Tuesday, September 23, 2014

GOING, GOING, GONE!!!! Last Chance Kits!

Hi Readers!

I have a few peyote pouch kits available at very reasonable prices in my Etsy Shop. They are currently offered at $30 per kit with $2.50 for shipping. They are gorgeous prayer pouches featuring crystals and real pearls. I only have a few of these left and thought you might be interested. They will be listed for one more week (until September 30th) and then.....they will be gone forever.

The kit includes all the supplies to make one pouch with fringe and a lovely strap. I also have detailed step by step instructions. These are left from a course I taught on creating amulet pouches at my local college. The price offered is what it cost me just for the materials. The additional cost for the instructions and the putting together of the kit and etc has been eliminated in order to offer you a great deal. I have only 5 of the seafoam and 4 of the white left (the white has iridescent leaves that look fabulous if you are wearing black!).

Perfect for a Christmas Gift! Act now, the final date is September 30th!

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Free Pondo Stitch Tutorial

There are a number of Pondo Stitch aka African Circle Stitch tutorials being offered online for sale. Most are based on an adaptation that does not render this stitch accurately. To view the traditional stitch instructions online, you can access them through this blog entry on the
Beadweaver blog site: http://beadweaver.blogspot.com/2013/09/pondo-stitch.html

Thursday, January 19, 2012

New PDF Patterns Available!

Dear Friends of Beadweaver:

I've just released my two most popular patterns as PDFs! These patterns are available for purchase in my ETSY shop:

PS: Enter "ILoveBeadweaver"  at  *Check Out*  and receive 10% off your purchase (Offer expires 1/21/2012)!



Thursday, February 10, 2011

Old Beading Books Available

I have a number of beading books available - some are hard to find editions and are valued significantly higher than what I've listed them at. If you'd like to purchase any of these books, please send me an email and I can set up a payment for you through PayPal. I take PayPal ONLY. (Highlighted items are available through my Etsy Shop). Shipping and handling to the US is $5.95 and overseas is $7.95. Multiple book orders will incur an additional shipping price - which I will let you know the cost (I'll have to run the books to my shipper to get an estimate for you). You can contact me via beadweaver2 at earthlink dot net. Serious inquiries only, please. The books are all in good condition with some showing more signs of use than others. I will let you know about each book upon your inquiry.

Aimone Duncan, Catherine Beaded Home $14.95
Bateman, Sharon Findings & Finishings $21.95
Bead & Button Beaded Critters $12.95
Benson, Ann Beadpoint $24.95
Caravan Beads Myths & Folklore Miyuki Challenge $24.95
Caravan Beads The Sea Miyuki Challenge $17
Cook, Jeannette Beading with Peyote Stitch $21.95
Cooper, Suzanne Then & Again $19.99
Dean, David Beading in the Native American Tradition $24.95
Deeb, Margie Beading Her Image $19.95
DeLange, Deon Beaded Treasure Purse $10.95
Design Originals Inspirations Beaded Bags $12.95
Design Originals Beaded Wild Animals #5287 $12.95
Elbe, Barbara Beaded Images Earrings $10.95
Fitzgerald, Diane More Zulu Beadwork $11.95
Fitzgerald, Diane Beading with Brick Stitch $21.95
Hixson, Valerie Bloomin' Beads $19.95
Hughes, Charlene Beading with Beady Boop $19.95
Kenyon, Susan Lutz Beaded Beauties to Crochet $9.99
King, Jenny Heirloom Beaded Bags $9.95
McNeil, Suzanne Beaded Flowers $11.99
Rodgers, Carole Beaded Jewelry with Found Objects $19.99
Spears, Therese Contemporary Loomed Beadwork $6.95
Stenboden Beaded Flowers #8 $9.95
Thom, Verona Rachelle Beads 'N Bugs $17.95
Well, Carol Wilcox The Art & Elegance of Beadwork 15.90
Whitehead, Brenda Peyote Stitch $11.95
Wynn-Evans, Sig Dimensional Beadwork $14.95

Sunday, January 3, 2010

New! PDF Patterns Available in Etsy Shop

Happy New Year!

Just a note to let you know I've got three patterns that I've uploaded to my Etsy Shop. They are for square stitch or loom weaving. All three are perfect for Valentines and have a Victorian feel to them. Check it out by clicking on the title above or each of the images, above.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

New Goodies in Etsy Shop

Dear Friends of Beadweaver!
I've listed some lovely charlottes in my new shop over on Etsy. They include both the "Terra" or permanent finish Charlottes in gorgeous metallic colors of Meadow, Wisteria, Peony, and Marcasite Silver. I've also listed a few precious metal charlottes - 24k Gold and Sterling Silver. These are all size 13o charlottes and are the true Czech charlottes with a gorgeous cut and lots of sparkle!

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Thursday, March 5, 2009

Vitrail Butterfly Kit

The Vitrail Butterfly Kit has arrived! Featuring beautiful butterflies surrounding a rivoli centered flower, the bracelet is a gorgeous Spring mix of Iris, Hyacinth, Violet, and Pearl with elegant Lavender crystals.
The kit includes everything you'll need to weave one bracelet plus needles and thread. A lovely booklet with large diagrams and step by step instructions accompany the kit. Limited Edition. $50


Sunday, March 1, 2009

Vitrail Butterflies!

A new kit is on it's way! "Butterflies Galore" (aka Vitrail Butterflies) appears in the April edition of Bead & Button! It's a gorgeous Spring mix of Iris, Hyacinth, Violet, and Pearl with elegant Lavender crystals. The piece uses a unique approach for weaving a design and is based on my Bead Dreams piece, Journey, which placed third in the seed bead division last year :).

Stay tuned......I'm in the process of finishing the kits and taking photos.......The staff at B&B did a great job with this pattern. If you don't subscribe, you'll want to pick up a copy - there are some wonderful projects in this edition!!!
Sue Mandel

Thursday, November 27, 2008

The Woven Bead 2009

A year of inspirational beadwork by award winning artists Susan Mandel and Louise Hill. Each month is highlighted with photographs of beautifully woven pieces including gallery views and close-ups. This Premium Art calendar is a must-have for every bead enthusiast! 13.5"x 19" printed on 100% linen; $27.99 available from the publisher at Lulu.com (Credit cards & Paypal accepted)
Support independent publishing: buy this calendar on Lulu.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Versailles Bracelet Kit

~ Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful,

we must carry it with us or we find it not ~
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Inspired by the gardens of Versailles and the opulence of Louise XIV, this lovely kit is available in your choice of a beautiful pastel cantaloupe or pear. The bracelet is accented with 24 karat gold charlottes, 24 karat gold swarovski crystals and lustrous pearls. The instructions are easy to follow and include step by step color diagrams. The kit provides all the supplies needed to weave one bracelet and arrives in a beautifully packaged parcel. Great as a gift for yourself or your favorite beader! Limited Edition.

Cantaloupe: Sold Out ( The pattern only is available on Etsy: http://beadweaver.etsy.com)

Pear: Sold Out (The pattern only is available on Etsy: http://beadweaver.etsy.com)