Monthly Archives: October 2015

Melanie Potter workshop

Flora beadwork kit by Melanie Potter

Flora beadwork kit by Melanie Potter

The Portland Beading Society is bringing Melanie Potter to Portland! So excited to be taking 3 workshops with her.

This Flora necklace, made with WireKnitz, comes in 4 different colors. I chose a pretty Henna one – well, they’re all pretty but I am thinking about my wardrobe….um. I like this gold too, but in the end the henna got my vote.

There’s homework for this workshop. Yikes!

WireKnitz

WireKnitz

 

 

Cool stuff this WireKnitz. And it comes in all sorts of colours.

I have a video: Beadwork Designer of the Year Series: Bead Stitching Chevron Chain with Melanie. Rather intricate so more of a challenge and therefore keeps me busy thinking.

Metallic bronze tila bead bracelet made with tila, bugle and seed beads. Chevron stitch beadweaving. Finished with a slide lock clasp. Image copyright © Rose Rushbrooke.

Here’s a Bronze tila bead bracelet I designed after watching Melanie’s video.

Melanie Potter Labyrinth necklace kit

Melanie Potter Labyrinth necklace kit

This is another of the workshops – Labyrinth Necklace. This can be worn with anything! No worries about wardrobe colours here.

Versailles Cuff by Melanie Potter

Versailles Cuff by Melanie Potter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are making a very pretty Versailles cuff too. I’ll be thoroughly decked out when these are all finished.

One day……