2024 Class Projects

My 2024 collection for zoom and in-person classes.

New designs are always in progress. The Spring collection is in the works.

Beaders Pocket

A cleverly constructed bag just the right size for the essentials. It easily holds small scissors, standard reels of thread and features a felt panel to hold needles. The bead embroidery is a lovely mix of direct to fabric beading and simple applied beading. The beading is worked in a mix of seed beads, Delica beads, crystals and Button beads.


A flowing tassel of metallic seed beads, Molten is a delicious mix of textures. Chatons and crystals are layered over a beaded base and bail, with interlocking rings and a beaded necklace band.Molten is a beautiful statement that takes time to create and perfect for beaders who love to work the details.


Inspired by the fluttering leaves of the Quaking Aspen tree, the Aspen pendant is full of shimmering movement.

Tiny Navette and Rivoli crystals are bezelled with classic Peyote stitch and decorated with gentle arches of beadwork and pearls. The beaded rope is a sweet spiral worked with just two beads at a time

Regency Reticule

A hand stitched, bead embroidered confection of a dainty reticule bag. In the tradition of the Regency Era, this little bag featured plain and patterned silk, rich bead embroidery and a gorgeous encrustation of beads and crystals. Included in a dainty necklace.


 A lavish ensemble of richly detailed beadwork, inspired by history and courtly jewels. Baroque is a collection of bead encrusted Navette and Chaton crystals. More crystals nestle within the design. Each component is joined to the next with embellished links. The piece is finished with a detailed chain of beadwork

Allingham's Garden

Inspired by the 19th century watercolours of artist Helen Allingham, this classic design is worked around teardrop and oval Aurora crystals and embellished with tiny, light catching glass flowers. A beaded chain necklace and a tassel completes the look.


With it’s ‘steeped in vintage’ style, the Summercourt necklace is a light and delicate treasure. Inspired by the graceful Quatrefoil shape found throughout English Architecture and Interior designs. The pendant has a layered and delicately detailed quatrefoil centrepiece set around a sparking cushion cut stone. Three pearl encrusted pendants shimmer as they move, while a prettily beaded bail supports a new style of beaded chain.


A year of studying the wild flowers in the fields around my home gave me lots of ideas. The Thistledown necklace is an assymetric design, with bezelled Rivoli, beaded leaves and tiny beaded flowers with a pearl at their centres. This design, in softly muted colours, has a gently curving and delicately patterned necklace, plus a seed head style pendant.

Romany Cuff

 For beading fun, this gorgeously textured and multi layered cuff looks like bead embroidery, but is all pure beading. Create the layered focal with bezelled Rivoli, then work a heavily textured beaded band for the elaborate focal to nestle o. With pearls for accent, this bright and colourful bracelet is pure fun to bead.


A gorgeously multi layered tassel pendant. Inspired by the Passementerie of Venice, discovered in a store where time seems to stand still. Katia is a pendant is full of lavish detail. With intriguing double layer Chaton bezels, encasing a tassel of lavish fringing. A sweet necklace strap is worked in size 15 seed beads and interspersed with crystal beaded beads. 

LilyBeth goes Gothic

The LilyBeth design series started as an introduction to bezelled cabochons and mixed bead shapes to ‘grow’ a bracelet. It returned as a double sided pendant, and now, by popular request, is back as an even more elaborate, double sided Gothic extravaganza. As well as the basic LilyBeth motif, we cover how to create and link the double sided shapes; and how to adapt the design to make beaded beads and tassels. For students prefering not to work a Cross shape, the design can be worked as a gorgeous lariat.


A pendant full of richly textured detail, the Byzanthia pendant is worked aound three colours of chatons, and as a focal, some new English made crystals in prong settings. At just over 11cm (4½ inches) from bail to pendant tip, this is a gorgeous statement piece, full of movement and sparkle. Details include tiny Rose Montee, 3mm crystals and sweet little crystal drops.The necklace strap is beaded too.


Melody uses the principles of Jazz, and some simple beaded elements. It can be worked in many different configurations. Full instructions include the Assymetric necklace, a pendant and a bracelet. But full support and suggestions for more are given in class for anyone wanting to cook up her own riff on the idea.

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