Category Non-Wearable Art

BJP March 2014

In recognition of St Patrick’s Day and to celebrate the ‘luck of the Irish’, this month’s Bead Journal Project birdie is bead embroidered in various shades of green. MARCH is for: good luck and good fortune.


BJP February 2014

Worked entirely in Size 15 Miyuki seed beads, this month’s Bead Journal Project bird is a warm combination of pinks and reds. FEBRUARY is for: family and friends, loving life.

BJP January 2014

This year I’m once again participating in Robin Atkin’s Bead Journal Project. Each month, I’ll bead embroider a bird shape to represent what’s going on in my life or what I’m thinking about or inspired by at that point in time. JANUARY: long hot summer days, endless sunshine, sandy beaches, blue skies, ocean waves and swimming pools.

BJP December 2013

My final goddess in this year’s Bead Journal Project is a Christmas Angel, named ‘Angel’.

BJP November 2013

My beaded goddess for November is inspired by steampunk fashions and is named Steampunk Sally.

BJP October 2013

My beaded goddess for October is named Violet, she is named after the violet coloured flowers in our garden and purple Jacaranda trees currently in bloom along the streets.

BJP September 2013

My beaded goddess for September is named Akina, which is a Japanese name meaning ‘spring flower’.

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.