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Season’s Greetings: Celebrating Christmas at Christine’s

What’s your favorite part about the holidays? Gathering with friends and family? Finding the perfect gift for the special someone? Or perhaps it’s taking part in traditions that have been passed [...]

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Craft Store Challenge: One-of-a-Kind Creations

I love browsing craft stores like Michaels and Hobby Lobby for art supplies and other things, and while there, I like to stroll through the bead section just to see what else is out there. Over [...]

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A Day in the Life of Running Beads Incorporated

Owning my own beads store is a lot of fun and a great way to make a living—but it’s also a lot of hard work! Many people may think I just get to create jewelry each day, and there is some of [...]

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How to Photograph Your Jewelry Like a Pro

Do you create custom jewelry to sell? Or maybe you’re looking to get into the DIY jewelry business, but not entirely sure how to get started? Since I started my store, Beads Incorporated, over a [...]

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Every Beader Needs the Perfect Workspace

In my 10+ years of beading, I’ve learned a thing or two about the best space to complete projects. Fluffy rugs love to “eat” seed beads. Puppies don’t make the best bead helpers. And colors just [...]

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How Bead Fest Made Me More Passionate Than Ever About My Craft

I love attending Bead Fest in Philadelphia every August. While it might not be as big of a buying trip as some of the other national shows I attend, this is where I get to come together with [...]

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Not Too Cool for School: My Favorite Styles for Students

It’s the start of August, which means summer is coming to a close and back to school shopping is in full swing. But while you’re buying school supplies and new clothes, don’t forget beaded [...]

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Christine’s Favorite Finds

I love fashion. Just like with beaded jewelry, I love combining different articles of clothing, accessories, and more to create different looks that inspire me. I thought I’d share with y’all [...]

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Celebrating American Jewelry Throughout the Years

In honor of the Fourth of July, I wanted to take a look at some iconic jewelry in our country’s history. From First Ladies to celebrities to beloved movie and television characters, our country [...]

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Finding Your Favorites: Pieces for Every Personality Type

One of my favorite things about the beading community is just how diverse it is! Some beaders are into fitness—others can’t get enough blockbuster movies! But no matter what your other hobbies [...]

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