BCP 08 | Interview with Kerrie Slade

In my interview with Kerrie Slade, we discuss beading in only one color, dragons, and the true meaning of whimsy. I hope you enjoy the interview!

To the right, I’ve selected two photos from Kerrie’s Midnight Garden Collection. See more on her Facebook page.


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Want to win the Rivoli Daisy Tutorial designed by Kerrie? All you have to do is leave a comment below and answer the question: “If you could only bead in one color, what color would you choose?” Be sure to include your email address and I will randomly select the winner next week.

Update: And the winner of Kerrie’s pattern is… Mary Kearney! Congrats! Thanks everyone for your lovely comments :)

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  • avatar Carol Martin February 9, 2013, 12:56 pm

    I would have to choose Bronze. This colour will go with anything you wear. Stunning :)

  • avatar AlexDFox February 9, 2013, 3:13 pm

    Thanks for sharing the interview with Kerrie Slade. :) I found it to be very interesting & enlightening. I also love the little hedgehogs!

    I happen to be saving up money to collect & start on a monochrome project now, & the seed beads are what inspired me to do so. :)
    The beads are Aiko’s #49, Dichroic-coated finished. So these have been especially refinished for extra shine & glamour… Think peacock colors, in the dark blue finish. :) I may cheat & throw in some silver, but still I think the beads will let me know what to do. LOL

  • avatar Perry February 9, 2013, 6:30 pm

    Periwinkle 😉

  • avatar sandy Fleming February 11, 2013, 2:36 pm

    What a lovely interview! Thank you. I have been following Kerrie’s blog for quite a while now. It was nice to hear her voice and the though process behind her work. If I could only bead in one color it would be silver.

  • avatar Pam February 12, 2013, 12:11 pm

    Matte black would be my color.

  • avatar Jan Atherton February 12, 2013, 12:32 pm

    It would have to be blues for me, you have everything from a pale ice blue, to an inky night sky, to ocean blues, and rich cobalt brights.

  • avatar Regalbeads February 12, 2013, 12:47 pm

    Probably a shade of green. I love bright orange as well, but a nice peaceful green would probably win out.

  • avatar Caron February 12, 2013, 12:47 pm

    I love looming in monochrome, you can create some wonderful textures using the monochromatic tonings – silver is one of my favourites, beautiful, sparkly and lots of bling!

  • avatar Cath February 12, 2013, 12:59 pm

    Thank you for this lovely interview of an even lovelier beader I admire and respect a lot. If it had to be only one color… I think that it would be eiter iris gold rose metallic or gold lined black diamond… voilà :)

  • avatar Laura Gail Grohe February 12, 2013, 1:12 pm

    one color without different finishes? bone

    if it was one color using different cuts and finishes it would be black

  • avatar Carol Taylor February 12, 2013, 1:31 pm

    Hematite, definitely. I find it more interesting than black…

  • avatar donna cefali February 12, 2013, 1:42 pm

    If I were to pick one color it would be black…

  • avatar Joy February 12, 2013, 2:04 pm

    Definitely turkish blue 😀 better with rainbow finishing!

  • avatar Katy Welch February 12, 2013, 3:40 pm

    I love deep dark purple.

  • avatar Susanne Sturm February 12, 2013, 4:19 pm

    A full bright RED!!!
    I love wearing black clothes and red matches the best.

  • avatar Marca Smit February 13, 2013, 4:20 am

    Without a doubt: SILVER 😀

  • avatar Karen Jones February 13, 2013, 7:15 am

    ONe colour…..mmm for me it would be metallic dark bronze mmmmmmmm :-)

  • avatar Milaine February 13, 2013, 1:06 pm

    je perlerai avec du or ou gold

  • avatar Kimberley Garza February 14, 2013, 12:07 pm

    If I had to pick a bead color I would say a deep forest green with speckles of gold in them. That would be my favorite.

  • avatar alice craddick February 14, 2013, 12:11 pm

    Lime green- hands down.

  • avatar Sherry Bain February 14, 2013, 12:12 pm

    Purple is always a favorite.

  • avatar Judith February 14, 2013, 12:14 pm

    red in all it’s shades and finishes.

  • avatar janice fagioli February 14, 2013, 12:15 pm

    Greens for me!

  • avatar Janet February 14, 2013, 12:23 pm

    I’d choose gray, in the hopes it would be allowable to use various tints and shades. But when the question says “only bead in one color, I’m hoping it would be a temporary situation. Because being forced to bead in one color FOREVER is too much to imagine! :-(

  • avatar Denise S February 14, 2013, 12:25 pm

    I would choose green. It compliments all the othe colours!! It’s the base of nature, that frames all the flowers!

  • avatar Mandi Ainsworth February 14, 2013, 12:25 pm

    Not forever, hehe. Just an exercise to learn something from.

  • avatar judy leithauser February 14, 2013, 12:29 pm

    it would have to be green for me. it has been a favorite of mine since i was a little girl.

  • avatar Claudia February 14, 2013, 12:33 pm

    One color… I would choose silver

  • avatar Shirley Moore February 14, 2013, 2:20 pm


  • avatar Mandi Ainsworth February 14, 2013, 3:08 pm

    The contest has ended and the winner of Kerrie’s pattern is… Mary Kearney! Congrats! Thanks everyone for your lovely comments :)

  • avatar Sylvia de waal February 15, 2013, 12:40 pm

    I think I choose Silver… :-)

  • avatar SALLY LEE February 21, 2013, 2:37 am

    Purple…… That is my favourite color.

  • avatar Gina Leonard February 25, 2013, 10:24 am

    Purple is the color that fulfills all of my senses. It is so rich and varied.

  • avatar Mady Lindberg February 26, 2013, 10:07 am

    I would choose matte black, I just love black jewelry. :-)

  • avatar Mady Lindberg February 26, 2013, 10:11 am

    ohh, I forgot to tell You that I just love your adorable hedgehog!!!

  • avatar Ann Short February 26, 2013, 1:19 pm

    I would have to choose silver. love the coolness of the finish.

  • avatar Sher February 26, 2013, 9:59 pm

    Jet Black…goes with anything.

  • avatar Jan finley February 27, 2013, 5:08 pm

    I would use Mint Alabaster Abx2.
    It is beautiful. and if I could put another color with it, it would be Golden Shadow.

  • avatar Kimberly Kretschman March 3, 2013, 2:12 pm

    It would have to be blues for me. There are so many wonderful shades of blue beads. I always have a hard time picking a shade so I usually end up buying all shades of blue in the beads I love.

  • avatar Bonnie Lee September 23, 2013, 12:28 am

    I Would chose crystal(shinny) black, as it would go with every color I wear.

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