Amazingly copies of Rivoli Beadwork have already begun arriving all around the world even though I only clicked 'launch' less than 24 hours ago. Technology is amazing and terrifying!
Over the next few weeks I'm going to be bringing you lots of photos & extra information about projects & techniques from the book and today's first post is about this seed bead bezel I named 'Susie Q' (after Sue Charette-Hood). She gave me the name and I instantly knew it would suit these quick & fun to bead bezels.
I really like these as, apart from the Rivolis, they just need a sprinkling of some seed beads from your stash (sizes 15, 11 and 8) and within minutes you can have a pair of earrings or a pendant for yourself to wear or to give as a present.
I'm sure if we all rummaged through our stash we'd soon come up with an amazing range of colours we could make them in ( I have given the colours I used in the book) and there is also a variation to add some extra decoration if you want a touch more embellishment.
I sneaked out today as a reward for getting the book done and headed to the exhibition Good Grief, Charlie Brown! that's on at Somerset House and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
I've always loved Peanuts and the show reminded me just how funny and thought-provoking Charles M. Schulz's work was.
Then it was onto the cinema to see The Price of Everything which is a really interesting documentary about the impact & influence money, capitalism and trading has on the art world. Though it annoyingly left many things unanswered I really enjoyed watching it and the scenes of people painting have made me even more determined to get my easel out as I haven't painted anything in far too long.