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 (Sunday 10th May) which is the lovely bazaar day after 3 days of beading workshops. What better endorsement for Hubble stitch on the day that I launch my book about it, than to win a prize for my Lyra’s Jewels necklace made entirely in Hubble stitch! I’m still on cloud 9 because I’ve never before entered a beadwork competition. The guild have kept it for photography, and I can’t wait to get it back because I absolutely love wearing it! They let me wear it briefly before I had to give it back!

Lyra’s Jewels is worked in Miyuki size 15 and Czech Charlotte size 15 seed beads, with 17 different special finish Swarovski Rivolis from E H Ashley and lovely little ss39 chatons from Stitchncraft.

Lyra's Jewels - made entirely in Hubble Stitch

Lyra’s Jewels – made entirely in Hubble Stitch









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6 Responses to Hubble Stitch is a prize-winner!

  1. Michaelene says:

    Hi! Is there a kit for Lyra’s jewels pattern yet?


    • Hi, thanks for asking about Lyra’s Jewels. No I have only just completed this design and it’s quite a way from being a workshop and pattern because it’s made using advanced Hubble techniques. I will write it up eventually though.

  2. Gabriele Druschke says:

    Hi, would love to have Lyra’s jewels pattern, any chance to get it ?
    Kind regards

    • Hi Gaby,
      Sorry for the late reply, but I’ve just returned from holiday. I haven’t yet written the pattern for Lyra’s Jewels but I will have done so by March 2017. Can you email me then?

      Best wishes


  3. Sheila Kempster says:

    It’s a gorgeous piece. Even though it’s regal and a show stopper it’s also very wearable. Looks very much in demand. I too would like to join the queue and nudge you to please write up a pattern! I love going to stitchncraft too. They are so friendly and helpful there. Perhaps one day you’d consider doing a workshop there with the Lyra! I’m sure Lynn would love to have you!

    • Hi Sheila, Thanks for your kind words. I will be teaching Lyra’s Jewels at the Great British Bead Show in June 2017, and for Great Escapes (date as yet undecided). I was going to teach it at Stitchncraft but, as it’s a 2-day workshop, Lynn and I decided it wouldn’t work easily for most customers. Hopefully you will be able to make it to one of the workshops. X

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