Saturday, 21 February 2009

Cover story!

I am very pleased to announce that my Hibiscus Twist necklace will appear on the cover of the April 2009 issue of Bead & Button magazine!




The new cover looks very springlike and shows a riotous cascade of glorious flowers; some of my design, two of Melissa Grakowsky's Wildflower vine and a beautiful ring by Cassie Donlen.




I created these flowers when I was experimenting with increasing herringbone stitch and loved the way they flared out. I had a sterling silver clasp in the shape of a butterfly that I wanted to use as it added to the 'garden theme', but it had three loops attached to it and I wasn't sure how best to use it. In the end I stitched three thin Peyote ropes and braided them loosely together - hence Hibiscus Twist! I also made two removable flowers in contrasting colours, one in dark 'night-time' shades and the other in softer 'day-time' shades to give added interest to the piece. Both flowers have Swarovski pearl centres.





I am thrilled to learn that my work will be on the cover and I count myself very lucky, as of course it was only this time last year that my first project, Floral Fantasy, appeared on the cover of the April 2008 issue.

14 comments:

  1. Congratulations on the cover! Your flowers are beautiful and so lifelike. I'm ready for spring.

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  2. As always, Kerrie, absolutely fabulous! Well deserved cover presence!

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  3. FABULOUS! I love the colours too. Oh and well done for the cover!

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  4. Congratulations! I'm so happy for you!

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  5. Congratulations to yet another cover!
    Great design, Kerrie!
    :)

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  6. Your flowers, as always, are beautiful Kerrie. Congrats on the cover!

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  7. Congratulations, Kerrie! Your flowers are so pretty and your talent deserves a front page display!

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  8. Congratulations on the cover, again! Well done!

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  9. Very beautiful. What a kick to appear on the cover of the magazine

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  10. I can't wait to get my hands on this issue! Congrats on making the cover - it's gorgeous!

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  11. That's fantastic, Kerrie! They're beautiful flowers! Congrats!!!

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  12. Oh how wonderful, Kerrie! And very well deserved, might I add ;-) Your hibiscus is superb! I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of the magazine :-)

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  13. Thanks for all your great comments my beady friends!

    Kerrie x

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  14. I am so thrilled for you, Kerrie. Congratulations on your front cover appearance. They are lovely.

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