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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.

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

My Summer of Rings - Stags Head

I have decided to focus on making and blogging about rings for the summer. I love rings, they are fun and fairly quick to make, you can go as over the top as you want with them and I do wear them quite a lot. I am aiming to make at least two rings a week while trying some new techniques and pushing my skills set.

I am not going to worry too much about wearability, instead I'm just going to have fun!

Everywhere I look lately I seem to see the Stags Head, on cushions, in cross stitch etc, so why not in beads?

I drafted the silhouette for square stitch, it was good practise for increasing and decreasing, the ring band is in 2 drop peyote.

Happy Beading!


Sunday, 24 July 2011

Flower Flare Ring Tutorial

I know I'm not the only one who likes large statement rings! For a while I have been working on the flower flare design and it is finally ready and up on Etsy as a tutorial! The ring is 3 dimensional and comes in two versions, the larger version is not for the faint hearted!


Happy beading!


Thursday, 7 July 2011

Chrysanthemum Tutorial

I finally sat down to write another tutorial and this time it was for the Chrysanthemum Earrings. It is available on both my Etsy & Folksy stores, links below.

Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/listing/77071704/pdf-tutorial-chrysanthemum-earrings
Folksy: http://www.folksy.com/items/1951161-PDF-Tutorial-Chrysanthemum-Earrings-?shop=yes

Happy Beading!