How does that saying go? Love what you do and you will never work a day in your life. Or something like that. I do love what I do, and I feel lucky that people are willing to pay me to do it but before I started writing beading tutorials I had no idea just… Continue reading Love What You Do…
One of the best parts of beading for me is passing on the skills, knowledge and excitement to other people. Teaching beading workshops is a natural progression from writing tutorials and I’m very excited at the prospect of holding the first one of my own next month! Whenever I have taught beading before it has… Continue reading Brand New Beading Workshop
I’ve just realised that I didn’t post about my Open Studios experience. It was a while ago now, but I enjoyed doing it. It wasn’t as busy as I would have liked but a few people came to see me and I loved spending time in my studio. I also made a few sales which… Continue reading Open Studios
Still on the hunt for some inexpensive display solutions, I decided to make myself some fabric covered display boards to sit bracelets on. They are not perfect – the corners could be a bit neater – but they are cute, simple to make, and will fit well with my planned studio theme. Here’s what… Continue reading Bracelet Display Boards
So, it’s mid-March already and my ‘studio’ isn’t much further forward yet. Steven has managed to get most of the junk cleared out though, and the electrics are hopefully being done this week. In the meantime my attention has turned to the things that I want to exhibit during OS Notts instead. I’ve made… Continue reading Studio News, OS Notts and Another Earring Display
So, now that Christmas and New Year celebrations are over and done with, I have been thinking about my plans for 2016. In December I signed up to do OSNotts, the open studios project for our local area. It starts in April and, obviously, I need to have a studio space to show from… Continue reading New Year Plans!
It’s been a while since I last posted but I’ve been really busy with lots of exciting things while I’ve been away! I have a couple more projects for Bead Magazine, due out early next year so had to get those written up and photographed. I was also chosen to be part of Beads Direct’s… Continue reading Exciting News!
This week I’ve been writing a new earring tutorial (not one I can show you just yet, unfortunately) and came to the conclusion that none of the photography props that I usually use were working for this design. I searched the house for anything else that looked like it might work and searched… Continue reading Earring Photography Display Tutorial
This year was the first time I have entered The Battle of the Beadsmith and, although my piece got knocked out in the first round, I was very happy to have taken part. It gave me the chance to make something that has been in my head for some years but that I could never justify… Continue reading ‘Dreaming In Octarine’