Well! It’s been an exciting day at the office today, as Apple have approved the first of our brand new ebooks. This dazzling treat is a real multimedia experience as it includes two movies, plus projects, galleries and articles. Designed especially for iPads the pinch features allow you to expand the picture galleries and swipe effortlessly through all the beautiful pictures! The Bead Collection: Volume 1 features a selection of projects and articles from Issue 37 of Bead, plus accompanying videos, un-published photos and much more! Download it today from the iBookstore and take it anywhere on your portable device!
Bringing beading even more into the digital age you can now download complete back issues of Bead as a digital iMag from our Hobbyworld store. Available for just £4.50 you can purchase the digital editions of Bead and save them directly to your computer, where you can then read them at your leisure, wherever you like, regardless of an Internet connection. We’ve currently got a taster selection of issues available and are working hard to get the full back issue library online soon.
On top of all that we have also joined the pinning revolution and you can now find us on Pinterest, and like and share our pictures and pinboards.
As well as all these exciting things keeping the Bead office a-buzzing, I’ve also been working hard to get the next Issue of Bead – number 39 finished. I’m almost there now, and thought I would share with you a quick pic I took when testing two of the projects appearing! These strawberries by Katie Dean are just delightful and the circular piece is part of a toggle clasp, from a stunning necklace by Jennifer Airs. Keep your eyes peeled for those coming soon to Bead!
Amongst all of this madness I did find time to do some creating of my own. I shared some pictures a while ago of some experiments I’d done with Epoxy Clay, and I have to say I think I have been bitten by the bug! Since then I’ve been desperate to make myself a big sparkly pendant using the clay, and I found this lovely chunky Lisa Pavelka pendant bezel from Palmer Metals – perfect! I used pink Epoxy Clay and studded it liberally with Swarovski diamantes and chatons from my stash. It’s quite sticky stuff but I was given a good tip by Amanda at Palmer Metals – so a quick swipe with a baby wipe and I was done. Not only was I nice and clean, but wiping the surface of the clay also helped to remove pesky finger marks. The whole thing took me less than half an hour – how about that for a bit of Fast Fashion!
x Chloe x