Video Tutorial – Materials: Bent needlesMelanie de Miguel
Almost every beadworker has bent needles in their stash, because they’re so handy for getting into awkward little places. Beading long term with a bent needle can cause problems to your finger and thumb joints because you may be holding the needle too tightly to stop it swivelling around, so you can place it precisely into a bead or your beadwork. Gripping the needle tightly for long periods will put pressure on your finger and thumb joints which isn’t good. Stick with straight needles, for normal beadwork and look after your joints!
In this video I’m wearing:
Morgan Le Fay necklace in the Golden Shadow/Crystal Copper colourway.
I’ll be teaching Morgan Le Fay in a 2-day workshop at The Great British Bead Show in May 2013.
Link to book the class.
Morgan Le Fay Kits in Crystal CAL/Padparadscha, Golden Shadow/Crystal Copper, Jet/Light Siam, Antique Pink/Amethyst. They’re not in the shop yet, but they will be available at the Great British Bead Show, and you can email me for further information.
Lorenzo de Medici Bracelet.
Kits in 4 different colourways and instructions available upon request. The kits incorporate either Space Cut or Chessboard crystals – you choose (a standard bracelet will require 10, but I have included 12 in all, in case you want to make a bigger bracelet, otherwise you will have 2 left over and can make a pair of earrings). They’re not in the shop yet, but they will be available at the Great British Bead Show, and you can email me for further information.
Size 12 needle – Stitchncraft
Size 15 needle – Stitchncraft
Miyuki Size 11 seed beads – Stitchncraft
Matsuno Size 8 seed beads – GJ Beads