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Northern Ireland Beaders Guild

I spent a most wonderful, fun weekend in Northern Ireland with the ladies of the Northern Ireland Beaders Guild, teaching 2 workshops for them – Heqet Pendant and Beatrice Cuff. Their warmth and hospitality was unsurpassed – I was treated … 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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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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Video Beading Tutorial – Free Projects: Mediaeval Charms Part 2

  In Part 2 of the Mediaeval Charms project I demonstrate how to make the little Byzantine and Mediaeval crosses. You will probably start thinking of further applications for the Super Picots technique in your own designs. I embellished the … Continue reading

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Video Beading Tutorial – Free Projects: Mediaeval Charms Part 1

  This is a quick and easy little project. The shapes are simple and very effective, but this design not only produces pretty little beady charms, it gets you practising good tension and is also¬†a great way of using up … Continue reading

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Video Beading Tutorial: Techniques – Peyote Spiral

  In this video tutorial I demonstrate Peyote Spiral stitch. Making a beaded rope is one of the best ways to get to know a stitch and is a favourite for beginners and experienced beadworkers alike. Beginners get to practice … 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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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 – Spiral Staircase

In this video tutorial I demonstrate Spiral Staircase stitch. This is one of the most beloved of beadwork stitches for many reasons. It’s so easy and versatile and the resulting effect is delightfully satisfying. Once you’ve had a go at … Continue reading

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