Step Into the World of Bead Substitutions With a Live Webinar

When it comes to substituting one type of bead for another, you'll quickly find out that not all seed beads have been created equal. This is especially true with the dozens of new shapes and types of seed beads available to beaders around the world, including Tilas, Czechmates, Twins, SuperDuos, Rizos, and now the new Solos from Preciosa.

With bead artists designing technically challenging and innovative seed bead patterns using these new beads, you may find that you want to start working on a pattern right away, but don't necessarily have the exact type of beads required to complete the project. What's a beader to do? Make a substitution, of course!

But because not all of these beads are interchangeable, it's important to know what you can and can't do when it comes to making seed bead substitutions. That's why we've put together this great live webinar with Beadwork magazine editor Melinda Barta, so she can guide you through all the Dos and Don'ts of Seed Bead Substitutions! Join us live on June 21, 2013 at 2 p.m. EDT to listen in and ask questions about all your favorite new seed bead shapes.

After the presentation, you'll have access to a recording of the webinar so that you can refer back to it anytime you want to review the material presented. If you can't make it to the live presentation, your registration will give you access to the recording so that you can watch it any time that's convenient for you, so you won't miss out on Melinda's expert advice. Don't miss out on this LIVE and INTERACTIVE event with Beadwork magazine's Melinda Barta!

But there are only 1,000 spots available for this fantastic webinar, and they're sure to fill up fast. Your registration guarantees your "seat" for this event, and we also recommend that you have a high-speed internet connection for the best viewing experience. Make sure to allow yourself plenty of time to log in early to troubleshoot any technical glitches.

About Melinda Barta: Melinda Barta is editor of Beadwork magazine, associate editor of Stringing magazine, and author of three books, including Hip to Stitch and best-selling Custom Cool Jewelry. Her third book, Mixed Metals: Creating Contemporary Jewelry with Silver, Gold, Copper, Brass & More, is coauthored with Danielle Fox. Melinda's department, Custom Cool, appears in each issue of Beadwork. She teaches workshops at schools across the country, including Interweave's Bead Fest shows, Penland School of Crafts, and John C. Campbell Folk School and has assisted fiber artist Renie Breskin Adams at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. She has made appearances on PBS, Style, and DIY networks, including the shows Scrapbooking, Uncommon Threads, and Craft Corner Death Match. A true lover of all crafts, Melinda is known to have sewing, embroidery, knitting, beadweaving, stringing, collage, scrapbooking, home improvement, and gardening projects in the works all at the same time. When she's not creating something with her hands, Melinda loves to spend her summers hiking and camping in the mountains with her husband and their dog. In the winter, she skis every chance she gets.

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