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. 

Wire Mesh flower kit - use as a wire glass decoration, candle wrap, serviette holder or centre table decoration. 


I am looking forward to returning to Marlborough College Summer School this year 2022 and will be running part time weeks for Teenagers 13 to 17 years and Part Time Adults Courses. 

Booking will be required directly with Marlborough College Summer School. Just click on the photos below to follow the course links! 

Watch my latest appearance from 22nd January 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 shows on The Craft Store are;
Saturday 5th March 9am
Saturday 16th April 9am
Tuesday 31st May 9am

You can find The Craft Store on Sky 673 - Freeview 85 - Freesat 817

or live streaming online at www.thecraftstore.com 


Watch the latest Thursday Tutorial Time

Join me at 6pm every Thursday in my facebook group for a FREE weekly live tutorial with a giveaway for one lucky viewer.  Watch the latest tutorial on how to make Kumihimo a form of Japanese braiding. 

Workshops & Kits

I am currently designing new face to face and remote jewellery making workshops for 2022.  Please feel free to email me if your interested in my workshops, so that I can keep you up to date. 

In the meantime, you maybe interested to view my range of jewellery making kits, that are also showcased regularly on The Craft Store TV.  

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⭐️

📌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.