Thursday, 25 November 2010

free form beading , Jacarandas

As a kid growing up in Bunbury, W.A. Australia, always loved the christmas beetle, and the colours in this necklace remind me so much of it- at least in my memory!!!
I am amazed at how much yellow changes the colour of the beads, so thought I would include the photo. Beverly Ash Gilbert has influenced my colours and given me the view that blended colours are beautiful. Seed beads, Pearls, crystals and the flowers are from 60's earrings ( what was I thinking back then?) But keep something long enough and it will find a home.
The Jacarandas are in full bloom again, and I know that they are a messy tree, but how can you not help but love the purple carpet everywhere. I am going to use this in my next necklace, after I finish the bracelet to match this necklace. Please leave a comment as I would love to know what fellow beaders think!!

Saturday, 9 October 2010

free form beading new experiement

This is a much better picture of Xmas necklace. I tried stitching jewels onto mesh necklace, which was difficult, but I am pleased with the results. holidays are over for a while, roll on xmas!!!

free form beading Xmas

Dug out these beautiful handmade beads which I have had for ages, combine them with crystals,and seed beads, and suprise, Xmas presents for someone. The colours are beautiful together, and matching earings to boot!!!!

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Free form Beading Coral and Pearls, Monica McInerney

Another creation which has been in my brain for awhile,Natural Coral,pearls, shards of pearl,crystals and seed beads completed with a crystal magnetic clasp.I just love the colour of the coral! Went to a book talk today A most creative,individual, inspiring lady, Monica McInernay, an Aussie now living in Dublin. She talked of characters sitting on the sidelines ready for the next story- a message which really hit home, as i have all these colours and creations waiting to come many gems, so little time!!!Please read her book, At Home with the Templetons...but listen to her talk if you have the opportunity.

Sunday, 13 June 2010

pearls,free form beading

Now that the winter is upon us, decided to use these warm colours in pearls and crystals. My husband bought this beautiful rose for Mothers Day, and I guess this little fella loved it Too.

Thursday, 13 May 2010

free form beading

Wanted to do a piece using black, gold grey's- Beautiful Murano glass beads Another gift for a friend. I am pleased with this one

Sunday, 21 March 2010

Friday, 19 March 2010

free form necklace

Another free form creation. I trapped an orange stone in the middle of this one. It has pearls, crystals and a large amount of different size seed beads.Was pleased with the results. It was a birthday gift