I have decided it is time to return to beading and make that my craft emphasis this year.
I was once really into beading, then patchwork, quilting and tatting lured me away. The past year I kept really busy with the CQJP and TAST challenges, as well as trying to keep up with the Online Tatting Class projects as well.
In October I joined the Seedbeadsters Yahoo group which issues a monthly beadalong, and as I completed the first project or two, realized how much I had missed beading (and how large a stash of beads I had)!
I am a big fan of Facebook and how it unites communities of likeminded people all around the globe. I began to look for a Facebook group that was for beaders who work primarily with seed beads, liked to share ideas and patterns, and had not become just a venue for crafters to sell their projects. I was surprised that there really didn’t seem to be many, if any, such groups. I put a few feelers out among craft friends to see if they would be interested in joining a new group.
With a few affirmative replys, on January 20, I started the Facebook group, Seed Beads and More. It’s purpose would be to give beaders a platform to share their work, ideas, questions, and patterns. No advertising would be allowed.
The response truly has amazed me. Within less than two weeks, we now have over 100 members, and more joining daily!
If you would like to become a member, you can find the page here. Just click “Join this group”. We are a closed group, in order to avoid spamming. Within a few days of request, you will be admitted to the group.