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Bead artist, Robin Atkins, writes about bead embroidery, beadwork, beads, the bead journal project and related art topics. See many beautiful pictures of beadwork by Robin and others.
How To Frame Bead Embroidery
2016-03-11 20:09
During the past 28 years of stitching beads on cloth, I've veered away from making necklaces, bracelets, and bags or purses, mostly producing wall art pieces. Thus, I've had lots of opportun… Read More
Dorset Buttons
2015-12-23 08:48
Making Dorset buttons is addictive!!! With endless possibilities for both design and use, these sweet creations keep my mind spinning, my hands busy, and my heart pulsating!Made with a few s… Read More
Brother & Sister: Both Quilters & Beaders
2015-11-14 09:52
My brother, Thom Atkins, is a very talented quilt and bead artist!He's written a popular book about how to make beaded quilts.Recently he sent me a wonderful birthday present - a box of his… Read More
Tips For Cutting Fabrics For A Hexie Quilt
2015-10-09 06:52
I'm making 3/4" hexies, which means each of the six sides measures 3/4 of an inch. For these I need to cut 2" squares. (At the end of this post there is a table showing the size of fabric sq… Read More
What! Again? Another Hexie Quilt Started?!
2015-09-28 20:56
If you're a Beadlust reader, you know I worked for three years (more than 1,300 hours) to hand piece, hand embroider, and hand quilt Mama's Garden, with 4,700 3/4-inch hexies, a true labor o… Read More

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