Monday, 29 January 2018

Travel in style

Treasure box cuff
This year I have a very special trip on the itinerary with the wonderful bead designer and expert on all things Italy, Maggie Meister.
It's the Beadventures 10 day tour of Southern Italy.

We start in Venice and get right into beading with the first design. This is your travellers treat, a box of treasures with everything needed to make a bead embroidered cuff. Each treasure box has a unique selection of vintage fabrics, bead and crystals.  Throughout the trip there will be shopping opportunities to add to the treasures, so you'll have a unique memento of our time together. You might find a gorgeous Venetian glass bead or button when we visit the glass making island of Murano.

Luciana Pendant in three colourways
During the tour we'll visit Ravenna, Ferrara and Bologna. I can't wait! I'll be travelling with sketchbook and crayons at the ready, seeking inspiration, as we take in the world heritage Byzantine and Roman sites. There is also plenty of time to relax over delicious regional food and wine, or simply wander and enjoy the shopping.

All before settling into the beautiful Antica Corte Pallavacina Castle. There we'll relax and bead together.
The Luciana sketcbook page

The design I've created for us to enjoy is called 'Luciana', a subtle mix of crystals, pearls and seed beads with a delicate vintage finish. Made of interlinking elements, Luciana is worked in a combination of beading stitches in easy to follow steps.

WE'd love you to join us, so for full details of the tour, prices and itinerary, please visit the Beadventures website.