SimpleBeadPatterns

Beading Tutorials & Patterns by Simple Bead Patterns

Gig Harbor, Washington · 13071 Sales

SimpleBeadPatterns

Beading Tutorials & Patterns by Simple Bead Patterns

Gig Harbor, Washington 13071 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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We are a mother and daughter team who love to help beaders of all skill levels successfully create beautiful jewelry that they can wear, share and even sell. Our beading tutorials feature clear, step-by-step instructions with full-color close-up photos of each and every step. No prior knowledge is ever required, and nothing is left to the imagination! Our project’s feature common beading techniques, variations of techniques and countless unique and original designs. We hope you’ll be inspired and find some fun projects to work on. Make yourself at home and let us know if you have any questions. ~ Cara & Lane

Video Beading Tutorials: http://www.SimpleBeadVideos.Etsy.com

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Last updated on Jul 27, 2018

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We are a mother and daughter team who love to help beaders of all skill levels successfully create beautiful jewelry that they can wear, share and even sell. Our beading tutorials feature clear, step-by-step instructions with full-color close-up photos of each and every step. No prior knowledge is ever required, and nothing is left to the imagination! Our project’s feature common beading techniques, variations of techniques and countless unique and original designs. We hope you’ll be inspired and find some fun projects to work on. Make yourself at home and let us know if you have any questions. ~ Cara & Lane

Video Beading Tutorials: http://www.SimpleBeadVideos.Etsy.com

Cara and Lane Landry

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Our Story

Lane and Cara are a mother and daughter team of entrepreneurial artists and jewelry designers who live in beautiful Gig Harbor, Washington. Lane (mom) has been a professional watercolor and pastel artist her whole life, served as an art commissioner for our small town and has run a successful small technology business with her husband for over 25 years. As a teenager, Cara (daughter) worked for the family business and, on the weekends, helped mom with her art booth at local festivals and farmers’ markets. But for years, they dreamed of creating an artistic small business that they could run and grow together.

When Lane had a major surgery that required a long recovery, Cara suggested that they take a jewelry making class together at their local bead store. Cara immediately fell in love with the beautiful beads and creative process and was soon hired by the store. It didn’t take long for Cara to discover her passion and knack for teaching and designing jewelry. When the economy, the family’s technology business, and Lane’s husband’s health all took a serious downturn, Cara and Lane teamed up and started their first business together, Bloomin’ Artist. On the weekdays, the local bead shop was kind enough to let them teach after school beading and art classes in the store’s classroom, and on the weekends they were hired to throw artistic beading parties for eager beaders of all ages.

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Last updated on July 13, 2018
Beading Tutorials and Patterns for Beginners to Advanced!

Our easy to follow beading patterns feature clear and simple detailed instructions with full-color close-up photos of each and every step. No prior beading knowledge is ever required, and nothing is left to the imagination! We are a mother and daughter team who have created hundreds of simple beading patterns teaching numerous techniques including; bead stringing, bead stitching (or bead weaving), and wire work with new beadwork patterns being added weekly. Beginners to advanced, our goal is to help you successfully create beautiful jewelry that you can wear, share and even sell. We hope you’ll be inspired and find lots of fun projects to work on. Make yourself at home and let us know if you have any questions.

Our beading tutorials feature…

- Clearly written instructions that even beginners, with no prior beading experience, can follow and use to successfully complete even the most complicated projects.
- High-resolution, full-color close-up photos of each and every step, so you can see exactly what’s happening.
- A materials page that lists all the recommended materials and tools needed for the project.
- All of our newer patterns include the quantities needed to make full-sized projects (i.e. bracelets up to 8½” long, and necklaces up to 24″ long), as well as bead color information.

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We're proud of our work and appreciate your willingness to try our products. We're sure you'll be happy with your purchase; but if you're not - don't worry - we offer a satisfaction guarantee!

