Let your heart shine Every Valentine’s Day hearts become the motif of the moment but it is a incredibly beautiful shape to design with any time of the year. How many different heart shaped crystals do you know about? I’ve had a look see and decided to show… Read More
It is perhaps inevitable that mistakes creep in to beading books as there are so many diagrams to check and double check. One error (see below) in a diagram flagged up when my Knotting and Braiding Bible was translated into French recently but over the… Read More
My take on this fabulous Swarovski theme – ‘Offset by Crystal Copper, the simple beauty of blue-based hues offers refined simplicity in the modern romantic design direction’. The final piece finished in time for next week’s Swarovski Launch in London featuring the new cross tribe fancy stone and… Read More
Inspired by the Work Life theme for the new Swarovski 2017 A/W collection, I’m making a stacking set of different chunky bracelets that should transform into a big bold necklace… well that’s the plan! I spotted this tubular pattern from Nicole Starman and thought it would… Read More
Military style is on trend and with colours including bright red softened with platinum – perfect for Christmas!
The Swarovski Launch for Autumn/ Winter 2016 is introducing fabulous colours and shapes and revisiting some favourites such as the gorgeous patina coated spike pendant. Such a beautiful Autumn colour scheme, enhanced with pearlised Silversilk cord from http://www.i-beads.co.uk #swarovski, #spikependant, #crystals #silversilk #seedbeads
Macrame is one of my favourite techniques and I love when a chance comment from a colleague inspires a whole new range of designs. I’m using bright pastels as it is summer but I’ve already worked out a few other colour schemes. It was tricky… Read More