Tag - crystal

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 [...]

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 [...]

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! [...]

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 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. [...]

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 [...]

Playing with a New Digital Camera

My husband has a new digital camera and has been testing it out on some of my beadwork. I liked this shot of my Aladdin Beaded Bottle, so I think I'll use it in my [...]

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 [...]

Workshops in 2013

Perhaps a little late but Happy Beady New Year everyone, let's hope we all have more time to bead and create! It's about time I blogged again as it's only been, Oh about, 6 months Eeeeeek! [...]

Golden Bails!

I bought some Swarovski Crystal Elements yesterday - I was searching for some more colours of the gorgeous Step Cut rectangles (like the Swarovski Jet Nut 4582 ones) and whilst digging around for anything else [...]