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My most recent crochet dolls! Check out more of my unique crochet creations at www.facebook.com/mykindathing or follow me on Instagram and Twitter @my_kinda_thing
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SEO Tip of the day (well more like 9 Killer SEO Tips)

If, like me, you're thinking that writing an article every day might be hard work, then it might just be a way to create a 'weekly article' which you can then use to summarize what’s happened in the last week and look at what you could be doing differently in your industry.

So there is a summary of what I have been thinking (and willing to improve in the future) this week. 

Having reviewed my 'SEO' week there is one thing that comes to mind: Don't be afraid to experiment with your SEO (and social media strategy), but review and measure, and if it isn't working for you, then adjust the strategy.

PS People I am learning from every day (hence I have got my own ideas and theories now: +David Amerland, +Mark Traphagen, +Eric Enge, +Teodora Petkova, +Aaron Bradley, +Bill Slawski, +Ana Hoffman, +John Moore 

"Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds" - Plato
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$0.01 started the bidding on these 12mm Czech Glass Pearls on #Ebay  
Bead Lot of size 12mm Czech Glass Pearl Beads in the following colors:  

60 Pearls, 20 each color listed

12mm Czech Glass Pearls - Cream
12mm Czech Glass Pearls - Light Bronze
12mm Czech Glass Pearls - Rose

Although these glass pearls are several years old they are not Vintage, but for those in the 'bead know' the quality is exception for these Czech Glass Pearls - no peeling, chipping or discoloration.

Thanks so much for bidding on by bead auctions...!

I hope you win!  The Bead Stylist
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Like book authors who hate Amazon’s policies, crafters who hate Etsy find it hard to leave because of the site’s immense traffic and generally positive public reputation. Just before the Christmas rush, I finally put my money where my mouth is and shut down my shop.
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I´m very excited to introduce you today my two new crochetdolls 
Lotte and Paul.

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Ich freue mich, euch heute zwei neue Puppen aus der Dani und Bel - Serie vorstellen zu können: Lotte und Paul. Dieses Mal gibt es die Häkelanleitungen nicht in meinem Etsy -Shop, sondern sie werden in der Zeitschrift "Diana -...
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100 Grams of 11/0  Miyuki Delica Cylinder Beads ... 10 grams of each color listed for a total of 100 Grams 

With a $0.01 Penny starting bid and Free shipping which will not be repeated!

Perfect to have on hand for your bead art jewelry designs in bead weaving, bead embroidery, bead embellishment and other handcrafted beaded craft projects.

DB731 Opaque Grey
DB753 Opaque Matte Red
DB202 White Pearl AB
DB104 Transparent Raspberry AB
DB220 White Opal
DB982 Purple Lined Salmon
DB630 Silverlined Light Taupe Alabaster Dyed
DB919 Sparkling Dark Teal Lined Chartreuse
DB920 Sparkling Cerulean Blue Lined Crystal 
DB221 Gilt Lined White Opal
DB629 Silverlined Lavender Alabaster Dyed
DB174 Transparent Chartreuse AB

Thanks so much for looking at my bead auctions & I hope you WIN...!  The Bead Stylist: A1 Bead Art Jewelry Supply
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200 grams, 10 different colors 20 grams each color  3.4mm Miyuki Drop Fringe Beads; Tear Drop beads.

Opaque White, Silverlined Topaz, Silverlined Crystal,
Transparent Cobalt Blue, Opaque Black, MAB Topaz, AB Amethyst, AB Dark Topaz, Matte Opaque White, Transparent Ruby Red

Bead Dimensions:
Diameter: 3mm
Hole size: 1mm
Beads Per: Inch 8
UOM: 10 grams (200)
Each auction listing is created to be one-of-a-kind and not 
dupliccated; so although I may list more 3.4mm Miyuki Drop 
Fringe Beads they will not be the same color assortments.
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Yes, as The Bead Stylist the one thing that's been made clear in my world is that it is indeed All About The Beads!  

From bead art jewelry design, bead weaving, bead stringing, with Japanese seed beads and bugle beads, Swarovski Crystal Elements, or Czech Glass beads, seed beads and bugle beads; Sterling Silver and Gold Filled beads and findings and exceptional quality Gold and Silver Plated beads and findings....and yes, the list goes on and on!

There is clearly a need for a Bead Stylist!  It's nice to know someone in the industry that has some years of not just experience, but also resources which saves time and energy when say you need to coordinate a wedding party jewelry design project, and need the same color Czech glass fire polished bead in various sizes from say 3mm - 16mm and you can only find a few suppliers that may have a couple of the sizes but not all - and even then if they don't come from the same dye lot the colors may be off just enough to ruin your jewelry design project. 

So why not eliminate the frustration and use a source that will help you locate what you need so that you can focus on the challenge at hand.  Please send an email to request The Bead Stylist's services well in advance of your event.  

Then we have all of the amazing bead stringing materials, beading tools and supplies, and bead storage - gotta keep all these lovelies organized - tubes and containers; books, videos and jewelry findings.

Please note that as The Bead Stylist is my brand name; but I also sell under A1 Bead Art Jewelry Supply and Bead Art Jewelry Supply on Etsy.  Why different venues? Besides my main website I sell on Etsy because it offers an outlet for beads that become available that are in limited quantities and once quantities are gone that's it and Etsy serves as a testing ground for items that I want to see if it's worth the time and effort to add to my main website. 

  • Although it is all about the beads, I must admit that there are beading tools and supplies that often sell equal to if not better than terrific quality beads; the main category is bead stringing materials.  For example Silk Cord; once I introduced a quality Silk Cord which is available in 10 sizes ( OO - FFF) and 18 colors it's been hard to keep these Silk cord threads in stock.  
  • Quality bead jewelry findings such as Elegant Elements with their Gold Plating or Rhodium finish are made in Germany and best sellers. They are amazing in quality which is evidenced not only by the reorders on these jewelry clasps, but also that a typical order has multiples of one style and usually on a reorder basis.
  • One thing that becomes evident very fast is just how quickly beads accumulate which results in a type of clutter that very soon becomes unproductive - and that's the last thing we want to be - so good bead, craft, supply organization starts to become a challenge. There are some amazing bead storage systems available but for some reason the Flip Top Tube Bead Craft Storage clear plastic tubes are one of my best selling product lines with customers ordering hundreds of the sizes available in one order - it's a bit of a loss leader but clearly there's a need for these terrific tubes!

So it's a pleasure to share some of the knowledge and experience I've gained over the years of in the beading world, but just as important is to continue to learn from my customers and other beader's and bead suppliers.
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