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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Sharon Stone inspired necklace

A couple of weeks ago there was a picture of Sharon Stone wearing a great looking necklace in our regional newspaper. I cut it out because it reminded me of some beads which I had purchased at a Bead and Gem Show last year and hadn't really done anything with. The result has pleased me a lot and judging by the comments of passers by, it has appeal to others as well. The pendant is made from a wooden button, with freshwater pearls (I think they are called potato pearls) joined by a strip of peyote, with a peyote bail. The rest of the necklace is more freshwater pearls, shell shapes and agate chips.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Project in Australian Beading

Just received my copy of Australian Beading which contains one of my projects - Caged Bead earrings. This magazine is just getting better and the articles this month are very interesting. Notice there are a couple of other Bead Society of Victoria members mentioned as well. Good going girls!
Here are some variations on the earrings in the project.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Voting has started on the Etsy Beadweavers Challenge

Don't forget to go to the Etsy Beadweavers blogspot and vote in the October Challenge. Voting is from 9-15 October.

I have entered one of my snake bracelets. See earlier post for larger picture.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


The year is rocketing past - here we are in October already. Just thought some of you might be interested in my button necklace classes which will be held here in Melbourne during late October. You can find more information on my website at www.chrisbeads.com if you are interested. The button necklace looks like this:

or you can even make a bracelet, like this:

Friday, October 3, 2008

Found my necklace on the Art Zoo!

Just dropped in to the Art Zoo and found myself thinking, gee I know that necklace.... Yes it was one of mine from my Etsy Shop. Thanks very much Art Zoo. It was quite a thrill.