This is our full-time occupation and how we support ourselves and our family. As a mother and daughter team of artists, we work hard to come up with exciting new designs, create the PDF and video tutorials for them, and build and manage the websites and all other aspects of the business side that enable us to share and deliver our products to you. We work very hard to make each of our beading tutorials as clear and concise as possible and utilize the latest technology available to make downloading and viewing them as fast, easy and convenient as possible for you. However, we're still human and do occasionally slip up. And as we all know, while technology is great, it can have its moments too.

If you have any problem with one of our tutorials, or with the technology side, please rest assured - we'll make it right! Just contact us with your concern and we'll do our very best to work with you to resolve the issue in a timely manner. If we can't make it right, we'll gladly refund your purchase price.

So go ahead and buy with confidence. Your satisfaction is guaranteed!
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How to Download:

After you place your order, and payment is confirmed, Etsy will provide you with several different ways to quickly and easily download your new beading pattern(s). You can access your download via a hyperlink on the order confirmation page, from the order confirmation email you'll be sent from Etsy, as well as directly from your Etsy account. If you have any trouble downloading the pattern, or any other questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us. We're always happy to help! : )
Additional policies and FAQs
Selling handmade jewelry:

Yes, you can sell the handmade jewelry that you make using our patterns!

Mailing List:

Customers who place orders with us are automatically added to our email broadcast list to be notified of new tutorials and special sales. You can unsubscribe at the bottom of the emails, or you can contact us and we can remove you from our mailing list.

Copyright Policy:

As a professional artist for nearly 40 years, and having served as an art commissioner for our small town, I have had ample opportunity to discuss the finer points of copyright law with fellow artists and can say, without a doubt, that there are almost as many perspectives on the issue as there are artists. The debate over originality and copyright protection has exploded, in pace with the availability of unlimited inspiration found on the Internet. After careful research, (which included our review of copyright law and cases that have been brought before the courts, as well as the published positions of several industry leaders including Bead & Button magazine and Etsy), we feel that it is still too hard to clearly discern, with absolute certainty in some circumstances, what constitutes an original design or derivative work and what falls under the common domain. With that said, we have arrived at our personal position with regards to copyrights and have attempted to clearly define how you may use our products (tutorials, kits, and designs), so that you have a level of comfort in knowing what your rights are when using our products. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please feel free to contact us using the form at the bottom of the page.

Our Tutorials / Patterns:

We copyright our written and photographed tutorials (patterns), which represent our original and unique intellectual property (just like a book). As such, making copies of our tutorials (in full or part), to either share, sell or give away, is strictly prohibited by law and we will not hesitate to report any infringement of our copyrights to the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section of the Criminal Division of the United States Department of Justice for investigation and prosecution. We understand the temptation, but please respect our copyrights, as this is the sole means we have to support ourselves. If you cannot afford one of our patterns, or know someone who has difficulty affording a pattern, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will gladly do what we can to help out with the price – we’ve been there, and we’re all in this together.

Our Jewelry Designs:

Our jewelry designs include projects that are made using popular beading techniques (that fall under the common domain and as such are not restricted by copyright), variations of popular beading techniques, and, as far as we know, completely original works. As many artists do, we have often been inspired, whether consciously or unconsciously, by other jewelry designs we run across (sometimes years earlier). We never knowingly duplicate another artist’s jewelry design without getting their permission and/or referencing their original design. If and when we create a design that we know has been inspired by a published piece, we take great pains to create our own unique design by making changes to the process, materials and/or finished feel of the piece (meeting the two criteria the U.S. courts have used to determine whether two pieces of jewelry have “substantial similarity”).

Can I sell the jewelry I make using the tutorials and/or kits I purchase from you?

