Testimonials for Melanie de Miguel

“Mel is a fantastic teacher, very patient with lots of ideas and suggestions that she is always willing to share. I had a wonderful time exploring all the different uses of Hubble and adding lots of new techniques to my repertoire. Mel’s passion & flair for beadwork really comes across in her designs and the way she teaches and I will happily come again for a wonderful week in the Alps.” Jessica Hayman

Melanie has the most beautiful designs. She was extremely helpful and patient. Would do any of Melanies classes in a heartbeat! anonymous

I am very slow, so Melanies instructions in her patterns and her help with any issues I had were wonderful. anonymous

Melanie’s teaching skills enable even the most experienced students to develop their beading further, as she is generously willing to share her design and thought processes. The size of the group allows plenty of individual tuition time and Melanie works tirelessly to ensure that everyone is satisfied with their beadwork.
If you love beading with good company, fabulous surroundings, incredible food and lots of laughs, then this is the ideal holiday. We had such a wonderful time and were so well looked after, that we booked again before we left for home.BB.

I recently attended the Alpine Experience ‘Beading Experience, with the designer Melanie di Miguel. What a blast we had! Melanie was fun, and nothing was too much trouble for her to explain and to make sure everyone got the best from the course. The instructions were well written and the illustrations were great to follow. Well done Nadine and Mark for looking after us all and for booking Melanie. What a wonderful time we had. Will definitely love to do this again with Melanie in the beautiful setting of Chalet Calluna and Chalet Erica with our fabulous hosts who provided us with amazing food and hospitality, Nadine and Mark. Xx Bernadette Heland

I have attended Melanie’s other classes in the past and always enjoy her style of teaching, Alpine Experience class was no different. Melanie is very smart and creative, always comes up with new designs all of which are phenomenal. At the same time she is always open and gives respect to her students idea too. She is alo very approachable and patient – you can ask her the same question again and again. She always makes sure that all her students get equal attention from her. Most importantly she is very funny, always cracks up some joke and is amused by other people’s too. While we were there, in her spare moments she was devising a new beaded box, she showed me a minute unwanted thread path and said that she would have to remove her work and redo that part again. I said to her ‘I wouldn’t do it as no one will see and it will soon be covered by dust anyway’. We both bursted out with laugh. Did she listen to me? Of course not – she removed and redid that bit of work. It just goes to show that she is also such a perfectionist. I had the most wonderful time there. Nitti Chamcheon

I have been to 2 beadwork classes at Les Carroz with Melanie de Miguel. Her designs are exquisite and unique. She supplies all the materials needed to make the project and always has lots of very tempting, high quality beads on sale as well. Melanie’s instructions are clear and easy to follow, her teaching style is informal but focussed. She is also happy for course members to work on alternative designs that she has made if they wish to do so. The week is fun, relaxing and very productive. Add this to the lovely venue and great hospitality and you have a perfect break. Louise West

” I had a great time doing Melanie’s Bijoux Box project in October 2017, her classes are always good fun. This one was quite challenging but her instructions, as usual, were very clear and precise and the finished box is stunning. Melanie has untold patience for those that require a little more help and pushes those more able beaders into taking her techniques further. Extra spending money is required, though, as Melanie brought a fantastic selection of luscious crystals and examples of her work to inspire future projects. The location of the workshop in one of the chalets, was stunning and anytime we needed a rest from the beading we could feast our eyes on the glorious scenery. All our needs were catered for from illuminated magnifiers, a steady stream of cakes and biscuits and every time we jumped into the hot tub a glass of bubbly was “forced” upon us. The food was excellent – thanks to Mark and Jimmy for the well thought out menus and to Nadine and Emma for being such entertaining hosts. The whole holiday went so smoothly and I came away feeling I’d made a bunch of new friends. ” JB