Tag Archives: art beads

BSBP 2017 – Bead Hoarders edition

I’m delighted to be participating in Lori’s come-back BSBP ‘Bead Hoarders’ blog hop. I was partnered with the lovely Jackie Ryan from KYDO Jewellery in the UK.  Jackie says she can’t recall where she purchased this focal bead from, but it was a US based flamework bead artist, and the gold foil is 24 ct. If anyone […]

Bead Soup Reveal

For the latest Bead Soup Blog Party I was partnered with fellow Australian Ren (aka Erin) Guest. Interestingly, we both like designing eclectic pieces and are big fans of ceramic bead artist Natalie Fletcher from Peruzi. So, it was hardly surprising that we sent each other some of our favourite Peruzi beads and focals.  Here’s […]

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’.

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.