Heather Boyd

Heather Boyd has been making custom wire jewelry in Montréal, Canada for over 20 years. She has a Fine Art Degree from the University of Guelph and has work experience in clothing and graphic design. Heather has taught craft and jewellery making in daycares, schools, libraries and art galleries. Heather enjoys creating craft projects based on themes and/or using recycled materials. Her custom wire jewellery, wedding cake toppers and mixed media art can be seen on her website.

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PDF instructions for Beaded Dragonfly

Thank you everyone for your interest in my beading projects!

I've gotten a lot of requests for diagrams and written instructions for the Beaded Dragonfly project - so I've created and uploaded an attachment for the lesson.

Thank you and HAPPY BEADING! Heather.

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You can craft a miniature version of just about anything with a handful of beads and some wire. Get the creative juices flowing and craft 12 unique pieces of beadwork in this course from custom jewelry maker Heather Boyd. Start with basic shapes for pendants and keychains—like flowers, hearts, and peace signs—and work your way towards more complex shapes—like spiders and musical notation. Each lesson includes links to all of the basic materials you’ll need.
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Want to get your homemade pendant necklace to hang in just the right place? Heather Boyd Wire teaches you how to make an adjustable necklace cord that can be altered to suit your fancy. You'll just need a waxed cotton cord, 2 end cap springs, your necklace pendant, and a pair of pliers. This cord is simple to make, simple to adjust, and simple to wear!


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Would you like to be glamorous, unique, and also slightly... well, hungry? In this lesson, Heather Boyd Wire teaches you how to make earrings that look like sushi rolls. All you'll need are squares of black and white felt, a few strips of colored felt for your filling, wire, and some beads. These adorable earrings are easy to make when you follow these straightforward instructions.


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Make your very own winter wonderland that can dangle from your earlobes come the holiday season! Heather Boyd Wire teaches you how to make cute beaded snowman earrings, complete with arms and top hat. All you'll need is wire, a head pin, beads, an earring hook, fun foam, pliers, and scissors. These earrings are easy to create and make great holiday gifts for friends and family.


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Let your creativity flow while you craft beautiful one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces! Don't stop at designing a piece made from store-bought materials--instead, learn how to make custom fabric beads! This lesson from Heather Boyd Wire begins with selecting the materials for making your beads: fabric, fancy thread or wool, and seed beads. Then, Heather demonstrates how to roll each bead, and secure the fabric and yarn with wire. In a matter of minutes, you’ll have a unique and beautiful pendant.


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Make your own mini hat fascinator and decorate it to fit any occasion. Attached photo shows a festive purple Spring themed hat. Instructions in the video show how to make a funky red hat. Inspired by the ladies of the Red Hat Society! Gather up all kinds of craft supplies to decorate your hat: feathers, beads, garland, buttons, fun foam cut-outs, wooden ladybugs, pipecleaners, fabric or plastic flowers, etc.


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Do you like to make tiny works of art? This DIY lesson from Heather Boyd shows you how to make a mini easel out of recycled clothespins, wire, popsicle sticks, and glue. Your finished product can hold miniature paintings, photos, or even business cards. And it’s perfect as a gift for teachers and artists!


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In need of a Bar Mitzvah gift or decorative Hanukkah ornament? This DIY lesson from Heather Boyd shows you how to make a festive Star of David pendant. In a few simple steps, you can shape your own star and use it as an earring, pendant, ornament—whatever you’d like! This project is perfect for all ages.


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In this DIY lesson from Heather Boyd, learn how to use a wooden bead and pipe cleaners—the holy grail of kids’ crafting supplies—to make a colorful spider. You can get all of your materials at a crafting or department store or salvage them from around the house. The finished product is perfect as a Halloween decoration or a trinket that sits on your shelf all year round.


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Repurpose old and unused clothing from the back of your closet! This DIY lesson from Heather Boyd shows you how to make an apron from a men’s button-up shirt, from creating the basic shape to sewing the edges for a finished look. Keep the collar for style and decorate it with the materials of your choice. You’ll need pins, scissors, a sewing machine, and a fasturn.


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Create a cute turban-style hair towel out of an old beach towel following the easy steps in this lesson. This very easy sewing project is a great way to recycle materials - and no pattern is needed. A perfect gift (and affordable!) for the woman or teenage girl in your life - this towel can be custom made with your choice of color or pattern. Try using it in the sauna, while applying make-up or after taking a shower or bath. Fun beach item and great DIY project!


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Get crafty this St. Patrick’s Day and learn to make your own miniature top hat that’s reminiscent of a leprechaun’s! You’ll simply need some household items and a few crafting supplies, such as hot glue and fun foam, to put this cute and festive do-it-yourself hat together. Decorate your hat with leftover mardi gras beads, a shamrock, and of course, plenty of green!


