Friday, May 29, 2009

peyote bezel

Well I have been busy doing seed bead bezels around cabochons, it all started at the brisbane beading meet and now I am off and running!!

The top picture is the one I did at the meet and isn't peyote but a back stitching technique shown to me by Karen ( thank you Karen :)  )

It took me the whole day to finish!!!

I used some of the technique and decided peyote is faster and completed the black/beige one in under 2 hours :)

Have  almost finished another and have glued down 2 more cabachons for the weekend.

Which do you like better?

Sunday, May 24, 2009


Thought I would enter into another year of jewellery on the beading forum

This weeks theme was "Peacock" so I did a wire peacock feather - at the moment it is a brooch, but I might change it to be part of a necklace yet :)

Sterling silver, aventurine, seed beads, czech crystals and pearls.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Bezel a rivoli

Just found another great blog - Cathys beadwork

Not only does she do beautiful work, but she has genorously given some excellent tutorial for free.....!!!

check out the Rivoli bezel, new! Full Netted back!

I am now adding this to my list!!! LOL

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

boy is it raining....

It is absolutely pouring in brisbane and I wish I could stay at home and bead..... but off to my day job I go....

but in the mean time I found this - link

a website full of unusal illustrations from great illustrators - from advertising and books, perfect for inspiration if you are a bit vintage inspired like me :)

oh and lots of fun just to look through of course!!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Next month.......

Wow, am I going to be busy next month!!! LOL

I have several classes at Mad Monnies :)

Puffy Love, caterpillar bracelet and a repeat of mocha latte ( which has been extremely popular!!)

Contact Monnie if you would like to book and come along. Kits with full colour instructions will also be available and soon after the class, I will put the tutorial for sale on etsy :)

Monday, May 11, 2009

wire pears

Aren't these just stunning!!!!

This is one very talented lady :)

This is one tutorial I am going to buy ( and try!! LOL) see it here.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Peyote Bezel

Just found this fantastic tutorial for a peyote bezel around a rivoli....stunning.

Will put this on my to-do list :)

Find it here.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Pacific Blue Bicone & White Pearl Earring

Lovely Earring tutorial by Beads talk

a link to the free trutorial is here. 

heart you

After fiddling and several prototypes, I finally finished my heart pendant :)

I just love it - so that a word? anyhow.....I think this one is destined to become a class :)

Monday, May 4, 2009

Mocha latte

For those of you in brisvegas, I am teaching the mocca latte bracelet at mad monnies on the

WED 20th and SATURDAY 23rd MAY

Contact mad monnie to book for the class. or purchase the kit. Instructions only are available on my Etsy store. Here.

Stunning wirework

I have just been surfing through the webs I follow and one of them led me to this one !!!

Wire Artisans Guild

Showcasing the work of many stunning wireworkers- well worth a look for drool value :)

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Stitches and Craft Fair

Well I had  lovely day at the stitches and craft fair - and a wonderful but busy class - and everyone completed their beautiful kelidoscope bracelet in the class :) Lots of happy faces - most had never beaded before hopefully I have made some addicts there :)

I bought a few odd bits and pieces, but also the most beautiful strand of marquise garnet which I am sharing with my friend Lavinia :)


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