Monday, June 27, 2011

Beading Tutorials for a Cause

Tree Fringe Herringbone Lariat Tutorial

If you’re familiar with the humor of Regretsy, you might also know about the spin-off Etsy team April’s Army, and their fantastic monthly charity collective. For one week every month, artists donate their best, boldest and weirdest designs to help raise money for another artist in need.

Donating designs for worthy causes is something I really enjoy doing - it allows me to give the best part of myself and do something meaningful. Although my love of Etsy has tapered off in the last year or so, I know how successful collective style shops can be. Last year, I couldn’t make rings for Help the Gulf Coast fast enough!

So, I joined April’s Army, and got to work on some unique designs to share. Unfortunately, labor disruptions with Canada Post made shipping a little too uncertain. So this month I donated something that I think Inspirational Beading readers can really appreciate.

Two personal use copies of my favorite tutorial - The Leafy Fringe Herringbone Lariat - are available from the April’s Army shop and going fast! The tutorial includes a full color and a text only PDF, so you can print out a portable version without using up all of your printer ink.

There are lots of other amazing things to buy as well. The proceeds from the June shop will help a family that really needs a hand up. You can learn more about the fundraiser and the recipient on the April’s Army Facebook page.

Here are a few of my favorite jewelry designs from the shop, but there are lots of other fun categories and designs to see. Please do check out the store, drop a few hearts, and if you see something you love, snag it or promote it! It’s all for a great cause.

Click images to see the listing and learn more about the artist behind these designs.

Here's to a great week!

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  1. You my friend have a golden heart! I have liked their page so I can be kept up to date.

  2. Oh, really pretty stuff! I just recently started beading, and teaching myself wire bending techniques! It's a lot of fun! (p.s. I'm your newest bloglovin follower!)

  3. I bought that ring! And would have bought the tutorial, too, but it was all sold out by the time I got there. That's what I get for getting so far behind on my blog reader! But I will be hearting the shop for future reference for sure!


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