Beading friends forever!

It’s that time again, the beading friends forever challenge.

We have a lovely tutorial for you this month.

Captured  bead chain Maille .

The theme is Love/ heart/ red.

I have used gold-plated jump rings and beautiful Picasso Jasper 4mm rounds. And a heart clasp.

So come and join us. You could win £15  from Beads Direct .

Good luck. x



Beading friends forever

Beading friends forever next challenge is ..

We have gone easy on you all this month.

We have done an anything goes… Yes anything.

So what ever your making you can enter.. up to 6 times.

Here is my DT inspiration.

Just adore this. Loving using seed beads at the moment. And also one of my favourite gem stones Hematite in the plain rounds.

don’t forget to enter your wonderful creations over on Beading friends forever for your chance to win a voucher from BEADS DIRECT out lovely sponsors x

First challenge for BFF

Well it’s here the long-awaited new challenge…

BFF ( Beading friends forever!)

We are so excited to be able to bring you a brand new challenge blog aimed specifically at jewellery making. Jewellery making is becoming so popular yet there are very few places for people to share their creations so we hope to help inspire you all but also to be inspired by your creations. No matter what your preferred style you will all be able to take part in our challenge each month. There will be two parts each month to our challenge – a theme and a pattern/tutorial. The members of the design team use many different techniques and I hope between us we can offer some inspiration to you. We also want to show you how varied one pattern can be depending on the choice of beads and colours.

And what could be better than learning new techniques  but to win a £15 voucher to spend at Beads Direct that will be picked at random, so you do not need to have been beading for long, most of us havent, and we are also learning along the way with you.

So onto our first challenge

1) February challenge –  Hugs and Kisses

2) Anything Goes

I chose to do the anything goes challenge.

I just love this style.. and I cannot make enough of them.

I have used 4mm pearls and monte crystals, will silver seed beads.

BB DT 002

BB DT 001

And a close up of the pattern.

Don’t worry if you do not know how to do the hugs and kisses bracelets, there is a wonderful u tube video to take you step by step along the way.