My Beadwork Blog and Gallery
Beading is a bit of an obsession. My beadwork blog is home to my thoughts on pieces I am working on, techniques I am learning, and my beading inspirations. I live in Bournemouth, Dorset and am mum to two gorgeous young children. I volunteer at both school and toddler group, and work part-time in online ad production. I try to fit in as much beading here and there as I can, for both relaxation, and to stretch and expand my creative side. I've learnt a variety of textile crafts over the years, but have always loved jewellery-making. I enjoy wirework, but beadweaving and bead embroidery have proved to be my favourite mediums, and it is these types of beadwork that I always seem to come back to. I love the colour and feel of beads, planning new projects, learning new techniques and of course, bead shopping! I read a wide variety of beading magazines and books, and apart from the occasional workshop, am primarily self-taught.
Wednesday, 24 November 2010
These galleries are now up, although the wirework page will be updated with some more pieces when I have the photos through. There are several beadwork pieces that are 'in progress' which I will also put up shortly as they are still part of my learning process. Many thanks to Sue Rose of Rosebudlia for her interest in my blog! There will be a lot more cabachon work featuring her cabachons over the next few months - they are very inspiring!
Tuesday, 23 November 2010
Life has got a bit hectic recently to say the least. My bead embroidery gallery is now live - check it out on the link on the right. My other pages on beadwork, chainmaille and wirework and of course projects in progress are coming very soon.