The Beadworkers Guild

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

Tassels and Beady Pals

When the Spring Beadworkers Guild journal arrived it was a lovely boost to see my Crystal Rosette Pendant in the centre pages - always a thrill to see one's stuff in print! Also May is the [...]

July 2009

As the blossom is starting to fill the trees again and hyacinths and daffodils are all around, I got out my Spring Floral bracelet which I’ve realised isn’t in the Gallery yet). I’m also feeling [...]

December 2008 – Skiing and Gorgeous Giorgio

So little time, something had to suffer, so my Bead Blog fell behind. However there is plenty in the pipeline. The whole family went skiing over Christmas and, as usual, I took my beads. Before [...]