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August-September Challenge Theme: Spots & Stripes

Posted on October 18, 2010 at 1:09 PM

When I bought these beautiful enamelled beads by Laura Sparling, I knew immediately that I wanted to create a piece where the lampwork would "disappear" and become one with any other beads I might use. As is often the case...
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July - August Challenge Theme: "I do" beading

Posted on September 17, 2010 at 2:28 PM

I studied 'Fashion and Textiles' Design at Newcastle College of Art and Industrial Design (where I met my husband who was taking the graphics course) then worked as a Knitwear designer full-t...

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June - July Challenge Theme: Reinvention

Posted on August 16, 2010 at 6:17 PM

I really enjoyed making this piece for the challenge as I love to take pieces that I no longer wear and make them into something new. My original piece was rather plain and simple, with the donut attached to a strung necklace made fro...

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Posted on April 15, 2010 at 2:16 AM

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Challenge theme: Jolly Holly

Posted on January 14, 2010 at 10:21 PM


Challenge theme: Five Alive

Posted on December 13, 2009 at 6:37 PM


The inspiration for this piece came from a necklacedesigned by Cindy Cohn and featured in a recent Bead & Buttonspecial. I loved the way she had reversed the direction of the cellinispiral midway and just had to have a go at it. I decided to do it in myfavourite shades of black and grey, adding a ...

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Challenge theme: Harvest Festival

Posted on November 10, 2009 at 11:13 PM

I'm a Swedish beader, living on the peninsula of Bjäre in the Northwestern corner of Skåne, the Southern most province in Sweden. Thanks to all the info and shops ...
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Challenge theme: Golden Glow

Posted on October 16, 2009 at 8:07 AM

I started beading within the last year, andhaving been complimented on my pieces decided to turn it into a homebusiness so I could stay as a Stay-at-home-mum. I have excellentdressmaking skills so am pleased to be able to...

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Challenge theme: I See Goodness

Posted on September 14, 2009 at 8:51 PM



Thank you so much for voting for me I am sooooo pleased and completely surprised. I have very rarely shown my jewellery to people and never entered anything before so I am over the moon. Thank you. I have recently been making j...

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Challenge theme: Ravishing Reds

Posted on August 15, 2009 at 9:00 AM

I began silversmithing in 2005 - two years later, our local college stopped doing courses, and I was stuck for a creative pursuit. I started lampworking after a trip to Venice, and about one year in, began to specialise of sculptural gl...

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Challenge Theme: Earring Extravaganza

Posted on July 23, 2009 at 6:33 PM


My name is Liz and I was really surprised to win this challenge as Ialso won the March/April challenge! You can read more about me in thatpost so I thought I would write ...

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Challenge theme: Flower Power

Posted on June 22, 2009 at 11:44 AM

Unfortunately it is my very sad duty to tell you that Gill was killed in a road traffic accident last Sunday (14/06/09), whilst on holiday in Germany. Sadly she did not know tha...

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Challenge Theme: Charming Creations

Posted on May 15, 2009 at 3:27 PM

Hi, I'm Liz and myCottage Garden bracelet was the result of working my way through "TheBeader's Floral" by Jill Devon and Liz Thornton, a beautiful book onbeadwoven flowers. As usual I didn't have a plan when I started, justthat I wanted to learn how to create these wo...

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Challenge theme: For the love of chocolate

Posted on April 15, 2009 at 1:59 PM


I began making jewellery about 18 months ago.When I was 14 I had my ears pierced but had problems wearing earrings.I put up with sore ears for the next 10 years or so and then juststopped wearing them altogether. Many (many, many) moons later I wentinto Bead Monster in Otley where I discov...

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Challenge theme: A Novel Idea

Posted on March 11, 2009 at 8:44 AM

Carrie Potter

Inspired by "Falling Leaves" by Adeline Yen Mah

I started threading beads about 20 months ago, after seeing photos of beautiful work by an internet friend....and fatally, some b...

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Challenge theme: Clearly worth Celebrating

Posted on February 16, 2009 at 11:25 AM

princess pink


I started beading and jewellery making about 5 years ago when I got bored one summer. I've always been fairly arty but never found one thing to keep me interested, I kinda flitted from one craft to the next, that is until I found jewellery making! ...

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Challenge theme: Decorative Doodads

Posted on January 21, 2009 at 2:34 PM

Challenge theme: Time to bead

Posted on December 16, 2008 at 2:19 PM


Although you all know me as Carmie on the forum, my real name is Valentina (Val) Moon . Born in Poona, India, I moved to the north east of England when I ...

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