Tag Archives: Bead Embroidery

BJP January 2015

In my first year of the Bead Journal Project I focused on Goddess dolls, and last year I designed sweet little birds. This year, rather than choosing one shape or style I plan to focus on art that inspires me.


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.

OTTBS Challenge – January 2014

For their first challenge of 2014, the OTTBS group are challenging members to create something inspired by a famous painting. Inspired by ‘Starry Night’ I have created a simple cabochon necklace.

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’.

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.