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 Angelica Faja February 7, 2013, 4:13 am

    All shades of Sage Green

  • avatar Leola Gajeski February 7, 2013, 4:16 am

    If I could only bead in one color, I think I would choose white. It goes with any other color, and my variety would have to come from varying bead shapes and sizes.

  • avatar Verena Greene-Christ February 7, 2013, 4:17 am

    For me it must be orange!!

  • avatar Wanda February 7, 2013, 4:30 am

    I would definitely bead in Platinum! It can go from casual to a dressy style!! 😉

  • avatar Naan February 7, 2013, 4:31 am

    I will stick to red. I find it very versatile.

  • avatar Susan Feldkamp February 7, 2013, 4:43 am

    I would bead in the color of royalty – Purple.

  • avatar Rosanne February 7, 2013, 4:43 am

    This looks like it would be fun to make and a wonderful challenge to complete. I would make it in aqua also, but then again maybe I’d make it in pink or coral. You never know what color my needle and thread want!

  • avatar Štěpánka February 7, 2013, 4:44 am

    My favorite color is Metallic Iris Brown.

  • avatar kathy February 7, 2013, 4:57 am

    if i were to bead in one colour it would be copper. I love autumnal colours

  • avatar Francotte-Loufs February 7, 2013, 4:58 am

    J’adore votre travail.Si je devais choisir une seule couleur,ce serait le noir, car cette couleur va avec tout

  • avatar Gerlinde Lenz February 7, 2013, 5:03 am

    Loved to hear Kerrie again. Yes, she is a role model! If I were to chose one single color, it would be colorless (crystal) , with various surface finishes including matte and AB. Have you seen the all white work by David Chatt?

  • avatar Barbara Ellis February 7, 2013, 5:20 am

    I would choose gray. It is a classic sophisticated neutral that goes with everything. I love your midnight series, to me this is the perfect color scheme.

  • avatar Jean Hutter February 7, 2013, 6:15 am

    I think maybe black. I like the look of beaded black jewelry – but could I use both matte and shiny!!!!!

  • avatar Sheryl Stephens February 7, 2013, 6:21 am

    PURPLE. Royal, regal, bright and bold PURPLE.

  • avatar kathy February 7, 2013, 6:27 am

    My choice for one color would be gray….all different shades of gray!

  • avatar Carol Hitchcock February 7, 2013, 6:27 am

    If I were to bead in one colour, it would be black; of course using matte, shiny, and iris!

  • avatar Shirley February 7, 2013, 6:28 am

    If I could only choose one colour to bead with it would be green.

  • avatar Linda Katz February 7, 2013, 6:39 am

    I love Kerrie’s designs and imaginative creatures. It was so nice to hear her story. I would have a hard time picking one color since my favorite thing about beading is all the lovely choices of color, shapes and effects but if I had to choose 1 color it would be either deep purple like amethyst or turmaline ruby color (which is another shade of purple).

  • avatar Nicole February 7, 2013, 6:52 am

    Hands down giltline yellow. Soft with glints of gold. Kind of like a warm sunny day.

  • avatar Ronda February 7, 2013, 7:11 am

    I looked at my bead stash, and I would have to say silver/gray. Seems that color was VERY well represented! :-)

  • avatar June S. Josten February 7, 2013, 7:13 am

    If I could only bead in one color. IT would be RED.. I love all shades of red, but bright cherry red is my favorite and its my go to comfort color when I’m working on a new design idea.
    Thanks so much for this opportunity to win this pattern. WOW. I’m excited.

  • avatar Katrina Ashton February 7, 2013, 7:16 am

    Matte black AB would be my choice in seed beads…for Swarovski rivolis it would be Sphinx. (wasn’t sure which we were being asked to choose from).

  • avatar Floy Height February 7, 2013, 7:26 am

    It would have to be TURQUOISE!

