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This environmental consciousness solar powered hand bag looks like it is covered  in contemporary beading. Normally the solar panels are a single flexible thin sheet but the designers of the DIFFUS Solar Handbag have 100 smaller solar cells on the bags surface. These look like fashionable oversized sequins. The bag …

Tips for photographing your craft work

Robin Atkins of Beadlust has written an excellent article on Taking and Editing Quality Photos of Beads and Beadwork. Robin is a beader so she has focused on photographing beads but many of the problems beaders encounter are the same problems that stitchers and crazy quilters have when trying to …

Sites worth bookmarking: AGOS Bead Univeristy

A Grain of Sand is a beading supplier which hosts a beading resource site titled the AGOS Bead University. It is a site worth bookmarking as there is a list of bead terms, definitions of gemstones, and a glossary of findings. These lists are illustrated with photographs which makes them …

Fun with sequins

Classic stitches have an article online which many contemporary embroiders and crazy quilters will find very useful. Jan’s Guide To Sequins covers different types of sequins, attaching them to fabric, dealing with different shaped sequins and Jan has written a good section on how to apply sequins to Aida and …