Category Bead Embroidery

Creating with Cabochons

This month I’m participating in Sally Russick’s ‘Creating with Cabochons’ challenge, which turned out to be the ‘gentle push’ I needed to try some new ways of working with and embellishing cabochons.


BJP August 2013

My beaded goddess for August is named Jázmin. She features a gorgeous floral design Peruzi cabochon which instantly reminded me of Hungarian folk art designs.

BJP July 2013

Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. ~Nathaniel Hawthorne

BJP June 2013

During June, I was drawn to these rich meditative blues, the focal cabochon is a polymer clay creation which I find very soothing and calming. I have named her Indigo.

BJP May 2013

My goddess for May features a beautiful tree of life pendant; named “Olive” she is symbolic of some of the positive changes that are happening in my life at present.

BJP April 2013

My goddess for April commemorates ANZAC Day on 25th April; a public holiday and national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand.

BJP March 2013

My goddess for March is in celebration of St Patrick’s Day and all things Irish. I have named her Felicia which means happy, lucky and fortunate.

BJP February 2013

My goddess for February is in celebration of my visit to Melbourne and meeting my niece Miekayla. I have named her “Sugar and Spice”, that’s what little girls are made of, after all.

BJP January 2013

‘Flame’ is symbolic of the heatwave currently occurring in Australia and the bush fires that are flaring up and being fought across much of our country….it is absolutely devastating!

New Year, New Challenges

For 2013, I’ve decided to focus on expanding my skills and dedicating more time to my art. I recently finished my first beaded goddess art doll – my first attempt at bead embroidery. ‘Mother and Baby’ celebrates the birth of my sister’s daughter, Miekayla.