Bohemian Beading at the Big Bee

by Christine - Moonshadow's resident artist and queen of all things beaded.

For me the universe consists of not atoms, but beads. Wherever I go, wherever I look, I see beads - the waterfall showers sparkling clear beads over the moss; the sun shines on the snow and trillions of silver beads pop up; waves roll in and bless us with sprays of beads. I lie on my back on the forest floor and see a kaleidoscope of bright beads through the branches. Bushes are covered with bead-berries in all the warm colours - yellow, orange, red, purple. Trees drop wonderful earth-coloured beads in the form of acorns and seeds. And even at night, the pure joy of looking up at the bead-filled heavens.

By using beads of all descriptions and colours to make bracelets, necklaces, earrings, hair strings, barefoot sandals and spec-savers I give everyone a chance to enhance their daily life with beads. Bead curtains and window dressings, sun catchers, Japanese rain strings, bead trees and bead cascades are a few of the items with which to incorporate sparkle in your home and garden.

Bohemian Beading at the Big Bee

Friday 9 August; Saturday 10 August; 11:00 - 15:30 at Moonshadow Gift Shop

During the Big Bee Festival I will run a Bohemian Bead Workshop at Moonshadow. It will take the form of a walk-in workshop - pop in any time, choose an example and learn how to make it! Prices will vary according to the items you make. Some items available to learn on the day are:

  • Sun catchers
  • Loop necklaces
  • Organza ribbon necklaces
  • Short necklace
  • Long necklace
  • Triple-strand necklace
  • Memory wire bracelet and ring
  • Earrings
  • Spec-savers

DIY Bead Kits and a wide variety beads and findings will be available for sale at Moonshadow's Gift Shop for those who are inspired to continue beading at home after attending the workshop!

Moonshadow Gift Shop Swellendam Beads

Till next time,

The Moonshadow Team.

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