Tag - bicone crystals

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Re-organising my bead stash!

I couldn't put it off any longer. I've been meaning to re-organise my bead stash for the last couple of years but dreaded having to do it as there was so much. The worst thing [...]

The Button Project

              I've just finished two buttons that I've made for The Button Project exhibition at the Heritage Centre in Macclesfield which is part of the Barnaby Festival, June 2013. Both were worked in a combination of Netting, Peyote, Brick [...]

Video Tutorial – Techniques: Brick Stitch

Here's how to work in Brick Stitch. This video follows on from the Ladder Stitch tutorial: I give a demonstration of Brick Stitch worked from a Ladder Stitch base. Brick Stitch gets its name from [...]

Video Tutorial – Techniques: Ladder Stitch

In this video I demonstrate Ladder Stitch. This is such an important foundation stitch as a starting point for some other stitches e.g., Brick Stitch and Herringbone Stitch; it's also a great way of extending [...]

Video Tutorial – Techniques: Odd Count Peyote Stitch

This Beadschool tutorial is about Odd Count Peyote Stitch. The clue is in the name - you are working in rows of an odd number of beads. Flat, odd count Peyote stitch (just like even [...]

Video Tutorial – Techniques: Even Count Peyote Stitch

This Beadschool tutorial is about Even Count Peyote Stitch - that means you are working on rows of an even number of beads. Flat, even count Peyote stitch is great for making little bracelets, book [...]

Video Tutorial – Materials: Fireline

Fireline is a great beading thread although it was developed as a fishing line so it comes in many strengths. The main ones used in beadwork are 4lb and 6lb. It's strong and quite resilient [...]