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I really enjoy reading blogs, so I thought I would share some other makers’ blogs. It’s interesting that so many creative people explore – and excel at – more than one medium.

On the Beading Arts blog, Cyndi makes a lovely pendant from Bead & Button magazine using dagger beads and then changes it using her own design twists (photo below). It’s always fun to see how artists take inspiration and make it their own. 

Have you ever thought you’d really enjoy something and then been reluctant to give up the idea? On The Crafty Princess Diaries, Tammy Powley talks us through her experience deciding not to be a Blythe doll customizer. She prefers other doll related crafts, like sewing clothes. Notice the doll’s cute dress in the short video included on the post. 

In this Tapping Flamingo post, Terry talks about the trials and tribulations of setting up an etsy shop. She’s learned some valuable lessons along the way. I know this is a topic many people are interested in. Am I ready to open a shop? Should I use etsy as the platform? Learn from Terry’s experience!

Do you like bug beads? If so, you are in luck. Andrew Thornton shares some wonderful examples from his personal collection, including the Anne Choi bead below. I always love a good “look at these gorgeous beads” post. You might even be introduced to a new-to-you artist!

Over at Allegory Gallery’s blog, they are launching their latest design challenge kit, Coral Coast. This kit was inspired by the treasures that might be brought to us by the surf while sinking our toes in the sand. The colors of this kit are peach, coral, creamy ivory, reds, pinks and shell browns. Delicious! You can see the full kit on the blog, except the handmade mystery component. That is a secret until it arrives at your door. I’ve just purchased my kit. They are limited, so don’t delay!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this little tour through some other makers’ blogs. Maybe you’ll find some new ones to follow!

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