NEW TUTORIAL – Quintessence Beaded Beads
The Indecisive Beader
by theindecisivebeader
1d ago
Earlier this year I started making a set of beaded beads. I love beaded beads, they’re something I come back to time and time again when I need a beaded piece for an outfit, when I’m stuck creatively, or when I want to really dig into some new 3D techniques and ideas. I went back to geometric solids and started playing with some methods and ideas I’ve been back and forth with over many years. I was trying to put together ’99 Red Balloons’ for a competition (Bead a Song) – that didn’t work out (I’ll tell you what did another day) but returning to such a versatile method made me realise I needed ..read more
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December 2022 ‘Thank you’ Sale
The Indecisive Beader
by theindecisivebeader
4M ago
I may not do Black Friday or Cyber Monday but I do like to try to offer a discount on my Tutorials in December as a seasonal gift to my lovely customers around the world. Please note that this only applies to Tutorials, but hopefully that will still keep most of you happy. So, 10% off all Tutorials in my Etsy & PayHip shops throughout December, links below, discount automatically applied at checkout. Etsy sale PayHip Sale Thank you ..read more
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IBW 2023 – ‘I Heart Beads’ version 6
The Indecisive Beader
by theindecisivebeader
9M ago
OK, I did another one – I skipped a day or so earlier in the week so catching up now! This is nearly the last (I’ve finished one more this afternoon and then I have plans for a completely bonkers one as a final hurrah), and I’ve kept it quite simple whilst trying to include some new touches to keep the experimental spirit going. If you’re at the Bead Embroidery Zoom tomorrow (Saturday) morning you might get to see how that’s progressing when I walk you through some of my work. As you may have noticed I bought some sheets of metallic pleather recently so I’ve gone back to those for the base and ..read more
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IBW 2023 ‘I Heart Beads’ version 5
The Indecisive Beader
by theindecisivebeader
9M ago
I hope everyone is having a wonderful IBW – I’m certainly enjoying making time to focus on beading. As you know I’m working using my donated ‘exploration’ PDF – a template and set of stitch instructions and ideas for a bead embroidered ‘I Heart Beads’ brooch, and every day or so I’m sharing the results. It’s kind of a week of making samples. Today I’ve stuck with the heavily beaded style I shared yesterday, but if I’m honest I don’t think this one is as successful. I think it’s probably missing the flat 3 & 4mm sequins I love to use so much – I didn’t have them in the right shade and I wan ..read more
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IBW 2023 ‘I Heart Beads’ Version 4
The Indecisive Beader
by theindecisivebeader
9M ago
Yesterday’s Barbie version of my ‘I Heart Beads’ brooch may have been a big pink failure, but hopefully today you can see I took what I learnt, made some slightly different decisions and came up with something which is very me and actually works! Whilst the pre-Barbie versions were light on beads, this one brings me back to the heavily encrusted style I usually work with and I was relieved to be able to use it. So, here’s what I did: 1) Back to ultrasuede for the ribbon, and stem stitched letters with 2 strands of black DMC cotton. 2) Red hard felt heart on another piece of black hard felt. No ..read more
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IBW 2023 ‘I Heart Beads’ – Version 2
The Indecisive Beader
by theindecisivebeader
9M ago
Hello again, here’s my second version of my ‘I Heart Beads’ brooch. I’ve gifted the template and stitch instructions to IBW, but rather than just one final version I’m going to try lots of different combinations of stitches and materials over IBW to show you all how versatile bead embroidery can be and encourage you to experiment (and if that experiment looks like mine that’s fine). Anyway, this one is quite similar to the first one, with a few tweaks of course. Here are the key steps/ingredients: 1 – Black foundation again (hard felt) with a single layer of felt padding (heart shape 3mm small ..read more
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IBW ‘I Heart Beads’ – Version 1
The Indecisive Beader
by theindecisivebeader
9M ago
One of the great things about International Beading Week are the gifted patterns from a huge range of designers, beaders and of course the IBW Ambassadors. My gift this year is a little unusual in that it is more of a guide than a set of instructions – I’ve given a template and some detailed bead embroidery stitch guides, but not a ‘put this bead here’ step by step process. Instead I want beaders to embrace the freedom that bead embroidery can give you and strike out on your own – and I’m going to be doing the same, beading as many of the design as I can bear over the week, then posting right ..read more
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Art Nouveau Tape Measure Surround
The Indecisive Beader
by theindecisivebeader
9M ago
It’s been a busy week here – the last week of the school year for the bigger boy (cue endless house competitions and much taxi-ing around the sporting venues of South West London) and the looming deadlines of full on school summer holidays and International Beading Week have rather energised me. As well as listing a whole new batch of beautiful crystals and some beads, I’ve finished writing up a new tutorial. It’s a while since I shared a beadweaving tutorial – I’ve been distracted by bead embroidery so much of the time, but my trip to the Czech Republic earlier this year to visit the bead man ..read more
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Making of Kākāpō Cape
The Indecisive Beader
by theindecisivebeader
1y ago
This was my winning entry in the ‘Previous Winners’ class of the Beadworkers Guild annual challenge – you can learn a little more about the piece in my earlier blog post here. I really loved making this piece – every year I try to challenge myself creatively during the winter months, usually working on something big and using new techniques or materials. Often it’s a Guild Challenge provided that the theme is one which chimes with me. I’ve worked in most of my usual beadwork techniques into this piece – peyote bezels, a wide variety of bead embroidery stitches, goldwork smooth purl loops, scal ..read more
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International Beading Week
The Indecisive Beader
by theindecisivebeader
1y ago
As part of the IBW social media team  for several years it’s lovely to be able to show my support as a designer as well by becoming an IBW Ambassador. Beading along with others is such a pleasure, whether it’s done in person or remotely, and I’m looking forward to seeing the results all of the events and activities the IBW/Beadworker’s Guild team work so hard behind the scenes to prepare for you every year.    This year’s International Beading Week runs from July 24th – August 1st, and as well as working away with my lovely colleagues on the Guild’s Social Media team I’ll of co ..read more
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