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Second Prize in the Public Vote section ofthe BSV Bead Challenge 2014 for the necklace "Gazania Patch".  Flowers constructed with herringbone and netting are mounted on a collar of chevron stitch. 

Highly Commended, 2013 Elly Feldman Award for the "40th Anniversary" necklace which was constructed using the gemstone rubies given me by my husband on the occasion of our 40th Anniversary in February 2013. 

Third Prize in the The Bead Society of Victoria Inc, 2012 Elly Feldman Award was presented to my "Regatta III Bracelet".  Woven in peyote stitch the bracelet is made from Delica beads and size 11/0 japanese seed beads. 

April 30, 2011 - Firemountain Gems website Jewelry Artists section kindly featured my profile. Click here to view.

The Bead Society of Victoria, Inc. ran Bead Challenge 2010, in conjunction with the Melbourne Bead Expo in November 2011, and I am happy to say that my Challenge piece "Oceana" was highly commended by the Judge as well as receiving Second Place in the Popular Vote.

Published Articles:

·         Connect Newsletter of the BSV, Issue 3, December 2007, Ndebele Christmas Bracelet.
·         Connect Newsletter of the BSV, Issue 9, June 2009, Beaded Fingerless Gloves.
·         Connect Newsletter of the BSV, Issue 11, December 2009, Star Flower Pendant.
·         Beads Etc... , Issue 17, 2008 – Page 78, Rainbow Bracelet project.
·         Beads Etc... , Issue 18, 2008 – Page 50, Brilliant Blue Ring project.
·         Beads Etc... , Issue 19, 2008 – Page 84, Button Delights project.
·         Australian Beading, Vol. 2, No. 5 – Page 40, Caged Beauty Earrings.
·         Australian Beading, Vol. 5, No. 4 – Regatta Bracelet.
·         Australian Beading, 2012 Vol. 6 No. 1 – Page 30, Green Leafy Necklace.
Digital Beading Australia, Issue 1, December 2011 - Page 85, Orange & Lemon Drops
Digital Beading Australia, Issue 4, June 2013 - Page 101, Byzantine Bauble Bracelet

PATTERNS & KITS AVAILABLE FROM CHRISBEADS (see all at www.chrisbeads.etsy.com):

1. Button Necklace


 2. Rainbow Bracelet


7.  Tasty Little Morsels (Button Delight) earrings -


8.  Frog Ring or Brooch




 4:  Pattern for Crocheted Vintage Neckwarmer.

5:  Snake bracelet

6.  Brilliant Blue Ring -