Treat Yourself to a Little Crystal Bead Luxury and Celebrate Beading Daily's 5th Anniversary!
That's right! Beading Daily is five this month! Five years of beading blogs, beading projects, beading techniques, making new beading friends, and gorgeous beaded art. We've had the likes of Michelle Mach, Jean Campbell, Leslie Rogalski, and the always-fabulous Kristal Wick at the helm of Beading Daily, and I'm honored and thrilled that I get to be a part of this unique and vibrant online beading community.
I hope you'll join us as we celebrate this milestone — and what better way to celebrate an anniversary than with a little sparkle? In the last couple of years, I've started using crystal beads in lots of my beading projects, so I'm always looking for a special occasion where I can wear them. You'll be able to pick me out in a crowd this month, because I'll be wearing my best crystal bead jewelry all month in celebration!
Or if you'd like to make yourself something brand new for the anniversary celebration, check out three of my favorite crystal bead resources from the Beading Daily Shop:
|Jewelry Stringing magazine has always showcased some of the best and most fashionable beading projects in their pages. When it comes to getting the most out of your crystal beads, a stringing project is a great way to go. Mix those sparkly crystal beads with ribbon, chain, freshwater pearls, and glass beads for some truly striking beaded jewelry! You can download twelve fun projects instantly in The Best of Stringing: Crystals and see how bead artists like Danielle Fox, Andrew Thornton, Katie Hacker, Jamie Hogsett, and SaraBeth Cullinan make the most out of their crystal beads!|
|Making wire jewelry is a new passion of mine, and I'm always amazed at just how easy it is to take two or three feet of wire and some beads, give them a couple of twists and turns, and suddenly have an amazing piece of crystal bead jewelry in front me. And it's not just basic wire wrapping skills that you can use to make spectacular crystal jewelry — crystal beads can be used with kumihimo and Viking knit, too! The wire jewelry making projects in 10 Wire & Crystal Projects from the pages of Step By Step Wire Jewelry magazine include beaded necklaces, beaded bracelets, beaded earrings, and beaded rings, all showcasing your favorite crystal beads.|
|And if you just can't get enough sparkle, even in your mixed-media jewelry making projects, you have to check out Kristal Wick's Beaded Bracelets with Fiber Beads, Crystals, Resin, and Wire video. Those tiny crystal beads really pump up the wow factor in any mixed-media bracelet making project! If you love learning new jewelry making techniques with videos, this one is a real treat. Kristal takes you step-by-step through basic jewelry making techniques and shows you how to create unique beaded bracelets that you won't find anywhere else!|
Beading Daily''s fifth anniversary is a reason for YOU to celebrate, too. Without all of our wonderful beaders and readers, we wouldn't exist! So why not go ahead and get yourself a little something to celebrate? All of these titles (and more!) are on sale for just five dollars right now through August 5, 2012. Check out all the special sale items in the Beading Daily Shop, and check back to find out more about other special anniversary happenings this month!
Do you have a favorite memory from five years of Beading Daily? Maybe a favorite blog, or a favorite free project? Leave a comment (with or without a link) so we can share our favorite Beading Daily memories here o the blog!