Blog Archive » 2009 » July - September

Return To Paris

Back to Paris today to collect and finish my medals.

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Analogous Bead

I finished my new beaded bead made using an analogous scheme- I'm looking forward to moving onto red in my Colour Challenge- roll on October!

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New Analogous Scheme

After working in a monochromatic colour scheme for the past week and watching everyone else having fun with colour I'm itching to spice things up.

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Work No Longer In Progress- Onye 4

Phew- all done!

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Beaches

Today is my last day teaching my Geometric Beadwork residential class. My next one will be next September- I wonder how much the series will have developed by then?

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Work In Progress- Day 5

Nearly there.

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Work In Progress- Day 4

If you ever thought beadwork appears by magic prepare to have your illusions shattered!

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Now For Something Else

OK, I need a break from my previous days beading so instead have gone back to what I know best- nothing like running for cover and comfort when challenged!

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Work In Progress- Day 2

Still beading Onye version 4.

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Work In Progress- Day 1

I’m off in Chichester again teaching a 6-day long geometric beadwork class and am really looking forward to spending all that time immersed in it and seeing what people produce (I will be...

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Beading Travels

Off to Arundel again and once again I take advantage of being away from my computer and fit in some beading time on the train.

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Question And Colour

I saw this grafitti yesterday in Liverpool and couldn't resist taking a photo of it.

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Colourful Liverpool

A vist today to the Tate Gallery in Liverpool to see their exhibition on colour.

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Beaded Bead Comparison

After my post yesterday I have been busy making new beaded beads.

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Back To My Roots

Ever since I started beading, I have tried to always keep hold of my samples so I can go back to them at a later date if I need to.

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A Real Pea Souper

That lovely rain England is so well know for has hit again and it's so bad even the snails are taking cover!

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Awards And Arundel

I spent yesterday judging the British Bead Awards with Liz Thornton and Judith Johnston- it was a great day- if very exhausting.

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St Petersburg Pots

In issue 17 of Bead magazine I featured St Petersburg Chain and in issue 18 we have a project using it doubled.

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Onye 3

Phew- I'm on an Onye Roll!

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Beadwork Exhibition

Today I headed off to the Uk's first ever real exhibition of contemporary beadwork- how exciting!

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Beady Eyed

Finally the necessary components for my 3rd version of my Onye Pendant have arrived and inbetween experimenting to get them to work I'm some fun...

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Onye 2 - Tropicalismo

I'm still working on my Colour Challenge and the colour I'm focusing on at the moment is orange.

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Crude Cross-stitch

More cross-stitch and this time a rude kit from Subversive Cross Stitch.

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More Sexy Stitching

Back in London and back to stitching.

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Final Day In Paris

Today is my last day in Paris and after a lie-in I head off to the Pompidou Centre for another dose of art.

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Course Continued

Today is the 2nd day of my medal making class and involves more plaster, wax, carving and working backwards.

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Colour And Contrasts

Still in Paris I began my day by heading off to visit the Pere Lachaise Cemetary (virtual tour here).

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Colour And Heat

Off to Paris today and, after a panicky start with the trains not running, I eventually got there- just in time for it to break out into a heatwave!

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Sexy Stitching

It was bead group yesterday and I was far too worn out to even begin to think about what to take, so grabbed this cross-stitch kit from Stitch'd Ink instead.

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What A difference...

... a couple of months makes.

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Still Working Hard

I'm still heads down working hard on getting all my new instructions done so have spent the last 72 hours immersed in beads, diagrams, photos etc.

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Crystal Squares

I'm still working away on my instructions so am busy today taking lots of photos to use in them and to go onto my website.

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Geometric 3-4-6 (boat floaters)

Phew- she's done!

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Photo Fun

Today was an exceptionally busy day at the office.

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More Rivoli Pendants

I'm off to Arundel today to work on the magazine, open the post, send out copies of Bead and also do some filming for Bead-TV.

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Busy And Beading

What a weekend - I managed to cram so much in and I even squeezed in some beading!

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Overwhelmed

Yikes- is it really that long since I've blogged- that's what becomes of overwhelming yourself. Even worse that means it's that long since I've beaded.

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Roller Fun

I spent today at Roll Britannia as a volunteer- not a roller girl myself yet- I've still got a lot of practising to do first and then fingers crossed I'm good enough.

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Getting There Slowly

I'm persevering with my latest geometric piece and although I love the look of it and want it finished, I really want to move onto something else!

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Onye Pendant

I have been working on this pendant for a little while and am really pleased to have it done.

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All Shades of Yellow

I'm back off my sick bed and am pleased I managed to fit in some beading in that time- not easy when using tiny beads and your eyes don't want to focus!

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One & Other

I've mentioned my love of Antony Gormley's work before (especially when combined with jewellery!).

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Full Of Pizzazz

Today was my last day teaching at Earnley (until September) and everyone was finishing up their projects.

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Treasured Memory

I'm here at Earnley Concourse again teaching my wirework projects class.

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Crystal Experiments Part 3

I'm still working on my double-sided rivoli pendant and with a couple of minor (very minor!) changes I think I've cracked it- maybe.

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Culture Vulture

A busy day today with a visit to the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and Jeff Koon's Popeye Series at the Sepentine Gallery.

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Crystal Experiments

I have been doing so much beading recently with crystals and last night I had the urge to do some more experimenting with rivolis.

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