My friend Carolyn Turner Pappe recently shared with me about her international bead embroidery group, which started in 2011 on Etsy, the Etsy Bead Embroidery Guild. If you are involved with Etsy, the easiest way for you to find them and see what they're doing is to type "EBEG team" into the search bar, and the results will pull all of the work from the team members' separate shops. You can also find them through the "Community" search, typing "Bead Embroidery Guild" into the "teams" search.
Our current goal is to create a website which is in the beginning stages, and we also have a blog and a facebook page. We want to keep our group small and somewhat exclusive, with a cap of 50 members. Right now we stand at 43. We have beading challenges all the time and great participation.The pictures above are from some recent challenges. At the top of the post is a selection from the Red Carpet BeadFest Challenge, and further down is the most recent challenge, featuring Pantone's color of the year, Radiant Orchid! Doesn't this sound like a lively and fun group of friends?
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