Mourning the end of Paris Couture Week in style, we'll be tending to our sad sniffles with these chic Eiffel Tower tissues from Forever 21. ($2, forever21.com ) Please help us foster a friendly environment by keeping your posts civil and on-point. We reserve the right to delete comments as...

It's been far too long since we've had a bead giveaway. This month, I want to share one of my favorite bead collections - lots of lovely little round beads in imitation gemstone colors. I carefully collected these 6 mm rounds and treasured them for the way they resemble semiprecious stones and...

"Société d'Exploitation de la Tour Eiffel." 6. The tower is open every day. In a country that shuts down every Sunday, the tower is perhaps the only thing open 365 days a year including Christmas. 7. After the French, Italians, Spaniards and Americans make up the biggest visitors to the...

She visited the Eiffel tower with hubby Jay Z in a $1,555 Mixed Pattern Jacquard Dress by Balenciaga: Red lips and loose waves were on tap. She accessorized with a $1,295 Charlotte Olympia Handcuff Clutch and $685 Balenciaga Wedge Sandals. Her crewneck dress debuted in Balenciaga's Pre-Fall...

As always, your answers to the bead question were varied and exciting. This month, we talked about our favorite bead shapes. The winning comment also happened to be the most popular - bicones. These bead shapes are quite common, thanks to their versatility and good looks. Although we often...

Congratulations to Mandy from Beads for Brains, who was drawn for last week's tutorial giveaway! The prize was a copy of my brand new Faux Freeform Peyote Bracelet tutorial. By using different seed bead sizes and colors with basic even count peyote stitch, the bracelet imitates the organic,...

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their own preference - beading threads are as different as the beaders that use them. This month we also had a fantastic guest giveaway with Clare of Mylana on Etsy. She offered up a gorgeous pair of handmade earrings and a bead charm bracelet for two lucky winners. Random.org helped me to...

Today I paired it up with reds and pinks for another summery drink inspiration. To add a little to the strawberry daiquiri theme, I couldn't resist adding a sprinkling of crystals - a pretty good facsimile for course sugar, don't you think? Do you like lime green? What's your favorite...

In an effort to save a little money - for more beads, of course! - I have decided to let it go. Although I didn't have much of a chance to establish a regular blog there, I did put together some all-bead collections that I think are worth saving. They also make a wonderful farewell to...

 

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