Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Vintage Porcelain Doll Faces

Social Butterfly Jewellery is offering for a limited time some very beautiful vintage bisque porcelain doll faces. These doll faces are each handpainted by the manufacturer and are about 40 years old. They have a flat back and are very light to hold. Postage is free and there are 6 face designs to choose from.

So if you're a beader wanting something unusual to bead, come and have a look at my website www.sbj.com.au

Best wishes .. Mel

Honeybee Art Cards - Handmade Cards

Honeybee Art cards are gorgeous handmade cards created by yours truly. I am discontinuing them for the time being and am concentrating on my first love ... beads and beading.

My cards are still on sale at Junk & Disorderly in Warrandyte and recently a baby boutique Little Posh Shop 28 the Mezz, 148 Scarborough Beach Road, Mt Hawthorn which is in Perth, Western Australia.

Mobile Beading and Jewellery Making Tuition

It seems there are alot of visual learners out there who are eager to learn how to to do beading stitch techniques such as:

Herringbone and tubular herringbone stitch, with or without a foundation ladder row.
Ladder Stitch
Brick Stitch
Odd Count Peyote
Even Count Peyote
Tubular Peyote
Right Angle Weave
plus more ..... stringing, crimping, simple earrings.....etc

I am happy to share my knowledge and skills and look forward to any enquiries through my website http://www.sbj.com.au/

Bye for now Mel

Australian Beading Magazine


My association with Australian Beading magazine as a regular project article contributor now extends through to December 2010. Australian Beading is a bi-monthly beading magazine, showcasing beading trends, great beading websites to visit, Copycat Celebrity jewellery projects, polymer clay projects, metal clay projects and more plus projects from jewellery designers around Australia.
My projects can be found in these editions:
Australian Beading Vol 3. No 4.
August 2009
"Making Faces by Kelly Norton" Introducing Melissa Ingram. page 22.
"Perfectly Framed - Polymer Clay Wearable Art Frame Pendant by Melissa Ingram" page 46 -48.

Austrlian Beading Vol 3. No.5
October 2009
"Clever Cameo" by Melissa Ingram. page 78 - 81.

Australian Beading Vol 3. No.6
Birthstone Projects
December 2009
December -Tanzanite - "Pom Pom Ring" by Melissa Ingram. page 92 - 94.
Australian Beading
February 2010 - Lacey Briolette Earrings and a Swarovski Crystal Petal Ring - edition yet to be published.
Australian Beading
April 2010 - Peyote Link Earrings - edition yet to be published.
Projects currently being written include:
April 2010 - Master Class with Melissa Ingram - (title of the project yet to be determined), project article and sample have been completed.

June 2010 - Beading a Cabochon 101.

December 2010 - Beaded Foot Jewels.
I will be contributing to the August and October editions and editorial space has been reserved for projects yet to be written.
Happy Beading .. bye for now Mel