Sunday, 23 March 2014

Spring Open House - April 2014

Hear ye, hear ye, calling all bead lovers.....It's time for the Smitten Open House again!

Once or twice a year I like to open my home to all you lovely beaders for a good old session of buying beads, eating cake, getting to know other beaders and hopefully having a giggle or two. We had so much fun at the last show in October that this year I have decided to have a Spring show rather than wait until the end of the year. Well I can't wait and boy do we have an exciting show planned - Apart from the usual Smitten goodness we will have 4 Artisan bead stalls with us, demonstrations in wire work and lamp work, for the first time we are going to be running 2 classes and as if that's not enough we are on for an extra day!

Has that whetted your appetite, would you like to know more about our artisan bead stalls? Then keep reading.......

I'm happy to say that back with us for another year will be Bo Hulley Beads, some of you may already know about Teresa's lovely ceramics as we sell a range on the Smitten website. Well this will be your chance to have a look at her latest ceramic creations here on the mainland as she will be winging her way over from the Isle of Wight to be with us. Here is a little taster....

 Bo Hulley Beads - Heart Headpins

 Bo Hulley Beads - Ceramic Shards

Bo Hulley beads - Owl pendant

Travelling a slightly shorter distance, Pippa from Pips will also be selling her polymer clay components again this year. We will be treated to a stall full of her amazing creations, I can't wait to stock up! Here are a few examples of her latest designs...

Pips - Snow drop pendant

Pips - Bunny pendant

Pips - Bird house beads

Linda from Earthshine will be having a stall for the the first time this year, she's a wonderful addition to our merry band as she makes the most beautiful lamp work beads, her flower headpins are to die for! She will also be demonstrating lamp work bead making which is a treat not to be missed!

 Earthshine - Flower headpin sets

 Earthshine  - lamp work heart bead 

Another new face for this year is Rebecca Anderson from Songbead and The Curious Bead Shop. Flying in! from Belfast, Rebecca will be selling her stunning handmade findings in addition to teaching a class. Here are just a few of her antique copper pieces..

 The Curious Bead Shop - Heart pins

 The Curious Bead Shop - Contemporary earwires 

The Curious Bead shop - Edison Hook Clasps

If you would like to come to the open house on the 25th and or the 26th 
please email me at: to be added to the guest list. 
Invitations with details and directions will be emailed about 10 days before the event.
Please note that as the show is in my home the event is by invitation only.

Well that's it for today, 
My next post will have information about our CLASSES and how to book! 

Claire xx

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