Tag - Size 15 Czech Charlottes

Workshops at York Beads, New York

I could never have dreamed I'd be teaching in New York, let alone two workshops! I have Perry Bookstein of York Beads to thank for having faith in me and booking two classes: 12th June: Tsarina [...]

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 [...]

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 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 [...]

Video Tutorial – Techniques: Square Stitch

This video tutorial is about how to do Square Stitch. It's a really useful stitch and can be used in many ways. If you like working on pictures, then Square Stitch is perfect, because you can [...]

After the Olympia K&S Show

I've just had 3 fabulous days teaching my Crystal Finger Candy Rings and Crystal Rosette Pendant at the Spring Knitting & Stitching Show. I met lots of lovely ladies who had never picked up beads [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]