|Courtesy of Jen Hall|
|The beginning of the bead embroidered owl|
Speaking of which, I'm also working on a Berry Beaded Bead Tutorial to share the love (it will be free). I can see why tutorials aren't free through, they're hard work. Thankfully pictures are worth a thousand words. The reason I am against selling tutorials (no offense to those who sell tutorials, this my personal view) especially for basic techniques is because there are beaders out there like me who are too frugal to pay a small fee and end up tirelessly searching the web for little snippets of information to then cohesively compile and digest to make a simple beaded bead. It's very discouraging. Literally it took me months (exaggeration... maybe) to find enough information to attempt making a beaded bead. So to all those poor beaders who are searching, I will hopefully end your pain.
On another side note, I'm also going to do a series on gemstones. Fun facts, myths, and general information regarding many different gemstones. Stay tuned, a lot is coming your way...