Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Rediscovered - seed beads


Seed beads have been with me since I was a little girl. You grow up and forget about them. Suddenly you want them again, for a collage work or enticing bead embroidery and lastly for jewellery. Making pieces in the French beaded flower technique is something wonderful to learn, but translating this to jewellery is quite challenging.
Today I will show you just one of the pieces I just made - others will follow because the muse bit me!

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Summertime - Berry time





When summer comes around I miss the delicious, juicy berries found in temperate climates. Here in the tropics none can grow! So this year I played "pretend" and sat down to use my beads to create fantasy berry clusters as earrings.
Well, we can't enjoy eating them but wearing them instead!

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