Friday, 4 July 2008


One of the problems with only blogging once a week, is that so much happens within a single week! This week has seen a wonderful mixture of Etsy treasuries, blog awards, publications and the odd bit of beading when I get chance. So this week, I have made a decision to be a bit of a rebel. I have been very fortunate in that I have received three blog awards this week but I have decided to buck the trend and NOT pass them on - gasp! There are a few reasons for this, firstly, I notice that some of these awards are doing the rounds within a relatively small group of acquaintances and they keep ricocheting from blog to blog. Secondly, it would take me a fair amount of time and space to add 15 links to other blogs here (especially if I wanted to spread them outside the beady circle) and thirdly, as much as I love finding that I have received an award, it is quite difficult selecting who to pass it on to without offending anyone and making anyone feel left out. So I am not going to be passing any of these awards on this time, but rather would urge you to follow the links on my side-bar to discover many talented people.

To be fair to the people that kindly passed the awards on to me though, here are the links to their blogs; I received the Arte y Pico award from two talented friends, Susan of Clinkscales Arts and Emma of Glitter Glow Beading who are both fellow Etsy BeadWeavers team members. I also received the Sweet Home Blogger Award from the lovely Lesley of Coburg Crafts. A big thank you to all three of them and I hope you follow the links to see their wonderful work for yourself.

My work was featured in a couple of Etsy treasuries during the last week and I managed to snag and create one myself too. I decided to try and show just how truly cosmopolitan the Etsy BeadWeavers team is and featured work from America to Australia and just about everywhere in-between in my World Wide Weavers treasury.  I was also very flattered that the Etsy BeadWeavers team ran a little feature on me this week in the team blog in their Meet the Members slot and also included a link to the interview I did in March of this year on the jewelry guide section of Zoya Gutina's website.

Finally for this week, I noticed that Beadwork magazine has updated it's website with the contents of the August/September issue. I have two projects in this issue, my Olive Earrings and also my Periwinkle Choker - this was originally named Precious Petals and I have included a picture of the gunmetal colourway below.


  1. What a wonderful week, Kerrie. Like you said, so much going on.

  2. I love your Precious Petals choker, it's so elegant!

  3. Fully understand your logic re the awards - and have had the same thoughts myself - just not the courage to buck the system!

    Well done on a week full of success.

    Have a lovely weekend.

    Much love,

  4. Everything is so pretty in this post. Looking forward to seeing your projects in Beadwork!

  5. Kerrie both of those are awesome, but I *love* those earrings!

  6. You rebel you lol I understand your sentiments exactly. I am itching to get my copy of Beadwork now!

  7. Nowt wrong with being a Rebel Kerrie ;-) stay inspired and see you Wednesday!
    xx chris

  8. I don't blame you one bit for "rebelling." It's our priority to keep creating and you certainly have done so with your recent designs. Congratulations on the magazine !

  9. Hi Kerrie,

    You're right with the awarding blog system, I encourage people to have a look on blog links in my list rather then have to choose one or another. I'm thanksful to bloggers who awarded me, but to my mind a lot of blogs should be awarded, how to choose 1,or 5 or a thousand blogs?
    And there is the fact that I don't know all the blogs existing ...
    I really love your earrings and precious petals jewels, so stylish !
    Friendly hugs.

  10. Goodness - what a busy bee! Congrats on the awards (well deserved!) and your publications...but by all means, be a rebel if you must. :-)

  11. Your choker is lovely! I'm with you on the award thing. I've done it once and that's enough, thank you.

    Love those butterflys too!

  12. Kerrie - I completely understand not passing the awards along to others. I almost did that myself, but changed my mind at the last minute.

    As for your work featured in Beadwork - it's gorgeous! Congratulations!

  13. Congratulations on all the good news you had during the week.
    I keep wanting to create a treasury, but I really don't have the time (or patience) to wait for there to be space... I just keep hoping to get lucky one day.

  14. I love your Precious Petals choker, congrats, it's really lovely!vafidm

  15. Hi Kerrie,

    I love your bracelet. How do you come up with your ideas...they are so amazing??!

    I wanted to tell you too that we are giving away lampwork beads for a competition. I wanted to tell all my beading links so you don't miss out.


  16. Thanks for the wonderful comments everyone :0)

    I have my copy of Beadwork magazine now and I'm really thrilled with the way the projects turned out.

    Happy beading to all!

    Kerrie x


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