I have had an amazing year of travelling to meet and bead with so many amazing beaders. My journeys have taken me to many village halls in the UK. Further afield I have crossed from the East to the West coast of the USA, with a couple of stops in the middle. I visited my lovely friends in Germany a couple of times, and, just got back from a delightful tour of Northern Italy in the company of like minded beaders. Meanwhile, I’ve been working behind the scenes on a new book; so there hasn’t been as much time as I’d like to sit and finish the pile of new designs. I promise new delights are on their way! Meanwhile, I have a fun beading idea I’ve been playing with for you to try too…
Take a design you loved making and wearing this summer, I’ll use my Carousel cuff workshop as an example. Now pick out the beads for your design, but in a colour way that fits with your autumn and winter woolies. It’s amazing how different a design can look simply by changing the colours.
Here’ the Carousel Cuff in the original bright and zesty colours, perfect for summer, and the same design, but in colours to go with a winter top.
If you’re in need of a pattern to play colour changes with, the Florabud bangle is a very quick and easy way to get busy with the seed beads, the pdf is available here.
If you like the Carousel cuff design, the next workshop is here in the UK. Find the info and book your seat here.