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A Blog about Bead addiction, crochet, knitting and life in general.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Kingston Night Art Market
Just in time for Christmas!
The Kingston Night Art Market is on this Saturday at the Kingston Arts Centre, Moorabbin. The market will have everything from paintings, photography, fashion, stationery, jewellery and more.
Come along and enjoy some food and wine while you shop and be entertained by local young contemporary folk band ‘The Weathermen’!
Saturday 4 December from 4pm til 10pm at Kingston Arts Centre, 979 Nepean Hwy Moorabbin
Free Entry, Cash Sales Only

Chrisbeads will be exhibiting at the Kingston Night Market.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Bead Society of Victoria Showcase 2010

These are my entries in the 2010 BSV Showcase. The standard of entries gets higher and higher every year and the Elly Feldman Award goes to some amazing entries. Guess I need to try harder next year!

Monday, November 15, 2010

TWO prizes in the Bead Challenge.

Guess I did something right with this year's Bead Challenge Beads. My necklace received a second prize in the popular vote section and Highly Commended in the Judge's vote. This is my best result ever in a bead competition so I am very excited. See previous post for photos.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

BSV Bead Challenge 2010

Now for the big reveal! This is my entry in the Bead Society of Victoria Bead Challenge 2011. I started off not really being inspired by this set of challenge beads, but by the time I finished, feel that this piece is one of my favourites.

Just waiting now for the votes to be counted and the winner announced.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Melbourne Bead Expo

The Melbourne Bead Expo starts on Friday. Hope you have saved your money for the best weekend of bead buying all year. There are still classes available, too, so check them out at www.beadsociety.com.au.
This is my Saturday afternoon class. Look forward to seeing everyone there - don't forget to say hello.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Clearly Chosen Creative Challenge No. 1

Voting is now open for the Clearly Chosen Swarovski and Handmades Creative Challenge No. 1.

There are quite a few wonderful entries to drool over and vote on. Please take the time to visit and vote.

This is my entry for CCC1. It is entitled “Water Sprite”. An embellished herringbone rope in size 11/0 beads has been woven with some of the challenge beads then swirled with size 15/0s. The pendant is in the shape of the ancient alchemy symbol for water, which is a circle above the point of a triangle. The peyote stitch circle and triangle have been embellished with the challenge beads. The pink beads were discarded as they did not harmonise with the final colour scheme. To me the whole necklace has the feel of flowing water and the pearls and bicones are glistening droplets.