Happy October!

I can't believe we're already so far along in 2016 - time is just flying by with autumn, and then winter, approaching fast.

I have just got back from a truly lovely (but flying) trip to BeadFX in Canada where I launched 2 brand new kit designs and I'm delighted to bring you the remaining stock today. Both kits are strictly limited and Carole will never be repeated (due to using discontinued Swarovski crystals). Read on to find out more.

Today I'm also bringing you a brand new set of instructions for a series of work I developed recently: Moroccan Tiles. This 38-page set is crammed full of detailed instructions and variations and there is a lot of sparkling possibilities contained within its pages.

In addition to all of that I have news about the Christmas 2016 Secret beadalong, some new classes for 2017 and also a brand new book I'm working on...

So until next month, and again lots of exciting new things... best wishes and happy beading

p.s. In between newsletters you can always see what I'm up to on my Instagram or Facebook page

Christmas 2016 Secret Beadalong news

It's nearly Christmas Beadalong time!
The kits for this years beadalong have begun winding their way around the World and the instructions are being tested, so it won't belong before it's time to begin.
Already 2 of the colourways have only a handful of kits left, and if you want to take part in this fun, beady & sparkling event this year do dive in quickly to avoid disappointment.

New Kit - Peacock Lace

Peacock Lace

This stunning necklace uses bezelled Swarovski pearls adorned with a star design, and then enhanced with a pearl-based lace embellishment, to form a pendant which is strung on a pearl & bead rope.
The design is versatile and the centrepiece can be worn as a pendant or brooch and the rope worn separately.
The pendant is also designed so it can be hung in a variety of different ways giving you different options for added versatility.

The kit is available in 3 different colours ways, as shown to the left (from top: Crystal Iridescent Purple, Crystal Iridescent Green, and Rose Gold). Each one uses greys for the Delica and seed beads to show off the feature pearls beautifully.

The full kit contains everything you will need to make the necklace:

  • 6 Swarovski 16mm coin pearls
  • 500 x 3mm Swarovski round pearls
  • 15g of Delica beads
  • 20g of Miyuki size 15 seed beads
  • Sterling silver S-clasp
  • Pack of needles
  • Thread
  • All packed in a ready-to-use beading case
  • 20 page instruction booklet (both printed and instant digital download)
  • Postage World-wide
The kits costs from just £52 and is available here

New Kit - Reversible Carole Necklace

Reversible Carole Necklace

In June I launched my new limited-edition Caroline Necklace kit as well as my Caroline Necklace instructions and now I am launching a brand-new variation on the design as a kit - the fully reversible Carole Necklace.

(If you have previously purchased the Caroline kit or instructions and purchase this then let me know and I will refund the price previously paid for the instructions, even if they were part of the kit)
This kit is very limited (only 42 will ever be made) as it is based on discontinued Swarovski flatback stones.

The full kit contains everything you will need to make the necklace:

  • 18 Swarovski flatback crystals (now discontinued)
  • 370+ 3mm Swarovski bicones and pearls to co-ordinate with the focal crystals
  • 25g of Delica beads in a custom mix
  • 17g of Miyuki size 15 seed beads
  • Pack of needles and thread
  • Packed in a ready-to-use beading case
  • 33 pack instruction booklet (paper & instant download) with instructions for all Caroline necklace variations
  • World-wide postage

The kits are available in 5 colour options (as shown on the left from the top):

All kits:
  • Topaz (the top photos)
Then you can select:
  • Topaz & Peridot (the 2nd photos)
  • Topaz & Rose Gold (the 3rd photos)
  • Topaz & Antique Pink (the 4th photos)
  • Topaz & Jet (the 5th photos)
  • Topaz & Mixed (Peridot, Antique Pink & Jet)
The kit costs just £72 and is available here

New Pattern - Moroccan Tiles

Moroccan Tiles

If you're looking for quick & dazzling projects and a way to add more sparkle & feature beads to your work then this Moroccan Tiles series of projects is perfect!


This 38-page pattern contains very detailed instructions (over 125 diagrams and photos) on multiple bracelet and pendant/ brooch variations along with the information to help you make many more. Each variation is stepped out in full detail and large photos of the finished beadwork help to guide you.

The pattern costs just £10 (look out for the discount code below you can use on this) and is available here.


New Geometric Beaded Vessels book on its way!

If you follow my blog (or my Facebook, Twitter or Instagram) then you'll already know that I have returned to a series of beaded vessels I have been working on ever since I began beading nearly 16 years ago.
These projects, some of which are classes beginning soon, will feature in a new book I'm working on: Geometric Beaded Vessels.
At the moment everything about the book, from the title and the cover to the complete contents, is subject to change but rest assured I'll keep you updated over the coming months as we head to its launch in approximately a years time.

Masterclasses at The Great British Bead Show 2017

I'm pleased to be finally able to announce that I'll be teaching 3 advanced classes at The Great British Bead Show in May next year.

My last classes for 2016

I have just 3 classes scheduled for the rest of 2016 and 2 are coming up this month so why not join me the weekend of the 22nd-23rd October at Worcestershire Beaders for my Sticks & Stones and Icos classes.

Pattern Discount Code

Simply enter 'newsletter2016' into the discount box on my shopping cart to receive 20% off all individual patterns (not valid on kits, books or pattern sets)
Please make sure the discount is applied to your basket total BEFORE you finish checking out. Also ensure you type the code without the quote marks. The code is valid until the end of December 2016.
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