Category Archives: Great British Bead Show

Hubble Stitch is a prize-winner!

2015 is the 15th anniversary for the Beadworkers Guild and they were running a crystal anniversary competition, sponsored by Swarovski (of course) to mark the occasion. They announced the winners on the final day of the Great British Bead Show … Continue reading

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Hubble Stitch is here!

I just arrived back from an intensive 4 days at the Great British Bead Show, which was one of the most exciting for me. Not only was I teaching 3 fun but challenging workshops and catching up with dear old … Continue reading

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LET’S HUBBLE! has arrived!!!!

IT’S ARRIVED!!!!!! I’ve just taken delvery of the first copies of my book, LET’S HUBBLE! Excited doesn’t even come close! I’m so pleased with how it looks, and I want to thank Sue Richardson and her colleagues at SRA Ltd for … Continue reading

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The Bead & Button Show 2013

The phrase “Bead & Button” has been with me ever since I bought copy #2 of the magazine from the Bead Shop in Tower Street, in 1994. I was a serial dabbler in beadwork at that stage but had no … Continue reading

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The Great British Bead Show 2013

Arriving home from the Great British Bead Show, 2013, I was greeted with such a mountain of paperwork for the family bizz,  and preparation to do for the Bead & Button Show next month, that it’s taken me this long … Continue reading

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The Button Project

              I’ve just finished two buttons that I’ve made for The Button Project exhibition at the Heritage Centre in Macclesfield which is part of the Barnaby Festival, June 2013. Both were worked in a combination of Netting, … 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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July 2009

As the blossom is starting to fill the trees again and hyacinths and daffodils are all around, I got out my Spring Floral bracelet which I’ve realised isn’t in the Gallery yet). I’m also feeling very upbeat as I’ve finished … Continue reading

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June 2008

On returning from the heat wave in Greece, I have seen the devastation wreaked on the lawn after the torrential downpours. It was extremely hard to leave the sparkling cool sea, gorgeous feta salads and the constant melody of the … Continue reading

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