School is almost out (just two more days!) and my thoughts are already turning to the beach. We always go in July and stay at a small quiet beach where we rent the same house, year after year.
Often, when there is a storm we can find tidal pools with starfish and sea cucumbers. (I can't help but think the sea cucumbers often look more like shriveled up potatoes.) I have also found sea dollars, hermet crabs, sand crabs and once, even a dead sting ray about a foot long. Of course I tried to use it in a craft project, but just ended up with a bit of smelly mess. My husband still won't let me forget that one!
The bead patterns, graphs, tutorials, and general "how tos" on this blog represent my time and effort.
In short: they are my copyright property.
When ever one of my patterns is used, PLEASE send me a pic or two (or three!). I will even post it here to share, with your permission (and loads of credit). I love it when people make up my patterns, and I enjoy seeing all the variations.
I also ask that folks don't go out and sell my patterns as graphs or kits. That would not be fair use. Please don't go out and make a bunch to sell - again, that would not be fair use. If you want to use my stuff to teach a class, please ask me first. I tend to be pretty easy going, as long as folks ask first.