Yes! We have absolutely no problem with your selling the jewelry that you make using our tutorials and/or kits. In the past, we did ask that you give us credit for our original copyrighted designs, however, we no longer feel the personal need to require you to disclose our authorship and copyright, as we feel that it may inhibit your ability to promote and sell your handiwork. But, just as we don’t claim other people’s work as our own, we ask that you not represent our design(s) as your own (i.e. you can proudly say that you made the piece, but please don’t claim that you designed it).

Further Reading:

There are numerous articles attempting to disseminate copyright law and how it specifically applies to jewelry design, and if you are interested, we encourage you to research it further. We found an article written and published on Etsy, a globally known and highly respected artisan marketplace, to be clearly written and informative. You can view this article by visiting https://www.etsy.com/help/article/263.

Thank you for taking the time to review our copyright policy. And again, please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns regarding our designs or copyright policy.

Language:

Cara and I write all of our extremely thorough beading tutorials (with detailed instructions and a color photo of each and every step) in English (our native language). However, due to numerous requests, we are translating our patterns into German, French, Italian, and Spanish to better accommodate our overseas jewelry making customers. The tutorials that include multiple translations are indicated in the description, as well as on the photos. When you purchase these patterns, you will receive an automated email order confirmation which includes a separate download link for each of the aforementioned languages. Just choose the link for your preferred language. You may also access the PDF download via your Etsy Account. If you need the tutorial in a different language, please contact us and we will do our best to help.

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Last updated on Jul 6, 2018
Frequently asked questions
What if I have a problem with my order?

We’re proud of our work and appreciate your willingness to try our products. If you’re not satisfied with your purchase – don’t worry – we offer a satisfaction guarantee! As a mother and daughter team of artists, this is our full-time occupation and how we support ourselves and our family. We work very hard to make each of our beading tutorials as clear and concise as possible.

If you have any problem with one of our tutorials, or with the technology side, please rest assured – we’ll make it right! Just contact us with your concern and we’ll do our very best to work with you to resolve the issue in a timely manner.

How do I receive my order?

After you place your order, and payment is confirmed, Etsy will provide you with several different ways to quickly and easily download your new beading pattern(s). You can access your download via a hyperlink on the order confirmation page, from the order confirmation email you'll be sent from Etsy, as well as directly from your Etsy account. If you have any trouble downloading the pattern, or any other questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us. We're always happy to help! : )

Can I sell the jewelry I make with the tutorials I purchase?

Yes, you can sell the handmade jewelry that you make using our patterns!

Can I share the tutorials I purchase?

Our tutorials are protected by copyright law. Making copies of our patterns to either sell or give away is strictly prohibited by law. We will report any infringement of our copyrights to the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section of the Criminal Division of the United States Department of Justice for investigation and prosecution.

Can I teach with your tutorials?

Because our business (and sole source of income) is creating designs and beading tutorials that teach people how to make them, we only allow our designs to be taught by approved teachers who must follow strict guidelines. If you're interested in teaching any of our designs, please contact us for more details.

Note: We do not charge teachers a fee for a teaching certificate, but you must get our approval and a teaching certificate from us in order to teach one of our designs.

Copyright infringement is a crime and we will not hesitate to report any infringement of our copyrights to the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section of the Criminal Division of the United States Department of Justice for investigation and prosecution.

Can my bead club or group use your pattern?

If you have a group would like to get together to make one of our designs, each person must have their own purchased copy of the pattern. Please feel free to contact us and let us know how many copies of the pattern will be needed and we'll see what we can do to give you a price break, based on volume. Please keep in mind that you may not share our copyrighted patterns. Each person must have their own purchased copy of the pattern (unless they live in the same household). We understand the temptation, but please respect our copyrights.

What should I do if I see someone violating your copyright?

If you suspect that someone is violating our copyright, whether it's online or in-person, please don't hesitate to let us know. We will contact the individual and handle the matter, without mentioning you in any way. We truly appreciate you keeping an eye out for us and having our backs. This is our livelihood and we put a look of hard work into each of our beading patterns. We appreciate you respecting our copyright, and for being a valued customer!