Trendsetter Post Holiday Challenge Ready for Votes!

Hey everyone! I’m trying to win a gift certificate for BEADS!!! My entries are numbers 12 & 13, so if you would go vote for me I would REALLY appreciate it!!!


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We wanted to do something fun and relaxing with the Trendsetter Patterns, and at first were planning on following the intent of the original post from Starman to do this during the holidays but it was hectic and hard to manage a contest in December, our busiest month and I suspected that many people would not be able to play either due to holiday responsibilities so we decided to make this a Post Holiday Challenge.

We now have a stable of over 100 patterns in the Trendsetter Free Pattern folder, and we wanted to do something to highlight all the lovely designs, so, holding this Post-Holiday Challenge felt like it might be a fun after the holidays idea. We asked people to send in photos of jewelry they have made using the Starman Trendsetter patterns. We are pleased to have these entries, and so appreciate all the hard work…

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Review: Multi-Holed Beads

Hey everyone, just thought I would share some wisdom from Bello Modo about all the two hole beads out there. Don’t forget about my bead challenge, where Bello Modo is giving the runner-up a $50 gift certificate!

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Unless you have been living in a cave on a remote island for the last couple of years you must have noticed the huge array of two-holed and multi-holed beads that have hit the market. We have done our best to sieve through them, picking out what we consider to be the best of the bunch. Here is a review of what we consider to be the “Cream of the Crop”.

CzechMates introduced by Nichole and Dave Starman are top on our list.

They have introduced nine styles:CZM Compatiblity image

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They are all mathematically designed to fit together, a big plus for the designer, so easy to use! Since they are the designers as well as makers, they have been introduced in coordinating colors as well. Well thought out and excellent quality. We have run across very few…

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