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Illuminate light festival in Plymouth - check out our Glowing Bead workshops!

Last weekend I was thrilled to be a part of Plymouth’s illuminate light festival.

Illuminate was a fantastic visual feast for the senses and showcased projections and light art installations from local, national and international artists. It was held in the stunning Royal William Yard, with light installations dotted throughout the buildings, archways and the Secret Garden, where the Glowing Bead workshops were held!

If you’ve known Shh for a while, you may remember that I ran similar bead workshops for New Zealand’s LUX light festival in Wellington (you can see pix here and here). Children make their own glow in the dark beaded necklace, bracelet or headband using a variety of neon strings, glowing and non-glowing beads. The sessions are always so much fun to run, so I was excited to be part of illuminate and run them again in Devon!

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The workshops ran every evening throughout the festival, in rain or, erm, non-rain, and I was amazed by the creativity and enthusiasm of each and every child (and adult!). Every person eagerly wore their beaded creation as they left the workshop, with a few little ones telling me they were going to “keep it on forever”. Awwww!

As usual, I was so busy running the workshops that I forgot to take any actual pictures of the beads! Whoops. THANK YOU to everyone who visited us this year at illuminate, and HUGE THANKS to the wonderful illuminate volunteers who helped you all make your glowing jewels!

Check out some of the fantastic illuminate light works here.

See the latest Shh by Sadie workshops and classes here.

Sadie xx

Posted on November 27, 2018 and filed under behind the scenes, events, workshop / classes.

Christmas events in Plymouth - Christmas Crafternoon Fundraising for Mind - Sunday 2nd December 2018

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I’m THRILLED to be co-hosting a charity Christmas crafter noon fundraising event with Lizzie from Make at 140 this December!

We are working on some exciting simple Christmas crafts you can make on the day, including these cute button snowman and Christmas tree decorations! Eek!

And so - come and get your Christmas craft on with Lizzie and I in aid of the charity Mind.

Sunday 2nd December, at the Makers Table, Ocean Studios, Royal William Yard, Plymouth

Join us for an afternoon of simple Christmas crafts. No experience necessary – just plenty of Christmas spirit! Suitable for adults and children.

As well as fundraising for Mind, you’ll also have fun making Christmas crafts you can take home with you.

A donation of £5 per person would be greatly appreciated, with all profits donated to Mind.

Find out more about the Mind Christmas Crafternoon initiative here.

Limited places available, to book please email

Hope to see you there!

Sadie xx

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Posted on October 23, 2018 and filed under events, workshop / classes.

Children's Beaded Jewellery Workshop at Ocean Studios, Plymouth

Photos from the recent Children's Beaded Jewellery Workshop at Ocean Studios, Royal William Yard, Plymouth. Children, and adults, came along to make necklaces, bracelets and anklets galore!

Find out about more upcoming jewellery events here.

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Posted on April 8, 2018 and filed under behind the scenes, events, workshop / classes.

Mollie Makes necklace tutorial - Sadie's exclusive necklace tutorial


I'm so excited to share my beaded necklace tutorial for Mollie Makes magazine with you! I designed the necklace exclusively for the magazine so that you can create your own pink beaded beaut of a necklace!

The full tutorial is available in the latest copy of Mollie Makes, out now.

Much love,
Sadie xx

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Posted on February 3, 2018 and filed under press, workshop / classes.

Things to do in Plymouth - DIY up cycled jewellery workshop at Make @ 140 Vauxhall!

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I'm running another upcycled jewellery workshop at Make @ 140 Vauxhall near the Barbican, in Plymouth, Devon! So if you're looking for a new hobby, or to try something different  - this might be for you!

Bring old, broken, unused or unloved beads and I'll show you how to make them into a long beaded necklace! There will be free basic extra beads available at the class, as well as fancy 'extras' you can buy and add to your own.

Last time each lady made two necklaces, with one super speedy lady making two, plus a bracelet!

Thursday 18th January
Book here.

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Posted on January 11, 2018 and filed under events, workshop / classes.

Colourful flower crown cat embroidery!

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So you all know I love colour, I love pretty things, and I love a bit of tedious needlework! So it was about time that I tried my hand at embroidery.

I bought the Geometric Cat Embroidery Hoop Kit, £8, from Hobbycraft which came with everything I needed for my first embroidery challenge! The had easy-ish to follow instructions (I had to look on YouTube for better instructions on French knots!), and most of all, I love the pretty kitty picture!

I'd definitely recommend this kit for first time embroidery and I'm now on the hunt for my next one! 

Sadie x

Progress photos of little kitty making her appearance!

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Posted on October 18, 2017 and filed under workshop / classes.

Shh by Sadie DIY workshop - children's birthday party

I recently spent an afternoon with 10 cute little ladies for a birthday party DIY jewellery workshop! We made necklaces, bracelets and headbands, with charms, trinkets, beads and shiny things galore!

All the little ladies were so much fun, and our youngest participant was 18 months old!

If you'd like to find out more about DIY jewellery party options email

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Posted on June 10, 2016 and filed under workshop / classes, events.

Shh by Sadie DIY tassel workshop

I recently taught 10 lovely ladies to make their own DIY tassel necklaces and tassel keyrings!

We all had a fantastic afternoon of jewellery making, delicious snacks and good humour! The ladies made their own leather tassels, beaded necklaces, detachable tassel keychains and embroidery tassels! Check out the photos and their masterpieces below.

If you'd like to attend a DIY jewellery workshop, sign up to the Shh by Sadie newsletter to know when workshops are available, or contact hello@shhbysadie to plan your own jewellery workshop or party!

Sadie x

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Posted on May 19, 2016 and filed under events, workshop / classes, as worn by.