Updated 14/12/13. BEAD Magazine 51 includes my herringbone pattern for Christmas Flowers inspired by poinsettias - including on the cover. I hope you enjoy making these decorations. Note that the pattern for the necklace straps appears in Chloe Menage's blog at http://ashdown.typepad.com/bead_blog/2013/11/index.html Chloe edits Bead Magazine.
Upcoming in Bead Magazine 2014:Issue 53: Loom it or square stitch it - cuff with beadwoven clasp.Issue 54: Necklace, bracelet, earring set using pyramid beads, crystal bicones, Rizo beads and seedies.Issue 55: Peyote stitch cuff.Issue 56: Necklace with Superduo and Piggy beads. Oink!
I'm teaching beadweaving classes atThe New Forest Bead Shop http://www.cjbeaders.co.uk/Courses.html The delightful New Forest (an ancient royal hunting ground with a variety of landscapes including heathland, forest and fields) is putting on its winter coat of frosty sparkles and low lying mist: the gorse is flowering already and lookswonderful against the frost. The beautiful wild ponies are growing their (longer) winter fur. The super-abundance of acorns this year has caused a sharp rise in the number of pony & cattle deaths from tannin poisoning and caused more pigs than usual to be brought into the Forest to clear the acorns (certain Forest residents have an ancient right to "pannage" to let their pigs forage in the Forest). The pannage season was initially extended to mid-December but has been further extended to mid-January.On the home front: one very optimistic daffodil has sprung up and our rosemary bushes are in flower.
My name is Jennifer Airs and I’m passionate about beads, and about beading.
It’s the mix of the fabulous colours / textures of the beads and the way
these can be transformed with a few simple tools into rich and shapely objects.
Designing beadwork was a natural progression from following, then
adapting, other people’s patterns. Over 100 of my patterns have been
published in books, in magazines and on Bead TV. Some patterns are
available as free downloads from this site.
I won the Crystals category of the British Bead Awards 2011 and judged the
awards in 2012 and 2013.
Learn more about me in a free downloadable biography from this site.