To celebrate being made a permanent ambassador for International Beading week, I’m doing things a little differently this year.
I’ve teamed up with a lovely bead shop called Spoilt Rotten Beads to offer you kits for my Ravenna bracelet.
To complete the circle of love, £5.00 for every kit or pattern sold will be given to the The Beadworkers Guild, who started Beading Week and who work so hard to keep this wonderful craft of ours moving forward.
Ravenna is fairly easy to bead (If you’re a beginner there’s a simple wrap version included to get you started). The kits and patterns can be purchased here.
Ravenna is inspired by this gorgeous courtyard window I spied on my travels through Northern Italy last year. Too high in the wall to see the hidden garden behind it, leaving the imagination to start creating stories about who might have taken a stroll or held a tryst there in times past. The Bracelet is available in three colour ways, but I couldn’t resist mixing things up with all the gorgeous colours available in the beads used.
The Wrap is worked in: Pastel Olivine, Pastel Lime, metallic matte green turquoise, with Miyuki 459 seed beads.
The Green multi bracelet is worked in: Pastel Olivine, Pastel Light Brown Coco, Opaque Light Green ceramic and Dark Bronze Matte, with Miyuki 8195 seed beads.
The red bracelet is worked in: Violet Gold ceramic, Metallic Bronze and Bronze Red Matte, with Toho 222 seed beads.
The pattern and beads needed are available from Spoilt Rotten beads too.
I hope you have a wonderful time during International Beading week, Enjoy!