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Beadphoria had a outstanding time at the Bead & Button Show in Milwaukee,WI! Thank you to everyone that stopped us at the show to say “hi”! Great to put a face with our fans!
Here are a few tips that Suzann Sladcik Wilson of Beadphoria gathered while at the show:
From Kim St. Jean – When making ear wires, use 20 gauge wire. This size will fit most ear holes. Also, when using liver of sulfur, store in a jar with a lid to reduce the amount of fumes.
From Lisa Niven Kelly – Need to darken the letters or stamps on metal in a pinch? Use a Sharpie marker! Realize that this is not a permanent solution and will eventually fade.
From Katie Hacker – Peyote stitch “links” can be a beautiful and colorful alternative when making a necklace with chain.
From Beverly Gilbert – Use those old catalogs and magazines to create a color inspiration journal to refer to when you get into a color rut.
Join us next time as we will delve into some of the discoveries from The Bead Marketplace!
What are some tips you learned from the Bead & Button Show? Please post and share with us!
If you have any questions about beading, or what happened at The Bead and Button Show, feel free to contact me directly at 224-305-3321 or Suzann@Beadphoria.com . Always happy to share the joy of beading with you, Suzann Sladcik Wilson of Beadphoria.com.