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I have been beading for over 16 years and teaching beading for about 14 years. I especially love Japanese seed beads in size 11 and size 15. Not a delica fan but maybe someday... I especially love teaching other people about beading.

Experience in the area

I teach the following stitches/projects: peyote, brick, netting, St Petersberg chain, spiral rope, dutch spiral, beaded pens, beaded Christmas ornaments, earrings, pouches, necklaces, bracelets - just about anything beaded, I have tried it.


I have had 7 articles published by Jewelry Crafts Magazine and one by Bead & Button Magazine.

Awards and Honors

2nd place Professional Beadwork in the Gems and Minerals section Los Angeles County Fair 1998
3rd place Professional Beadwork in the Gems and Minerals section Los Angeles County Fair 1999

What do you like about this subject?

I love the feel and the colors of beads. They sparkle and entrance you. They are very addicting.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

Stitch I need to learn more about is Ndebele. I will when I have a project that "needs" it. I can do it but don't feel proficient with it yet, also more about sculptural peyote.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

Seed beads go through a process that takes over a month to make them.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

Copyright is the hottest bead topic

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Recent Answers from Pamela Welborn

2015-03-06 crimp beads:

I am a bead stitcher but I have crimped a couple crimp beads.  If you use a crimping plier, then you turn it to make the fold.  I use either the spiral crimp which has spiral grooves that bite into the

2014-03-05 Beads and crimping:

I am sorry but I am a seed bead artist and I have never used the pliers you are asking about.  I did some searching and I found a couple sites for you    http://jewelrymaking

2010-02-16 Beading Thread:

There are a couple schools of thought on conditioning thread.  I don't care for the feel of the thread after it's conditioned.      You can use many things bees wax or thread heaven are the most common

2009-11-19 Square Stitch:

Well you didn't say how wide the bracelet is so that would effect which clasp I would choose but I will show you links to a few of my favorite clasps.  I too don't care for the peyote toggle bar and loop

2009-11-08 Stretch rings:

I'm sorry but I don't use stretchy cord.  I weave with needle and thread.    here are a couple links I found with a quick google search.  I hope something here helps!


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