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I’m a New Zealander living in Auckland (our largest city). The area I live in is called Titirangi, which in Maori means “fringe of heaven”. It is indeed … Titirangi is the gateway to the Waitakere Ranges, an area rich in native forest.

Jewelry-making is my favorite craft activity at the moment, but I also enjoy textile printing, patchwork and other fabric arts.

My day job is teaching English as a second language to adults. This is undoubtedly the best job I’ve ever had – really interesting people from around the world who come to New Zealand to improve their English, meet other students and Kiwis and have a great time.

Discover more about my jewelry making at my blog …

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  • Susannabeads commented on the Design “New Necklace & FB page!”   3 years ago

    Yummy colours, fruit of the vine … I love the green, copper and deep purple. My fruit of the vine project is less ornate than yours, and uses a lime green chiffon ribbon instead of the chain you’ve used – I really like the chain!

  • Susannabeads commented on the Design “Autumn Essence”   3 years ago

    A really interesting mix of colours and shapes, beautiful work.

  • Susannabeads commented on the Design “endless summer”   3 years ago

    Beautiful … so simple, yet it says summer and the beach.

  • Susannabeads commented on the Design “From the earth necklace”   3 years ago

    I wish I could tell you more about the pendant, but I think I bought it years ago when I loved beads but hadn’t started beading seriously. As a result I didn’t note down what the stone was. I’ve had a look around the gemstone beads on the Limabeads website, and wonder if it might be [...]

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