Thursday, 26 June 2008

DON'T EVER GO TO REHAB, YOU.... Beadaholics! - Treasury

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Thank you so much Smadar of Smadar's Treasure for including my Pearl and Brick Bracelet in this AMAZING treasury!!!!

Smadar makes beautiful jewellery! (see below)!! check out both her shop and her blog!

Spiral Necklace with Beaded Bead


This treasury expires on Sunday 29th June:

Tuesday, 24 June 2008

3 stunning treasuries....

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A bit late posting this.... but I was teaching all day yesterday, so I only just found this beautiful treasury created by wMarlaine, who is also the creator of this gorgeous cuff.

GIMME THE GARNETS...and no one gets hurt...

Thank you so much for including my Merry Widow Bracelet in this gorgeous list!!!!

This treasury expires on Wednesday 25 June:

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and this equally gorgeous treasury was created by StarryBlueSky.

Sunny Ranunculus - Signed Fine Art Photograph

Thank you so much for including my Blazing Flowers necklace:

This treasury expires Wednesday 25th June: 

treasury 24And here is another stunner by Ixela!!!! As always...  :-)

Pastel and Gold

Ale, thank you so much for including my Midsummer Night's Dream necklace.

This treasury expires on Thursday 26th June:

Monday, 23 June 2008

Vanilla Cream!!! - Treasury

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This one is going to have to be a quick one, not because it's any less beautiful than any other treasury, but simply because I have to run to my lesson in 10 minutes.  A lot of excitement there!!! :-)

Thank you so much Miriam from CieloDesign for including my Ancient Cuff in this wonderful treasury!!!

This treasury expires Wednesday 25th June:

Check out CieloDesigns, a fellow EBWer and compatriot. and see some truly beautiful beadwork from a wonderful bead artist!!!! (see example below)

Wild Roses Necklace

Off I go to teach my lesson now! :-)

Happy beading everyone!!!

Sunday, 22 June 2008

Art Y Pico Award...X 3 wow! thank you!!!! :-)



I'm so honoured and chuffed to have  received the "Arte Ye Pico" Award, a Creativity and Art award, not once, not twice.... :-) but three times!!! :-)

Thank you so much to Smadar's Treasure, Amy Lilley Designs and JaPaBy who where all so thoughtful in thinking of me!!! I'm seriously touched!!! :-)  Please take the time to visit their blogs :-)

It is now my duty to pass this award on to 5 other fellow artists who I feel also deserve this honour. Make sure you grab the picture and put a caption of who gave it to you.

I hereby pass the award onto::

Nicole Camapanella of  Beadwright for being a wonderful artist, beader, teacher, friend, person and for putting some of my pieces in her new book Flatwork.

Caroline of Pink Lemonade Boutique Bags because I'm crazy about her amazing bold handbags and I love her blog! :-)

EBW of EtsyBeadweaver Street Team for being a wonderful community of talented, creative and supportive beadweavers.

Ale of  Ixela for being a wonderful, generous, talented person and friend! :-)

and last but definitely not least.... Waterrose because I love her gorgeous embroidered cuffs and blog!!!

This is by no means an extensive list of who I think deserves this award, but I was limited to 5 :-) Please visit these blogs and discover some wonderful talent!!!!


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.

Saturday, 21 June 2008

It's Blooming! - Treasury

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Thank you EnchantedBeads for including my brand new Midsummer Night's Dream necklace in this lovely treasury!!! :-)

This lovely treasury will expire on Monday 23rd June:


Jewelry Box with pearls by EnchantedBeads

go and visit EnchantedBeads for more wonderful beaded creations! :-)

Quiet in Heart and in Mind Clear - Treasury

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Here's another treasury, this time curated by SalamanderHouse who creates wonderful beadwork, here is a sample, go check out her shop for more:

Grappa from Mars active until Monday 23rd June.


Thank you so much for including my Blazing Flowers (one of my very favourites! ;-D).

SHE - Treasury

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Keep 'em coming!!! :-)

Thank you Smadar for including my Sunflowers Earrings in your gorgeously romantic treasury!!!!

This treasury will remain active until Monday 23 June, go check it out!!! :-)

Smadar'sTreasure  is one of my favourite bead artists! I love her work and her wonderful use of colours and shapes.  Here is a sample of her beautiful work, go to her shop or blog to see more of her beautiful creations:

3D Gold Trapezes Necklace OOAK

Friday, 20 June 2008

Midsummer Night's Dream


Midsummer Night's Dream

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I've been working on this piece on and off for a while now... well, since EBW announced the July Challenge "A Midsummer Night's Dream".... and since then all I could envision was these flowers in these exact colours.... so it had to be made! :-)  and I'm really pleased with the result!!! :-D

I used these colours because they remind me of my teenage summer nights on holiday, where the grass looked really green and the skies were so dark they looked purple illuminated by bright lights from the stars in the sky. And because of the darkness the flowers change colour into a strange but wonderful world of greens and purples and lights.... My interpretation of an idyllic memory of how it was....

