Friday, 30 October 2009

variations + BAO Items of the Week

It looks like my beading rut is slowly coming to an end… mainly thanks to one of my sisters who ordered a couple of pieces from me, to wear at her son’s bar mitzvah at the end of November… I don’t know if you remember, a while back, my youngest sister asked me to make a variation of the Emerald Queen in purples for her mother in law… well, now my middle sister wants the same necklace but in red and greys! This style is proving to be very popular amongst my family members! :-) So I spent this week trying to get all the materials together and have almost finished the necklace!!! :-) and, I took this opportunity to take photos and write instructions out for this piece as I was working on it… I think this may be my first instruction for sale… let me know what you think! :-)

Here are photos of the two earlier variations, I will post the new one sometimes next week, providing the rain stops and the sun comes out again!!! :-)

Emerald Queen

Avril’s Jewel

avril 03 copy

And last but not least, here are this week’s items from the BAO, visit the BAO blog to find out what offers are attached to these items.

bao item of the week

My item this week is the Picture Framed Pendant, purchase and pay for this item between now and the 5th November and receive 20% off !!!

and now, I’m going back under the duvet to hide from this horrendous rain storm that is happening outside my window right now!!! :-)

Wishing everyone a fabulous weekend!!!

Friday, 23 October 2009

BAO Items of the Week + a few features

Here are this week’s items from the Bead Art Originals… more eye candy! :-)

bao item of the week

Visit the BAO blog and find out what offers are attached to these items for this week!

My item this week is Purple Graces Necklace

Purchase and pay for this necklace between now and 29th October and receive 20% off!!!

I’ve also been lucky to have some of my pieces featured in a few blogs:

All Things Bead and Beautiful featured Cosmic Carnival Bracelet, which sold since the article came out… coincidence? I don’t know, but thank you Linda of Wild Wicked Beads for featuring it in the great post about Tera Belinsky-Yoder of BeadyGirl Beads. Stay tuned, I have a few more of those gorgeous buttons and beads and will be making more pieces soon! :-)

Found Handmade featured one of my favourite pieces Blazing Flowers on their blog. If you like handmade items you have to check out their site, what a great place!!!

And last, but definitely not least, my Turquoise Shield OOAK Necklace is featured in a great article about the EtsyBeadWeavers in Zoya Gutina’s Newsletter! If you are not familiar with Zoya’s beautiful beadwork, you must check her out!!! It’s just gorgeous!!! And if you are interested in finding out what the EtsyBeadWeavers are all about I strongly recommend reading the article!!!

Thank you all for featuring my work and wishing everyone a wonderful weekend!!! :-)

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Eye Candy from the EBW & BAO

I’ve been incredibly uninspired lately… and for the life of me I cannot seem to sit myself down and do any beading whatsoever!!! So, I thought I would look at some of my team members for some inspirations and it’s been a really long time since I last made a treasury, mainly because I just haven’t had the time but also because the treasuries seem to open up when I’m either out or I’m asleep! :-)

I really wanted to share with you some of my favourite pieces from some of the team members of the EtsyBeadWeavers and Bead Art Originals, to which I belong, and here they are (not in any order of preference):






















This is by no means an extensive list of all my favourite pieces or artists…. There are so many more incredibly talented artists that belong to the EBW and BAO… but I couldn’t show all of them, sorry…
To see more search for the tags EBW and/or BAO on Etsy.

Friday, 16 October 2009

Black Chic Flowers + BAO Items of the Week

After over 10 years of not being in touch, I was reunited with an old and dear friend of mine and yesterday she came over to my place to pick up the necklace and earrings I made for her to wear to her son’s bar-mitzvah. It was so nice to see her!!!! We spent years together, when we first arrived in Israel and both of us were single and carefree (she has 5 kids now!!!)… we partied in Tel Aviv a LOT! I remember her dancing on tables at this crazy bar! We had so much fun!!! and it was just such a pleasure to see her again!

She asked me to make a variation of the Black Chic Choker and matching earrings and here they are:

rochelle 01
Judging from the huge smile, I think she was happy with them :-) and I asked her whether I could take a picture of her wearing them. Most of my pieces end up being shipped abroad, so I rarely get to see the person who bought them wearing them. She promised to send me photos of her wearing them at the bar mitzvah all dolled up! and I can’t wait to see them!!!


Here are this weeks BAO Items of the Week:

bao item of the week
My item this week is: Triple Twist Bracelet

Purchase and pay for this bracelet between now and 22nd October and receive 20% off!!!

Visit the BAO blog to see all the other items on special this week:

Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend!!!

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

EtsyBeadWeavers Challenge

I’m really late posting this, as I didn’t even get a chance to enter the challenge this month but here it is, the October EtsyBeadWeavers Challenge, only 2 days left to vote, so hurry!!! :-)


Go to and vote for your favourite!!!

Friday, 9 October 2009

Life + BAO Item of the Week

All my plans for beading vanished when my poor little baby broke his arm on Saturday… I had no idea it was broken, he was such a brave little boy… after the initial cries when he fell, he calmed down, slept through the night and only in the morning when he told me that his arm was still hurting, did I take him to the doctor… bad mummy!!!! well the doctor also didn’t think it was broken, judging by his happy and smiley demeanour… but to be safe she sent me to the emergency room to see an orthopaedic doctor and get some x-rays done… and yup, not one, but two breaks were found…. what a brave little man I’ve got!!!! We spent hours at the emergency room and he didn’t complain once…. but as soon as the doctor started plastering his arms, that is when he freaked out and the water works started… apparently he was worried that all his friends would laugh at him and his cast… it cost me 12 Bakugans to calm him down :-)

So I spent most of the week entertaining him and spoiling him rotten!!! and on Thursday, Grandpa and I took him to the safari park .

lil et   big et 01

So, needless to say… another week with no beading to show!!! :-) I did start on a variation of the Black Chic Flowers, commissioned by an old friend, hopefully that will be finished by tomorrow… and if no more dramas happen between now and next week, I should be buckling down to some serious (much needed) beading sessions!!! :-)

In the meantime, here are this week’s fabulous BAO items of the week:

bao item of the week
This week I’m offering 20% off the Wall Flower Choker, if you purchase and pay for it between now and the 15th October:

Visit the BAO blog and check out what fabulous deals are offered on this week’s items!

Now, I’m going back to a bit of beading, then some games of Snakes and Ladders (my son’s favourite) and dominos… and hoping for a quiet uneventful weekend!!!

Wishing all of you a wonderful one!!!!

Friday, 2 October 2009

BAO Items of the Week

It’s been a strange week…. after having found one of my designs copied, and having confronted the culprit and asked her to at a minimum credit me with the original design… the outcome was a very rude and public reply, calling me names… I sort of lost the desire to bead… or do anything else for that matter… the whole incident left me depleted and sad… However, the response from the amazing beading community was so warm and supportive… and I can say that after having “mourned” for a week or so… I’m now excited to start beading again… sometimes it’s good to take a bit of time off!!!

This week the BAO has put together an amazing collections of goodies – go to the BAO blog and check out what offers are attached to these beautiful items:

bao item of the week

My item this week is one of my favourite creations:

Purple Balagan OOAK

Purchase and pay for this OOAK beadembroidered cuff between now and 8th October and receive 20% off!!!

Tonight marks the beginning of the festival of Sukkot, wishing all of you who celebrate it a hag sameach and a wonderful weekend!