Monday, July 06, 2015
Perfect for beginners - make this pretty memory wire bangle and matching earrings.
Lots of different colourways available.
Workshop cost £12 per person - includes materials and tuition. approximately 2 hours long.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
I'd advertised it widely and 10 people said they'd be coming. However only 4 turned up (plus one who turned up as we were all packed up and leaving as they'd got the time wrong!)
I think the weather might have put some people off as it was dreadfully windy.
We had a lovely time talking about beading, however only one member had done any beading before the others all fancied giving it a try so I set everyone off making a simple memory wire wrap bracelet and a pair of matching earrings.
Everyone did really well and we all ended up wearing our makes. Heres Julie threading her beads on to the memory wire.
There were plenty of spare seats, so if you're in Darlington and would like to come along and join us on Tuesday 14th April at 10am you'll find us at Tennyson Gardens Community Centre, Darlington, DL1 5BJ. Or you can email me for more details Beadyjan@yahoo.co.uk
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Having downloaded a blogger mobile app I'm having a go at posting a blog post on the move. Here's my poster for the Beading group I'm starting in a lovely little community centre I found not far from where I live. I'm hoping I haven't made a bit of a mistake starting it next week - I didn't realise it's half term! I've had a lot of support but am understandably a little nervous as this is my 3rd attempt to set up a Beading circle and the previous 2 didn't get enough members to continue. Wish me luck if you cant join me in person.
Saturday, January 18, 2014
Anyway, she seemed to really enjoy herself and as a raw beginner did really well - this is a great style of bracelet to be shown how to make as it looks so lavish and complex yet is really quite easy.
I made this one in pink which is nice and girly and frothy, I used vintage buttons as the clasps.
Saturday, January 11, 2014
Monday, January 06, 2014
First to be featured is this lovely freeform bracelet in shades of teal, turquoise, aqua, bronze and gold, stitched in circular brickstitch around larger beads it is perfect for anyone who doesn't like to wear any metal next to their delicate skin as it is created entirely from glass and acrylic beads and even the easy to fasten clasp is handwoven from beads.
Please leave me some feedback by adding a comment - I love to feel I'm not talking to myself!!
Sunday, January 05, 2014
All I managed to get were several short term temp jobs, a couple of Receptionist jobs which I really enjoyed and felt confident and capable at but which were only for a week or two holiday cover, some exam invigilation but that was a day here and 2 days there, 2 temp office jobs which I was relieved when they ended as they seemed to expect far too much for what they were offering and the conditions were pretty awful. I ended the year on a real low, against my own better judgement I took on a temp Christmas job in a busy high street shop - I knew I'd struggle physically but didn't realise quite HOW much and after 3 weeks I had to admit defeat as I was unable to cope with the long hours on my feet, lots of bending and lifting, trying to climb ladders to reach stock on high shelves and 5 hours stints of continuous work without refreshment had me in a state of near collapse and complete exhaustion and pain.
However it did make me feel a bit of a failure. But it's a New Year now and I'm drawing a line under it and starting 2014 with some new plans. I'm going to be holding some beading workshops at home to begin with.
The first one will be held at my home, heres a copy of the details. You can contact me by email or by leaving a comment if you or anyone you know is interested. Please pass this on especially to anyone in the North East UK.
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Monday, January 07, 2013
Thursday, January 03, 2013
Trouble is I'm "hooked" and can't stop. I'm trying to scrounge odd leftover half balls of yarn off everyone I meet and have begun making a blanket for the back seat of my car already. Its not quite big enough yet but its rather pretty if I do say so myself.
This is the video that helped me learn click here to see it.