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    Monday, February 25, 2013

    Berry beading patterns, Summerberie and a surprise

    Summerberie by Glenda Mac Naughton, Feb 2013
    Summer time is a time here in southern Australia when a wondrous array of berry fruits are available.

    Summer berries are not only luscious but apparently wonderfully good for us fighting aging, cancer, memory loss and much more. Their shapes and colours inspired a recent beading creation I called Summerberie (adapted from the Old English spelling) which I entered in the Festival of Glass Wearable Glass Art competition (Feb 17th 2013).

    I was delightfully surprised to gain 3rd prize for the piece. So, here she is in all her berrie glory.  Of course, I am not the only beader to be inspired by summer berries and their wonderful colours and shapes. Here's some beading berries to explore and enjoy. They might not fight cancer but they are inspiring and who knows what comes from being inspired.

    Love to hear about or see any of your beading berry inspirations.

    Freebies
    Berry bracelet pattern by Deb Moffett-Hall http://beadwork.about.com/library/weekly/blberrybracelet.htm

    For purchase
    Summer berries - 2 drop peyote. http://www.megansbeadeddesigns.com/product/summer-berries-2-drop-peyote-bracelet-pattern
    Summer berry bracelet http://www.etsy.com/listing/102546904/summer-lovers-beadwork-bracelet-with?

    For enjoying
    Berry Jewelry by Alexandra Matveenko http://beadsmagic.com/?p=2979
    Berry Patch Necklace by Karen Trade http://contest.bead-patterns.com/contest_c11/prizelist.php

    For developing berry colour schemes
    Colour schemer http://www.colorschemer.com/schemes/index.php?tag=berry
    Fashions in berry shades - http://fashionfinder.asos.com/fashion-trends/womens-aw12/catwalk-trends/berry-colours-429

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