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Forget the glue and sticky residue! Learn how to make these cute, Taylor Swift inspired DIY cat ears with just a headband, wire, and beads--that’s it! Cat ears are fun for any dress-up occasion, and they’re best with an elegant touch so you can wear them to prom or another fancy party. Create this cat ears headband in just a few minutes. They’re great for all ages!


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From gathering tools and materials to devising a final script, planning a high-quality lesson is a challenge. If you’re having trouble, take some tips from crafting experts and producers of over a dozen Curious lessons, the O’Neil Sisters. Whether you are thinking about creating your own how-to videos or you’d like to improve the quality of an upcoming series, use these tips and tricks to create clear, structured, and attractive lessons.


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English has so many irregular spellings, it’s impossible to remember them through rules alone! Learn how to use memory tricks to improve your spelling. In this lesson from How to Spell, learn tricks for commonly misspelled words like embarrass, necessary, and accommodation. Next, learn tricks for deciding which homophone to use—peace or piece; stationery or stationary; there, their, or they're; and here or hear.


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Who says sweatpants are a fashion faux pas? This lesson demonstrates six ways to add some pizazz to your favorite pair of sweatpants. Add an off-the-shoulder tee for a fun, flirty look, or cozy up with a chunky circle scarf on cold days. These are great tips to add some style to your workout clothes or to make your favorite indoor sweats fit for going out. Style, meet comfort.


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Crocheting provides a great way to combine form and function. Next holiday season, give potholders a break and crochet chunky cowls instead! This fashionable accessory is not only a beautiful addition to any outfit, but will keep your or your loved ones warm in cold winter weather. As this lesson from Yarn Obsession proves, chunky cowls are totally easy to make! All you need is a skein of chunky yarn, a N hook, and mastery of the single and double crochets.


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Enjoy the flavor of baklava for breakfast! Feast in the Middle East combines the healthy features of a California granola with the honey, nuts, and spices of your favorite Middle Eastern dessert. Toss heart-healthy old fashioned oats with pistachios and your favorite nuts and bring it together with traditional baklava flavors such as honey and cinnamon. It's so easy! Layer with yogurt and fruit for a healthy breakfast parfait.


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Looking for simple recipes for breakfast? Learn how to make delicious blueberry muffins in 30 minutes! This quick and easy recipe is perfect for breakfast, brunch, or as an on-the-go snack. The blueberries add a nice tart flavor to the sweetness of the Streusel topping. This muffin recipe will not disappoint - it will delight your taste buds!


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Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but it can be tough to make time for a healthy meal. To the rescue - this easy recipe for overnight no-cook oatmeal! Featuring yogurt, milk, oats, and your choice of toppings, this simple recipe comes together in minutes and can be taken on-the-go for breakfast, brunch, or a snack.


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Why eat toast when you can have French toast? Learn how to make the perfect French toast (fluffy with crisp edges) using this easy breakfast recipe! If you’re in need of more brunch recipes or recipes for kids, look no further! In this recipe, sliced Challah bread is dipped in egg and cinnamon, then toasted until it’s golden brown - a delicious breakfast treat!


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What's causing your poor posture? Is it laziness? Respiratory issues? An inflexible spine? A neck that's not in proper alignment? In this lesson, neuromuscular therapist Holistic Sam explains the condition excessive thoracic kyphosis, addressing both its causes and its potential treatments. There may be exercises that can help with your posture and back pain!


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Are you stuck at a desk all day? Sit up straight! In this lesson from neuromuscular therapist Holistic Sam, learn how to improve your sitting posture over time. See how to correct the curvature of your lumbar, thoracic, and cervical spine, and how to shift your pelvis to help the arch of your lower back. Set a timer and make these corrections every hour, and gradually you'll find that good posture is easier, your back is stronger, and sitting is more comfortable.


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If you are skilled at teaching and have knowledge that you want to share, learn how to educate others by making the best lesson possible! This lesson from Curious Teacher Support is designed to help you grasp the fundamentals of shooting a lesson, from how to light your filming environment (no matter where it is), to recording the highest quality audio possible, to how to frame your shots for maximum impact. We know you’ve got something to say, so say it well with a quality lesson.


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Learn how to bead a necklace with this jewelry making tutorial. This lesson teaches you which tools you'll need, how to create your own necklace design, and how to successfully complete your beading project. Take what you've learned here to design your own handmade bracelet and necklace set!


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Great video. Very clear and informative!

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Great lesson! I made a light box something like this to do close-up photography. Haven't tried it for video yet!

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Great advice. I'll try to remember when I am making my jewellery!

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Make your own winter wonderland snowman earrings!

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I enjoyed creating this interactive video!

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Great craft for summer camps and birthday parties!

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This looks amazing! I just bought granola yesterday to put over apples to make a microwave apple crisp, but next time I'll make my own!

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