Thursday, 22 November 2012

Beading to save my life

For all of you who aren't my friends on Facebook, I have had an extremely trying few weeks, probably the worst few weeks of my life, and every time I was getting myself down, I would turn to my beads to help.

Last weekend was the worst, and I bought this gorgeous pattern from my friend Helena Tang Lim and it completely absorbed my entire being. I had my share of problems (got my fireline tangled around EVERYTHING, seriously Helena 1.75 metres of fireline could wrap me from head to toe lol) but at the end of the day this complex pattern helped me concentrate on something other than how crap my life has been. In fact when I was finished I then varied the pattern and made the "Jo" version.

So here are both of them: Helena's snowflake and Jo's cross.

Now NOTHING makes me happier than a good giveaway, so I am GIVING AWAY BOTH OF THESE!!! More details at the end.

BUT if you'd like to learn how to make Helena's snowflake check out her site, it's available as a hard copy or an immediate download.

I have been playing around with the new twin beads for a while now, and have come up with 2 new patterns in the last few weeks.

The first is a bracelet pattern. The twin beads lend themselves really well to Right angle weave, so that's  what this latest pattern is. Very simple and works up in less than 2 hours, it is the perfect way to fill an afternoon, and you have something gorgeous to show for it.

It comes with 3 variations of the same pattern hence why I named it "Triple threat"

 This is now available in my etsy store, so run to your local bead shop, buy some twin beads and test it out!! :)

And The also work really well in Netting so I'm in the process of making a netted twin bead pattern that will be available next week sometime.

I would like to thank you all for your support and help in sharing what I love doing, and what has literally saved my life in the last few weeks.

I have just added a bunch more items in my Etsy store as well.

To the giveaway…….

If you would like the chance to win EITHER Helena's snowflake or Jo's cross, pop on over to my etsy store, buy something (anything, doesn't matter how big or small) and you're in the running.

The more things you buy, the more entries you get, so check out some of my patterns, buy yourself some bling for christmas and the 2 lucky people who win, will have their items sent off first thing MONDAY morning, so you have the WHOLE weekend to check out my store and find something you like.

SO until Sunday night when the winner is announced, have a LOVELY weekend.

Jo xxxxx