Well, it's took me a long while but after being encouraged by everyone (mainly my sister!) I've finally created some kind of blog - I don't know that I've really got the hang of this yet, but here goes - bear with me, I'll probably need to do a lot of tweaking to the page before I'm happy with it, but at least it's HERE!
I've been creating jewellery and other beaded pieces for about ten years now and over the years have had some of my designs featured in magazines. Now I'm about to be published with my own book, a Bead MasterCraft book, which features all sorts of projects (not just jewellery) using beads - the book is one of a series (my sister, Lindsay Mason, has authored the one on Stamping) and you can view details of them by visiting http://www.magmaker.co.uk/ - the books will be available in craft shops or from Magmaker direct very soon.
I've been spending a lot of my free time lately creating artist trading cards and other "altered art/mixed media" pieces, mostly for swaps both in the UK and internationally. I've received some wonderful artwork in return from fellow artists around the world. I'm taking part in quite a few journal/chunky book round robin swaps at the moment too and I especially love these because it's so exciting to see what your own book looks like when it comes home to you again and to see what everyone else has done with it. Well, I'm not sure yet if I've figured out how to add pics to my posts ...... if not now, I'll be sure to add some photos of my work soon as I can.