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LIVE: How to Find Your Favorite Designs

Have a favorite design, but can't find it on PotomacBeads? The struggle is real! Allie from PotomacBeads shares some tips and tricks on how to find your favorite designs on any website!

Episode Transcript


In this exciting Better Beader episode from Potomac Beads, we'll explore the wonderful world of finding your favorite jewelry designs. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced beader, discovering new projects and techniques that inspire you is always a thrilling experience. Join us as we dive into the tips and tricks shared by the knowledgeable hosts to help you uncover the designs that speak to your unique style and preferences.

Tips for Finding Your Favorite Designs

The hosts of Better Beader share several valuable insights to guide you in your quest for the perfect jewelry projects:

  • Browse beading magazines, books, and online resources to expose yourself to a wide variety of designs and techniques.
  • Attend bead shows, workshops, or classes to learn from experienced designers and connect with fellow beading enthusiasts.
  • Explore different beading styles, such as stringing, bead weaving, wire work, or bead embroidery, to find the techniques that resonate with you.
  • Pay attention to the colors, textures, and materials that catch your eye and make note of the design elements you're drawn to.
  • Don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and try new techniques or color combinations – you might discover a new favorite!

Customizing Your Favorite Designs

Once you've found a design that you love, consider ways to make it uniquely yours:

  • Experiment with different color palettes to suit your personal style or match your wardrobe.
  • Swap out beads or materials to create a different texture or visual impact.
  • Adjust the length or scale of the project to better fit your preferences or the intended wearer.
  • Incorporate meaningful charms, pendants, or other elements to add a personal touch to your creation.

Staying Inspired and Connected

Finding your favorite designs is an ongoing journey, and the hosts encourage you to stay inspired and connected with the beading community:

  • Follow beading artists, designers, and suppliers on social media to stay up-to-date on new releases and trends.
  • Join beading groups or forums to share your creations, ask questions, and learn from others' experiences.
  • Participate in beading challenges or collaborations to push your creative boundaries and try new techniques.
  • Regularly browse your favorite beading resources to discover fresh ideas and projects that spark your imagination.


Finding your favorite jewelry designs is a personal and rewarding experience that allows you to express your creativity and style. By exploring various techniques, materials, and resources, you'll uncover projects that truly resonate with you. Remember to stay open to new ideas, connect with the beading community, and don't hesitate to put your own unique spin on the designs you love. Happy beading!

For more inspiring content and tutorials, be sure to check out other Better Beader episodes from Potomac Beads. Share your favorite designs and any tips you've discovered in the comments below – we'd love to see what sparks your creativity!

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