Beadweaving Vitamin D to Kick the Blues
Be Seasonal Depression Free in 4 Weeks with Some Beadweaving
Craving carbohydrates? Feeling sluggish and socially withdrawn? You may have Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD. According to the Mayo Clinic, risk factors include “being female” and “living far from the equator.” If you fall into these categories, we’d like to propose making things and generating a self-created bright light called creativity. While we’ve conducted no studies and have no “proof” our program will boost your serotonin levels, the anecdotal evidence has been overwhelming.
Week 1: Wax nostalgic about summers gone by with the Vintage Summer Collection
With vintage-looking materials and soft, washed-out palettes, the jewelry designs in this collection will conjure images of simpler times and the summers of youth. A sure antidote to dark days and low-energy adulthood.
The Neverland Collar, made of daisy trim, floral ceramic rounds, and glass and wood beads, is a modern take on the vintage Peter Pan–style collar.
Add a feminine flourish to your jewelry designs with clusters of flower dangles or a braided ribbon strap, as done in the Days Gone By necklace.
To create the Irene Z. necklace, the artist used vintage yellow beads from her great-aunt Irene’s jewelry box. She gave them new life by pairing them with clever zippered rosettes.
Hit the Road!
Week 2: Plan Your Next Road Trip with the Road Trip Across America Beading Collection
Nothing lifts the spirits quite like planning hypothetical vacations. This pattern collection was inspired by the great American road trip. In it you’ll find beading projects that will have you feeling free and easy.
In the Dakota Canyon Bracelet, SuperDuos and seed beads come together with peyote and brick stitches in a chic Southwestern pattern.
A pop of neon and a trendy pattern make the Arizona Sky Bracelet road trip ready.
Bead Yourself a Bouquet
Week 3: Learn the timeless art of making French beaded flowers with the Beads in Bloom eBook
This eBook combines two guaranteed mood-boosters: flowers and pretending to be French. While making these flowers, you’ll be so busy mastering this historic art you won’t even notice you haven’t seen the sun all day.
Start by learning the fundamentals, beading the wire, creating twists and wraps. Form multiple types of loops and working variations of the basic technique.
Move on to advanced techniques such as lacing, weaving, reverse wrap, and flower centers. Soon, you’ll be able to create a flower a day, or more!
Week 4: Surround yourself with color and the Brick-Stitching Nature pattern collection
Nature’s bounty is alive and well in the pages of this eBook. Learn how to bead butterflies, dragonflies, and a honeybee —the most colorful insects of all!
Create away your winter blues with this simple four week program. Additional recommendations include bead shopping, drinking wine, and indulging in carbohydrates anyway. For heightened serotonin levels year-round, browse our other products and instruction to curate your own happiness program!