Thursday, July 12, 2018


Way Back Machine Internet Archive:  "Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more."

This is a strange one, I know, but it comes in handy for expired websites, and also has a function for downloading old free books. If I'm not mistaken, you can hunt for out of print magazines as well! (Creative Beading Australia, anyone?) :-)

The heck is this even?

The above example was apparently a special issue of BeadStyle. Raise your hand if you remember that magazine. I do! I also remember when it went out of print. This issue was published in November of 2007. Freshman semester in college, that. Over a decade old. And the archive preserved it in all of it's outdated layout glory!!! I love it. Might be good for a stroll through memory lane and maybe even some inspiration when I get stuck.

The good news? There are dozens! Courtesy of a profile named the Magazine Rack. Forget Google preview, this is the bomb! You can view entire books and magazines here. You can even borrow them digitally if you create an account. I will never not use this. 

As with most non-profit sites, there is the ability to donate funds for the continual upkeep of the site. 

Maybe you too can find some nostalgia inducing beading references, or even something new/old to try out.

Happy beading!

Tamara Allison

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