Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Where do all the beadies go No 1: Mary Kent, Nemea Designs

I thought it might be nice for readers of my blog to be able to get a good look at what happens to my humble beadies when they leave my grubby little paws. So, if you have bought from me in the past, and have pictures to show, please let me know - perfect scenario would be if the item was still available, but I'm not picky ;o)

For now, let me introduce you to Mary Kent. She doesn't know I'm doing this, btw. ;o) Mary is based in Nottingham and an all-round lovely person. As a fellow foreign ex-pat in the UK, we have a lot in common, but we still haven't managed to meet up (one day!) Mary's work is classy with a bit of bling, and very frequently features coloured pearl for a bit of glamour. She also does the most amazingly intricate bling rings, and one day, I aim to be as patient as that!

The other day, Mary caved in and bought her first lot of sculptural beads from me, a butterfly and a rose. I know she had plans to give the butterfly antennae, but as she herself says, when the butterfly arrived, she had different ideas. And this is what the butterfly wanted.

Isn't it a stunning necklace? The butterfly is all water-colour-y, and by matching her with strong colours, Mary has managed to create a necklace that is both feminine and striking.

The necklace is currently for sale at Nemea Designs, here. And while you're there, do check out those bling rings!


  1. I definitely did not know you were doing this! Oh thank you! I feel a proper jewellery designer now!