Tag Archives: beadwork design

The Enchanted Lake – Great Escapes weekend

For me, a Great Escapes weekend is a bit like Christmas. I really look forward to it and enjoy all the preparation – organising my stash and supplies for everyone, and then it’s arrived, and it’s all over in a … Continue reading

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Bead Magazine

I’d completely forgotten an interview I did with Katie Dean for Bead Magazine, until she emailed me this evening to say that the magazine has hit the shelves. So if you want to work on some rather deeeelish projects or … 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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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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Lorenzo de Medici Workshop – Wessex Beaders

  I’ll be teaching the Lorenzo de Medici Bracelet workshop again, March 22, for the Wessex Beaders, and I’ve already had a few queries about where to source the beautiful Swarovski 10mm Space Cut and Chessboard crystals, so I thought I’d … 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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