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Bead Show Shopping Tips

As I prepare for the Bead & Button show, I have bead shopping and my bead budget on my mind.  Some years I have gone through the show and spent all my money in one aisle. Other years I had a well mapped out plan.  Most of my time I wander aimlessly buying whatever catches my eye as I suffer from stimulation overload.

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Bead Inspiration: Perfect Pairs

"Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind" - Bruce Lee

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Workshop Review

Bead Inspiration: Perfect Pairs

"The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship." -Willilam Blake

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Bead Inspiration: Perfect Pairs

"Time is for dragonflies and angels. The former live too little and the later live too long." - James Thurber

Dragonfly Charms - Dragonfly Photo

 

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Call for Submissions and Your Favorite Humblebeads

Humblebeads Best Sellers

Did your favorite Humblebead make the Best Sellers List

I think most of these have appeared in a publication over the last few years, which may account for their popularity! 

I have a big annoucement! 

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Inspiration Interview: Erin Prais-Hintz

Today begins a new feature on my blog where we interview some of my favorite designers and feature their work using Humblebeads. 

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Spoil Yourself this Weekend - Humblebeads Sale

You know you've been eyeing that bead, it's calling your name - just whispering to come roll around on your bead table.  Treat yourself to a bead packaging that will arrive with a special gift surprise gift from me! 

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Art Bead Scene Challenge

I created two pieces for this month's challenge on the Art Bead Scene.  I loved the warm yellow tones and lush flowers.  I had the perfect focal - a new Queen Anne's Lace pendant from Vintaj.  Isn't that just the loveliest! 

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Bead Inspiration: Perfect Pairs

Dandelion Wine Focal Bead

"Bees do have a smell, you know, and if they don't they should, for their feet are dusted with the spices from a million flowers." - Ray Bradbury, "Dandelion Wine"

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