  • avatar Phyllis February 7, 2013, 8:21 am

    Probably taupe

  • avatar Mona Ahleman February 7, 2013, 8:24 am

    If I could only bead in one color? That’s a tough question, I seem to use black a lot but my “happy” color right now is fuschia. So, yes, I will have to go with fuschia as the one color I would choose to bead in right now :-)

  • avatar Lea Avroch February 7, 2013, 9:07 am

    What an interesting exercise! Had to think on it for a bit. If I could only bead in 1 color, I suppose it would be black. I love mixing matte black with gloss and there’s all the different seed bead types and sizes to take you from casual to dressy.

  • avatar Deborah McDowell February 7, 2013, 9:28 am

    I love the blue/grey shades. So elegant, so versitle.

  • avatar Lori February 7, 2013, 9:43 am

    I would have to choose, blue, the color of the ocean :)

  • avatar Georgia February 7, 2013, 10:31 am

    I would bead in blue. I love the many color hues.

  • avatar Romana February 7, 2013, 11:16 am

    I’d choose dark purple

  • avatar Leanne February 7, 2013, 11:57 am

    Loved the podcast…One color….well, probably the AB Iris purple color would be my choice…I love the Iris colors and how they take on the color of what they are near….I LOVE the little hedgies too…Leanne

  • avatar Caryn February 7, 2013, 12:22 pm

    I like using copper colors. Love your daisy in white though!

  • avatar jane heyes February 7, 2013, 12:43 pm

    I would bead in black as you can wear black with anything

  • avatar Robin February 7, 2013, 12:45 pm

    ORANGE. definitely.

  • avatar Sheila Davies February 7, 2013, 1:54 pm

    If I could only bead in one colour, it would have to be crystal ab, as it seems to go with anything, and the aurora borealis coating is so beautiful.

  • avatar Lorelle McIntyre February 7, 2013, 2:06 pm

    For me it’s copper it goes with everything

  • avatar Basma February 7, 2013, 2:09 pm

    All shade of pink with silver :)

  • avatar Pamela February 7, 2013, 5:04 pm

    Midnight blue is just the most gorgeous color, it’s dark and mysterious

  • avatar Vivien February 7, 2013, 10:44 pm


  • avatar Pamela February 7, 2013, 10:44 pm

    Lovely Lavender.

  • avatar Marilyn Norman February 8, 2013, 1:35 am

    I would go with Black, using all shades of it. It would suit all and can be worn with anything. Plus it’s one of my favorite colours

  • avatar Linda February 8, 2013, 1:36 am

    Blue, the colour of the sky to cheer up the dreary winter days :-)

  • avatar S. McManus February 8, 2013, 1:50 am

    Bronze would be my choice. It goes with so many other colors.

  • avatar Basma February 8, 2013, 3:45 am

    Silver with any coloure matching my clothes!

  • avatar Tammy Bowman February 8, 2013, 4:48 am

    Red. Everything would be ‘en fuego!’

  • avatar Natasha Wiegelman February 8, 2013, 7:03 am

    Another wonderful podcast! Thank you Mandi! I’ve been a big fan of Kerrie’s work every since I saw it in B&B magazine. Of course, nature and especially flowers is my favorite beading subject.
    If I had to choose one color to bead with it would be white. I like its purity, cleanliness. It would be like a beaded frozen world :-)

  • avatar Carol Passaro February 8, 2013, 8:27 am

    If I could only bead in one colour I think it would have to be black diamond Ab! Such a neutral tone but all the sparkle of a rainbow xxx

  • avatar Cindy Riggs February 8, 2013, 10:10 am

    I would bead in shades of turquoise….it’s my daughter’s favorite color and there are so many beautiful hues! I always get joy out of beading with this color because it makes me think of her!

  • avatar Roxann February 8, 2013, 1:47 pm

    If I had to choose what one colour to bead with it would be very hard…..but I have to say, burnished or rusty red.

  • avatar neera February 9, 2013, 1:57 am

    almost impossible to pick just one colour! If I really had to, I think deep red to purple would be my choice

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