Crochet, Beads and More with Beadalon

Combining crafts is a great way to keep your imagination and creative juices flowing. We have teamed up with Beadalon twice before to bring you great tutorials for making your own DIY shawl pin as well as bead crochet rope necklaces. Today we are having Meredith, of Beadalon, on the Yarn Thing Podcast to talk about her knitting and crochet journey and how she stays creative.

Yarn Thing Podcast with Marly Bird and guest Meredith from Beadalon
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About Meredith Roddy

Meredith started building her bead stash when she was just a little girl, and she found a way to turn that passion into a career.

After rediscovering beading in early 2000, she continued to add sparkly, shiny beads to her collection. By day, she am the Product Marketing Specialist and Expert Beader at Beadalon and Artistic Wire after working as a Sales Executive and Assistant New Product Manager there for 12 years.

At Beadalon, she has had the opportunity to travel around the country visiting shops and local shows. Now, she gets to look for new trends in the industry and bring them into the Beadalon product mix. Dream job? Shyeah!

After hours, Meredith gets to play and practice and discover new ways to use her fantastic stash of beading supplies. Over the years she has taught all kinds of beading, demonstrated at the Beadalon booth at CHA, Bead & Button, in Tucson and at the BeadFest shows. In 2013, she got certified as a Ranger Instructor at Ranger U.

She admits that she is a pretty lucky, crafty gal having a lot of fun with it all!

Learn about Beadalon

Beadalon offers a focused line of beading basics, including the very highest quality wire, cords, findings, tools and accessories in the business. Although the word “bead” is in their name, they sell everything BUT the beads!

Shop Beadalon

Beadalon is a leading brand of innovative products for Do-It-Yourself jewelry making and crafts. We manufacture the largest selection of flexible bead stringing wire and wire wrapping supplies, exclusive cords and stringing materials, innovative findings, premium quality tools, adhesives, organizers, and much more.

Artistic Wire complements the Beadalon range and is a leading brand of permanently colored copper wire that is available in the largest selection of gauges, colors and packaging choices. The Artistic Wire product line consists of colored wire, colored wire mesh, chain maille products, specialty findings, and a comprehensive line of wire working tools.

Marly Bird and Beadalon Facebook Live Events

Be sure to check out the DIY shawl pin and bead crochet rope necklace Facebook live events that we have done together on the Beadalon Facebook page.

Find Beadalon online in the following locations

Beadalon Website
Follow Beadalon on Facebook
Follow Meredith on Facebook
Beadalon on Pinterest
Learn with Beadalon on YouTube
Be inspired by Beadalon on Instagram

Shop Beadalon

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Want to watch live on YouTube? Be sure to tune in at 10am MST on the Marly Bird YouTube channel. If you can’t watch live that is okay, just catch the replay for your chance to win. Towards the end of the live show you will hear how to enter to win some amazing prizes from our guests.


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  1. Dee Thompson says:

    Meredith, Beadalon sooooo rocks!!! I used to use Beadalon products in making lanyards for teachers at the school where I taught – I had quite the little biz for awhile! Thanks!

  2. Chris Lopez says:

    Marly Bird and Beadalon Rocks. My mother used to crochet with beads and that purple beaded crochet that Meredith showed so reminded me of the things she used to make. I’m going to have to go watch the live with Katelyn and buy some beads!!

  3. Cheryl Clark says:

    Beadalon Rocks is a true statement. I love seeing the Podcast, Missed you these past couple of weeks. Not that we can’t relate the the crazy, madness that you have been going through. You made it and next week will be even better.

  4. Carleen Roberts says:

    Marly Bird, what adventures you’ve had this summer! I have been praying for you during the move and travels. Now I’ll be praying for your house to sell quickly. So glad you were able to overcome the technical difficulties and share the fun podcast with Meredith Roddy today. Beadalon rocks!

  5. Virginia says:

    Beadalon rocks! I love that you worked through the challenges and had a great show. I’m ready to try my hand at some beading!

  6. Serena Lee says:

    I got into beading slightly in college, but had too many things going so I never got too into it. From what I’ve heard, Beadalon rocks, and I definitely would love the chance to get into it again!!

  7. Melanie Stallings says:

    Beadalon rocks! I use their products all the time. I love all the options for wire and strings and other materials.

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Marly is a knitwear and crochet designer (and yarn addict) that is here to help you learn how to knit and crochet in a way that's fun and approachable.

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