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| How to Choose a Beading Needle
How to choose a beading needle...well to be honest I really didn't know! As Shanna and I were talking about this, we said that is why we keep a multi pack around! But all kidding aside, I did find some good information regarding "How to choose a Beading Needle?"
I am One in a Million!
Okay my Crochet Necklace Video has hit One Million Views! Karla Kam has hit over one million views, I really can't figure this out, really!
Beads and Babies
Auntie's Beads' Owner, Susie Henderson describes what her life around the office has been like lately.
Is it a Defective Stone?
When dealing with natural stones, we must remember that not all is perfect, which to me, makes it more beautiful.
Spiraling Out of Control
Sometimes, we have "show and tell" sessions at the office when we have come up with a great design or have been working on something new. The Cellini Spiral is my newest, latest, greatest work in progress! A variation of the tubular peyote stitch, this is one fun piece!
Something Old to New!
For Christmas and other gift giving times, my mother likes to give my niece jewelry from her old stash, some of her mother's and grandmother'st too! My niece is very into vintage clothing and jewelry so this is just her thing...
Auntie's Beads is moving this week to a new home! Oh, but moving is painful! Years of trinkets and pieces you thought you loved, that you just had to have, now reside in a box labeled Goodwill. The new place is larger and suits us to a T, and the move will be completed by Sunday...
I was just going through my email from the weekend and was hit with more beautiful pictures of embellished ladder stitch bracelets! I am not sure I have ever made a video with such a pictorial response! It is so amazing that you all continue to encourage me with the videos...
How I took a suggestion as a challenge!
Part of my daily Auntie's Beads routine, is to pop on my Facebook and check out what everyone is doing. I also check to see if there are any questions and the like that need my attention. Well I found one on Tuesday...
Spark Your Creativity with a Beading Challenge
Do you ever find your creative juices needs a little boost? Need to get over a dreaded case of "beader's block"? Take some advice from our guest blogger Mortira and give yourself a beading challenge!
Do you brainstorm with others when contemplating a design, about a new finding or bead? In her latest blog post, Karla says two heads can definitely be better than one when it comes to beading design inspiration!
DIY Lightbox for Photographing Your Jewelry
Do you display your jewelry on a craft shopping site like Art Fire or Etsy? Having trouble getting your camera to cooperate to show off your beautiful handmade jewelry? Learn how to build your own lightbox for little to no cost and improve your jewelry photography!
Color Trends Inspiration
What are Color Trends and where does our inspiration come from. Auntie's Beads founder Susie Henderson speaks up about where to look.
Photography Lingo For Beginners
So you want your pictures to look good huh? Well first of all, I'll need to go over some photography lingo so we're all on the same page here!
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How to Choose a Beading Needle
Oh, Snap! I Have A New Addiction...
I am One in a Million!
Beads and Babies
AptToCraft's Bead Drop Earrings and Wire Wrapped Cuff Bracelet
Bead Chat Offers Valuable Opportunity to Engage