Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Merry Christmas and a very blessed 2012

This year's Christmas Lunch Table, with the christmas tree decorated with beaded ornaments.  My collection is growing - perhaps I'll need a bigger tree next year.

Monday, 5 December 2011

Maggie Meister - Classical Elegance

Thank you Maggie for sending me another book - the first was lost to the postal fairies.
What a wonderful book - my christmas vacation will be spend creating one or two Maggie Meister creations.

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Atention Designers

This is a wonderful opportunity for upcoming and established designers to showcase their work.
Lana May is doing wonderful work to promote beadweaving and she is a very  talented designer.
J.O.G.S. and Art Bead Circle LLC invite you to participate in Tucson JOGS International Art Jewelry Exhibition “One of a Kind”. Our Exhibition is for emerging, mid-career and established jewelry designers.

Please, read all info on our web on left menu under International exhibition


Art Bead Circle - Designers opportunities


Have you ever dreamed of having your original designs shown at the Tucson Gem Show? If so, this is your golden opportunity.

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Maggie Meister - Classical Elegance

I always loved Maggie Meister's work, now we can enjoy her new book: Classical Elegance.  Visit her blog
http://www.mmmbeads.com/ to order .  Read below what Maggie said about the inspiration for the book.

The love of ancient history, color and patterns have followed me throughout my life and my designs have come to fruition during the time my family and I lived in Italy. In looking back, beads have always been a part of my life – from playing with Mardi Gras beads or collecting semi-precious stones as a young girl to my love of ancient and ethnic jewelry as I became older. Today seed beads have become the medium I use to translate my sources of inspiration into personal designs for adornment.

When living in Naples, Italy, I was surrounded by ancient history. The fragments of Roman columns, mosaics and frescoes are my inspiration and I am grateful for those “ancient voices”. Translating these voices into designs fills my days with joy and wonder and I cherish my “connection” with the past. Teaching and beading are ways for me to share this wonderful experience and bring those voices of the past into the present.

Maggie Meister


Monday, 4 July 2011


The original design had been a necklace, then came the bracelet.  Enjoy making this project!

Friday, 6 May 2011

BeadWork Project

My Damaraland Bracelet is to be featured in the new
BeadWork Magazine.  I absolutely loved making this
Perhaps I have a streak of Mr Monk in me, things
must be in a line and geometric designs and cylinder
beads that fit nicely into one another, brings out the
nice in me. I feel happy and content when I touch
this design. At this stage I'll only publish the photo
that the magazine published - to entice your appetite
for peyote stitch

Wednesday, 23 March 2011


It is always a compliment when you have designed a pattern to see the results the readers come up with
http://bprecious.blogspot.com/ made Sarita(BeadWork Magazine). I love it!