Thursday, December 30, 2010

Pearl Roses Necklace

I made this for a new dress I bought which is a beautiful shade of pale pistachio( like the ice cream).

I had made each rose with Polymer clay and to make them really opalescent , brushed them with mica powders. I love this necklace and need to make another I think!! -oh and there are earrings and a ring to match (somewhere)

Snowflake Bracelet and earrings

I went down the Coast in hope of catching some sun, but alas, the rains came instead, which gave me plenty of time for beading - here is the snowflake bracelet I made to wear on Christmas Day :)

Made of swarovski crystals, 11/0 seed beads. As always much more sparkly in real life :)

Monday, December 6, 2010

O Christmas Tree

My newest ornament - my tiny christmas tree made up of Swarovski crystals and tiny seed beads.
Only about 5cm tall.
I love it - this ones going on my tree ( as soon as I put it up that is )

New experiment

I have just finished making this new bracelet - not sure what to call it yet but I just love it!
a spiral variation made with seed beads and bugle beads

Beaded Bauble Necklace Tutorial

Now listed :- Beaded Bauble Necklace Tutorial

Divine Long beaded bead pendant/necklace using Swarovski and Czech crystals. Perfect to wear with those long maxi dresses! Or make it and hang it on the Christmas tree!!

Suitable for intermediate beaders, this necklace uses the technique of Right Angle Weave and some modified netting.
It makes up pretty quickly and is guaranteed to attract attention.

Now available in my etsy store - Beaded Bauble Necklace Tutorial

Monday, November 1, 2010

Beaded Bauble

Beaded Bauble

Finished this one over the weekend in readiness for the class on Wednesday night and Saturday this week.

Every color I make of these just looks beautiful! so hard to photograph to show all the sparkles though!

Tutorial available on line next week :) if you can;'t make it to the class....

Sunday, October 24, 2010

More Gorgeous JEWELRY PATTERNS and TUTORIALS from the Masters

LOL I 've been picked again. Another great collection of jewelry Tutorials - Mine is the puffy heart - I must try taking another photo of some of the other colors I have made, it is so hard to show the sparkle of the Swarovski s.

Anyhow, make sure you pop over to the treasury and have a look :)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A weekends work


Ok - so a bit longer than a weekend....

I went away for a few day with some of my beading friends and we decided to try lots of new techniques, metal stamping, etching and resin. (oh and a bit of wirework...)

All were very successful and we all netted some interesting and unique pieces.

These are mine :)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

"Learn From The MASTERS" .... continued

Hi all,

I have been featured in another treasury on Etsy :)

This one is called Learn from the Masters, and I certainly am in fine company - some excellent tutorials there :)

Mine is the top Left - (Caterpillar Bracelet)

Make sure you visit the treasury here -

for a closer look.

Friday, October 8, 2010

The learning begins

I've been thinking for a while that I would love to start making jewery with resin - so I have started trawling the internet for tips and tutorials and came across this :)

You'll probably see more links before you see some of my work LOL!!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

freeform beaded bead

how cool is this !

I just found a free tutorial for a freeform beaded bead - a great way to use up bits and left overs of seed beads!!

check it out here :-

Making Roses

I had a lovely surprise in my inbox recently :)

Kellie, one of the lovely ladies who came to my Polymer clay roses class, blogged about the experience.

Thank you Kellie!!!!!!

Now one look at her blog and you will see she is a fabulous jewellery maker as well - making beautiful button jewellery.

See the blogicle here

treasury - Sweet Tutorials... The amazing talent of Etsy users! Great projects!

I've been featured in another treasury :)

this time - "Sweet Tutorials... The amazing talent of Etsy users! Great projects!"

Fantastic collection - have been off drooling at some of the other work selected.

you can see it here :)

Sweet Tutorials... The amazing talent of Etsy users! Great projects!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

In the Nouveau

Sat down this afternoon to finish off a necklace design I have been working on for ages, well - its at the point where I don't know what to do next, so was trying some new things, and before I knew it, I had a new bracelet and the necklace is still unfinished!! LOL

But I do like the bracelet....

I've been busy making roses, and whats more I have made some of them into necklaces :)

I am doing heaps with glass pearls at the moment, they look so vintage - I just love the look .

What do you think?

Oh and I am teaching the roses class ( how to make polymer clay roses) this week at Mad Monnies :)

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Beaded Bauble

A beaded bead made of swarovski crystals, czech crystals and delicas. Combined with a handmade tassel and slipped on a chain, it makes the perfect accessory for summer!
I am teaching this one at Mad Monnies on the third and the 6th of November.
Hope to see you there :)

hammer and tong


This is the latest "bashing work" I have done !! A mixture of metals and handmade glass beads telling of Love forever...

