Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Beads for baby

Beads are so contagious, they can also affect babies. Or their mothers...
Today I helped my cousin making beaded pacifier-holders with wooden beads.

They might not be size 15/0 Delicas, but it was so funny anyway. I guess I was missing all this kind of crafty things!
The messy table...

...and the lovely result!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014


This month has been so cold and full of weather alerts all around the world, so the Etsy Beadweavers Team decided to warm you up with its latest challenge:

"As the wind blows the snow around outside, and ice covers the world, humans retreat into warm places by their fires, under blankets made of wool, while animals outside use fallen leaves as blankets. Some hibernate in groups, their breathing slowing down huddled together in a furry pile, and as for us humans, we grab a cup of tea or hot chocolate with marshmallows, put on wool socks or sheepskin slippers, comfy sweaters and blankets, and enjoy the feeling of warmth, coziness, that is the sweetest when you know there is bone chilling cold outside.
Think flames, ember and ashes, think wool, fleece and fur, warm things for the tummy and warm things for the soul.
Think of whatever it is that makes you feel warm on a long February night, and turn it into a cozy warm beaded piece."

As usual there is time until the 16th to vote for your favorite on our team's blog!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

The 8th Bead Soup Blog Party is coming...

Seems like yesterday, but a whole year has already passed...and the Bead Soup Blog Party is coming back!

Next sunday will be the only day for sign ups, so be sure to head to Lori's BSBP blog!
This year we're also going to have only one reveal date, so plenty of time to create and visit every blog.
  • Why should you partecipate?
Because it is a unique occasion to meet new people, with a different culture and habits and also beading techniques. You exchange ideas and preferences and sometimes friendship.
You get to swap beads and you might receive something that you would never be able to find in your own country, or even handmade by your partner!
  • Why should you do your best to visit every blog?
Visiting blogs is an amazing source of inspiration.
You see what other people came up with their soup and most times the reaction is: "I would have never thought about doing so!" Or, you just get an idea of how YOU would have done that.
You see people experiencing things for the first time (new materials, new techniques, new colors!) and that makes you realize you also can do that. It gives you the confidence you were missing.

So if you are still not convinced on partecipating, check the past editions on Lori's blog or on last year's Pinterest board!