blog archive

Blog Archive » 2010 » January - March

One Down, One To Go

posted on Monday, 29 March 2010

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

read more »

Still Working Away

posted on Tuesday, 23 March 2010

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

read more »

Magic Ingredients

posted on Thursday, 18 March 2010

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?!?!)

read more »

More Experiments

posted on Tuesday, 16 March 2010

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

read more »

Cultural Day

posted on Monday, 15 March 2010

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

read more »

Beading Panic Part 2

posted on Wednesday, 10 March 2010

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

read more »

Exploring Artwork

posted on Saturday, 06 March 2010

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

read more »

Size Matters

posted on Friday, 05 March 2010

Having a nice weekend off exploring London.

read more »

Viking Weave Day

posted on Thursday, 04 March 2010

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

read more »

Chain Maille Day

posted on Wednesday, 03 March 2010

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

read more »

Paris- Day Two

posted on Friday, 26 February 2010

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.

read more »

Paris

posted on Thursday, 25 February 2010

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

read more »

Crochet Fever

posted on Wednesday, 24 February 2010

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.

read more »

Mission Impossible

posted on Tuesday, 23 February 2010

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.

read more »

Back To Snake

posted on Saturday, 20 February 2010

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!

read more »

Beading Fun

posted on Thursday, 18 February 2010

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.

read more »

New Urchin

posted on Tuesday, 16 February 2010

I finally finished my new sea urchin.

read more »

Back to Knitting

posted on Monday, 15 February 2010

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

read more »

Colourful Love

posted on Sunday, 14 February 2010

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

read more »

Sculpture Re-Visited

posted on Friday, 12 February 2010

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.

read more »

More RAW

posted on Monday, 08 February 2010

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

read more »

Back to Bangles

posted on Thursday, 04 February 2010

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).

read more »

Sparkles With Wire

posted on Monday, 01 February 2010

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

read more »

More Crystals Wheels

posted on Saturday, 30 January 2010

I told you I'd get addicted!

read more »

Crystal Wheels

posted on Thursday, 28 January 2010

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

read more »

Experimenting With Shapes

posted on Monday, 25 January 2010

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.

read more »

More Wirework Fun

posted on Saturday, 23 January 2010

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

read more »

Working On The Move

posted on Wednesday, 20 January 2010

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.

read more »

Quickest Beadwork Around

posted on Tuesday, 19 January 2010

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.

read more »

Necessity Is The Mother Of Beading

posted on Saturday, 16 January 2010

Back to beading- because I have to!

read more »

Missing Beads

posted on Wednesday, 13 January 2010

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.

read more »

A Treat For All Your Senses

posted on Saturday, 09 January 2010

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.

read more »

Still Hanging Around

posted on Friday, 08 January 2010

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

read more »

More Snow

posted on Wednesday, 06 January 2010

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

read more »

Wirework Fun

posted on Monday, 04 January 2010

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.

read more »

Capital Ring

posted on Saturday, 02 January 2010

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

read more »