Tuesday, September 27, 2011

New E-Book: Tila Bead Designs

Downloadable PDFs are $21.95 and can be purchased and downloaded from AroundTheBeadingTable.com.

This e-book features 8 bracelet patterns, 2 earring patterns and a necklace pattern using Miyuki's new Tila beads. All patterns are fully illustrated with detailed step-by-step instructions, ideal for beginner beaders. They can also be purchased individually as part of the following patterns:

Diamond Tila Bracelet and Earrings
Tila Bands
Tila Curve Bracelets
Tila Deco Bracelet
Tila Medallion Bracelet and Earrings
Tila Wave Bracelet
Tila Wave Necklace

PDFs can also be purchased and downloaded at:
Sova Enterprises

Print copies of all e-books can now be purchased for $24.95 at my Lulu.com store. Full color, 8.5 by 11 inch booklets are professionally printed on 80lb interior paper with a 100lb cover and saddle-stitch binding.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Beyond my beading table

For me, one of the best things about creating a bead pattern is seeing what colors and types of beads other beaders use, and what little touches they add to make the design their own. Here are two beautiful examples.

Instead of pearls, designer Debra Wilde used gemstones to bead my Scalloped Pearl Necklace and the results are stunning. You can see more of her creations at her Etsy store—http://www.etsy.com/shop/beadforester:


Myra Fierro used segments of my my Tila Bands pattern to highlight this beautiful owl connector. More info about this piece is on her blog and you can find many more creations at her Etsy store, Ramy's Designs—http://www.etsy.com/shop/ramysdesigns:

Sunday, September 18, 2011


Carmel Manley of Australia used my Flower Earrings pattern to make this gorgeous necklace. She will be teaching the design at the Bead Society of Victoria Expo in November. Beautiful, Carmel!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Special blog offer: buy 2, get 1 free

From now until midnight on Sunday, September 18, 2011, buy any 2 patterns from AroundTheBeadingTable.com and get 1 free.

Simply purchase and download your 2 patterns as you normally would and then forward the email receipt to me at espresso@sonic.net with your 3rd pattern choice. I will email you this free pattern within 24 hours. This offer applies to patterns only and not e-books or pattern sets.