Friday, April 30, 2010

Running of the Chihuahuas 2010 Chattanooga, TN

Just got an email from Brad. JJ is in the race! He was just a baby last year but he gave it his all. He is all grown up now and ready to win!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Busy. Call back later.

So little time for beading this week. It's killing me. Just when I was on a big fat roll! I must, I must, I must get this Dragon's Castle finished! Just one more row. That's what I always say. Hours later, I am still at it!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Dragon's Castle Long Needle Case Pattern

Did a little wood burning tonight. Love that stuff. My latest bead box.

Here's a tiny sneak preview. Beading it up right now.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Blue Poison Dart Frog Short Needle Case Pattern

Here he is. The most poisonous one yet! Very Easy pattern to follow. Buy it on my website. Now on to my next pattern. It is going to be a Bad Kitty!
No fish will be harmed in the making of this needle case.
Until We Bead Again,
Beth Murr

Friday, April 23, 2010

New Needle Case Pattern Blue Poison Dart Frog

The Poison Dart Frog needle case. Beading it up right now. I hope to have it finished tonight.

Tree Frog Beaded Needle Case Pattern

Here it is the Tree Frog Needle Case Pattern all beaded up! There is a tree frog on front and back. I was really surprised how easy this pattern is to follow. Definitely one of my favorites. Just a few more patterns and my needle case pattern book will be ready! For now you can buy this pattern on my website.
Until We Bead Again, Beth Murr

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Needle Case Pattern Tree Frogs

Here's a new pattern I am currently beading up! Tree frogs.
Buy it on my website.

Bead Dish For Beading

Here's The Big Mama of bead dishes. She is no light weight. She's heavier and bigger than the others. She has 12 different compartments. That will separate a lot of colors. Great for working with Delicas and seed beads. Measurements are 7.5 inches in diameter by 1 inch tall. Gotta love the Big Mama!
Buy her now on my website.

Beaded Needle Case Honey Bee

Just finished the Honey Bee Short Needle Case. I will be posting a long version later tonight. This pattern is super easy to follow. Buy it on my

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Is this thing on?

June 18th, 2010. I can hardly wait!

What's another word for needle cases?

According to WikiAnswers-

Another word for needle case is etui.
This is a standard crossword puzzle clue - etui, but an etui holds sewing needles.
n. needle-case; small case for toilet articles, etc. © From the Hutchinson Encyclopaedia. Helicon Publishing LTD 2007.

If you mean a roll of fabric for storing knitting needles in narrow "pockets", that rolls up and ties with ribbons or similar, that's a needle roll.

Okay well that said, Needle Cases - my little wooden items with lids that hold my needles, that 36 Delica beads fit around perfectly so I can bead really cool designs on them. That's the definition according to Beth Murr.

Oh, one last thing. They are not suitable for toilet items!

Needle Case Pattern Honey Bee

New short needle case pattern! I gave you plenty of birds so, I thought it was time for some bees! This short needle case pattern is made using the even count tubular peyote stitch. You can buy it on my website now. While you are there take a look at all the new items I've added. I have been as busy as a little bee! Spring cleaning. Lot's of great deals on beads, cabochons and findings.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Wooden Bead Boxes

If you can't find find these at your local craft store, I do have them for sale on my website. They are the perfect compliment to my bead dishes. They are great for travel. There is plenty of room for a bead dish, beads, a pattern, scissors, a needle case and thread. There are also great for keeping unwanted guests, like say a cat named Bear, out of your beading project. I woodburned a seahorse pattern on mine. I will be woodburning some more and put them up for sale on my website. CLICK HERE to buy them.

Bead Dishes Now For Sale on My Website

These are by far my favorite dish to bead out of. Notice I did not say eat out of....I was very careful to say bead out of. I bought my first one in Sacramento, California when I was there on a travel nurse assignment. One of the most fun things I did while travel nursing was hunt down bead stores. There are so few in Chattanooga, TN. I miss all the great bead stores in New Mexico, California and Maine. I now have these bead dishes available for sale on my website. Buy two and save money on shipping costs. CLICK HERE to buy them now. Be sure to check out my wooden bead boxes while you are there.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Beaded Needle Case Pattern Picket Fence

Here it is as promised. The short version of my latest needle case pattern. I did this one in matte colors. Hard to say which one I really like the best. The shiny blue Delicas #44 just about blinded me while I was beading the long version. Matte colors are so much easier to work with. They are hot off the printer and already selling. Thanks to everyone who buys my patterns and supports me. Maybe I won't be a starving artist too much longer.
Buy the Short Needle Case Picket Fence Here.
Until We Bead Again, Beth

The Pollen is killing me!

