Blog Archive » 2010 » January - March

One Down, One To Go

So, I've finally figured out one of my potential entries and got it all beaded- now just to finish the potential second one.

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Still Working Away

I'm still beading my potential competition entries and am rapidly running out of time to get them completed.

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Magic Ingredients

My new beads have arrived and I'm feeling a lot happier with the colours- if a few hundred pounds poorer (whose bright idea was it to do this in crystals?!?!)

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More Experiments

I've nearly done with one of my Bead Dreams projects and am now working on the second one.

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Cultural Day

Today was a trip to the Victoria and Albert Museum to meet up with friends and absorb some more culture.

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Beading Panic Part 2

It's not long ago that I was in a beading panic and here I am once again.

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Exploring Artwork

Today it's a trip to the Tate Britain to see exhibitions by Henry Moore (and his foundation here) and Chris Ofili.

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Size Matters

Having a nice weekend off exploring London.

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Viking Weave Day

I'm still in Chichester and todays class is on Viking Weave.

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Chain Maille Day

Once again I'm at the lovely Earnley Concourse teaching some classes.

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Paris- Day Two

Our second and last day in Paris and we begin with a trip on the Metro where we came upon the most wonderful mosaic and tiles.

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Paris

Sometimes you just need to run away for a couple of days and this week I did just that.

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Crochet Fever

Finishing my crochet necklace has reminded me just how much I love crochet, so I scoured my very small yarn collection to find something else to do.

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Mission Impossible

I have decided that my head is so cluttered with unfinished projects that I really need to clear out, so I'm on a real mission to get through them all.

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Back To Snake

Over Christmas I attempted to bead a great design by Sharon Erwine but was thwarted in my attempts by a thread that kept breaking- very annoying!

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Beading Fun

I have so much to do but decided to indulge in some mindless beading fun and finish this miniature crystal purse that's been sitting around unfinished for a couple of years.

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New Urchin

I finally finished my new sea urchin.

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Back to Knitting

My day out yesterday included a trip to Loop, a lovely yarn shop.

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Colourful Love

It's Valentines Day and I celebrate with a visit to the Angel, Islington.

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Sculpture Re-Visited

I was down in Arundel again this week working in the Bead offices. On the way back to London we took a detour and re-visited the Cass Sculpture Foundation.

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More RAW

I seem to be on a complete RAW (right-angle weave) adventure at the moment.

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Back to Bangles

Pondering what to bead I realised I just needed at least one more of these bangles (which will be a project in issue 21 of Bead- out 17 March 2010).

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Sparkles With Wire

After my recent crystal beading I'm still in a sparkly frame of mind but this time mixing it in with wirework.

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More Crystals Wheels

I told you I'd get addicted!

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Crystal Wheels

I have decided to set myself the challenge of coming up with a series of beaded beads, to be published in Bead magazine.

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Experimenting With Shapes

When in New York I bought some lovely "paddle" shaped beads and have been pondering over the past couple of months just what to do with them.

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More Wirework Fun

This weekend I've come away to Earnley Concourse in Chichester once again for a fun weekend of teaching.

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Working On The Move

Off to Arundel today to take photos for issue 22 of Bead and once again problems on the trains result in my journey taking 5 hours- double what it should.

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Quickest Beadwork Around

Although I don't feel as though I've got much done recently I do seem to keep stepping outside my comfort zone a lot, and once again I had a go at it today.

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Necessity Is The Mother Of Beading

Back to beading- because I have to!

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Missing Beads

There has been a distinct lack of beading happening in this house so far this year and it took me a while to work out why.

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A Treat For All Your Senses

An unexpected day off today as my class was cancelled due to the weather, so I decided to make the most of it and have some time out in London.

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Still Hanging Around

It's still very cold and the snow is still on the ground.

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More Snow

Recently the weather stopped me visiting the Bead offices to film and take photos and exactly the same has happened today.

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Wirework Fun

A day of wirework today as I finish off all my samples and instructions for my weekend residential Wirework Projects Class which is in a couple of week.

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Capital Ring

I rang in the new year with a visit to a comedy club, a few drinks and much dancing- getting to bed around 4am.

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