Tag Archives: beaded

The Alpine Experience

This is one of the views from my room in chalet Calluna, in Les Carroz, France. At 1200m the chalet is above the clouds, and even in the summertime, you can still see snowy peaks on the Alps all around. … Continue reading

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Hubble Stitch goes global

Let’s Hubble has now been No1 bestseller on Amazon.co.uk in the Beadwork and Jewellery sections for 3 weeks! I’m ecstatic at the response and to know that beadworkers out there are having the chance to Hubble. We had problems at first … Continue reading

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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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Video Tutorial – Techniques: Right Angle Weave (RAW)

Right Angle Weave (abbreviated to RAW) is a superb stitch to get to know and add to your beading artillery. It is so useful for structural pieces as well as being decorative. I love to use RAW when working on … 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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Spring Knitting & Stitching Show

This morning as I walked down the garden I remarked on how beautiful the Spring sunshine was, and coupled with the fact that there are wonderful green shoots everywhere, I feel a huge relief from our relentless rain. I just … Continue reading

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The satisfaction of finishing a piece!

I am on a real history trip at the moment, working my way back and forth through different eras as the mood takes me – and it’s so much fun!!!!! When I was a child, my Mother and I would … Continue reading

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The Spring Knitting & Stitching Show – Workshop tickets now on sale

Just a quick ‘heads up’ to let you know that the Spring Knitting & Stitching Show has now made its workshop tickets available online. You can browse through the workshops here and book a session. I’ll be teaching the Luisa Pendant … Continue reading

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Beadschool Video Tutorial – Techniques: African Helix

Video Tutorial with Melanie de Miguel. In this video tutorial I demonstrate African Helix stitch. It’s a fabulous structural stitch, that can be used on its own as a necklace rope or bracelet, or, as you can see in my … Continue reading

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Video Beading Tutorial: Tips & Tricks – Protect Your Crystal Cabochons

It can be soul-destroying when you’ve put so much hard work into making a treasured piece of jewellery, and you notice it has started to deteriorate. Have you ever noticed how older crystals have lost their sparkle and when you … Continue reading

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