Saturday, 9 November 2013

Christmas is coming...

We're getting ready for Christmas....have you got any projects in mind?


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Location:The Oxford Bead Shop

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Summer Projects Open Day Today!!

Learn a new project at our
Summer Projects Open Day

Today...Wednesday 7th August 11-3pm
Its Free!! (Materials used payable on the day)

Throughout the day you can...
* learn new beading projects for children and adults
* start new beading projects with our advice and guidance
* spend the day exploring new ideas and using our beading facilities
* look through our extensive jewellery making library
* just turn up without booking and with no charge for the day

Our Summer Projects Open Day is suitable for adults and children accompanied by an adult.

Some project ideas...


Memory Wire Bracelets


Pearl Necklaces


Button Necklaces


Glass Pendant Necklaces

We've got more ideas too...come along and explore the shop!!

Monday, 5 August 2013

A busy summer so far...

I've started my summer with Oxford Summer School...a fantastic six days of precious metal clay and beaded jewellery.
On Monday I started a three day Introduction to Precious Metal Clay with fourteen very enthusiastic ladies. We covered a vast range of projects due to very varied abilities in the class. It was a busy three days but the results were amazing...take a look at my Facebook album to see the results.




Thursday I then started Fabulous beaded jewellery...again a wonderful group with varied abilities and outstanding results. We covered wirework, stringing, knotting, off-loom weaving and more along the way. You can see what we achieved in our Facebook album.



I had such an enjoyable time with all the lovely people I met and spent my days with. Oxford Summer School offers an amazing range of workshops over the week in all creative disciplines with some of the most inspiring tutors...I feel privileged to be part of it. Be sure to take a look at the programme for 2014 on their website...info to be announced soon.


Monday, 10 June 2013

Harry's Morning Walk

Beautiful moon daisies...


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Sunday, 2 June 2013

Snap Dragons

It's lovely to see the sun out and all the beautiful summer plants along with it. Yesterday I noticed that Snap Dragons have flowered. These pretty little flowers are so called because if you pick a flower and gently squeeze the back then the flower opens its mouth and resembles a snapping dragon...something I was taught as a child on wildlife walks. Try it out...you'll usually find them growing from walls is clusters.



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Friday, 31 May 2013

Happy Sunny Saturday




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Location:Wilkins Rd,Oxford,United Kingdom

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Mollie Makes Kit

Today I have started a Snap purse kit that I got as a freebie with issue 24 of Mollie Makes. Enjoying it so far...probably have the results tomorrow.
Harry's not too fussed...


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