Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Workshop - North East Bead Fair

My next workshop is scheduled at the North East Bead Fair - great venue that is easily accessed from the A1 - just north of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.  Great selection of stalls - I can usually source what I need!

I will be delivering a 2 hour workshop only design - Twinkle & Twins - to create a flower pendant from a 14 mm swarovski rivoli.  Design incorporates a beaded bail - so can be added to a chain or ribbon of your choice.  A range of colour ways will be available - that will be complemented with magic super duos.  Project is accessible to a beginner.  You will leave the workshop with a completed pendant on a snake chain - and printed instructions to create the design again.  Click here and scroll down to book the workshop.

I had a great time in the Easter Holiday delivering a flat spiral workshop at Made Cafe - my next workshop at this venue is the first weekend of my summer holiday - Pearl in a net.

Battle beading is working up slowly - hoping to make some headway over the bank holiday weekend - and complete the design at the Bead Retreat.

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Battle beading commences........

The 1st April 2015 arrived and I didn't touch a bead............the last week of term saw me sorting lose ends in school, completing articles and writing workshop instructions!  For the first time ever the squared paper came out on Good Friday and design was mapped out - beads were packed for the weekend away.  Starting with lots of options is not my normal approach to beading - so it has introduced decisions to the process - something I'm not always good with.  I started beading Easter Sunday - ordered more supplies Easter Monday!

Supplies for the Easter Weekend

I have added another tutorial bundle to my Etsy shop - designed to get you started with Soutache - lots of practical tips!