I am teaching this class at Mad Monnies on the 20th and the 23rd of October.
Hope to see you there!!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Beautiful Brisbane Treasury

I am featured in the new "Beautiful Brisbane" Treasury on etsy.

Can you guess which one is mine!! LOL

Make sure you visit it :)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


My newest Polymer clay creation - dragonfly.

Using my first ever Dragonfly wing cane and Swarovski crystals.

I have done more with this cane - so watch this space for more to come!

For Chris's Birthday

I made this bracelet on the weekend from some beautiful beads in my stash -

The stunning lamp work beads are from Debbie does Beads -

Chris just loved the bracelet :)


Well this is my first piece with beads!!

I made this a few weeks ago at the Brisbane beading meet where the challenge was a kumihimo bracelet with beads (challenge set by Suzanne)

Whilst I struggled early on, it worked out really well I think :)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


I have been featured in a New Treasury on Etsy - called "get creative" (see mine on the top line, second in, Kisses Bracelet)

Don't you just love the little slippers!!! LOL

Some very yummy stuff there!! so make sure you take a look :)


Saturday, August 14, 2010

Liquorice Twist

Hi, this is my newest necklace - Liquorice Twist

Cellini spiral - quite a simple technique but does take a while :) well worth it though :)

I will be teaching this at Mad Monnies in September :)

Alice Pendants Tutorial

Hi, Just listed another tutorial -

Alice Transfer Pendants

Make your own whimsical Pendants featuring Alice in wonderland images, using Polymer clay. Suitable for beginners to intermediate, learn an image transfer technique and how to take any image and turn it into a pendant! The tutorial will be supplied as a PDF with step by step instructions.

Metallic Snake Skin Bangle Tutorial

Hi and Sorry I havne't posted for a while, just been busy, work and creating and taking pics of things is the hardest thing for me, I shall upload more as soon as possible :)

I have just listed my New turorial for a polymer clay Bangle:-

Learn to make your own snake skin bangle out of Polymer Clay.
Suitable for beginners to intermediate, learn step by step, everything you need to make your own one of a kind creation. The technique in this tutorial allows you to make the bangle to fit any size wrist at all! Make them in lots of different colors! Make them as gifts! The tutorial will be supplied as a PDF with step by step instructions........

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Polymeristas for the Month of July

Yeh!! I was chosen again :)

For my Butterfly wing necklace, in the category of beginner -

Integration of theme and treatment is what makes this gentle and delicate piece so successful. Beyond the obvious depiction of butterfly wings in the cane work, the spare use of material - mostly whites and translucents - evokes both lightness and fragility. Most effectively, the repetitive wing motif on either side of the focal bead suggests a butterfly in mid-flight, giving the piece fluidity and movement.

Oh and don't forget to go visit the winners of the other categories :)

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Swarovski design tool

I would be totally remiss if I didn't pass this one on to all my friends-

The Swarovski design tool.

"Create Your Style Online with a multitude of different shapes, sizes and colors of SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS!"

Have fun!!


Yesterday I taught my first polymer clay class - everyone just loved it and had a great time!

I decided to start with something easy - polymer clay transfer pendants :) 

Should have put them up here earlier really - I have quite a few but here is some of my work - enjoy:)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Peace and Luv cuff

I've finished !!!LOL

I finished my challenge piece!!!

love it - is a bit bulky though and for those that are doing one as well, leave extra length as it shrinks a bit ( mine shrank almost 2cm)

It is based on the technique shown in Bead and Button June 2010 issue: Arctic cuff By Heidi Kummli

Monday, June 14, 2010


I have made this beautiful focal for a steampunk challenge on the beading forum.

I love this piece and must get around to turning it into a necklace very soon. 

Made of premo polymer clay, and watch parts.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Isis Necklace tutorial available!!

Almost forgot about this one as I went on holidays and didn't want to put it up before I went!

An Egyptian style necklace using gemstones cubes and glass beads. Make your own one of a kind creation!

Suitable for beginners to intermediate, this necklace is easy to complete and is guaranteed to attract attention.

Isis Necklace now available in my etsy store.

Isis Necklace

Thursday, June 3, 2010

More polymer :)

Yes more!! I love this medium.

These are made with the left over mokume gane (sp?) but I just love the bangle - definitely not a left over!!

Butterfly wings

I have been busy baking and creating with my newest love - polymer clay - and am quite happy with the results :)

These items are from my first ever butterfly cane, which I made without any tutorial, I love the translucency the wings have from the premo frost and think I will be using a lot more of this in the future!!


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