Tag 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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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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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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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 – Techniques: Brick Stitch

Here’s how to work in Brick Stitch. This video follows on from the Ladder Stitch tutorial: I give a demonstration of Brick Stitch worked from a Ladder Stitch base. Brick Stitch gets its name from the pattern formed by the … Continue reading

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Video Tutorial – Techniques: Ladder Stitch

In this video I demonstrate Ladder Stitch. This is such an important foundation stitch as a starting point for some other stitches e.g., Brick Stitch and Herringbone Stitch; it’s also a great way of extending beadwork, so it’s important structurally. … Continue reading

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