How Savage Mill's Bead Soup formed a community around a niche art

Bead Soup in Savage Mill draws beading enthusiasts from all over the Mid-Atlantic and beyond. This Savage Mill shop cultivates a love for beading -- and a sense of community.A dozen women have assembled in a high-ceilinged corner room with exposed brick in Savage Mill’s New Weave Building. It’s midday on a Wednesday, when enthusiasts come to Bead Soup’s weekly Beading in Circles session.They sit a…

The Healing Power of Beads

I googled the healing power of beads and this story came up that was in the May 2017 publication of Interweave. I love how she talks about the meditative process and how it helped her through her loss.The Healing Power of Beads and Bead Embroidery: Tammy Lawson’s Inspiring StoryMay 11, 2017 | Author: Interweave Editorial Staff | Comment on this ArticleTammy LawsonTammy Lawson’s Guardian Angel and…

How are Miyuki seed beads made?

Have you ever wondered how those tiny little bead are made? I had someone ask me yesterday and even though I had an idea I really wanted to know the process. I dug up this handy step by step article by the people who manufacture Miyuki seed beads explaining the manufacturing process of seed beads from raw material to products. EnjoyExplaining manufacturing process of seed beads from raw materi…

Memorial Day

We want to take this time to wish you and your family a happy Memorial Day, as well as pause for a moment to reflect on what this holiday means and how it has changed over time. On Memorial Day we celebrate the men and women who have lost their lives while serving our country in the Armed Forces. The holiday originated after the Civil War; at that time it was known as Decoration Day. While ho…

Chain Maille Tutorial

Bead Unique now carries beginning Chain Maille supplies and will be adding advanced Chain Maille Supplies soon.  Be sure to purchase our Aluminum Chain Maille Rings to learn your favorite techniques.  One of the most popular techniques is Byzantine weave.  Check out our tutorial to learn this fun, versatile pattern:One of the first things to understand with Chain Maille is the…

Gemstone Chip Wrap Bracelet

If you are looking for a simple project to spruce up your dinner outfit or looking for a fun project for Mom for Mother's Day, look no further than this amazing bracelet.You will need:Bracelet Memory wire.A strand of gemstone chips (choose your color!)Small black beads.  3mm matte black agate beads look awesome buy try any small gemstone beadRound nose pliersWire cuttersTake the memory wire a…