Friday 25 September 2009

BAO Items of the Week

I know I keep repeating myself… but look at these gorgeous items!!! I can’t help myself!!! :-) Here are this week’s gorgeous Items of the Week from the BAO:

bao item of the week

My item this week is:

Spring Bride Bracelet

Purchase and pay for this bracelet between now and 1st October and receive 20% off!!!

Check out all the gorgeous items and the special offers attached to them by visiting the BAO’s blog!

Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend ahead!!! Happy beading! :-)

Wednesday 23 September 2009

Night Sunset Bracelt

Here it is… as promised… my new bracelet! :-)

The first beaweaving technique I ever learnt was Right Angle Weave (RAW). I love this stitch!!!! it’s so versatile! You can use it flat, you can build on it, you can make 3-dimensional shapes out of it… it’s amazing!!! In an effort to try RAW out , I spent huge amounts of time making different designs… this one was one of my first. As you saw yesterday, I cleared up my workspace and in doing so I found one of my first bracelets… covered in dust at the bottom of a box… I had forgotten all about it, and realized that I really like it, so I decided to make another one, using different colours… This is the result:

Night Sunset Bracelet

I haven’t stopped wearing it since I made it! I really love it!!! The pictures don’t do the richness of the colours justice… The orange Swarovski sparkles beautifully in contrast to the black matt firepolished bead and turquoise matt Swarovski crystals!

If you are interested in me making one for you, check out my shop for details! :-)

Tuesday 22 September 2009

Why I’ve been so Unproductive… and a new piece

Well… Lately, even though I seem to have all the time in the world, as my son started pre-school and comes home at 4.30 everyday, leaving me lots of time to bead… work… and even exercise… I found myself unable to sit down and come up with anything creative… although I have managed to work and, believe it or not, exercise… every morning, as soon as I have dropped him off at school, I blast my ipod and power walk for an hour… very proud of myself!!! yet… beading… has been more difficult to do… so I looked at my workspace… and this is what I found… a HUGE mess!!!!


IMG_2245Shameful, right? :-) This could explain my cluttered mind and my inability to sit down and bead… nowhere to sit and bead, that’s why!!! So I dedicated a whole day to cleaning up and tried to re-organize my workspace! and here are the results:



So much better, although not perfect, but at least I can actually find the tables!!! :-)

So no more excuses!!!

I bought these AMAZING lampwork beads from Tera Belinsky-Yoder of BeadyGirl Beads and really wanted to make something with them!

Here is the first piece I made using one of these beautiful pieces of glass art:

Cosmic Carnival Bracelet

Amazing what can be achieved with a bit of order in ones life! :-)

I even made another bracelet, although not with Tera Belinsky-Yoder’s beads… a remake of one of my first designs that I found at the bottom of a box…. I haven’t worked on the photos yet, so come back tomorrow and check it out!!!

Friday 18 September 2009

BAO Items of the Week + Happy New year!!!!

Here are this week’s BAO Items of the Week and as per usual they are GORGEOUS!!!

bao item of the week

My item this week is the Cream and Pearl Pendant:

Purchase and pay for this item between now ant the 24th September and receive 20% off!!! $68 instead of the usual $85!!!

Visit the BAO blog to see all the special offers available this week!

Tonight marks the beginning of the Jewish new year…. and the year is 5770!!! Tonight, and for the next two days, the Jewish People will be praying and probably stuffing their faces with their families… :-) Tonight I will be celebrating this festival with my sister, her husband, her kids and a couple of my cousins…. The rest of the holiday will be spent with my parents who are visiting from London…. looking forward to lots of yummy food!!!! I wanted to take the opportunity to wish all of you who celebrate it, a Happy Jewish New Year!!!! Shanah Tovah Ve Metuka (A good and sweet year)!!!! May next year bring only good things to all of you and your loved ones!!!! See you all next year! ;-)

Thursday 17 September 2009

EBW September winners

The winner of the EtsyBeadWeavers Indian Summer Challenge is:

Indian Summer Sunset by Lorraine of Trinity Designer Jewellery

Second place is my dear friend Miriam from Cielo Design (who has to listen to me bitch and moan on a daily basis! and for that she deserves a medal!) :-) with her Parvati's Grace Necklace

and 3rd place… yours truly with my Indian Summer Nights

Thank you to all of you who voted for me, I really appreciate it!!!

To see the rest of the runners up + all the gorgeous entries, please visit the EBW blog.

Friday 11 September 2009

bAO item of the Week

Here are this week’s Items of the Week from the BAO:

bao item of the week

My item this week is: Something Blue Bracelet

Purchase and pay for this item between now and 17th September and receive 20% off !!! $78 instead of the regular $98!!!

Go to the BAO blog to see what other specials are on offer this week from the talented BAO!!!

and don’t forget…. voting for the September “Indian Summer Dream” Challenge is currently in process at the EtsyBeadWeavers’ Blog – My entry is entry # 1 – go and vote for your favourite!!!

Wednesday 9 September 2009

Indian summer – etsyBeadWeavers September Challenge

Voting has started at the EstyBeadWeaver’s blog!!!! Go and vote for your favourite!!!

Some stunning entries were submitted for the September “Indian Summer” Challenge.ebwc

My entry for this challenge is:

Indian Summer Nights, # 1 on the list above

So don’t put it off!!! Go and vote for your favourite!!!
Voting ends 15th September!!!

Sunday 6 September 2009

and the winner is…..

Thank you all so much for making sure I didn’t have to jump out of my window!!!! for following me on Twitter!!!! and for ensuring that I beat my friend!!!! the last one makes me feel particularly happy!!! yes even more than the fact that I don’t have to make the jump… I did say Michael and I get a bit competitive and juvenile, right? ;-)

and the winner of these earrings is….

Karen Gill of

Congratulations Karen!!!!!!

This was so much fun…. I think Michael and I will have to have some other competition in order for me to do another one of these giveaways!!!! :-)

In the meantime, please visit “the loser” :-) he is truly an amazingly talented artist!!! check out his website Michael Onona and follow him on twitter :-)


Friday 4 September 2009

BAO Item of the week

It’s been a GREAT week!!! My son is not only back at school, but he is going to be there (from Sunday) till 4.30 pm everyday!!! Which means my life can go back to normal (last year he was coming home at 1.30 pm everyday)… so not only will I have time to get all my work done (real job) but also have time to create new pieces, start working on some instructions for sale…. and hopefully, if I can get it together, start making some beaded bags…. which is actually why I started beading in the first place!!! I have a terrible bag fetish… the more the merrier! :-) I have all the materials… I just didn’t have the time to sit down and start my first one! :-)

As soon as I catch up with my “real” work… I will buckle down and start working on all the things I’ve been dreaming about for over a year!!!

In the meantime… here are this week’s BAO items, all gorgeous as usual!!!

bao item of the week

My item this week is one of my very favourite beadembroidered pieces. Aztec Treasure – this piece was published in the gallery section of Nicole Campanella’s Flatwork book.

Purchase and pay for this OOAK necklace between now and 10th September and receive 20% off!!!

Visit the BAO blog to see all the specials being offered this week -

And last… but not least…. I want to thank all of you who followed me on Twitter and left comments on my previous post. I won!!! and it was a landslide win thanks to all of you!!! The winner of my earrings giveaway will be announced on Sunday, so make sure you come back! :-)

Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend ahead!!!