Saturday, 29 December 2007
Please visit http://etsy-beadweavers.blogspot.com/ from the 7th January and view all the wonderful entries at the EBW’s blog and vote for your favourite piece from a selection of very talented bead weavers.
Friday, 28 December 2007
I LOVE it! but best of all... she loves it!!!!! :-)
It may have taken a few attempts to get there.... but have already started my second piece and in my mind have already started my third (which I'm going to make for myself) :-)
Very pleased with the result!!!
Got a bit of work to get the photos uploaded, hopefully in a couple of days all will be revealed... :-)
Tuesday, 25 December 2007
Tuesday, 18 December 2007
Well, as usual, I woke up at an un-G-dly hour.... when the birds haven't even started chirping.... the skies are still dark.... the air is crisp and cold..... and all around the city sleeps... except for me and my gorgeous son :-) .... and of course the first thing I do is check my e-mails, etsy shop, and blog.... (what else can one do at 5 am!!! :-) ) .... and to my surprise I received a message from Carol Dean of SandFibers who makes beautiful handwoven beaded jewelry (http://www.sandfibers.etsy.com/) congratulating me on getting one of my pieces on the Etsy front page.... how exiting is that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Well it definitely made a difference to the number of hits I received on that piece..... over 900 in one night!!!!
Anyway, extremely honoured to be included on the front page when there are so many unbelievably talented artists on Etsy.... it made my day....
I also want to thank Carol (http://www.sandfibers.etsy.com/) for taking the time to explain to me how to capture the page so I can post it on here to keep as record, thank you!
Monday, 17 December 2007
Saturday, 15 December 2007
Thursday, 13 December 2007
Wednesday, 12 December 2007
Wednesday, 5 December 2007
Tuesday, 4 December 2007
My name is Triz, I live in Israel with my gorgeous 3 year old son and 2 dogs... I work from home and somehow ended up attending 4 beading classes (real basic) at my local bead shop....
Suddenly memories of joy flooded back to me.... and I started remembering how much I LOVED beading as a child... I started remembering how I used to bead weave on a cardboard-box loom(made by me).... I used to make bracelets with names.... I remember making them with each individual name for my whole class and giving them as going-home-presents at my birthday party.... I also remember making them in Forte dei Marmi (Italy) with my holiday friend Nicoletta, and selling them at the beach, and on the sidewalk in front of her house....
I remember how much I enjoyed beading.... how passionate I was about it... but what I can not remember is, how or why I stopped.... I have no recollection of making that decision, not to bead ever again.... where are my beads from then?.... the only thing I can think of, is when moving from Italy to England, at the age of 12, somehow all my beads got lost in the move (or thrown out by my parents) ... and somehow I just forgot about it.... I wasn't happy about the move, I guess losing my beads didn't worry me as much as losing my friends and all that was familiar to me....
so... here I am....28 years later.... and beading makes me just as happy as it made me then.... with one difference, I no longer use a loom, I hand bead weave or bead crochet my pieces... I'm obsessed.... I think, dream, breath beads!!!!.... hence the name to this blog ;-D
Am looking forward to filling these pages with my thoughts and my beadwork..... but now must make dinner and prepare the Hannuka candles.... my son is very exited!!! :-) and so am I! :-D
Wishing those of you who celebrate Hannuka, a very happy one.... don't forget: 1 doughnut = over 800 calories :-D