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Monthly Archives: March 2012

The handmade beads continue to grow

I’ve been trying out new approaches to making my own fabric beads, using furry wool beads and small stone beads for this particular  wall hanging.

I am suffering from serious lack of wall space, so I’ve decided to use these bead hanging to create themes in different rooms. I also like the idea of door furniture, my next project may involve quilted runs for the top of the doors with accent beads.

Further play ended up in these purple beads, the purple colour is the clear sweetie wrappers from Quality Street chocolates, I have a lot more eating to do to make enough beads for my next project.

The fabric bead walling hanging

Thank you for all the inspiration and ideas I received through various sites. the fabric beads have arranged themselves into a wall hanging.

Spring is here, and the delicate colours of snowdrops inspired some of the beads, early morning sunrise inspired others so the piece is called sunrise over snowdrops, or something only a mother could love.

The end piece ended up quite large, about 3′ long by 1.5′ wide.

The beads are on fishing line so that they look like they are hanging in the air.

A joy to make, and the process of making the beads is completely addictive, so I’m off to make more.

The beads are made of fabric, covered with felting wool, silk, metallic thread, bits of soft metal and angelina fibres, each bead is like a small landscape. I held them in place with a clay bead also handmade and a crimp bead.



Fabric beads

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I have been following my bliss this week and making fabric beads.


Sticking to my mind map I also completed outstanding pieces of jewellery then allowed myself to be completely side tracked with fabric bead making. I am now looking for inspiration – what do I do with them+

Chestita Baba Marta

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Chestita Baba Marta to one and all.

It’s the 1st of March and in Bulgaria it’s a celebration for the forth coming Spring, people give each other red and white woven bracelets, you keep these on until you see the first stork or the first buds on the trees then you take it off and put it on a tree for good health, crops and weather.

In my creative groove I spent last night making many of these bracelets called Martinitsa’s for friends and people in our village.