Here's a link to how pollen counts are done. Interesting Stuff!
Pollens are monitored using a “Rotorod” pollen sampler or any other plastic rod or similar device that is covered with silicone grease.

I can barely see to do my bead work. The pollen count in Chattanooga, TN is classified as very high. Just how is pollen count calculated anyway? Is there a color chart you can match your vehicles to? My black van is now the color of Delica Bead number 160. Oh great, now it is sprinkling rain. Hoping variegated black and yellow paint jobs are in style.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Beaded Needle Case Blackbird House Pattern

I love this little needle case. Buy the pattern and plain wooden needle cases for beading on my website. Don't worry!
Bear (the cat) never gets the blackbirds.
Until We Bead Again, Beth Murr

Beaded Needle Case White Picket Fence

Here is a short Needle Case pattern. Black birds on a white picket fence with red roses! This needle case is made using the even count tubular peyote stitch. You can buy the pattern on my website and learn how to do this stitch by watching my You Tube videos.
Until we Bead Again, Beth

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Beaded Needle Case Pattern Seahorse Going on A Bead Cruise

This Seahorse Needle Case Pattern is going on a Bead Cruise!
How fun is that?
Here's hoping everyone has a whale of a big time!
Until We Bead Again,
Beth Murr
Here's the link to buy the

How To Bead A Needle Case

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Beaded Needle Case Pattern
Buy it at my WEBSITE Click Here

Here is my latest needle case pattern. White picket fence, pink flowers, bird house and black birds. Beading it up as fast as I can go and still make a video at the same time!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Add A Shopping Cart To Your Website!

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I have learned so much over the past year while building my Until We Bead Again website. First Rule - Never delete anything unless you have another copy somewhere. Second Rule - Leave code alone if you do not know what you are doing! In the beginning I was just so excited to get started. Later as I began to add patterns I learned how important layout is. I know this is an ongoing process. Tweek, tweek, tweek. I can never find a stopping place. I just eventually become exhausted, and fall asleep thinking about what I will change the next day.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Free Hummingbird Bead Pattern

Be sure to check out all the new patterns on my website. I have been very busy converting them from sketches to patterns you can download instantly after paying with PayPal.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Fourth of July Bead Patterns

I'm on fire! Not really. Just wanted to share another bead pattern for July 4th. You can purchase these on my website here

Fourth of July Bead Patterns

Start beading now and have your 4th of July beadwork ready to wear. Here's a pattern I made a few years ago. It is now available for purchase on my website.
Until We Bead Again, Beth

No Right Click

Oh it did not start out to be a good day. I was trying to add that little no right click thing to my website and then...CRASHED MY WEBSITE! I don't know exactly how I did it but somehow I was able to recover it. For a minute there I thought all my blood, sweat and tears over the past year was done in vain. Lost forever.
I am exhausted. I did a ton of work updating my website. My bead program just doesn't cut the mustard, so I have to do a lot of work making my patterns available on my website. Details, details, details. Well the attention I pay to details may have something to do with why I enjoy those tiny little beads! Anyway, I am all caught up and well satisfied, at least for now. More patterns on the way. I have had enough practice for today. Time to rest. Hopefully I will not forget everything I have learned.
Until We Bead Again, Beth

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Odd Count Flat Peyote Video Coming Soon Here's A Preview

The mascot at my daughter's High School is a panther. I am making her this bracelet to wear at football games. You can get the FREE peyote stitch alphabet on my website and start making your own patterns. Say it in beads. Spell out a cause you believe in. Make a collar with your pet's name on it. There are so many different things you can do with this beading project. Have fun with it and express yourself!
Until We Bead Again, Beth
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