Sunday, June 22, 2014

Digital Beading Magazine - Issue 10 - June 2014

The advent of many new beads on the market is almost overwhelming at the moment, in particular the shapes and styles prove a challenge to those who loom designs.  To most, the loomed piece is a two dimensional flat design but for me, I see a blank canvas to create!

When I saw first the O'Beads, Rulla and Diamond Bead - I knew I had to do something on the loom with them.  Their shapes and diversity as a bead offers many options.  I have some more designs in the wings - but for the June Edition of Digital Beading Magazine, I designed two slinky cuffs incorporating all three of these beads.

The first one (white) was slightly wider and and used a slightly different edging - I love the feel of this against the wrist - wide cuffs are fabulous on the wrist.  For those who weren't able to obtain all the beads, I did a variation (turquoise).  They are both fun and easy to do. 

If you create a design using this tutorial, please share with me - I'd love to feature your design on my website!



Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Patterns of the Week

Behind the scenes at Caron Michelle - productivity has been high!

Check out the patterns for this week!  All using minimal colours - these fabulous designs are based around the art nouveau/art deco period!

Available in my Etsy shop - I have an offer, if you create one of my designs and share pics, I will offer you a free pattern of your choice in return.  Offer available for a limited time!


Thursday, April 24, 2014

30 Word Thursday - Aussie Pub

On the road - Australian Style Country Pub

The long bull-nose topped verandas beckon
Views looking over the river banks
Beckoning hot thirsty travellers or passers by
enticing all to come inside! 
Love a good ol’ Aussie Pub!

This picture was taken whilst on one of the many road trips I have taken recently - every country town has at least 3 pubs - the architecture and style within hasn't changed throughout the decades are many have maintained the beautiful features from when they were buillt in the late 1800s or early 1900's.

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