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I am a bit of a hippy at heart, although I am a bit to young to have been a flower child (I was a New Romantic as a teenager). I love the individuality and colourfulness of the arty, hippy style and like to express that love of colour in my jewellery and I seem to be increasingly drawn to nature as inspiration for my beadwork.

Thursday, 30 December 2010

Chrysanthamum Bracelet

Recently I have been more & more drawn to nature as themes for my beadwork including flowers and bird feathers. I was playing with looping seed beads around a bezeled pearl and realised that it looked like a chrysanthamum. I grew up with these flowers in my aunt's garden and constantly in vases at my nan's house, while they aren't my favourite flower they do bring back a lot of happy memories for me. In other news I finally got a daylight task lamp today which I used to light my photo, I am quite pleased and am looking forward to improving my photography!

Friday, 3 December 2010

Going Around in Circles

Hi everyone, its been a while!

It's been pretty busy around here so I have neglected blogland a bit. I'm spending some time catching up with everyone while my son has a playdate with his friends and thought it would be good to show some of what I have been up to.

I have moved from an obsession with circular netting to an obsession with circular peyote! I am also trying to work more in series and so far have 2 series. The Camelot series inspired by the ladies of King Arthur's court and have so far beaded designs in colourways inspired by Viviane, Ygraine, Guinevere, Morgan and Nimueh. The second series is based on birds and so far I have peacock and Raven with Dove, Flamingo and Robin to follow soon. Here are a few of the pieces for you to see;

Viviane Necklace
Peacock Earrings
Nimueh Earrings