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  • Our happy beaders said:

    When you come Home from work and the goodies are waiting
    Katja Foierl
    Germany
  • Our happy beaders said:

    Look what came! You ladies do a wonderful job of packaging! Thank you. This is going to be fun going thru them. I had forgotten what else I ordered. Its going to be a wonderful surprise
    Sue Leon
    USA
  • Our happy beaders said:

    Look who’s happy!! Btw that GREY Glitter L2Studio is just amazing!!! Opening my Preciosa boxes later...
    Katalin Dudás
    Sweden
  • Our happy beaders said:

    And they are here! So happy to get post from the webshop.
    Nitti Schackmann
    The Netherlands
  • Our happy beaders said:

    It's Christmas in February! I had to pick the package at post office and my heart rate accelerated with every step as I was going home still it took some time to have a bit of peace to have a look. It's so lovely! Lenka Gondova, wonderful job with cabs! Erika Sándor, thank you for all the gifts that I will definitely use in my beading and Ivett Godár, thank you for the packing with care and fast shipping I love it!
    Zuzi Hake
    Slovakia
  • Our happy beaders said:

    Dear ladies I won't strain anymore... it's a beautiful sunny day... it's warming up and here are the treasures I received yesterday... I'm excited... ideas are blowing in my head (I also quickly drew something + colors) Thoughts tend to run away Erika's special box is amazing
    Ludmila Turzova
    Slovakia
  • Our happy beaders said:

    Today is THE DAY!!! My Advent calendar order has arrived! Now I understand all that about "oh my treasure"! I couldn't resist in December, so now I am full of emotions of joy and happiness! So many-many beautiful things! Seriously, Happy New year to me... and Christmas... and Hanukkah... and Chinese new year... - all them altogether! I was unpacking through the whole evening, and enjoyed every piece! The special now from Erika- OMG, how cool it is! And the gift is so great! Thank you for these materials, inspiration and opportunity! I am on the seventh heaven!!!
    Elena Lazovik
    The Netherlands
  • Our happy beaders said:

    Comfort shopping a la LockDown or aka 712 grams compressed happiness! One more package is still on its way
    Nitti Schackmann
    The Netherlands
  • Our happy beaders said:

    So many beauties. So little time. Now I can make Asia and Sashiko x 2!! One in pink and one in green. I have no idea what I was thinking when I ordered so many CZ’s! Earrings maybe? Hopefully it will come to me. Thanks Ivett Godárfor your constant tracking updates. And Erika for my free gifts. It was so worth the wait. FedEx for sure next time though. Happy beading ya’ll.
    Kimberly Crawford Martin
    USA
  • Our happy beaders said:

    There‘s this special lady, who will celebrate a very special birthday in a few days - me . The early birthday present to myself has already arrived . Beautiful stuff as always. Thanks Erika and Ivett #begoodtoyourself
    Manuela Hamm
    Germany
  • Our happy beaders said:

    Seems I am in a purple mode! Thank you for the careful packing, all the goodies and gifts!!!
    Katalin Dudás
    Sweden
  • Our happy beaders said:

    I know, I know... I have an issue! This is 5 orders, so thank you so much Ivett for your patience and Erika for the goodies! In case you do another rescue mission, please remind me, that I actually want more, so should triple my amount Thank you for the amazing presents!
    Nitti Schackmann
    The Netherlands
  • Our happy beaders said:

    This always makes me feel like a little girl at Christmas... Thanks Erika and special thanks to Ivett
    Manuela Hamm
    Germany
  • Erika's tip

    Use good quality beading thread. It takes long hours, sometimes full days to finish a jewel. It would be a shame if it would get easily damaged because of a low-quality solution, or if it would end up being floppy. My favorite beading thread is Fireline. It’s a braided, pre-waxed cord, and it’s known as the strongest fiber, per diameter, ever created. It’s thin but strong, so you can pass through even the smallest beads several times.

  • Erika's tip

    Keep separate tools for cutting paper, Fireline and fabric. A thread burner makes it possible to remove the remaining thread by melting it exactly where you would like to, without the risk of damaging your work. Older beading tutorials sometimes recommend using a lighter – please don’t do that!

    If you like bead embroidery, I recommend getting a pair of curved nail scissors, dedicated to cutting the Ultra Suede that you use as foundation or backing. The curved tip will allow you cut out small details, but only if you keep using the scissors exclusively for fabric – otherwise they will go blunt.

  • Erika's tip

    Don’t use more than one wingspan of thread. It might seem that a longer thread will allow you to work faster, as you can avoid having to secure thread ends too often. Unfortunately, the opposite is true, for multiple reasons. Longer thread will easily get tangled, and you’ll spend lots of time trying to untangle it. Even pulling the thread through the beads will take a longer time, and in the meanwhile, it will get thinner and will break easier.

  • Erika's tip

    Don’t be afraid of using glue in your beadwork. If you invest in a good quality glue that works on glass, metal and fabric, the bond will hold for a very long time. I recommend using E-6000. Since it’s of industrial strength, there are some guidelines that you need to keep on your mind: 1. Use a toothpick when applying glue, instead of touching it with your hands. A dental toothpick is perfect, since it has a flat side that can be used to spread out the glue evenly over a bigger surface. 2. Don’t glue above your beading mat. An accidental drop will damage the fabric of your mat. 3. Always open the window when working with E-6000.

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