Pretty beads!


Simon with guest Betsy KayeI recently did a great new show, with the delightful Betsy Kaye, called Sonoma Valley Beads. The show was a brand new concept for QVC and it was really nice to be involved. Betsy lives in the Sonoma Valley in California, and it's from here that she designs her fabulous jewellery range.

She loves to use beads, pearls and other gems (often with bright and varied colours) and the idea was floated that if we could source a reliable supplier for high quality, beautiful gemstones and pearls that were all drilled and ready for beading, it would give lots of people that chance to create their own beautiful jewellery. Betsy worked with our buyers and her suppliers and the 'Sonoma Valley Bead' range was born!

Here's Betsy and I (above) in the Green room, chatting about the sorts of necklaces and bracelets you could make and I must admit I was surprised as to how easy it is to make beautiful jewellery! Betsy was explaining to me that if you start with GORGEOUS gems and pearls then you really can't go wrong.

Plans are afoot to bring the show back soon, so I am going to see if they will let me make a few things to prove the point! Being that the beads are all sourced from Sonoma, California, it would be best done over a glass of wine – any excuse eh!

Simon x

Check out the Sonoma Valley Beads range




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