Saturday, January 31, 2009

Bead Stringing FREE Tutorial by Dottie Hoeschen of Stonebrash Creative Arts

I thought you might all like to know that Dottie Hoeschen of Stonebrash Creative Arts has created a wonderful FREE tutorial on bead stringing.


"Bead Stringing"
Designing, adding the closure
Copyright © 2009 - All rights Reserved - Written by Dottie Hoeschen of Stonebrash Creative Arts

Here's what Dottie had to say about her bead stringing tutorial:

The most basic type of beading, bead stringing can be learned in a day, but has endless variations.

The picture shown above is of the finished necklace.

Please respect Dottie's TERMS OF USE: Please ask permission before using my photos or words. You can contact me at Dottie@stonebrashcreative.com.

Copyright © 2009 - All rights Reserved - Written by Dottie Hoeschen of Stonebrash Creative Arts

Dottie is a working artist who teaches beadweaving, macrame, and polymer clay techniques. She has been published in numerous beading magazines and included in several books. Visit her website www.stonebrashcreative.com to see more one-of-a-kind jewelry and check out her class schedule.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Handmade Valentines Day Cards From Shelley of Abundant Blessings Blog

I'm going to date myself, but I can remember making valentines a long, long time ago as a child. This was way before they had the pre-printed valentines that they have nowadays.

Well, if you looking for a tutorial on making your own valentines from old birthday and gift cards Shelley of Abundant Blessings blog has a wonderful tutorial on making recycled Valentines day cards.


Handmade Valentines Day Cards
Tutorial by Shelley of Abundant Blessings Blog


Here's what Shelley had to say about her tutorial:

Let me start by saying, I know those little valentines which are sold in all the stores are very inexpensive. Some of you may be saying you can't be bothered making something when you can get those so cheap, and I do have years like that as well. However, if you are looking for something a bit more creative this year, and with a touch of recycling thrown in, this may be just what you are looking for.




Copyright © 2009 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Shelley of Abundant Blessings Blog @ http://hisabundantblessings.blogspot.com and Abundant Blessings Etsy Shoppe at http://abundantblessings.etsy.com . Shelley is a homeschooling mom. She and her husband, along with their 4 children, all work together in their creative endeavors.