Six beautiful brick stitched flowers bead woven with freshwater pearls, purple and green fire polished Czech glass beads and Czech seed beads, and pale yellow Swarovski crystals appear to grow out from an ivory/cream brick stitched curved band and joined on the other side by 6 strands of seed beads leading to the bead woven complementary toggle and loop closure.

The largest flower measures 1 ½” (c. 4 cm) in diameter and the smallest 1” (2.54 cm). The band of flowers from the top of the first flower to the bottom of the last one measures 4 ¾” (12 cm). The neckline (inside) measures c. 19” (c. 48 cm).

One Of A Kind - OOAK


Please go and visit the EtsyBeadweavers’ blog from the 7th of July and vote for your favourite piece from a selection of incredible beadwork.

Voting only lasts 7 days, so don’t put it off! :-)

Black is Back - Treasury

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WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this one is just wow! again lucky me has my Black and Pearl Blossom Earrings included in yet another wonderful treasury!!!!!!

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Thank you so much Gulinoartware!!!
Go check out her shop!

 Blue Dots

This treasury will be active until Monday 23 June:

Early Mornings - Treasury

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I'm beginning to blush!!! :-) yes another one! ;-)

Thank you Nanouke for including my Elizabethan Cuff

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Nanaouke makes wonderful knitted wire jewellery, here is a sample of her work, check out her shop for more:

Blue and Green Glass Bracelet


This treasury will be active until Monday 23rd June, go check it out! :-)

Please me.... - Treasury

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I'm feeling very honoured!!! yet another beautiful treasury created by ClinkscalesArts, a fellow beader and member of EBW.  Go check out her shop, these earrings are only one sample of her lovely work:

Medium Hoop with Post Sterling Silver Crochet Earrings - Brown and Icy Blue

Thank you so much for including my Passion Flower Earrings!!!

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This treasury will be active until Monday 23rd June:

You Have Gotta See This!! Vol. 12 - Treasury

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Well I'm not quite sure what is going on with treasuries lately... but I seem to be in quite a few :-) Thank you to all who include my pieces amongst so many wonderful works!!

This treasury was created by vsilcoxdesigns and what a wonderful job they did.   See below a sample of their beautiful work:

Go check out their shop and see more! :-)


Thank you so much for including my Sunflowers collar:

Sunflowers Collar 03 copy This piece was one of the work in progress I blogged about, please click on the links below if you would like to see how it came about:

Creative Process - Bronze Embroidered Collar - Part 2

Creative Process - Bronze Embroidered Collar - part 1

Visist this treasury till Saturday night 21st June:

Thursday, 19 June 2008

Green and Purple Sparkles - Treasury by me

treasury 14 by me Well with all these wonderful treasury that I've been featured in, I started to feel guilty for not having created a treasury in ages.... so I did! :-)

Here are some, and by some I mean a tiny percentage, of  my favourite  Etsy friends :-)

Go check out the treasury and check out each individual items and their shops!:-)

Expires: Saturday 21st June

My colour choices for this treasury was inspired by the latest piece I've been working on for a while...  come back soon and check it out... it's mostly green and purple :-)

Lots of Treasuries!!!! :-)

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Wow!!!! I'm so honoured to have been featured in so many treasuries lately...  Here are some of the most recent active ones:

Be Dazzaled! curated by wMarlaine.  This treasury runs out on Saturday 21st June.

Below is a sample of her beautiful beadwork. Go check out her shop!

Shades of Purple Freeform Peyote Bracelet 3

Thank you Marlaine for  including my Caramel Blossom Earrings

 Caramel Blossom 07 copy

treasury 12Preferably Intravenous!

This treasury expires on Saturday 21st June.

Now we are talking!!!!  anyone who knows me, knows what a complete and utter choccaholic  I am.... I don't mean I like it, I mean I lose all sense of what is right and wrong in the presence of anything that has chocolate in it!!!! :-)

This gorgeously yummy... mmmmm delicious treasury was created by SandFibersSurplus.  Carol Dean of SandFibers makes beautiful modern beaded jewellery! if you don't already know her work you should definitely check her shop out!!!

This is one of my favourite pieces:

Two for One-- Beaded Larvikite Pendant on Black Obsidian and Crocheted Necklaces

Thank you Carol Dean for including my Chocolate Blossom Earrings in this wonderful treasury.Bronze Flower 01 blog









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Did anyone call for a cab?

What a great collection of beaded cabs!!! I'm honoured, once again, to have been included in this wonderful treasury.  Treasury expires Saturday 21st June.

Thank you GrandmaMarilyn for including my Green,Purple and Pearl Necklace



Go and check out GrandmaMarilyn's shop and see some wonderful beadwork!  Here is one of my favourites:

Pearl and Candy Jade Bracelet and Earrings Set BQS0001

Tuesday, 17 June 2008

in PINK - Treasury

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My dear friend Ale (Ixela) puts together the most beautiful treasuries. She has an amazing knack for finding new and interesting artists, which she features on her blog.

Thank you Ale for once again thinking of me and including my Elizabethan Cuff in this beautiful collection!!! :-)

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This treasury will be active until Thursday 19th June, go check it out! :-)