Useful Conversions

February 19, 2011 by  
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Item Meaning or Conversion
Hank 6-12 Strands
Pc 1 Piece
Gross 144 Pieces
Mass 1200 Pieces
1 Kilo 2.2 Pounds
Cent 100 Pieces
Mille 1000 Pieces
Millimetre 1/25 Inch
Inch 2.54 cm (25.4 millimetres)

Bead Fairs 2010

May 1, 2010 by  
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The following are a list of bead fairs throughout the country for 2010.

Beads Up North
2nd May 2010
Haydock Racecourse
Newton-le-Willows
WA12 0HQ
10.00am – 4.30pm

Cheshire Bead Fair
Sunday, 16th May 2010
Nantwich Civic Hall,
Market Street,
Cheshire
CW5 5DG
10.00am 4.30 pm

Beadwork Fair
Sunday, 23rd May 2010
Dorking Halls
Reigate Road,
Dorking,
Surrey
RH4 1SG
10.00am – 4.00pm

Bead Fair
13th June 2010
Wincanton Racecourse
BA9 8BJ
10.00am – 4.30pm

Beadwork Fair
Sunday, 20th June 2010
Millennium Grandstand
Rowley Mile Racecourse
Newmarket,
Suffolk
CB8 0TF
10.00am – 4.00pm

Gem n Bead Show
26/27th June 2010
Elsecar Heritage Centre
Elsecar,
South Yorks
S74 8HJ
Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm
Sunday 10.00am – 4.00pm

Practical Bead & Jewellery Making Fesitval
Sunday, 27th June 2010
Newbury Racecourse
Newbury,
Berks
RG14 7NY
10.00am – 4.00pm

Beadwork Fair
Sunday , 4th July 2010
The EPIC Centre
Lincolnshire Showground
Grange-De-Lings,
Lincoln
LN2 2NA
10.00am – 4.00pm

Gem n Bead Show
10/11th July 2010
Farnham Maltings
Bridge Square,
Farnham,
Surrey
GU9 7QR
Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm
Sunday 10.00am – 4.00pm

Sparkles Jewellery & Bead Fair
Saturday, 17th July 2010
Cloisters Hall, St Andrews Hall
St Andrews Plain,
Norwich,
Norfolk
9.30am – 3.00pm

Beadwork Fair
Sunday, 18th July 2010
Hereford Leisure Centre
Holmer Road,
Hereford
HR4 9UD
10.00am – 4.00pm

Beadwork Fair
Sunday, 25th July 2010
The South of England Centre
Ardingly,
West Sussex
RH17 6TL
10.00am – 4.00pm

Beads Up North
1st August 2010
Haydock Racecourse
Newton-le-Willows
WA12 0HQ
10.00am – 4.30pm

Beadwork Fair
Sunday, 8th August 2010
Plymouth Pavilions
Millbay Road,
Plymouth
PL1 3LF
10.00am – 4.00pm

Perth Bead Fair
Sunday, 22 August 2010
Perth Concert Hall
Perth,
Scotland

Stourbridge Bead Fair
28/29th August 2010
The Bonded Warehouse
Stourbridge,
West Midlands
DY8 4LU
10.00am – 4.30pm

Beadwork Fair
Sunday, 29th August 2010
The de Havilland Campus
University of Hertfordshire,
AL10 9EU
10.00am – 4.00pm

The London Bead Fair
Sunday, 5th September 2010
Kempton Park Racecourse
TW16 5AQ
10.00am – 4.00pm

Staffordshire Bead Fair
Sunday, 12th September 2010
Moat House Hotel
Stock-on-Trent
10.00am – 4.00pm

Beadwork Fair
Sunday, 19th September 2010
Vinopolis
No 1 Bank End,
London
SE1 9BU
10.00am – 4.00pm

Edinburgh Bead Fair
26th September 2010
Corn Exchange
11 Newmarket Road,
Edinburgh
EH14 1RJ
11.00am – 4.30pm

Gem n Bead Show

25/26th September 2010
Newark Showground
Winthorpe,
Newark,
Notts
NG24 2NY
Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm
Sunday 10.00am – 4.00pm

Beadwork & Bead Fair 2010
Sunday, 3rd October 2010
Sports Hall,
Uxbridge College
Park Road,
Middlesex
UB8 1NQ
11.30am – 5.30pm

The 4th Lakeland Bead Fair

Sunday, 10th Ocotber 2010
Rheged Discovery Centre
Penrith
CA11 0DQ

Bead Fair
17th October 2010
Village Hotel
Cardiff CF14 7EF

Midlands Bead Fair
Sunday, 17th Ocotber 2010
National Motorcycle Museum
Birmingham
B92 0EJ

Beadwork Fair
23/24th October 2010
Pavilions of Harrogate
Great Yorkshire Showground,
North Yorkshire
HG2 8PW
10.00am – 4.00pm

Gem n Bead Show

23/24th October 2010
Cheltenham Racecourse
Prestbury Park,
Cheltenham
GL50 4SH
Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm
Sunday 10.00am – 4.00pm

The Big Bead Show
30th Ocotber 2010
Sandown Park
Portsmouth Road,
Esher,
Surrey
KT10 9AJ
10.00am – 5.00pm

Gem n Bead Show
6/7th November 2010
Newton Abbot Racecourse
Newton Abbot,
Devon
TQ12 3AF
Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm
Sunday 10.00am – 4.00pm

Beadwork Fair
14th November 2010
Millennium Grandstand
Rowley Mile Racecourse
Newmarket,
Suffolk
CB8 0TF
10.00am – 4.00pm

Gem n Bead Show
20/21st November 2010
Brighton Racecourse
Freshfield Road,
Brighton
BN2 9XZ
Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm
Sunday 10.00am – 4.00pm

Gem n Bead Show
27/28th November 2010
Farnham Maltings
Bridge Square,
Farnham,
Surrey
GU9 7QR
Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm
Sunday 10.00am – 4.00pm

Cheshire Winter Bead Fair
Sunday, 28th November 2010
Reaseheath College,
Cheshire
CW5 6DF

Learning to knit with jewellery wire

February 2, 2010 by  
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Using knitted jewellery wire to create designs is not for the faint hearted. You will of course need knitting skills and a selection of small beads to create your own knitted jewellery project.

Check out these really dainty earring made by ceramic artist Amanda Robbins. Amanda explains how to make these earrings in her knitting with jewellery wire article on the new information website dispenseinfo.com

Amanda helpfully includes a little tutorial and pattern so that you can make your own.

Using colour

January 24, 2010 by  
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I recently came across this  fantastic article on using colour written by someone who has studied interior design. Its well worth a look on seeing how to best make use of colour in your designs

http://crystalvelvetweddings.blogspot.com/2010/01/working-with-colour-rules-of-colour.html

Assembling your Dremel Project Table

October 4, 2009 by  
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Julian examines and assembles a Dremel Project Table…

Our Project Table arrived in a box that was 17 inches by 11.5 inches by 3.5 inches in size and so would be easy to carry if I had bought it from a hardware or hobby store.  It was a nice afternoon, so I thought I would assemble the new tool in the garden.

Project Table Box

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Selling your jewellery in the run up to Christmas (Video)

August 29, 2009 by  
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The essential guide to selling your jewellery in the run up to Christmas

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Jewellery Cleaning Resources

June 27, 2009 by  
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The following are useful resources that may help you effectively clean your jewellery.

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Tips

June 17, 2009 by  
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Make the perfect loop on your headpin, time after time.

Take your round nose pliers and mark with an indelible felt tip pen about halfway along the round nose jaws. This way you will have a mark to guide you and your loops will always be the same size.

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