Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Dazzling Dangles

Sadly, this was
my last published
project for Threads
They closed down
after this issue.
I enjoyed writing
for them.

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Monday, 21 December 2009

Sunday, 20 December 2009

Passion Circle Pendant

I used my African Circle

Cover project

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Spring Fever

Herringbone bracelet embellished with
glass flowers
Extremely popular piece, I still
get feedback from the readers.

Arm Candy

On this project - I was asked to
design a bracelet with
right angle weave. It was to introduce the
readers to the technique and my
orders were to write it so that
everybody - even a beginner would
bead it with ease

Classy Circles

I really enjoyed designing
this piece.
Clean lines appeal to me

Beaded Clutch Bag

I did the bead embroidery project for Threads&Crafts
because the WAU had a competition going and their
members wanted to learn more about the techniques.
I had help from Sherry Serafini. The WAU is a non
profitable organisation for women.

Monday, 14 December 2009


In this issue, the editor had a Gerbera theme
and I decided on a ring and bracelet combo.

Saturday, 12 December 2009

Christmas Stars

My first attempt on Christmas Stars were very successful. The

Editor did not want traditional colors and I loved the purple and minty green crystals. Eventually, I also created a necklace using the stars. And earrings ..

Friday, 11 December 2009


My first encounter with the BeadBook came when I
won a competition and
one of my prizes were a free two year
subscription of the magazine. The editor
Christa van Rooyen wanted me to do a
bracelet with pearls for them. Needless
to say, this had been one of my most

popular designs I ever did. When I design
and write a pattern, I try to write a
project that can be completed by all
skill levels.


I am sorting out my workspace and decided
to look back on my published work.
Every day for the next week you'll see
some of my work that I did for various
magazines. The arum lily necklace were the
first project I did for Threads&Crafts, a very long time ago . The stress nearly killed me, I was so nervous. Luckily, Annine van Rooyen, the editor, was a fantastic lady. She guided me through the process.

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Christmas Beaded Bead

I think this is the last bead ornament for 2009!
The small tree is looking beautiful with all the
bead ornaments and cross stitched teddies.

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Crystal Delight

I made the smaller version of the Crystal Delight Christmas Ornament from Paula Adams. The photo do not do this beautiful ornament justice, it is lovely.

Friday, 4 December 2009

Teddies on the tree

The cross stitch teddies. One
completed and one nearly completed
Cross stitch is just like beading....
Addictive. I must now juggle two arty and crafty addictions. Lucky me!

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

More Christmas Decorations

This is my eight piece set of decorations, made with love.
Paula Adams is a star - I adore her creations. Thanks for sharing your patterns with us, Paula. The centre bell I designed, it did not come too easy, but Viola! I love it.

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

The BeadBook

Issue 21 of the BEADBook is out.
Thank you Michelle and the team. I
love the beautiful photos of my