Hi! I am the designer and tutor for Jubeadilation. I live with my family in beautiful Peachester, in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. I began running jewellery classes for ArTTable, but soon branched out with my own designs. There's always something new to try, and if you want to see the latest ideas follow Jubeadilation on facebook.
At the workshops I'm always surprised and pleased to see how different each person's jewellery can be. Somehow, although everyone is receiving the same instructions, each person makes something that is uniquely theirs.
The interaction at workshops helps to perfect the kits, so I feel comfortable that people will manage them successfully.
I aim to have each workshop or kit introducing a new concept or skill. If you make the kit or attend a workshop you will then be able to apply the new skill to make yet more jewellery, choosing your own beads and producing "wearable art" that is truly unique.
Publication: Beading Magazine Vol.7 No.3
This design varies from my usual ones, which tend to use wire or polymer clay. My workshops have steered clear of macramé because it is a bit more time-consuming. Allow yourself an indulgent day to make this pendant, complete with the twisted necklace. You can buy a kit for this here.
Publication: Beading Magazine Vol.6 No.6
This design was published as Polymer Clay Swirl Pendant and Frame, but is known on this website as Treasure Pendant. It uses a fairly well-known swirling technique, but the frame gives it a completely new and impressive look.
Woodford Folk Festival
If you live in this are, this festival has to be one of the highlights of your year... and if you don't then of course you can visit. In 2012 I considered myself privaleged to be invited to run four jewellery making workshops. I accepted more students than usual, but the Woodford volunteers helped me out and we all had a great time.
Competition - Bead Society of Victoria
It's always nice to have a challenge! In 2012 I entered the Bead Society of Victoria's Bead Challenge competition. In this competition you have to use a specified set of beads, plus whatever else you like. It happened soon after I had developed my Flower Power workshop, so that was still influencing me. I found it quite hard to come up with a design that utilised all the red components as some seemed big and bold and others quite delicate.
You can see the winning designs here. (They are all "busier" than mine.) You''l see mine was sixth - highly commended.
If you like it, have a look at the Flower Power workshop
One of the rewards of running jewellery workshops is being able to run them to raise funds. In 2010 a workshop for Pakistan flood victims attracted the attention of the University of the Sunshine Coast journalism students, resulting in a video.
If you would like to raise funds for your favourite charity or community group, look here.
Publication: Step by Step Wire Jewelry
This bracelet uses the same technique as my Strands of Silver necklace to produce the tubular plait. The catch is masked by the focal bead. This is an easy-to-wear bracelet because the length can be adjusted to fit, and the bracelet squeezed into shape that keeps it sitting where you want it.
It has also been my pleasure to use this bracelet design to support charities. A raffle has rised $30 for the Haiti Earthquake appeal, and an Australia's Biggest Morning Tea event auctioned one for $120!
Sydney Bead and Gem Show
This choker necklace was a finalist in the 2008 Bead and Gem Show competition and was on display in Sydney. It is a slight variation on my Swirl 'n' Twirl kit. The standard kit just uses seed beeds, but you can see I've added a few pearls which has given it added character.
The Swirl 'n' Twirl kit is available at my workshops, where you can choose from a wide range of colours. If you can't make a workshop you can still buy the kit; Just contact me on (07) 5494 9817, or use the contact form. I can email you pictures of colour options.
Publication: Creative Beading Magazine Vol 3 No.3
My Czech Fantasy design is a variation of my Knotted Necklace that was published in the Creative Beading Magazine in 2007. It uses Czech Glass beads, and incorporates wire "nuggets" and ribbon, creating a light and delicate affect. Available as kits or workshops.