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Monday, December 6, 2010

busy for a while


I have been busy for a while. I made many items for a fundraising collecting money for cancer patients. But I was disappointed to discover that the organizers under priced my items and sold them in very low prices. The lucky buyers got a wonderful bargain and many items were sold. My shop looks a bit empty now. Here are some items that I made recently.

This bracelet is made with RAW technique for the Etsy Beadweavers December Challenge:


Saturday, July 3, 2010

The Best Giveaway Ever!


Three little meerkats from NiftyKnits have been travelling around the world, staying with friends from Etsy's ETTEAM and collecting souvenirs along the journey.

One of the destinations of little meerkat Treasure was our home, in which he'd celebrated Hanukkah with us, got a tour in old Jerusalem and visited a sci-fi convention.

Treasure and his brother Alchemy had gatherd many gifts in his journey and it is now time to give them away!

The souvenirs are just amazing (total prize package is now vouchers to spend in five separate shops, an ipod cosy, a quilted mat, a silver shoe pendant on 18" chain, a felt lady, earrings, four Art cards, an embroidered ring, a mini-fascinator, a luggage tag, a horsehair cellphone charm, a papier mache house and badge, a trinket dish and of course Alchemy herself) and worth at least $175 not including the discount vouchers - which will push the total value way higher!

You can visit the ETTEAM blog for more details and for particpation.


Saturday, April 24, 2010

Spring Swap


My online team - ETSY BEADWEAVERS TEAM - had organazided a friendly swap between the members.

It is always nice to get gifts, especially from talented artists as the EBW memebers. This was also an opportunity to see closely other techniques of beading.

My gift was from Ellen of Glimmerstone.

She made me this bead embroidered purple bracelet. This is a perfect gift for me because I don't do bead embroidery. I have unfinished embroidered pendant waiting for me over a year now. And I also love the deep purple colors.

Isn't the bracelet gorgeous?

Want to see the beautiful pieces swaped? check Christina Wilson's blog for a picture of all the participating artists.


Saturday, April 17, 2010

EmmainWonderLand Photography


I've won a giveaway of a very talented photographer - EmmainWanderLand. She has the most exquisite nature photographs.

I especially love the yellow summer dreamin' series (which I won in the giveaway):

She also has a beautiful series of phogographs in B/W:

Good luck Emma and thank you!


Sunday, April 11, 2010

Ocean Breeze: Crystal Rivoli Beaded Necklace


This necklace has been created for the Etsy Beadweaver's (EBWC) April Challenge. The theme of this month's challenge is "Light as a Breeze".

The sparkle of the exquisite Swarovski rivolis and their changing colors are constantly changing, always beautiful, in the color of the litle drops of ocean water, carried by the ocean breeze and sparkling in the rising sun.

Please visit the EBW blog between the 9th and 15th to view all entries and vote for your favorite piece.


Saturday, March 13, 2010

Our New Home

For some time, hubby wanted a new home. Our apartment in the 4th floor in down town Jerusalem was to crammed for his taste, not enough space for our 5 cats and for ourselves.

In a moment thought we've decided to fulfill the dream of a country house with a large garden. One rainy day we've loaded 5 stressed cats to our car in the way to our new home.

Everything is still a mess and we didn't unpack even half of our boxes. Only today I began to arrange my work space and I still not sure where to arrange everything.

But I enjoy the garden that began to bloom now and the lemon tree.

I intent to make preserved lemons and lemon jams.

And every morning I sit in the garden for my tea and breakfast. This one was made by hubby (you can see it from the colorful spices he adds to the fried eggs).

And the cats enjoys themselves endlessly.


Saturday, February 6, 2010

Seafoam Blue Crystal Rivoli Beaded Necklace



This unique one of a kind beaded necklace made of 3 Light Sapphire Swarovski crystal rivolis embellished with a delicate AB Swarovski crystals and Swarovski pearls in all the colors of the ocean. Constantly changing, always beautiful, like the sea. You can see all of the ocean treasures inside it's sparkle.

The necklace was created for the Etsy BeadWeavers' ocean inspired February Challenge. Please visit the EBW blog between the 9th and 15th to view all entries and vote for your favorite piece.


Saturday, January 2, 2010

Jasper and Crystal Rivoli Beaded Necklace


Unique one of a kind necklace made of 5 Charcoal grey Swarovski crystal rivolis embellished with a delicate Swarovski crystals and pearls. The rivolis are complimented with round Spider Jasper and Onyx. Made with CRYSTALLIZED™ - Swarovski Elements.