Friday, July 31, 2009

Sale at Shop Handmade Store

For this month I'm having my sale at my Shop Handmade store.

There are 9 items listed and they are all 10% off. There's a bit of everything listed including, chainmail, wirework, beadweaving, and a beaded rose bud.

The sale is for all of August only.

See them here Shop Handmade

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

New listings in Craft Cove

white netted necklace
beaded shoe
3d beaded shoe
3d beaded schnauzer

Here are the latest listings on my website.

There's a beaded runner shoe, a beaded stiletto, a white beaded choker (great for weddings), and a 3d schnauzer.

These and many more are available at Craft Cove

Monday, July 13, 2009

Care of Beaded Flowers

I just thought I'd mention a bit about the making and care of beaded flowers

3d beaded anemone

Beaded flowers are often made with either the French Beaded method OR the Victorian Beaded Method.

Both of these methods require hundreds, and sometimes thousands, of tiny seed beads that are threaded onto wire.

They are then bent, twisted, and shaped into the individual parts of the flower. Then the parts are joined together and the stems taped with floral tape to create all sorts of different flowers.

Victorian beaded rose

To clean your beaded flowers:

The simplest and safest ways are a feather duster or compressed air.

If the flowers need more than that, you can use a damp cloth to lightly rub the beads.

If they need a more serious clean, you can dip the flower heads in warm soapy water, then rinse thoroughly. Every bit of moisture must be removed with a hair dyer on the lowest setting, or dried thoroughly in fresh air. Even a tiny bit of moisture left can cause it to rust.

With reasonable care your flowers should last a VERY long time, although some of the colours may fade with time.

beaded daisy

Beaded Flowers are available from: Flower Cove
Or email:

Monday, July 6, 2009

Beaded Flowers now available

an assortment of beaded flowers

Beaded flowers are now available from my web site. There's French Beaded flowers and Victorian Beaded flowers, other types coming soon.

beaded flowers
French beading

Victorian beading

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

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