Creative Beading Magazine

Bonsai of the beading world

IN ORDER TO GET MYSELF in the right frame of mind for writing about Japanese seed beads, I felt it only fitting to really immerse myself in the appropriate surroundings … well, sort of. In endeavoring to recreate my ‘authentic Japanese’ setting, I have placed my laptop on a low wooden chopping block and am sitting in front of it, cross legged on the loungeroom rug. To my left is a freshly brewed pot of organic green tea along with a miniature teacup; and to my right sits my neatly aligned pair of pink thongs, should I need to dash to my local sushi bar!

Right, dodgy traditional Japanese emulation aside, let us get down to the serious business of finding out why Australian beaders love

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