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Return To Paris

posted on Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Back to Paris today to collect and finish my medals.

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Analogous Bead

posted on Monday, 28 September 2009

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

posted on Sunday, 27 September 2009

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

posted on Saturday, 26 September 2009

Phew- all done!

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posted on Friday, 25 September 2009

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

posted on Thursday, 24 September 2009

Nearly there.

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Work In Progress- Day 4

posted on Wednesday, 23 September 2009

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

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Now For Something Else

posted on Tuesday, 22 September 2009

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

posted on Monday, 21 September 2009

Still beading Onye version 4.

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Work In Progress- Day 1

posted on Sunday, 20 September 2009

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

posted on Wednesday, 16 September 2009

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

posted on Thursday, 10 September 2009

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

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Colourful Liverpool

posted on Wednesday, 09 September 2009

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

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Beaded Bead Comparison

posted on Sunday, 06 September 2009

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

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Back To My Roots

posted on Saturday, 05 September 2009

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

posted on Friday, 04 September 2009

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

posted on Wednesday, 02 September 2009

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

posted on Monday, 31 August 2009

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

posted on Sunday, 30 August 2009

Phew- I'm on an Onye Roll!

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Beadwork Exhibition

posted on Saturday, 29 August 2009

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

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Beady Eyed

posted on Friday, 28 August 2009

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

posted on Thursday, 27 August 2009

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

posted on Wednesday, 26 August 2009

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

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More Sexy Stitching

posted on Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Back in London and back to stitching.

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Final Day In Paris

posted on Saturday, 22 August 2009

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

posted on Friday, 21 August 2009

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

posted on Thursday, 20 August 2009

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

posted on Tuesday, 18 August 2009

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

posted on Sunday, 16 August 2009

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...

posted on Saturday, 15 August 2009

... a couple of months makes.

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Still Working Hard

posted on Friday, 14 August 2009

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

posted on Thursday, 13 August 2009

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)

posted on Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Phew- she's done!

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Photo Fun

posted on Thursday, 06 August 2009

Today was an exceptionally busy day at the office.

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More Rivoli Pendants

posted on Wednesday, 05 August 2009

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

posted on Monday, 03 August 2009

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

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posted on Friday, 31 July 2009

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

posted on Sunday, 19 July 2009

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

posted on Saturday, 18 July 2009

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

posted on Friday, 17 July 2009

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

posted on Thursday, 16 July 2009

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

posted on Monday, 06 July 2009

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

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Full Of Pizzazz

posted on Sunday, 05 July 2009

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

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Treasured Memory

posted on Saturday, 04 July 2009

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

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Crystal Experiments Part 3

posted on Friday, 03 July 2009

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

posted on Thursday, 02 July 2009

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

posted on Wednesday, 01 July 2009

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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