Thursday, December 31, 2009

Egyption earrings

I made these a few weeks ago but have been really busy in the lead up to christmas:)

I made 4 other colours in these to give as gifts but forgot to take a photo of them!! ( silly)

Anyhow, I love these :)

Saturday, December 19, 2009

I'm Published!!!

Well it has been quite a while since I had a tutorial in a magazine, but I am pleased to say that I am in the new Australian Beading!! (volume 3 no6)

See my project on page 32...

Cross-Czech Bracelet

So pick up the magazine or you can purchase kits with the tutorial included at Mad Monnies :)

 *Cross Czech'd* DIY Bracelet Kit 

(the tutorial is also available for pdf download purchase at my Etsy store)

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Perfect wrapped Loops

Though I would share a free mini tutorial for perfect wrapped loops!!

But remember - practice makes perfect!!

Click on the picture for a larger version :)


Thursday, November 26, 2009

Plaited Wire Bracelet

Hardware store Bracelet - lovely tutorial see it here:-

Carnelian Pendant

This is my new carnelian pendant in Eni Oken style wire wrapping, copper, carnelian, onyx, swarovski crystals and copper

Morocco Pendant

This is my new Morocco Pendant, a combination of czech crystals, japanese seed beads, czech seed beads.will be teaching this at Mad Monnies in January :)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Over the Rainbow

I almost forgot about this one!

I lovely simple chainmaille Bracelet, perfect for making to give as gifts ( did someone say Christmas?) completed quickly and inexpensively - perfect for the beginner!

See the Tutorial in my Etsy store :)

Monday, November 16, 2009

Diamond Girl

My new tutorial, "Diamond Girl" is now available in my etsy store :)

Eni inspired jewellery

I have been quite productive this week and will post as soon as I take pics ( isn't that the hardest part?)

Anyhow here is my Eni inspired bangel and vintage earrings, all sterling silver, swarovski crystals and various gemstones, oh and the earrings have vintage buttons (victorian I think)

I love them and wear them all the time :)

Monday, November 9, 2009

Stars and baubles

Hi all, haven't posted anything - sorry, have been doing heaps of stuff but just haven't really finished anything !!! LOL

I have however made a few earrings for the class I will be teaching at Mad Monnies in December.

Christmas bauble earrings and star earrings - both made with swarovski crystals :)

Tutorial available soon - watch this space!!! LOL

Saturday, October 24, 2009

More facinators

Some more pics of the collections :)

all handmade roses in silk, satin or linen, combined with feathers and swarovski crystals

pink rose fascinator
white plue fascinator
white bloom fascinator

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Newest creations

I had a wonderful time with my beading friends last weekend and have only just had time to photograph and put them up here.

This is what I made over the weekend.

The first pic is swarovski crystals using the RAW technique.

The sencond pic is a double spiral with my friend Debs beautiful lambwork beads and swarovski crystals,

And the Third pic called "On the vine" is a combination of techniques, st petersberg, peyote, rightangle weave, and st petersberg rivoli. All swarovski crystals and matsuno seed beads.

Click on the pictures for a larger look...

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Fascinating Fascinators

Yes now say Fabulous Facinating Fascinators 5 times fast.....

I have been making fascinators for the spring racing carnival and thought I would put some up here for a bit of a look .....  available for purchase at Mad Monnies and at the Zig Zag charity race day.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Diamonds for Christmas

I love this new bracelet and it is realtively quick and simple to make:)

Cubes, swarovski crystals and 11/0 czech beads.

This one will be a class at mad monnies in November.

Waves Bangle

Another prototype I think...

This one is a bit small for me but it seems really interesting and I think I will make another.

Upcycle Love

Its been a while since I posted any creations, been busy and just hadn't finished anything.......

But here is one I finally finished - It is called "upcycle love" and it is a handmade image transfer applied to a reclaimed aluminium can bottom!!.

This makes the pendant very light.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

How to join thread

I have long been a lover of a surgeons knot to join thread, but I recently came across this way.
It is called a double surgeons knot and it is a stronger alternative to the former.
The only drawback is the knot is a little bigger - so It won't be for every beading project but....

see it here..

Friday, September 18, 2009

Palette Generator: Automagically create a palette from any photo.

This is a great tool to get a breakdown of colors in a photo for design work or inspiration for your next project.

Try it out :)

Thursday, September 10, 2009

My Rainbow

Your rainbow is shaded violet.


What is says about you: You are a creative person. You appreciate beauty and craftsmanship. You are patient and will keep trying to understand something until you've mastered it.

Find the colors of your rainbow at

Monday, September 7, 2009

My Friend Shona

:) My friend Shona blogged about the heart she made from my Puffy Heart tutorial - It looks much more beautiful in real life than in the photo - it is just so hard to photograph Swarovski special colors.  She did a wonderful job as always :) Check out her work she also does stunning wirework.

See it here :-

Oh and thank you Shona for the kind words  :)

Monday, August 31, 2009

Freeform seed bead necklace on a sterling silver armature

Big thank you to my friend Deb who fould this fantastic tutorial for peyote with a wire armature.

see the tutorial here:-

Copper Lace

Had a relaxing day at home yesterday and got inspired by a new technique I saw and made these earrings which led onto making the pendant. 

Moonstone, quartz, matsuno's and copper.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Polymer clay mini roses.

This isn't how I do my large roses but looks like a neat and easy way to make mini ones!!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Tale of a fish

I have been making this necklace for ages....

Finally got around to putting the clasp on today :)

The fish is lampwork bymy friend Deb from Debbie Does beads and the tail is wirewrapped and embelished with seed beads, catseye beads and czech leaves.

I think it is really beautiful, but not sure what to wear it with though...

New bloom necklace

Made another version of the Bloom necklace over the wekeend because we had trouble sourcing all the materials in time for the class at Mad Monnies.  I think I like this one even more !!!


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