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Happy November!

I feel like I say this every month, but I can't believe we're already so far along in 2016.
It is turning from Autumn to Winter here in London and the skies are very misty at night - though that is probably from all the Diwali and Guy Fawkes fireworks which we have for a good 3 weeks of the year (no complaints from me, I love them!)

As always I have been busy beading & designing and whilst some items are still a secret for now I do have a new pattern launching this month and hope that next month I can give you the full info on a new class and a very exciting, and unique, project I have been designing...

Last month I launched 2 new kits with 8 colour variations and amazingly 4 of them sold out within minutes.
I have less that a total of 10 of all the other colours etc left so please do purchase one soon if you'd like one.
None of these will ever be repeated and weekly I have to disappoint people who ask for previous limited kits to be available again but when it comes to discontinued materials there's just sadly no way I can do it.

I'm delighted that all of my classes for the rest of this year and next year are being so well received with classes a year away selling out already.
We have added a 3rd date for my Iskra Box class at StitchnCraft Beads but you can also catch it all around the Uk and at a bead retreat in the USA too, see below for more information.

I have a busy month planned with and look forward to speaking to you again in December when i can reveal more about some projects and the Christmas 2016 Secret Beadalong will be in full swing!


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
 

New Christmas Star pattern

Christmas Star Pattern

This striking beaded Star mixes geometric beadwork with different shaped and sized beads for a unique ornament.
The design is versatile and it can be beaded with, or without, an integral hanging hole as desired.

Knowledge of how to bead my Advanced Stars is needed (how to bead a hanging hole and a new method of beginning a Star) and the Christmas Star pattern can be purchased here for £10 but don't forget you can use the discount code below.

 

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 going through their final testing and will be emailed out (for everyone who wants to dive in early) by next Monday.
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.

Launched last month

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
Reversible Carole Necklace

In June I launched my new limited-edition Caroline Necklace kit as well as my Caroline Necklace instructions and last month I launched 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 is now just available in the Jet colour toption (the 5th photos)
 

All kits:
  • Topaz (the top photos)
Then you can select:
  • Topaz & Jet (the 5th photos)
The kit costs just £72 and is available here
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.

News

My last classes for 2016 and on to 2017

I have just 2 classes scheduled for the rest of 2016 but lots for 2017 including my Iskra Box at The great British Bead Show, StitchnCraft Beads (Dorset UK), GJ Beads (Cornwall, UK), Beads For Beauty (Torquay, UK) and Beading in the Ozarks (USA).

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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