Tag Archives: Swarovski crystal elements

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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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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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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Spring Knitting & Stitching Show – Olympia

Just added 3 new workshop dates, 15th-17th March. Why not come and join me if you’re planning on visiting the Spring Knitting & Stitching Show in Olympia, London. I’ll be teaching my Crystal Finger Candy workshop on the Friday and … Continue reading

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Luisa Earrings Project in Bead Magazine – Issue 40.

Check out issue No. 40 of Bead Magazine (Aug/Sept 2012). The pattern for my Luisa de Medici Earrings is featured in it. If anyone is having difficulty getting hold of the Swarovski Chessboard crystals (2493, 10mm), email me as I … Continue reading

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Caterina Necklace – Part of the Medici Collection

Don’t ask me why I fell in love with these huge, step cut, rectangle crystals that looked like pieces of chocolate (Swarovski Step Cut Fancy Stones 4582)! They did look delicious though when they arrived and I couldn’t wait to … Continue reading

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Morgan Le Fay in Antique Pink and Dark Amethyst

I’m currently working my way through samples, putting kits together and writing instructions to take with me to the US. A very intense time! Last night I finished another colourway for the Morgan Le Fay necklace. I’m not a pink … Continue reading

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