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The Power of Video

The Power of  Video for Crafts People When you think of the word ‘Branding’ perhaps you think of logo’s, display’s, and packaging. You probably think you don’t have it and cant afford it , It may surprise you to hear that you do already have it. You just don’t realise its there. How people perceive […]

2017 Teaching Schedule

Date Studio Class Contact 9-10 & 11-12th February Neus Shop GMBH Zurich, Switzerland http://schmuck.neus- shop.ch/glas/en/Kurse- buchen-278.html Harlequin and Sundial Cabochons Sandra Alder: s.alder@neus-shop.ch 15-16 & 18-19 March Blue moon Glassworks Austin,Texas http:// www.austinbluemoon.co m/manda-muddimer Cabtastic Cabochons & Bobbles Jim Berry: jim@austinbluemoon.com 25-26 & 27-28 May Otterbein Glass de Langen , Germany http://www.otterbein- glas.de/homepage/ kurse/amanda.html Harlequin […]

Neus Shop GmbH – Switzerland 2017

I have just returned from 4 days teaching at Sandra Alders studio in Winterthur just north of  Zurich in Switzerland. There are so many things I love about teaching abroad but meeting new people is always top of the list, this trip was no exception. Although the weather was grey the chill in the air with […]

Laura Sparling – Our Weekend

We just had such a fun weekend with Laura Sparling AKA Beads By Laura. Its the second time she’s done a class with us here at Mangobeads and its always so much fun ! We did so many things in the class including Laura’s fabulous signature scrollwork on tiny tiny beads – wow she’s just so […]

New Year – Needing Inspiration

My New Year has been slow to get going – Im not feeling hugely creative. When this happens I find its helpful to take a step back and look at where I am and where it is I want to go . It helps me to stay positive and move forwards. Im so excited that this year […]

New Year = Newbie Bullet Journalist !

So who like me loves stationary, any excuse to buy a new notebook and invest in some must have pens for doodling and creating beautiful spreads. Im probably late at jumping on board but excited at the possibility of perhaps creating some order in my these days chaotic mind. I will most likely succeed in […]

Time, Sun, Sand and a Sausage

Such a beautiful day here in our little corner of the UK , Max and I took off for a little spin on the beach. Our nearest little bit of beach here in North Devon is Instow. Instow is opposite Appledore, and where the Taw and Torridge Rivers meet before flowing out to sea.   […]

Silver and Glass

For as long as I can remember I have wanted to be able to do something special with my cabochons. I’ve dabbled a bit before and Davids had a play too but at last I am feeling confident in my own skills to do it myself and to be brave enough to use some special […]

New Ideas for 2017

New ideas for 2017 Can you think of anything nicer than getting together a group of lampworking friends, escaping to the west country to make beads for a whole weekend, perhaps visiting a beach or two and enjoying some lovely meals out. Our Studio in Barnstaple is superbly placed for you to do just that. […]

Teaching 2017

I have classes of my own planned for 2017  and they are as follows! 11 12th February Neus Shop – Switzerland : Sundial and Harlequin Cabochons This class builds on techniques and skills with each demonstration. Each demonstration will take your  Sundial and Harlequin Cabochons one step further from small to big and from simple […]