Design Detours

Our bead meet-up group has been having a great time with our monthly challenges. In March, each member brought an item to share/give to another member. A fascinating assortment of beads, stones, and chain were contributed. We drew numbers from a hat and everyone went...

Adding ‘Challenge’ to Your Beading

To make our bead meet up group meetings more fun, I started adding monthly ‘challenges.’ Each month I assign a new project, designed to stretch our skills and creativity — no matter what type of work we do. The results have been fantastic — with all kinds of creative...

A Change in Perspective

Stuck — we’ve all been there. You’re working on a piece you really love. In your mind’s eye it’s going to be gorgeous. But along the way, something goes wrong. You can’t quite put your finger on it but you’re just not happy with the results. The joy is sucked out of...