Tuesday 19 August 2008

Bead Artist Originals - Items of the week

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Check out these gorgeous Items of the Week!!!

Go to the Bead Art Originals' blog and see this week's special offers!!!

My item of the week is the Merry Widow Necklace - please check out the BAO's blog to see what special offer is attached to this necklace  and to the other beautiful Items of the Week.

Monday 18 August 2008

Front Page!!!! thank you Smadar's Treasure

front page 16th august 08Yeahhhh!!!! One of my bangles made it to the front page yesterday!!!!    My Royal Flash Bangle!!!! Royal Flash Bangle 03 blog








Thank you so much Smadar's Treasure for not only creating this gorgeous treasury... but also for getting me to the Front Page!!!!! Yeah!!!!! :-)




If you are not familiar with Smadar's gorgeous beadwork, you should go check it out!!! here is an example of her wonderful jewellery:

Unique Crystals and Bugles Colorful Bracelet

Saturday 16 August 2008

EBW - ART DECO Challenge Winner is....

The winner for August's EtsyBeadWeavers ART DECO challenge is Jems by Jules with her beautiful Search Light Art Deco Bracelet  - Congratulations Julie!!!!!! :-)









My piece Purple Graces came in 5th!!!! :-) so a BIG thank you to all of you who voted for me!!!!! :-)

To see the top ten results, please visit http://etsy-beadweavers.blogspot.com/2008/08/and-august-challenge-winner-is.html

Thursday 14 August 2008

Spread the Blog Love

It's almost 1 am... and I can't bloody sleep!!! as usual!!! :-) this time I got woken up by sounds of thumping and cheering.... yet another Thursday night party going on.... I must be becoming a grumpy old woman.... the noise is driving me nuts... only a few years ago (2 to be exact!) I would have been out partying myself... now it's all so annoying!!! :-) so what is an old grumpy woman to do.... check my e-mails, of course!!!! :-) and I found myself tagged by Make Every Day Your Lucky Day. .. am not quite sure what it actually means... so I'm playing along either out of complete sleep deprivation... or simply because I cannot think of anything better to do at this G-d forsaken hour, with the thumping music and happy people sounds  resounding in the distance... although 20 minutes ago it felt like the party was happening in my bedroom :-)

Ok, so now I'm supposed to spread the blog love to my friends... so here goes: Sand Fibers, Ixela, MaryLou's Art [Ad]venture, Bangles & Beads, Pink Pooch Designs, Waterrose, Smadar's Treasure

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(Pls. don't remove) Credits: Elements/Paper by Dani Mogstad/ Layout by JennyL

1. Don't remove the credits when you post the image
2. Please link back to the person who tagged you and pass this tag to many of your friends
3. If you have more than one blog, please post this to all of your blogs so your other blogs can be listed to the master list too.
4. Remember to go to A SLICE OF LIFE (pls. don't change this link) and leave the exact post url so she can add you to the master list to help increase our rankings and improve our Technorati Authority.
6. Spread the BLOG LOVE FEVER!!

1.Jenny Said So 2.) Simply Jen 3.) This and That 4.) Bargain.Sales.Deals. 5. A Slice of Life 6.) Aussie Talks 7. When Mom Talks 8. Mommy Talks 9 Aggie Shoots. Aggie Scraps 10 All Kinds of Me Stuff 11 The Salad Caper 12. Winding Creek Circle 13. InkBabyStudios 14. Me and Mine 15. Creative in Me 16. For the LOVE of Food 17. Little Peanut 18. Pea in a Pod 19. It’s Where the HEART Is 20. Around the World 21. SugarMagnolias 22. Nita's Random Thoughts 23. Nita's Corner 24. Nita's Ramblings 25. Batuananons 26. Thomas Web Links 27. Filipino Online Community 28. Thomas Travel Tales 29. Bohol Paradise 30. My Wandering Thoughts 31. Arts and Entertainment Center 32. Great Finds and Deals 33. Make Money Online 34. Entertainment News and Beyond 35. Erlinda's Wandering Thoughts 36. TnT Kit 37. Aha Mama! 38. A Zone for Digiscraps 39. RazorianFly :] 40. WebGeek Journal… 41.All About The Memories 42. Spymama 43. Alamak OiOi 44. HasH's Personal Blog 45. MommyAllehs Up-Close and Personal 46. All About Kawaii 47. My Photographic Sketch 48. Embrace Simplicity 49.WilStop 50. Fun.Fierce.Fabulous 51. Kidd Designs 52. Me,Myself+2 53. Anygen's Journey 54. Ultimate Food Cooking Guide 55. Make Every Day Your Lucky Day 56. Triz Designs 57. YOUR BLOG HERE

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Let's try and get some bloody sleep!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-) or the grumpy old woman syndrome may become a permanent affliction!!!! :-) 

Monday 11 August 2008

Front Page! thanks Olala Design!!!

