Tag Archives: Swarovski

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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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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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 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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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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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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