Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Love is in the air

I've had this red components in my closet for a while and was looking to the perfect way to use them.
I just added orange jasper beads, some beaded can tabs, silver rondelles to add a bit of sparkle, and here it is:

I love this color palette and I think I was really love-inspired while making it!

So, whether it's love for your significant other or for your mommy, love will surely be in the air with this necklace!
In my etsy shop!

Sunday, April 15, 2012


During this Easter vacation I found something I thought lost for a long time.
Something I received from my grandad a loooong time ago, when I was about 10, and never really understood until know: my grand-grandmother Amalia's knitting mock ups and stitch explanations.
Some of them were tearing apart, like this one

so I had to scan them all.
Most of the mock ups are actually lost in my closet or between my Barbie doll clothes...but I'm so glad I have all the explanations.
I also found a tutorial for "2 years old baby boy shorts", with my father name on it!
My granny used to write on any kind of paper and that's why some of them are unreadable and shredded, but it's ok if you think they're over 70 years old!
I'm going to copy them anytime soon and maybe try to make something nice.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Voting for April challenge

From today until 15th of April you can go to the Etsy Beadweavers blog and cast your vote for our April Challenge, which theme is "Seed beads only: No cabs, no crystals,no gemstones, no clasps (unless they are beaded), no other ready to use supplies (except for what you need as basis for embroidery of course, as well as thread and so on) - but what´s visible are SEED BEADS ONLY!"
No easy task since most of us beaders find it very handy to use metal clasps, sometimes jump rings, and beads of many shapes other than seed beads.
Mixing medias is really inspiring also, and I am experiencing it right now working for the first time with jump rings and metal wire to connect beaded components.
Here is the mosaic

Go vote!!!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Finally on sale

I made this necklace almost 2 years ago and just put it aside

I didn' know how to string it properly and which length I prefear.
Today I was working on something different and realized what I had to do...so I grabbed it, left the other necklace in a corner of the table (sorry necklace, I'll be back at you in a moment) and finally used my pliers and jump rings.

I'm happy with this new length and really pleased that I managed to finish it, finally!
I'm listing it right now on etsy and then I'll finish my bag too- leaving tomorrow, heading home!