Tag - Swarovski crystal elements

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 [...]

Lorenzo de Medici Workshop – Wessex Beaders

  Swarovski Space Cut Crystals I'll be teaching the Lorenzo de Medici Bracelet workshop again, March 22, for the Wessex Beaders, and I've already had a few queries about where to source the beautiful Swarovski 10mm Space Cut [...]

St Olave Necklace – New Colourway

St Olave necklace in Bronze and Peridot Not only does it come in Crystal AB, but I've just finished a new colourway for St Olave necklace kit - Peridot and Light Bronze; I'm not sure if [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Luisa Earrings Project in Bead Magazine – Issue 40.

Check out issue No. 40 of Bead Magazine (Aug/Sept 2012). The pattern for my Luisa de Medici Earrings is featured in it. If anyone is having difficulty getting hold of the Swarovski Chessboard crystals (2493, 10mm), [...]

Caterina Necklace – Part of the Medici Collection

Don't ask me why I fell in love with these huge, step cut, rectangle crystals that looked like pieces of chocolate (Swarovski Step Cut Fancy Stones 4582)! They did look delicious though when they arrived [...]

Morgan Le Fay in Antique Pink and Dark Amethyst

I'm currently working my way through samples, putting kits together and writing instructions to take with me to the US. A very intense time! Last night I finished another colourway for the Morgan Le Fay [...]