Category Archives: Beading Kits

The Tsarina’s Jewels – Great Escapes weekend

I am really a very lucky girl. Having just got back from a lengthy holiday break, just the two of us, sailing the seven seas (well mostly a bit of the Atlantic), I’ve returned to reality, but also to one of … Continue reading

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Great Escapes and the Beading Challenge

Apologies for not writing this up yet, but I have been focused on preparing for the Bead & Button Show. I really missed seeing lots of my old friends at this year’s Beadworkers Guild beading festival. All I managed was a … Continue reading

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Workshops at York Beads, New York

I could never have dreamed I’d be teaching in New York, let alone two workshops! I have Perry Bookstein of York Beads to thank for having faith in me and booking two classes: 12th June: Tsarina Reversible Lariat So many … Continue reading

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St Olave Necklace – New Colourway

Not only does it come in Crystal AB, but I’ve just finished a new colourway for St Olave necklace kit – Peridot and Light Bronze; I’m not sure if I got these gorgeous emerald AB spikes from www.yorkbeads.com or Stitchncraft … Continue reading

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Swarovski 4627 Rectangle crystals for Leonora

Instagram is OK for an instant fix but I had to finally get round to blogging about the arrival of these stunning Swarovski crystals. Opening the boxes I felt like a child at Christmas time! The Oooo factor was amazing. … Continue reading

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Video Tutorial – Tips & Tricks: How to join in a new thread.

This video tutorial is about how to join in a new thread. It’s inevitable that, at some point whilst beading, you’ll need to join in a new thread. Many beadworkers, both beginners and more advanced, can find it a little … Continue reading

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Video Tutorial – Tips & Tricks: How to finish off a thread.

This video tutorial is about how to finish off a thread. It’s so important to know how to finish off a thread neatly, so that no loose ends show in your work. I demonstrate how to weave the thread back … Continue reading

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Morgan Le Fay Workshop at Stitchncraft

I spent two wonderful days at Stitchncraft teaching my Morgan Le Fay necklace. The classroom was chock-full of lovely, beady girls, all of whom worked extremely hard and produced some fabulous work. As always I loved all the different colour … Continue reading

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Workshops in 2013

Perhaps a little late but Happy Beady New Year everyone, let’s hope we all have more time to bead and create! It’s about time I blogged again as it’s only been, Oh about, 6 months Eeeeeek! Apart from the excitement … Continue reading

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Luisa Earrings Project in Bead Magazine – Issue 40.

Check out issue No. 40 of Bead Magazine (Aug/Sept 2012). The pattern for my Luisa de Medici Earrings is featured in it. If anyone is having difficulty getting hold of the Swarovski Chessboard crystals (2493, 10mm), email me as I … Continue reading

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