Wednesday, 2 January 2013

New Year and New Patterns!

Happy New Year everyone!

Well 2012 didn't quite go according to plan but although there is a gaping Mum-shaped hole in my life, I am happy to report that things are going very well on the bead front.  I have spent the last few weeks beading and pattern writing almost non-stop and it looks like there will be lots of new designs and patterns popping up here, there and everywhere throughout 2013.  If you don't want to miss anything, be sure to either complete the 'Follow by Email' box on the top right-hand side of my blog or 'like' my Facebook page.  The first piece of news is that a new on-line only beading magazine has just been launched and although it is based in Australia, being on-line means that you can download it as soon as it is available and see what everyone else is seeing ... no annoying waiting for overseas shipping while all of your friends are busy drooling over the designs, buying the beads, making the projects and moving onto the next fun thing!  I am thrilled to be part of the design team and my project Moon Posy appears in the launch issue

The second piece of beady news is that Bead & Button magazine has also published another one of my patterns and again it's an on-line pattern, but this one is FREE!  Simply follow this link and either log in or register and you will be able to download the Gumdrops in my Garden pattern to make this dainty little bracelet using the new Gumdrop Beads created by York Beads.

So that is my news for now.  I hope you enjoy these projects and that you have a wonderfully satisfying and creative 2013!

Bye for now!



  1. Oh Kerrie, I'm so excited for all the wonderful things life is handing you. I hope I have as much grace as you when my turn comes for a mom-shaped hole.
    I've so enjoyed being with you through your journey in 2012, and I look forward to 2013, and all your amazing accomplishments!

  2. I love when good things happen to wonderful people. I know year has been hard but you know Mum is always with you!!!! Thank you for your friendship this year and I hope to enjoy it for many more years to come!!!!!

  3. I am so happy that all your hard work comes to fruition. I remember some time ago you were so discouraged because of people copying and distributing your patterns and wanted to give up. Not only have you overcome that feeling of frustration, but also have you been there for your mother at every possible moment and you beaded your garden and made new designs. I think that that's heroic. my deepest respect and congratulations!

  4. Precioso!!!!! Felices fiestas

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