Friday, April 13, 2012

New book in store!

Hi everyone!

Bead & Button magazine has just added a new title to the popular 'Stitch Workshop' series - 'Herringbone Stitch: basic techniques, advanced results'.  This book is in stock and available to purchase either in store or via the website at Kandra's Beads.  Bead & Button says "Herringbone Stitch is the third book in the Stitch Workshop series. It’s perfect for novice beaders learning herringbone for the first time and experienced beaders looking for more projects using their favorite stitch."

The book starts with an introduction by Diane Fitzgerald followed by some 'stitch basics' for beginners (which are also useful for more experienced beaders) and then launches straight into 26 favourite projects from Bead & Button magazine, ranging from quick to make but impressive bracelets to elaborate necklaces and everything in-between.  Herringbone is one of my absolute favourite stitches that I incorporate into my work all the time as I love the way it can be used to create supple ropes or shaped sculptural pieces - did I mention that my foxglove necklace is one of the projects in the book?

The book isn't currently listed on Kandra's website, so if you would like to purchase it by mail order, just email or call Kandra and she will let you know the postage costs - and don't forget to stock up on the beads for all those delicious projects while you are shopping!

See you next week with news of lots of new beads!


Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Leslie Frazier is coming to teach at Kandra's Beads!

Hi everyone!

Well the title of this post says it all really doesn't it?  We are very pleased to announce that international bead artist and teacher Leslie Frazier will be teaching a one day class at Kandra's Beads on Sunday August the 19th 2012 from 10 am until 4 pm.  Leslie will be teaching her popular Pinch Bead Pizzazz Pendant Necklace, Pinch Bead Spheres and Cathedral Window Beads which will give you the option of recreating the beautiful pieces shown below or incorporating these versatile little beaded beads into your own designs.

Places will be limited and this is only a one day event, so be sure to keep a close eye on the classes and events page where full details will be announced, or use the contact form to reserve a place.