Bangles All In A Row
posted on Monday, 21 December 2009
Phew- my third bangle is all done.
posted on Sunday, 27 December 2009
I'm away from home at the moment so don't have all my stash and supplies with me.
posted on Monday, 21 December 2009
Phew- my third bangle is all done.
posted on Saturday, 19 December 2009
A busy day today which starts with a trip to the shops to buy some gloves ready for embellishing and then off to bead group to work on my new bangle.
posted on Friday, 18 December 2009
For each issue of Bead magazine (my main job is editing it) we film 2-3 projects and techniques which readers can watch for free on Bead-TV.
posted on Thursday, 17 December 2009
A visit to Arundel today to the Bead offices to take the project and step photos for our next issue.
posted on Monday, 14 December 2009
With Bead going to 8 issues from now on it's panic stations all round as I get used to the new time-table. Instead of my usual 8 weeks between each issue, 6 of them will be just 5 weeks apart.
posted on Friday, 11 December 2009
After the rubber-stamp making class I recently took and all my purchases in the US, I felt that making my own cards this year would at least cancel out some of the guilt I feel over spending so much!
posted on Tuesday, 08 December 2009
A busy day today which includes a trip to the foundry of the Royal College of Art organised by The British Art Medal Society.
posted on Tuesday, 01 December 2009
Back home safe and sound and of course I'm straight back to beading (and trying not to panic about the 1,300+ emails that came whilst I was away...)
posted on Sunday, 29 November 2009
My last full day in New York and you can guess how I spend it!
posted on Saturday, 28 November 2009
Another day in New York- another day shopping.
posted on Friday, 27 November 2009
Another day to explore New York and I find myself wandering all over Manhattan.
posted on Thursday, 26 November 2009
Happy Thanks Giving and much hospitality was shown to me with 2 invitations to visit people's homes.
posted on Wednesday, 25 November 2009
Today begins with a visit to see Grand Central Terminal and take part in one of the guided tours.
posted on Tuesday, 24 November 2009
Well, I haven't done it for a few days, so today seems the perfect day for bead shopping!
posted on Monday, 23 November 2009
A busy day today being touristy.
posted on Sunday, 22 November 2009
Today was my second day of teaching for the New York Bead Society and we were working on my peyote beaded beads (the pattern for which will appear soon).
posted on Saturday, 21 November 2009
Today was my first day of teaching for the New York Bead Society.
posted on Friday, 20 November 2009
A day off and just my luck I'm not feeling well.
posted on Thursday, 19 November 2009
My first day of work and after yesterday's dry run I manage to find my way to Beads By Blanche nice and easily.
posted on Wednesday, 18 November 2009
Once again I'm lucky to spend most of the day with the lovely Suzanne Golden and we start by exchanging gifts and chatting about beadwork- always a good way to spend time.
posted on Tuesday, 17 November 2009
My first day in New York City and it starts in the best way possible- I finally get to meet Suzanne Golden!
posted on Monday, 16 November 2009
I have now finished one of my red projects for Bead magazine's colour special. I can't finish the next one until I get hold of a nice, strong magnetic clasp.
posted on Friday, 13 November 2009
As much as I love working on Bead, when I visit the office and see such delights as this (which lights up) I do wish I worked on Dolls House World!
posted on Thursday, 12 November 2009
Another busy day with 7 hours of work at the computer then 5 hours of learning- a lot for my poor brain!
posted on Wednesday, 11 November 2009
I'm still working away on my red rope whenever I get a chance- which isn't much this week with all the classes I'm doing!
posted on Tuesday, 10 November 2009
Still working away with red for my Colour Challenge and my latest piece is this red and green beaded bead.
posted on Monday, 09 November 2009
Had another great evening at The Make Lounge tonight.
posted on Sunday, 08 November 2009
I'm still working on my series of herringbone ropes for the red months in my Colour Challenge and have almost completed the red+ mixed colours version. It just needs its hidden clasp added.
posted on Tuesday, 03 November 2009
After a busy halloween I'm back to beading and still working away on my latest herringbone rope.
posted on Tuesday, 27 October 2009
I'm on a roll now- after months of not feeling very creative, my Colour Challenge has had the desired effect and I'm itching to create at any opportunity!
posted on Monday, 26 October 2009
I have just finished the latest piece in my Geometric Beadwork series.
posted on Saturday, 24 October 2009
So, do you like the new site?
posted on Thursday, 22 October 2009
Despite all the problems with post we're having in the UK at the moment 2 really exciting deliveries popped through my door this week.
posted on Monday, 19 October 2009
- Testudinarious - Divisia - Coloury - Flemingin - Porret - Glenting
posted on Sunday, 18 October 2009
Still on red for my Colour Challenge and at the moment using that classic complementary scheme- red and green.
posted on Saturday, 17 October 2009
The day of the 3rd Big Bead Show is finally here and after an early start (leaving the house at 5.45 with an added panic when I thought transport might let me down) it was a fantastic day- of course!
posted on Friday, 16 October 2009
Phew- only 24 hours to go now and I'm at Sandown Park Racecourse- home of The Big Bead Show for the 3rd year running and once again we're taking over the large hall.
posted on Thursday, 15 October 2009
It's just 2 days until the Big Bead Show now and we're all getting even more excited.
posted on Wednesday, 14 October 2009
I'm down in Arundel today to work in the office and the atmosphere is a complete mix of excitement and anxiety!
posted on Sunday, 11 October 2009
Years ago, when I first began working on my Geometric Beadwork Series, the first pieces I developed were beaded beads.
posted on Friday, 09 October 2009
I'm a big fan of the work of Jeff Koons and having seen some of his work earlier this year I was hoping one of his big pieces would make it over to London at some point.
posted on Thursday, 08 October 2009
Well, I went to spend and came home almost empty handed. I alway love going to the Knitting & Stitching Show and usually come home with lots of treats and inspired.
posted on Tuesday, 06 October 2009
It's the Knitting & Stitching Show this week and once again it's hit me that I'm planning to go and shop but haven't really used anything I bought there last year (or the year before, or the one...
posted on Friday, 02 October 2009
I have now beaded a new version of my Chilli Beaded Bead- but this time swapped around the orange and purple beads and used purple crystals instead of orange
posted on Thursday, 01 October 2009
Another new beaded bead (if you're in or near New York the class on making these is the only one with spaces left).