|Rowena makes a range of costume jewellery
using a variety of beads. All profits from sales go to either St. Luke's
Church or the Sovereign Disabled Swimming Club.
Items made include amulet purses, bracelets, crosses, necklaces and
rings. The beads used include delicas, seeds, bugles, hexes and cubes,
all hand sewn using nymo or c-lon thread. Stitches used include brick
stitch, peyote, square stitch and daisy chain.
Pictured above is a bracelet made with small red seed beads and green
double drop delica beads sewn in basket weave, a form of peyote stitch.
Below is a small cross sewn in square stitch using
delica beads in red and white "England" colours and a pair of
Pictured right is a special bracelet designed by
Rowena and Bob to reflect and celebrate the Church, Worship and Parish
Centre of St. Luke's Church, Stone Cross.
Each bead represents a different aspect of St. Luke's. A large bead for
the hall, three smaller beads for the meeting rooms, a wooden bead for
the old high altar and various other beads for our priest, servers,
candles, etc. The final feature bead is unique to each bracelet and
represents a unique "You" within St. Luke's at Stone Cross.
For this bracelet, the beads are strung on elastic to fit various wrist
Above, Bob designed a series of leaflets detailing the techniques of sewing
various stitches for Rowena's teaching classes.
Below, the St. Luke's Bracelet.
There are more beads on the next page.