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Welcome to Verchiel

My name is Rachel Smith, I am based in Royal Wootton Bassett Nr Swindon,  where I run a wide variety  of  Jewellery courses, suitable for beginners and experience beaders. Jewellery making workshops include general beading, wirework, bead weaving, kumihimo, paracord, bead embroidery, resin and macrame. 

Whilst I am not a drop in shop, (as all jewellery making supplies and handmade jewellery is sold online), you are welcome to browse and stock up on Jewellery making supplies, when you visit my home studio for a workshop.  

I also run a selection of courses each year at Marlborough College Summer School and you can now make bookings directly with the College for this year.

If you have any queries then please do not hesitate to contact me by clicking on the email link below. 

BOOK YOUR FREE SPACE 

LEARN TO MAKE A BEAD EMBROIDERY BAT

BROADCAST LIVE ON YOUTUBE IN 2 PARTS

MONDAY 18TH OCT & MONDAY 25TH OCT AT 6PM

A completely free tutorial, where I will show you have to draw your own bead embroidery bat and the steps to complete it. Just click on the link and register and you space will be reserved with further details to follow. Hope you can join me.

Refill kits also available to make this project. Just click on the link below to purchase. 

CHECK OUT THIS WEEKS SPECIAL OFFERS - VALID UNTIL SUNDAY 17th OCTOBER

"Willow" Hare bead embroidery kit (Brooch or can convert into pendant/bag charm). Reduced from £24.95 to £18.95

Theses are automatically applied to your order.  Enjoy shopping BW Rachel x

Watch my latest appearance from 4th Sept on The Craft store by clicking on the link below. 

Some of the kits shown in the show are available in the kits section of my website here. 

My next Hochanda shows are on  16/10 at 9am, 16/11 at 9am

You can find Hochanda on Sky 673 - Freeview 85 - Freesat 817

or live streaming online at www.hochanda.com 

 

NEW REMOTE ONLINE JEWELLERY MAKING WORKSHOPS

I am pleased to be launching the start of many online workshops, done remotely via the zoom platform.  Just click on the link below for full details, to book and see how it works.

There is now a selection of 9 workshops from bead embroidery, beadwork using needle and thread and macrame. 

Visit my gallery of pdf patterns that will be sent to you at the touch of a button.  Full written and photographed instructions for a variety of projects including bead embroidery, wirework, beadwork and paracord. 

Hop on over to my folksy shop sale with prices starting from as little as £1.50. 

⭐️Tutorial on making a beaded kumihimo earrings⭐️

📌Materials used include a kumihimo board, seed beads, s lon thread cord ends and earring hooks. 

⭐️Tutorial on making a beadwork ring using 2 drop peyote stitch⭐️

📌Materials used include needle and thread and seed beads 

⭐️Make a beadwork flower using needle and thread⭐️

📌Materials used include Czech triangles, seed beads & crystals.

⭐️Make a beadwork flower 2nd design using needle and thread⭐️

📌Materials used include Czech triangles, seed beads & crystals.

⭐️Watch the latest mini make⭐️

📌How to make a macrame dragonfly using paracord or rattail

⭐️Watch the latest mini make⭐️

📌How to make a beaded stretch bracelet using chain, beads, charms and elastic. 

Mini tutorial on how to make2 different style suncatchers; one using tigertail and chain and the other using eyepins and chain (both combined with beads)

Mini tutorial on how to make a simple knotty necklace using thin cord and large hole beads. 

⭐️Rachels monthly repair shop⭐️

📌HOW TO REPLACE A CLASP
📌Replace a broken clasp on a necklace or bracelet.
📌Add a magnetic clasp to your jewellery for easy wear.

Watch the latest mini tutorial on making jump rings to match with your jewellery making projects. 

On the last Friday of each month I broadcast a  new video episode of Rachels Repair shop in my facebook page.

I bring something new each month, looking at how to make general repairs and also how to upcycle and recycle old jewellery. 

All videos can be accessed by clicking on the link below.  If your on facebook, please join me for my next broadcast. Pop over and say hi. 

Watch my latest free video tutorial on making these beautiful charm bracelets using Czech superduos and Czech triangles using beadwork techniques. 

You can also buy the kits here, in 4 different colours, with full instructions and all the materials that you need to make them. Just click on the links below. 

Pop over to my gallery of videos and free tutorials. 

Join me live each week on facebook for new jewellery showcasing and demonstrations.