I am so happy right now. I have just had my latest tutorial published in Making Jewellery magazine (May 2013 issue) – it is called Emerald City and is a simple beaded design for beginner beaders. A photo of the design is below
Next month’s Bead Magazine issue will feature another tutorial of mine, the Woodland Cuff. This one is bead embroidery and is aimed at intermediate beaders. A sneak preview of the piece is below.
I just came back from spending the weekend at Sandown for the Big Bead Show where my local Beading Group – Medway Beaders – had a stand displaying our collective works. The show was great fun and I had a fabulous weekend away with some good friends, good food and a huge amount of giggles too. I cannot wait till October for the next Big Bead Show where I will be a trader selling my handmade art glass cabochons.
Last bit of good news is that I will be taking part in a challenge for Beadwork magazine (US published) – I have been sent a package of beads which I have to make into something wonderful ahead of a short deadline and then later this year for the Oct/Nov issue you will all get to see what I did with the beads I was sent. I can’t share photos of what I was sent, but they are sparkly, made me speechless when I opened the package and I really cannot wait to get some ideas flowing and get making.