Saturday, June 25, 2011

Double Pearl bracelet

This gorgeous 3D bracelet was made with a triangle 
weave base, using 4mm pearls and 11/o seed beads.
I then embellished the base with 15/o seed beads, 3mm
round pearls or Czech druks and 3mm crystals.
The pattern is now available at

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Treasured Trellis B&B June 2011

Hi all
I have received many emails from people saying that they cannot find the 4x6mm oval pearls used in the Treasured Trellis (Pearl filigree) pattern from B&B June 2011.
Shipwreckbeads usually stocks these pearls but because so many people bought the pearls when the pattern was published, they have sold out. They are trying to restock as soon as possible.
In the meantime, i wanted to show you that you can use Czech fire-polished 4x6mm oval beads as a substitute
I am showing two pics below, the first is the bracelet made using the oval pearls and the second is the same bracelet made with the fire-polished oval beads.
As you can see, the fire-polished beads work just as well and there is a much greater range of colors available.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Amarylla Bracelet

I was asked to contribute a new pattern to issue 30 of
The Beadbook magazine in South Africa.
You can purchase this magazine from 
or contact Michelle at
if you live overseas and wish to purchase the mag.

I'm Back!

I'm back from visiting my family in Africa and i had an awesome time.
Went to Kruger park and took lots of pics - here are some of them.