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Monday, February 27, 2012

A few posts ago, I showed you the bezelled cab which resulted from teaching a class at the BSV January Bead Retreat. At the time, I was trying to decide how best to hang the cab. Previously I had made a spiral rope for the first one which I really liked, but it didn't seem to suit the black and aqua version. After much staring at the cab and thinking about what would work, I decided to go for a lacy style and used the right angle weave Romantica chain from the class I did with Marcia DeCoster a few years ago. Keeping it in the same colours (same beads)and making a clasp inspired by both Marcia's medallions and Mikki Ferrugiaro's snap clasp tutorial, I think I have managed to complement the cab fairly well.

Friday, February 24, 2012


A series of earrings which I have made over the past few weeks. Simple to make and get lots of comments when I wear mine. See more at my madeit shop.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Australian Beading Magazine

Thrilled to see that my project Green Leafy Necklace has appeared in vol 6 No 1 of Australian Beading magazine. Kits are available in various colours at my etsy store Chrisbeads, so if you like the necklace, pop over and purchase a kit so that you can get started. I was pleased to see fellow BSV member and polymer clay artist, Dani Rapinett's "Leather Look Clay Cuff" also appears in this edition. I have taken several classes with Dani and she is a wonderful clay artist and a very patient teacher. Check out her store at The Whimsical Bead for all your claying supplies. Apologies for the lack of photos and possible trouble linking from this post. Blogspot seems to be experiencing a spot of bother. Hopefully I will be able to sort this out soon.