Saturday, 29 March 2014

YouTube Interview

Please watch or rather listen to the interview Anne Dilker had with me a year ago, getting to know me and find out where I come from and the path it takes to design the patterns
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Friday, 28 March 2014

The never ending story/necklace

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Sometimes I can still surprise myself. Years ago I entered an international competition with this necklace and even though  only chosen as a finalist was a big enough ego trip for me, as I then still considered myself a beginner just getting into seed bead weaving (Still cannot believe that I ever could consider this as something to be exhibited in the USA). Well, it was exhibited along with some of my other monstrosities of the time. Looking back on this event, my self confidence was much higher those years, than what it is today! Believe it or not - this necklace was made using herringbone, peyote, free form peyote and netting stitch all combined to create this loooooong tube, which I twisted and knotted and then added embellishments  onto. This creation is one of those once in a lifetime projects and a pattern would be impossible to write - the biggest nightmare would be to try and do an illustration on that darn knots.
Luckily, you can find my patterns on Etsy - the ones that I could pen down on paper.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Sale and Josephine - eye candy

Josephine is a piece of jewelry that I can  visualise  around  the neck of (Napoleon's )Josephine's neck. Combination of stitches used to create this piece of royalty to adorn your neck. A main pendant with matching hollow beaded beads.
Do not forget that the sale in my Etsy Store is still going strong - The BeadBook twelve patterns for only  $5-99.
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Saturday, 1 March 2014


Delilah is a delightful pattern - not yet posted - soon ,soon. I go through different stages in my bead weaving adventures,but beaded beads still fascinates me. This week I started to work on a design with tiny hollow beads and the possibilities are endless what you can do with these when you combine them together. The name that keep coming back to me is "Oopsies" So perhaps when you see the project posted - it might sound quite funny - Oopsies Peyote stitch bracelet pattern -  will have to re think the name on this one.
The Rani's  large cross is still pending, as I need to do some re designing on it, not too happy with what I did more than seven years ago.

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