Category Archive: beads

If you don’t like it then you shoulda put a ruffle on it #2*

Nearly three years ago, I promised I’d show you a dress I bought at an opshop. In yet another case of “better late than never”, here it is. It didn’t start life looking… Continue reading

Monday musing: is KonMari for creatives?

The world of creatives is super glamorous – slick white studios floored with polished concrete; inspirational images pinned so artistically to mood boards that they could be mistaken for finished works; pale pine timber… Continue reading

Exquisite Threads at the NGV

If you love embroidery, put your hands in the air and say yeah! I’d have my hands in the air just like this little couple but it makes it a bit tricky to type,… Continue reading

How to turn plants into pom poms

I’m sure you are all aware that I do not possess magical powers of any kind (for those who didn’t know, sorry to burst your bubble!) – and yet, yesterday, I turned plants… Continue reading

Ethnic everything

As mentioned in my previous post, I thought you’d like to see some more from the Ethnic Jewellery book. There were so many inspiring images it was hard to choose, but these were… Continue reading

GIVEAWAY: Beads for Wildlife

 A little while ago I put up some pics of me strutting around in my garden wearing amazing African bead jewellery with no explanation for my crazy antics. Well, there is always method… Continue reading

Zoo-lander: the teaser

I’m not going to tell you what this is a teaser for because that would ruin the surprise, wouldn’t it? But you can possibly guess a little bit from the title… anyway, even… Continue reading

Tassels are too tempting…

 … hence these being just a few of the rather large selection I bought in Bangkok’s Chinatown. You can also see some other findings which will be turned into earrings and other such… Continue reading