Tag Archives: Size 15 Czech Charlottes

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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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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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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Swarovski 4627 Rectangle crystals for Leonora

Instagram is OK for an instant fix but I had to finally get round to blogging about the arrival of these stunning Swarovski crystals. Opening the boxes I felt like a child at Christmas time! The Oooo factor was amazing. … Continue reading

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Stitchncraft Workshop Programme for 2014

  It’s that time of year again and Stitchncraft are getting ready to launch their programme of workshops for 2014. I’m looking forward to teaching a number of new workshops down there throughout the year. Meanwhile I’ll be heading down … Continue reading

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Video Tutorial: Techniques – Herringbone Stitch from a Ladder Stitch start

  In this video I’m demonstrating how to do Herringbone Stitch from a Ladder stitch start. Herringbone (aka Ndebele stitch) gets its name from the way it causes the beads to lie, which is reminiscent of the ubiquitous Herringbone patterns … Continue reading

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Video Tutorial – Techniques: Square Stitch

This video tutorial is about how to do Square Stitch. It’s a really useful stitch and can be used in many ways. If you like working on pictures, then Square Stitch is perfect, because you can draw out a picture on … Continue reading

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After the Olympia K&S Show

I’ve just had 3 fabulous days teaching my Crystal Finger Candy Rings and Crystal Rosette Pendant at the Spring Knitting & Stitching Show. I met lots of lovely ladies who had never picked up beads for bead weaving before, which … Continue reading

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Playing with a New Digital Camera

My husband has a new digital camera and has been testing it out on some of my beadwork. I liked this shot of my Aladdin Beaded Bottle, so I think I’ll use it in my instructions for the Beaded Bottles … Continue reading

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After my annual beady fix at Daventry….

  I returned last night from a great weekend at the 2012 Beading Festival, Daventry with the Beadworkers Guild. As always, it was lovely to sit amongst so many dear old and new friends and bead, whilst catching up on … Continue reading

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