Double Fishtail Bracelet

by Midwest Beads, October 30, 2019
JOIN US FOR A
FREE STITCHING EVENT

This Thursday, October 31st.
10:00-8:00 p.m.
 
There is no charge for the pattern &
instruction from our experienced staff is FREE.
 
You will need to bring/purchase beads.
See supply list below.
 
Arrive anytime during store hours, grab a seat 
& join in the FUN! 
Project takes about 2 hours to complete.
All Skill Levels Welcome.
No reservations needed.
Stay for as long or as short as your schedule permits.
 
And the project is . . .
 
Double Fishtail Bracelet


Herringbone stitch, also called Ndebele stitch after the African tribe who specialized in it, creates beautiful beadwork where the beads lie at slight angles to one another.
You will enjoy this easy-to-master, quick moving pattern using Superduos, seed beads & firepolish beads. 
 
Supply List for a 7 ½” Bracelet:
-Superduos. 2 colors:
Approx. 100 pcs of each.
-3mm firepolish, crystals or pearls. 48-50 pcs.
-Size 11/0 seed beads.
-3-Strand Sliding Tube Clasp
-Fireline thread, 8lb.
-Beading Needle, size 11 or 12.

Birthstone Color Chart

in , by Midwest Beads, September 09, 2019
Someone had asked about birthstone colors the other day. We thought that we would share them here for everyone as well. Depicted are Swarovski crystal options for each birthstone.


Beader's Guide: Peyote Stitch

in , , by Midwest Beads, September 09, 2019
New!
From Bead&Button Magazine
This in-depth look at one of the most popular and versatile stitches covers all the possibilities of peyote stitch, from traditional to contemporary, in 20+ fantastic projects.


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Simple Make & Take Project
This Weekend


JOIN US FOR A FREE STITCHING EVENT 

This Thursday, Sept. 5th
10:00-8:00 p.m.


GemDuo Wrap Around Bracelet

in , , by Midwest Beads, August 31, 2019
JOIN US FOR A
LABOR DAY
FREE STITCHING EVENT


JOIN US FOR A QUICK
MAKE & TAKE PROJECT

When:
Friday, August 23
10:00 – 6:00 p.m.
OR
Saturday, August 24
10:00-5:00 p.m.

JOIN US FOR AN ALL DAY FREE STITCHING EVENT

This Thursday, August 22nd
10:00-8:00 P.M.


JOIN US SATURDAY FOR A QUICKIE MAKE & TAKE PROJECT!
When:
Saturday, August 17
10:00-5:00 p.m.


JOIN US FOR AN ALL DAY FREE STITCHING EVENT

This Thursday, August 15th
10:00-8:00 P.M.
 
There is no charge for the pattern &
instruction from our experienced staff is FREE.

3-stranded seed bead bracelet

in , , by Midwest Beads, August 11, 2019
BEADS & WINE!
Happy Hour Project

Tuesday, August 13
6-8pm
Creativity in an Hour (more or less)!
Join us as we string a 3-stranded seed bead bracelet.  This beautiful bracelet is strung on S-Lon cord (a twisted nylon multi-filament cord) with an adjustable closure to fit any wrist size.  Relax & enjoy the company of like-minded beaders & a complimentary glass of wine or soda as you make something beautiful.

JOIN US SATURDAY FOR A QUICKIE MAKE & TAKE PROJECT!

by Midwest Beads, August 09, 2019
JOIN US SATURDAY FOR A QUICKIE MAKE & TAKE PROJECT!

NEW COLORS OF SIZE 8/0 DEMI BEADS!!

in , by Midwest Beads, August 07, 2019
NEW COLORS OF SIZE 8/0 DEMI BEADS!!
Many new colors of  size 8/0 
Demi Beads as you requested.
What are Demi beads?


FREE Stitching Event - Anchor Bracelet

in , by Midwest Beads, August 07, 2019
JOIN US FOR AN ALL DAY FREE STITCHING EVENT

This Thursday, August 8th
10:00-8:00 P.M.

Free Stitching Event - Thursday, July 11th

by Midwest Beads, July 09, 2019
ALL DAY
FREE STITCHING EVENT
This Thursday, JULY 11
10:00-8:00 P.M.
There is no charge for the pattern &
instruction from our experienced staff is FREE.
This is a “BYOB” (bring your own beads) project;
see materials list below.
Arrive anytime during store hours and join in the FUN! 
Project takes about 1-1 ½ hours to complete.
All Skill Levels Welcome.
No reservations needed.
And the project is . . . (drum roll, please!)
Paradise Island

A Genius Idea!

in , , , by Midwest Beads, November 30, 2017
Never loose an earring back & use up some of your stash!"

Take some 22 gauge wire, string some beads & attach one end to a post earring & the other end to the clutch.  You will never loose the back of your earring again because it is attached!



A Cutter That Everyone Loves...

in , , , by Midwest Beads, November 30, 2017
Need a new cutter that is super sharp & super affordable?  

Try the Flush Side Cutter.  These Comfortable Grip pliers feature hardened steel jaws which make a flush cut.  The small portable size (3.5″) makes it the perfect cutter to take when “on the go”.  These standard wire cutters are suitable for cutting flexible beading wire, head pins, eye pins and thin gauge wire.  Warning: They are NOT suitable for cutting memory wire.



If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then is an empty desk a sign?”
-Albert Einstein
My answer would be… “An empty mind”?
I think Einstein was on to something when he said that.

A Must Have For Every Beader..

by Midwest Beads, November 30, 2017
ALUMINUM SORTING TRAYS
​Pick up, sort, and pour beads.  The triangular shape & angled edges allow you to use these trays as clever little bead scoops to chase down errant beads.  Sort your beads into different trays while you’re working.  When you’re ready to put your beads away, pour them directly from any corner into small bags, tubes or compartments.  These trays nest, so they are easy to pack along for beading on the go. Bright aluminum lets you see your beads clearly.  And they are super affordable!!



Rainbow Color Selector Wheel

in , , , by Midwest Beads, November 30, 2017
At last, an easy-to-use color wheel for anyone who makes color decisions! Unique features make it particularly effective for color matching or for quickly seeing a choice of many color combinations. Every beaders should have one within arms reach!


Bracelet Secrets

in , , by Midwest Beads, November 30, 2017
Have you ever made a bracelet for someone that is just a little too short or too long for the wearer and you have to remake the whole thing?  Seriously...no fun! 
Making the bracelet with "built in" extension abilities is the simple answer to this dilemma, and couldn't be easier!   
Just add a few links of chain before adding the clasp & at the end of 
the bracelet.  Add a dangle for a great finishing touch! 
Voila!  You have instant success and everyone thinks you are a genius! 



Our Most Popular Clasp!

in , , by Midwest Beads, November 30, 2017

​Although these clasps are not new... they definitely are our most popular!

Available in several different finishes in the popular 9mm size.
Bright silver, bright gold, bright copper, oxidized silver, oxidized copper, gunmetal, oxidized gold and rhodium finish.. Available in packages of 5 clasps. (some styles also sold separately)



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