Blog Archive » 2009 » October - December

Christmas Beading- Or Not

I'm away from home at the moment so don't have all my stash and supplies with me.

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Bangles All In A Row

Phew- my third bangle is all done.

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Beads And Bags

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.

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Paper Beads And Leather Gloves

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.

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Bangles, Bangles, Bangles

A visit to Arundel today to the Bead offices to take the project and step photos for our next issue.

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Beading Panic

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.

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Christmas Spirit

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!

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Foundry Visit

A busy day today which includes a trip to the foundry of the Royal College of Art organised by The British Art Medal Society.

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Home And Beading

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...)

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New York- Day 13

My last full day in New York and you can guess how I spend it!

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New York- Day 12

Another day in New York- another day shopping.

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New York- Day 11

Another day to explore New York and I find myself wandering all over Manhattan.

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New York- Day 10- Thanks Giving

Happy Thanks Giving and much hospitality was shown to me with 2 invitations to visit people's homes.

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New York- Day 9

Today begins with a visit to see Grand Central Terminal and take part in one of the guided tours.

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New York- Day 8

Well, I haven't done it for a few days, so today seems the perfect day for bead shopping!

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New York- Day 7

A busy day today being touristy.

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New York- Day 6

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).

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New York- Day 5

Today was my first day of teaching for the New York Bead Society.

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New York- Day 4

A day off and just my luck I'm not feeling well.

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New York- Day 3

My first day of work and after yesterday's dry run I manage to find my way to Beads By Blanche nice and easily.

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New York- Day 2

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.

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New York- Day 1

My first day in New York City and it starts in the best way possible- I finally get to meet Suzanne Golden!

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One Red Done

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.

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Snowman Party

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!

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More Courses

Another busy day with 7 hours of work at the computer then 5 hours of learning- a lot for my poor brain!

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Red Rope Grows

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!

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Red And Green Should Not Be Seen PT 2

Still working away with red for my Colour Challenge and my latest piece is this red and green beaded bead.

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Making Fun

Had another great evening at The Make Lounge tonight.

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Yet More Red

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.

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Still In The Red

After a busy halloween I'm back to beading and still working away on my latest herringbone rope.

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No Rest For The Wicked

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!

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Geometric 3-1-1

I have just finished the latest piece in my Geometric Beadwork series.

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Colourful Temari

So, do you like the new site?

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Inspirational Purchases

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.

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Colourful Words

- Testudinarious - Divisia - Coloury - Flemingin - Porret - Glenting

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Red And Green Should Not Be Seen

Still on red for my Colour Challenge and at the moment using that classic complementary scheme- red and green.

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The Show!

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!

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Getting Ready For The Show- Part 3

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.

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Getting Ready For The Show- Part 2

It's just 2 days until the Big Bead Show now and we're all getting even more excited.

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Getting Ready For The Show- Part 1

I'm down in Arundel today to work in the office and the atmosphere is a complete mix of excitement and anxiety!

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New Project And Class

Years ago, when I first began working on my Geometric Beadwork Series, the first pieces I developed were beaded beads.

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Sideways Art

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.

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Disappointing Day

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.

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De-stash And Logging Those Hours

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...

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Reverse Chilli Bead

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

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Chilli Bead

Another new beaded bead (if you're in or near New York the class on making these is the only one with spaces left).

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