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March New Kit - Douro Valley Necklace

March New Kit - Douro Valley Necklace

We were anticipating a lovely Spring start to March but the weather seems to have other ideas this week!  Nevertheless we can still think warm thoughts and have a lovely waterfall style design this month with the Douro Valley Necklace Kit.   Inspired by a visit to Portugal's stunning Douro Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage site where the terraced vineyards grow the grapes to produce Porto's world famous drink.   Photo credit The Douro Valley necklace is a waterfall style necklace with pretty Czech glass leaf shaped beads which have a stunning AB finish on one side which changes colours as they catch the light.A...

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February New Pattern - Ponta Delgada Necklace

February New Pattern - Ponta Delgada Necklace

February's beading pattern tutorial release is the Ponta Delgada Necklace Pattern.   Named after the stunning capital of the Azores, the Ponta Delgada necklace is a striking v shaped design.Worked in Right Angle Weave with joining picots, the necklace chain is formed by two threads of seed beads joining into one.A beautiful necklace and one we know we garner you lots of compliments! The Ponta Delgada necklace is suitable for an intermediate/advanced skill level. As with all our beading tutorials, the pattern comes with step by step instructions and illustrations to help you complete the design.  To purchase this design as...

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February New Kit - Abereiddy Necklace

February New Kit - Abereiddy Necklace

We have a stunning Limited Edition kit for you this month in the form of the Aberiddy Necklace kit.  Named after the Pembrokeshire hamlet of Aberiddy, famous for it's beautiful and unique Blue Lagoon, we can guarantee that this eye catching piece will be sure to get you lots of compliments.   Photo credit A statement design, the Aberiddy uses 5 large faux pearl beads which are enclosed with two styles of striking seed bead netting.  The pearl beads are linked with smaller display beads which vary in design depending on the colour of the kit; round in the Blue and Peach & Lavender,...

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January New Kit - Biarritz Necklace

January New Kit - Biarritz Necklace

We hope that you all had a wonderful time over the festive period and are nice and relaxed ready for 2018!To kick off the new year we have an elegant necklace kit design inspired by the French seaside town of Biarritz.  The focal point of this necklace is a linked row of faceted beads which is then repeated through the necklace. The design is made using right angle weave.   A lovely, delicate piece that would be suitable for both day and evening wear. The Biarritz Necklace Kit is available in a choice of 5 colours - Dusky Rose, Green, Smoky Grey, White and Biscay Blue.

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December New Pattern - Montenegro Necklace

December New Pattern - Montenegro Necklace

December's beading pattern tutorial release is the Montenegro Necklace Pattern.   With it's rugged mountains, stunning sun drenched beaches and medieval villages Montenegro was the perfect inspiration for this beautiful multi-strand design.The top strand features a chain of tiny four-bead daisy flowers, the middle strand is formed using glass bugle beads with an iridescent finish and the bottom strand has alternating daisies and faceted beads.The three strands come together at a pretty antique silver or brass connector, which links to the daisy chain backstrap with two large beads. The Montenegro necklace is suitable for an advanced beginner/intermediate skill level. As with...

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