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I've only been on the front page 3 times including this one!!!! and the last two times has been because of Olala Design!!!! thank you so much Olala Design... must be something about the way you make them! :-)

Carmen necklace - black and grey felt flower, metallic button, long necklace with silver pompons and crystal beads



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Thank you so much for including my Black and Pink Pearl Pendant and getting me to the front page not once but twice!!!!!!!! :-)







Also thank you MaryLou of time2cre8 for capturing this screen shot, otherwise I would not even have known!!! :-)

Just a Scribble - Beadwoven Peyote Cuff (2815)




and one last thing.... don't forget to go to the EtsyBeadWeavers' blog and vote for your favourite ART DECO beadwoven piece!!! :-) http://etsy-beadweavers.blogspot.com/

Sunday 10 August 2008

ART DECO EBW Challenge

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Voting for the EtsyBeadweavers August  ART DECO challenge has started!!!!! :-)

Go and check out the amazing entries for this month's challenge and please take a few moments and vote for your favourite!!!! - from 9th-15th August - only 6 days left to vote!!!! don't put it off!!! :-) 


My entry for this challenge is entry # 2

Purple Graces

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Thursday 7 August 2008

Kindergarten teacher's presents!

Tomorrow is my son's last day at kindergarten and last year at this particular one where he has been going for 3 years!!!! Next year he will be joining the system!!! :-) meaning he will be entering the mandatory state kindergarten... not so sure how I feel about that... but more importantly not so sure how he will feel about it... as he is leaving all his friends (not one of them is going to the same place next year) but I'm sure we will both survive! :-)

I wanted to give something special to these 6 wonderful women who have been looking after my son during the year and some of them have been with him for the whole 3 years.... The care he received there is way above and beyond what is called for in their job description... so I wanted to make them something each... and here is what I've been making for the them in the last few days.... the hardest part was deciding which one gets what... I hope I made wise choices and I hope they'll like my little tokens of affection and gratitude! :-)

Amira copyRotem II copy Yaffa copyRotem I copyIrit copySamto copy

Oh yes.... and I almost forgot.... during my lunch break, I managed to get a Treasury and I filled it with some of the amazing entries for this month's EBW Art Deco challenge - voting starts the 9th August - but in the meantime go check out this treasury! :-) http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list_west.php?room_id=21103treasury 37

This treasury expires Sunday 10th August: http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list_west.php?room_id=21103

Tuesday 5 August 2008

Bead Art Originals - Items of the week (4th - 10th August)

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Bead Art Originals are presenting this week's items of the week. 

This is a brand new feature! Starting this week, every Monday the BAO blog will be featuring selected items with some special offers attached to them.  Go take a look!!! :-)


Monday 4 August 2008

Flaming Wall Flower

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Finally managed to finish the bracelet I started a few days ago using those gorgeous large Delica beads.... and for some reason I seem to be stuck on making those brick-stitched flowers I've been making lately... but it works so well with this bracelet that I couldn't help myself!!! :-)






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I'm quite happy with how the actual bracelet turned out!!! and it looks so much nicer, more vibrant and luscious in real life... but what I'm really unhappy with is my photography!!! yuck... and these are  the best of over 150 shots I took....  I just found it really hard to photograph the red and purple!!!  If anyone out there knows what I'm doing wrong or has any advice for photographing these 2 colours then please, please, leave me a comment with your suggestions, because I'm at my wits ends... and it's not the first time I had problems with these colours... I tried taking the photo in the flat, outside, in the shade, in more shade... although I must say the darker the shade the better it looked... but am still not very happy with the results... at least the bracelet turned out pretty nice!!! :-)

So unless someone can suggest how I can improve on photographing these 2 colours, I may have to stop beading using this combination, and I have to say, that would be a tragedy as it is one of my favourite colour combinations!!!!

For more information on Flaming Wall Flower Bracelet please visit  my Etsy shop, thank you! :-)


Friday 1 August 2008

Seeing Red!


I bought these gorgeous red large Delica beads a few months ago from Bogal Ltd., and I really love the colour, so I figured I would just start using them and see where it takes me... this is my effort so far :-)




Obviously red is on my mind, and it was about time that I created a treasury, so I did! :-)  This treasury features some of my new Bead Art Originals team members. treasury 36











http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list_west.php?room_id=20484 (expires Sunday 3rd August) Go and check out these pieces and visit the artists shops.  Search for BAO team and see all of the amazing talent that makes up this wonderful new team!

Bead Art Originals is a newly formed Etsy street team, comprising of both artists that bead and artists that create beads.

Above is only a small taster of this new team and of what is to come!  Please go and visit Bead Art Originals: web site  and blog and meet the artists!