Does your jewellery making repertoire include bracelets? If you said ‘yes’, then you need to read this. Sizing bracelets is never as easy as you might think. So, in this article, I am going to show you how to size Continue reading How to size a bracelet
When I started using Pinterest, I never realised how critical it would become for my beading. I work a lot as a designer and Pinterest is a brilliant tool for helping me there. However, it’s also fabulous for someone who Continue reading Using Pinterest for Beading: 3 Top Tips
In case you don’t already know me, I have been designing and making French beaded flowers for 15 years. I have recently published my second book on the subject, so I thought it was time I shared a few tips Continue reading How to Design Beaded Flowers: Five Easy Rules
With an overwhelming number of types and colours of seed beads on the market today, it can be really confusing when you set out to a bead shop or bead fair. However intent I am upon buying seed beads, I Continue reading Buying Seed Beads
Beading competitions range in size and format from events run at your local bead shop or by your local beading group to huge international competitions that will attract top designers. I’ve been thinking a lot about beading competitions recently – Continue reading Beading Competitions: Four Top Tips
‘How do you sketch a beading design?’ is a question I’ve often been asked. Well, it’s confession time…I don’t think I’m very good at drawing. Lots of people say that and mostly it’s really not a problem, but if you’re Continue reading How to sketch a beading design if you can’t draw
Beadwork design, a personal definition: beadwork design is basically the process through which one goes to translate an idea in one’s mind into a physical object made from beads, including documentation of that process. OK, so maybe that’s not rocket science, but Continue reading What is a beadwork design?