Hot and cool

It’s hard to believe, as we steam through the hottest summer in a long time, that a few weeks ago it was Spring. My garden inspiration looks back at the Bluebells and Lily of the Valley. Pure colour candy, the photo is also a celebration of the delicate dimple vase in palest green. Designed and made by Justine Jenner who I met at the Selvedge show, drawn to her work for it’s clean simplicity and fresh colours. The leaf plate is a junk shop treasure in a buttery yellow.

For beads to match… I chose these Miyuki colours:

  • 378 olive lined crystal lustre
  • 3026 palest grey
  • 649 violet sliver lined alabaster
  • 4241 silver lined dark mint

For a pattern to bead…
Something quick and easy, to wear with cool linen:

Simple netted ropes from the Ambrosina pattern: if you want to add the beaded beads, you’ll need 4mm bicone crystals in lime or sand opal, 10mm and 8mm end caps plus some head pins.
The PDF for Ambrosina is here.