'So here we are again, at the start of another new year, and what a year it’s going to be.
To begin with, my book will be released this year, in September. I am still working hard on it, and was making the journey from Norwich to London in early December for photo shoots. The book is going to be photo-based instruction rather than diagrams, though I have made some diagrams for some of the more tricky parts that are not so obvious in the photos. I’d love to show you some of the projects before release, but my hands are tied. However, I have taken my own photos of the pieces to show later.
I have a couple more photo shoots to attend, making each project stage by stage. It’s slow going and tiring after a two-hour journey each way, but I’m loving it.
I did take a break over Christmas though, and prepared some more designs separate from the book. I will be writing up a tutorial for this gorgeous Anemone brooch, or pendant, or hairpiece, whatever you want it to be. I have always wanted to use rivolis as a centre for a beaded anemone flower, and almost achieved it with my Anemone Pendant made with SuperDuos. Now however, I’m using size 11 seed beads in peyote or brick stitch, with a netted bezel and pearls to capture the rivoli, and I have to say I’m thrilled with the result.
Sadly (in a way) I have to get back to the book this month, so this has had to be shelved for a while, but as soon as I can get working on it again I will, for possible release in late February/early March. I also need to write up a tutorial for the Christmas star, but that will not be released until late summer.
I have other plans for this year too. I self-published ‘Beautiful Jewellery with SuperDuo Beads' in 2014, and I have enough to produce another collection of my tutorials. But it takes a while to format everything into book form, proof and publish, and I can’t work on that until I have finished the Kalmbach book. There will also be a fabulous bracelet published in the June Issue of Beadwork magazine, using SuperDuos and the new Hubble stitch. Light, lacy and feathery it’s a stunner! The tutorial for that will follow with ‘As seen in…’ How about that?
More to follow, and once the Kalmbach book is finished, I will be able to update this blog a little more often, at least until its release.
I'm Teresa, the designer and writer of the tutorials you see, and a bead addict.