Dienstag, 13. Februar 2018


Finally the tutorials for the beaded sphere "World" and "Cat and Mouse" are printed.

They are now available in our etsy-shop.

Dienstag, 6. Februar 2018

Set "Aroha"

Finally, it is time to follow up on my last cruise.

I had the opportunity to accompany the “AIDAcara“ on a part of its world tour. My part brought me from San Antonio in Chile over the Easter Island, Tahiti, Bora Bora and New Zeeland to Sydney. If you take a look at the route, you will see, that we passed a lot of time at sea.

Therefore, I prepared a lot of projects, some needing a lot of time like the “Double Oglala”.
One of the special projects is the set “Aroha“. The name is a word of the Maori and means “Love“.

Because we were travelling shortly before Christmas, I thought, that something sparkling was the right idea. So, I bezeled Rivolis of different sizes with peanut-beads.

Sadly, my design was not as liked as I thought. They liked the earrings and the chain of the necklace but not the pendant. 

Mittwoch, 1. November 2017

Petite Couronne Pendant

It doesn’t happen very often now, but when I opened the last issue of Beadwork-Magazine and saw this pendant, I knew, I had to bead it.

Once again it’s a brilliant pattern by Alice Coelho.

Sonntag, 29. Oktober 2017


It has been 10 years ago that I wrote my first tutorial for a contest. I want to celebrate this by sending my booklets from my etsy-shop without shipping costs until the 15th of November 2017.

Donnerstag, 28. September 2017

Mildred´s Cross

These instructions by Beading4perfectionists were a birthday present from a friend. Therefore we had to try it together.
I did not like the colours of the example so I chose my own colours. Here is the result:

The instructions contain 13 pages with many photographs. Unfortunately, you first have the descriptions of four photographs and beneath that those four photographs in one row, which is  a bit confusing. When you know, what you are doing, it is manageable.
Although every step is explained, there are some mistakes in the instructions. The most important is the last element of the cross.
I also changed the beginning of the Herringbone-strap because my start looks neater.
However, I find the design of this pendant ingenious. By now I wear it on a long crochet rope.

Mittwoch, 23. August 2017

Necklace "Rollercoaster"

This necklace by Vera Baumeister was published in “Perlenpoesie” n° 32.
It has an extraordinary design, so I had to try it.

I started with the first repeating pattern following the instructions to the letter. But I noticed that I did not like it this way. I do not like these seesaws and I could see the thread on the edges between the picots in step 6.

So I decided to bead it my way. That means, I secured the three seed beads of the picots in one step above and below before starting the next element. I also connected the RAW-parts directly to the corresponding basic-element. This way I built up the necklace reducing the back-weaving to a minimum.

The necklace is very lightweight. You have to place it very carefully but then it keeps it place.

Addition: Wearing the necklace a bit longer, the semicircle parts fold to the centerline, which doesn`t look not very nice