What is a bead along? A Bead Along is simply a group of beaders from all over the world working on a designated project all at one time. Everyone works on a project on their own time, with their own color choices for a 2 week period of time.
How does a bead along work? First of all, buy the book "Metallic Seed Bead Splendor" by Nancy Zellers. At the beginning of the Bead Along you will be given a list of projects to complete and the dates that each is to be completed. Once you have the first project done you email me a picture of the finished product along with a list of colors that you used. As pictures arrive I will post them here on the blog for all to see. *Something New this go round* I will be making a photo album on the facebook page of all the pictures people send in so that all of our beading friends can see who may not check the blog often.
Why participate in the Bead Along? The whole reason for doing a bead along is to learn new techniques. Beading isn't any fun if you never learn anything new! Doing a bead along pushes you to try new techniques or projects that you may, at any other time, might not choose to do.
What if I don't finish a project before a due date or life gets in the way? No worries. There is no cost to do the bead along and no penalty if you don't get a project finished on time. If you don't get one finished or you finish late just email me pictures when your done.
Important Notes from Kelly:
1. All pictures are to be emailed to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can email them to me at any time.
2. I CAN ONLY POST WHAT YOU SEND ME! If you don't send me your name or your color info I can't post it. I had someone get mad at me last time and tell me that I was prejudice because I didn't list her colors used. I had never met the person or even seen the person before. So PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE understand that if you don't send it to me I can't put the info on the blog.
3. This is supposed to be a fun bead along so don't stress and just have fun learning. I will not be doing video tutorials on the projects because of the design infringement but I tried to pick projects that looked fun and easy but at the same time challenging for some. I will however do videos for some of the basic stitches that need to be known for the projects and will post those to youtube.
Bead Along starts April 1st. Here is your list of projects and dates to be completed:
Page 34 Summer Lace Necklace Due: April 15th
Page 44 Crystal Lattice Bracelet Due: April 29th
Page 65 Jeweled Rings Necklace Due: May 13th
Page 78 Oval Chain Link Due: May 27th
Page 82 Etruscan Earrings (JUST EARRINGS) Due: June 10th
Page 29 Gold Lace Bracelet Due: June 24th
If you want to participate please leave a comment and also tell us a little bit about yourself...your name, where your from, etc so that we can get to know that group.