It's time for another Summer Secret Beadalong!
My Summer 2018 Beadalong will take place between between the 28th July and 3rd August 2018 (covering part of International Beading Week) but can be joined and beaded at any time after that (or beforehand - instructions will automatically be sent out early to you if you sign-up). You can also join me for a Beadalong day in London if you wish!
Each day will take around 30-60 minutes beading to complete and there will be some preparation beading needed beforehand (which will be sent out by the start of July to give you plenty of time to do it but you can also do each bit on the Beadalong week if desired).
This year the requirements give you a clue as to the general direction of the Beadalong but rest assured... you've never made ones like mine! So, if you've never used Carrier beads then this is a great introduction to them, but if you have used them before then this Beadalong will show you some new & unique designs. The detailed instructions will also cover turning them into a finished piece which you can wear with pride once the week is over.
The full requirements list (which you'll be able to download instantly when you sign-up) is not complicated and only contains items you should easily be able to find (or which may already be in your stash) or you can buy a bead pack from the lovely StitchnCraft Beads. The general requirements are:
- Carrier Beads
- Cylinder beads (e.g. Delicas or Aikos) in 2 colours
- Some size 15 Miyuki seed beads
- A small amount of 3 & 4mm Swarovski bicones
- Some 3mm Swarovski pearls
- Size 8 or 6 seed beads
- Some beading elastic (don't panic - full instructions on using this will be included!)
As always the project is a complete secret and is designed as a personal challenge for you.
The project is suitable for all levels of beader as the only knowledge required is Odd-Count Peyote Stitch (everything else will be laid out step-by-step for you) and has brand new components and design ideas perfect to offer something new to any more advanced beaders.
When you purchase the pattern you will be added to the mailing list and will get all the emails automatically when they begin. Nearer the time I will explain how you can get the instructions in advance etc (there is no need to contact me for this).
If you own a bead shop or are part of a bead group and would like to join in, or just would like to devote a single day to the project, please contact me.
This pattern is available at a 50% discount to my Newsletter subscribers (please enter the code from my newsletter) and Beadworkers Guild members (please enter the password from your recent journal that you would use to log in to the Guild website). Enter either code into the discount code box on the shopping cart and be sure to refresh so the discount is applied.
You can follow the progress of the beadalong on my Secret Beadalong Facebook page.