Hello Beautiful Beaders and a very Happy New Year! 

Did you all have a lovely Christmas filled with baskets of beads and fabulous findings? I hope so. Here at Riverside HQ we had a wonderful time with friends and family and even the odd glass of fizz! 

Now the festive haze has lifted its all Go, Go, Go again as we charge into the new year with our exciting workshop schedule. If you haven't had a chance to check this out why not take a look here http://riversidebeads.t83.net/. 

There's so much on offer including a selection of FREE taster sessions! 

Riverside Beads workshop area

We are welcoming 2017 in style and I want to offer you all a chance to experience some new techniques for absolutely no charge. So you've really got no excuse, and if your husband/partner/daughter/son/sister/brother/friend/cat looks despairingly at you when you say you're off to Riverside Beads again, you can in all sincerity say 'but it's FREE!'. 

Date for your diary alert: I'm thrilled to be back on Create and Craft TV again this Wednesday the 4th of January, at 9am. It's going to be extra special because I'm launching our next sparkle spacer angel called 'Molly'. 

Molly sparkle spacer angel 

For those who don't already know 'Molly' is my craft manager 'Crafty Carolines' daughter, and she truly is a little cherub, so this exclusive product has a well deserved namesake. 

I'm always very excited to launch a new angel and I hope you are too. Be sure to tune in and watch me live or set your tv to record the show and bead along with me at a later date. 

As if that all wasn't enough the shop windows are having a little facelift, ready to sport my signature branding with its swirly, curly, oh-so-girly graphic designs in palettes of Teal and Lavender. I love the bright, vibrancy of the colour Teal, it is definitely my 'happy' colour. There are numerous shades of teal, I refer to them as the 50 shades of teal, all of which are perfect for beading with!  

If you haven't already seen the windows why not stop by and take a look? Make sure you pop in store and say hello as well mind you!

Well that's about all from me this week. I'll be back in a fortnight with more updates, store gossip and hints and tips for 2017.

Until then - Happy Beading!

Donna  Xx

Watch Donna on Create and Craft TV at Sky 674, Freeview 23, Virgin 748 and Freesat 813