I'm just home from a fab beady weekend at Magpie Crafts http://www.discovernorthernireland.com/Magpie-Crafts-Coleraine-P11317
Marion was a great host and Pamela a lovely teacher. My friend Claire and I stayed in one of the holiday cottages beside Magpie Crafts, we went up on the Thursday night so we would be there - fresh and ready to bead on Friday morning.
Pamela had designed a beautiful necklace
The company was great, tasty lunches and endless amount of cake and tray bakes were on hand.
Pamela has designed and created so many beautiful pieces, she is a really talented beader and teacher.
The beading beginners made up to 6 different projects - a great opportunity to learn a new skill.The accommodation was very right beside the workshop venue and we had these gorgeous donkeys for company too!
We went out for dinner on the Friday night to the Harbour Bistro in Portrush http://www.ramorerestaurant.com/harbour-bistro.htm - delish!
Claire and I had tea at the Millside Restaurant, Cloughmills http://www.millsiderestaurant.com/ on the way home on Sat - a hidden gem and I'll definitely be back.
Many thanks to Marion and Pamela - I loved the Bead Retreat and can't wait to go to the next one.