Thursday, January 31, 2013
I just made new can tab earrings with the strangest color combo. At least for me. Not for nature. It started some days ago, when I discovered ruby in zoisiteI'm in love with this stone. The result is a bit quirky for me, but I so love it
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
To be fair, I also made beaded beads with super duos.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
I'm using all the beaded beads tutorials I'm finding on internet using Twin™ seed beads and having a lot of fun with them pattern offered by Preciosa Ornela on its website, so clever and easy. I also made some toggle clasps, always beaded - one is made with transparent seed beads and pink/lilac Twin™ seed beads, to match the beaded beads in the same colors Preciosa Ornela website and have fun!
(Day)Dreaming doesn't have to mean you got your head in the clouds. Dreams provide the material for your goals and aspirations and make you stay focused on your life and the directions you need to choose. I really couldn't help myself...I made another bracelet
Thursday, January 24, 2013
As promised, here are my new can tab earrings made with Preciosa Twin Beads:
I made another donut pendant yesterday night, while watching Grey's Anatomy:
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Yesterday I made these amazing earrings with the new Twin Beads that Preciosa Ornela sent me: Cr3azioni di Cr3stina and is really easy and quick. Now I need to go on with my Japan piece and also need to restock my can tab earrings, since tonight I sold the white ones to a return customer. And maybe I'll finally get to make some photos in the sunlight!
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Let's keep on talking about Japan. Another thing I love about Japanese culture, is that they have huge self confidence, in the sense that they always think you are the only one who can make things work. They don't say "good luck" or "break a leg"; thay say "ganbatte", which means "do your best". They have a strong will power and, although they do believe in luck and amulets, they're just a little help. If you scroll Pinterest and look at "words of wisdom" boards, you'll realize most of them have "cheer-up" sentences, like "you deserve it" or "you are enough". Only when it comes to sport they become a bit harsh and base everything on will power. So how do you mix those different attitudes? Are you supposed to only be brave and strong and push it to the limit while exercising? So here comes Daruma dolls again. Since they're usually round, made of papier-mâché and weighted at their bottom, if you push them gently they'll swing until they'll return to a standing position.Always. So they came to represent one's strength to always get up whenever they fall down.
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Yesterday I was a bit sad 'cause my bead order from Gaea hadn't arrived after almost one month...which isn't that strange, since packages from USA take so long (but not the other way around). My boyfriend came home and he had 3 envelopes in his hands...and only one was bills! First one was this: Preciosa Ornela in return for my blog post about them. So sweet. Lilac twin beads I can't wait to use. The other one...was from Gaea!
Friday, January 18, 2013
I just finished this bracelet, called Chestnut, after a very long hiatus:Monica and is really simple and beautiful, but pretty long to make. I had received some triangular beads in one of the swaps and accidentaly found this pattern almost at the same time (I have quite a perfect timing with beads/pattern finding).
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
A very enthusiastic customer ordered a can tab set in black and gold at the beginning of the month and I just saw from the feedback left (a very kind one!) that it arrived safely to its destination Vogue fuchsia earrings" - the typical item everybody says how gorgeous it is, but nobody buys it. Thanks customers for cheering up my days!
Sunday, January 13, 2013
I'm starting to see little hearts floating around me. this bracelet another one was closed into a beaded box one dark, seductive heart one bold and red
Friday, January 11, 2013
I will start talking about next Etsy Beadweavers challenge, which theme is Japan, because one post is not enough to explain how big my love for Japan is. Daruma.
It's a doll with white eyes, which you are supposed to draw like this: make a wish, draw the first eye. You need to make a commitment, it's not about magic: the one-eyed-Daruma is there to remind you of your desire and the strength you need to pursue your dream.
Source: on Pinterest
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Yesterday I was (impatiently) waiting for a bead delivery, which included some Super Duos. I was curious to try them and test the differences with the Twin Beads. I was trying to keep calm, tracking my pack on internet, when I saw a new pattern from Good Quill Hunting on facebook. Using Super Duos. I couldn't help myself. Here they are, the Butterfly effect earrings:
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
This year we have a special January challenge on the Etsy Beadweavers team. It's dedicated to all those stars who didn't have a chance to shine as winners in the past years
Saturday, January 5, 2013
I had a very long walk with my BF this afternoon and, despite sales being everywhere, the only window I stopped by and stared at was one with a Pantone markers set.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Yeah, today was my 30th birthday
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
It's that time of the year...the first day of it!