Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Endless Herringbone Necklace

I love long necklaces but not exactly a big fan making them. Newly added to my necklace collection is this "Endless Herringbone", stitched with Tubular Herringbone Stitch. The beads used in this necklace are Raku finished porcelain beads in red and turquoise, chalk turquoise gemstones and metallic gold seed beads. There is no clasp involved and every bead is securely stitched together.

This project will be available as project kits very soon and there will be other materials to choose from. For those who are interested to learn the Herringbone stitch, I have a class (my last class) on 12 September. Read details here.

Monday, August 30, 2010


I wish to let you know that September is my last month teaching at Beads Cage as I will be moving to Australia by the end of this year.

I would like to thank Beads Cage, students and customers for the great support these three years. It has been an incredibly rewarding journey and wonderful learning experience. I will definitely miss you all!

I will be re-establishing Beady Girl in Australia in early 2011. In the meantime, BeadyGirl.com remains active online, and my works and kits will be sold at Beads Cage in Singapore.

You are welcome to email me at info@beadygirl.com or any enquiries pertaining to orders can be made through Beads Cage.

Thank you!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Monday, August 9, 2010

Russian Spiral

I made this necklace specially for my mentor's wife. It was stitched using the Russian Spiral technique. This technique may look complicated but it is deceptively easy to stitch as compared to other beading stitches. It allows you to make use of different sized beads to create a beautiful rope in no time.

For this piece, I have chosen the Picasso Firepolished glass beads and seed beads in Turquoise. The Picasso finish on the beads gives it a very natural, earthy look.

This technique will be taught at my forthcoming Beady Party. Do check out the details!

Using the same Russian Spiral technique, I made this long, endless opera necklace for a customer. It was stitched with Supra Gold and Bright Gold seed beads throughout. The combination of the matte and bright gold blends together very well and doesn't overpower you with the gold.

After stitching the necklace, I like it myself and was actually hoping the customer may decide not to take it. Hopefully, I will be motivated to stitch this 48" long necklace!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

New Project Kits

Newly added to the Intricate Oval Links project kits is the "Sapphire Mix" coloured seed beads. This is a cool combination of TOHO Permanent Finish Sapphire Opal Silverlined with the normal TOHO Sapphire Silverlined Matte. The finished chain bracelet is suitable for a smart casual wear with jeans as the blue colour tones would complement the jeans blue colour nicely.

For our Endless Spiral Necklace kits, we have also added a new material, i.e. Turquoise Raku finished porcelain beads with Swarovski Crystal pearls in Bordeaux. They are complemented with the Metallic Gold/Dark Gold seed beads.

The samples are available for viewing at Beads Cage, #02-24A Centrepoint.