroideryhoops, for your bead embroidery pleasure. From 4 to 14 inches. Some of you might remember my posting pictures of this piece as a work-in-progress earlier this summer. I had a lot of fun with this – it was my first on a hoop, instead of a stiff beading foundation. I liked doing it a lot, and I thought it would be fun to have some …

Mixing the Media, Shipping & Curbside Pick-up!

More stuff to pour resin into, stuff your polymer clay into, load up with 2-part epoxy clay and encrust with rhinestones, use as frames for bead embroidery, loom work, or bead stitching. Nothing sets off your creativty like a nice framework. These wide cuffs are a handsome statement. Just slip a couple on as is, and you are wonder woman! (Actually – you already are wonder woman!) But let’s say you take a piece of beading foundation, trace out the size of the space in the cuff on it, and then embroider it with beads from your stash. Then trim …

May 2018 Bead Mat Update: Two steps back, one step forward!

My May 2018 bead mat update signals a return to my roots. Fibre has always been my first love, and I must admit that I’m enjoying the process immensely. Did my Stitch Meditations have anything to do with my current obsession with fibre? I certainly expect so! What if I combined fibre, beads, embroidery, felting, and natural elements? Isn’t that what I’m all about? My muse was whispering insistently, so I just had to shut her up!! This stitched stone has been sitting on the sidelines for a while, but I decided to finish it off with freeform peyote, just …

UFO 2 Go: Make plans to complete the aventure!

When I say UFO 2 Go (unfinished objects), how do you react? With confusion, interest, or perhaps abject terror! For me, it’s all of the above! Just the other day, the phrase UFO 2 go popped into my brain, as I was sorting through stuff in preparation for my Stitch Bits (aka Stitch Meditation) class this Thursday. One thing led to another, as I pulled more and more stuff out of the boxes, and realized that I had a whole lot of finishing to do! Okay, not everything I’m going to show you is really old, but I’m certainly not …