Free Resources for Your Beady Resolutions

Well, here we are a full week into the new year. Have you found yourself sticking to any of your new year's resolutions?

We recently asked our fans on Facebook to share what their crafty resolutions are for 2013 and here's what they had to say:

"I want to make the new flat leather bracelets with the cute sliders."

Leather bracelets continue to be one of the hot trends in fashion. Our friends at Antelope Beads and Primitive Earth Beads offer some fun and helpful tutorials on the latest trend, Regaliz bracelets.

"I would love to start making shamballa bracelets; I just need to locate some money to buy the stuff."

Sadly, I have no tips on locating your very own money tree, but you can learn how to make a shamballa bracelet here on Too Cute Beads's web site.

"My resolution is to work from my current stash as much as possible, partly to help me budget, and partly because it will help me learn to design my own things rather than only follow other people's patterns."

I, too, would love to whittle away at my stash, as part of my general "paring down" resolution. Download hundreds of free beading projects, ideas, tutorials, and techniques from your friends at Beading Daily! Click here for a complete list of free eBooks.

"Metal clay! It all started when I learned how to make leather wrap bracelets–I want to make buttons for them. Hoping Santa gives me a hand…it's on my wish list!"

For dabblers and experts alike, Beading Daily's sister community, Jewelry Making Daily, offers a free eBook with four jewelry projects using metal clay, plus tips on turning household items into metal clay tools.

As for my own crafty resolutions, I hope to carve out more time for creativity, whatever form that takes.

All the best to you in the coming year!

Debbie Blair, Managing Editor

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