Thursday, January 15, 2015

Something New and Blue

For Christmas both my sons gave me some books - a set of fiction books and four jewellery making books. I had fun making something from one of the jewellery books earlier this week. (I had finished  reading the fiction set).

The book I used was written by Sabine Lippert called Beaded Fantasies (see the last photo). There are lots of interesting patterns in it and I am looking forward to trying some more. 

Wednesday, January 14, 2015


Wow! It has been over two years since I have posted on here, time flies when you are having fun 😊

I have been so busy with my family, my day job and going to markets it has been amazing. This year I have decided to step back a little from doing markets. For three years I have coordinated the monthly Snug Market with a fellow maker/designer. That experience was incredible. I have met so many clever, kind, sharing and talented people through that community market but it is time to move on to other things. 

I am looking forward to focusing on jewellery design and learning new techniques and styles. This was what interested me in jewellery initially. 

Over the last couple of years I have learnt some chain maille basics and played around a little with bead weaving and bead embroidery. I have continued to make an occasional glass bead and made lots of pieces of jewellery using simple wire work and stringing.

Here are some pictures of some of the pieces I have made using different techniques.

Until next time smile and enjoy life to the maximum.
Lee-Anne. 😊