May 30, 2008

"Allblack" in White Bracelet

The original "Allblack" bracelet was designed by Mu. Mu kindly shared the instructions for it which can be found, as well as other of her beautiful designs, on her site. Thank you, Mu!

May 29, 2008

Premio Arte Y Pico Award - Part II

The second award was bestowed to me by a French beader, Marylo, La reveneuse de bijoux, whom I didn't know until now. Thank you Marylo, I checked your blog and found a lot of beautiful and inspiring work!

This award I bestow to these 5 blogs:
1. Pink Pooch Designs from the USA - I admire her for weaving her snapshot bracelets, one bead at a time, and creating such an amazing work.
2. Artistic Flaire by Deb Disalvo – Deb creates unique creations made from glass. Her work is colorful and fun and sometimes surprising!
3. Try-to-be-better from Germany, who create beautiful and colorful bead woven jewelry. Visiting her blog is always a pleasure!
4. deEva from Hungary- Eva's blog is full with beautiful and inspiring work, and she kindly posts her illustrations and schemas to the benefit of other bead weavers.
5. Green Envy Designs from Australia - The bead woven jewels she designs are very artistic and interesting.
The rules for passing the award on are on my previous post (you can copy&paste)

May 28, 2008

Premio Arte Y Pico Award - Part I

I am honored. I have been given the ARTE Y PICO Award. Not one, but two of them, by two wonderful jewelry designers. Thank you very much! It feels so good!

The first award was given to me by Betina Guelman, who is a very talented beader I know from our Israeli beading internet commune and her work is always special. Thank you, Betina!

So, I am now passing the award to another 5 blogs:
1. Triz, of Triz designs from Israel, who is always surprising me with her very beautiful beadwork designs. Her recent innovation is a bag she made, with an embroidered piece on it- a stunning piece of work!. Go check her blog to see her interesting work in progress.
2. Marylou's Art Ad(ventures) from the USA, who makes beautiful bead woven jewelry, but also designs great graphic items.
3. Nina from Germany, the Beadexplorer – I discovered her bilingual blog recently and found a new interesting way to use beads. Go see what it is!
4.Ixela from Italy is making beautiful jewelry. She also regularly posts the "An Artist a Day Keeps the Doctor Away" post – a feature of nice and inspiring finds that she kindly share with her readers.
5. Finally, Ardjan of Ardjan's Eye from Israel, who is the very talented photographer of mine. Except for my jewelry, Ardjan loves to photograph the nature that surrounds him and any other interesting sights that he captures in his eyes, and shares his beautiful photos on his blog. Thank you Ardjan!
The rules for passing the award on are (you can copy&paste):
1) You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserve this award for creativity, design, interesting material, and also contributes to the blogging community, no matter of language.
2) Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone.
3) Each award-winning has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her or him the ward itself.
4) Award-winning and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of "Arte y pico"blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award.
5) Show these rules.

May 17, 2008

Herringbone Necklace

Those of you who read my posts would already know that Herringbone technique is my favorite beading technique in times when I am not very creative and/or being a bit lazy with my beadwork, but still need to satisfy my beading addiction ;). The past few days have been so, and this is what I came up with. I like how the beaded bead came out. It took me about 6 hours to make it, which is quite quickly... It was hard to take pictures of this piece, and the colors shown in the photographs are a bit different from what they really are (don't ask me why, I wouldn't know anything about it :)).

May 10, 2008

Etsy BeadWeaver's May Challenge - Voting

The theme for May challenge was "Food Chain". Quite a hard one, don't you think? 13 members of the group created beautiful and interesting pieces for this challenge.
You might want to visit the Etsy BeadWeavers blog to see the entries and vote for your favorite. It would be appreciated if you could share your thoughts about this challeng by leaving your comment. There are only 4 days left before voting is closed, so hurry up...! :)

May 03, 2008

My Second-First Embroidery Work

OK, it is my second attempt at embroidery work, but it's the first I actually managed to finish so far. The first-first work is still in progress – turtle pace progress … I had to unpick almost half of what I did (see two posts below) and start again. I already know that the first (first) will not be a perfect work, but I decided to finish it anyway, one little section every few days, not only because I like the pattern but also because I think of it as a good training, especially of my patient... I succeeded to avoid using my scissors every time I felt frustrated and wanted to cut it into half, so that I'll have half that is almost finished – sort of fooling my self...;)
This second work is quite simple and was finished rather quickly, with no "disasters" (except from when I had to cut the extra material before finishing and almost cut the embroidered section… what a relief it was to see it was not damaged! :0)
I really enjoyed making it and am quite pleased with the result, although it's not perfect (it has "hills and valleys" where it had to be flat).
I still don't know what I am going to do with it. I just enjoy looking at it and feel proud of myself… :)