среда, 16 ноября 2011 г.

Leaves on a pavement

My first-time freeform beadwork :) It took me almost a year to finish it, starting with an idea of peyote leaves.

суббота, 17 сентября 2011 г.

Big reveal!

Today is the day of the Bead Soup Blog Party!

Many thanks to our wonderful hostess, Lori Anderson! She's doing a huge job to organize everything so everyone could enjoy new beads, new meetings and new ideas.

This time my partner was Stacey Curry. She makes very stylish things - just visit her blog and look what she did!

I must say I was afraid my beads will arrive late (due to mailing troubles), but they've f
inally came! Stacey was very generous - just look what I've received from her:

Aah, the chain and findings from Vintaj... And wonderful glass pendant and beads too! Love these autumn colors!

I wanted to make a piece in which all of fall hues wouldn't get lost. I added a beaded toggle to match the shiny black of the pendant :) You may find the pattern in Diane Fitzgerald's "Shaped Beadwork".

Actually, I've made two necklaces, the second one with a lampworked owl made by Olga Ostapenko.

These treasures are enough to make more, and I'm really thankful to Stacey. It was pleasure to work with beautiful beads and findings while making my neckpieces. I'll surely wear them myself)) It was fun! Thank you, Stacey!

The whole list of 362 wonderful participants is here:

вторник, 19 июля 2011 г.

Come on, ye rolling beaders!

The Bead Soup Blog Party is about to begin! For those, who doesn't know it's a great way to boost your creativity, to meet new wonderful people and to have fun!
Новая бусно-бисерная вечеринка у Лори Андерсон вот-вот начнется! Спешите участвовать! Замечательный способ заявить о себе, познакомиться с мастерами, увидеть себя под новым творческим углом и вообще отлично провести время.
Все подробности тут: http://lorianderson-beadsoupblogparty.blogspot.com/

Long time, no see)

I suppose someone might think I only blog about giveaways. Not really)))
The matter is, it takes a while for me to make photos, and to convert them. Lazy me(

So, here is a couple of new things:

A crocheted piece with a BB based on Lynn Davy's tutorial.

Кое-что новенькое:
С чашкой - вязаный жгут+еще одна бусина по уроку Линн Дэви http://www.nemeton.etsy.com/

And this one is a TOHO flower in lilac and violet tones.
Схема для цветка была опубликована в Perlen Poesie, но я плела лепестки немного другим способом - от середины.

четверг, 23 июня 2011 г.

Yard sale at Andrew Thornton's!

Spread a word and get you chance to win a cool stash of treasures!

четверг, 26 мая 2011 г.

Andrew Thornton's cool giveaway

Эндрю Торнтона очень интересно читать - буквально каждый день он пишет у себя в блоге о творчестве, природе и людях, о художниках и вообще творческих людях.
И еще он делает классные вещи, вроде тех, что на фотографии. На этой неделе всякий желающий может выиграть серию совершенно обалденных подвесок из меди, бронзы и керамики с серебряным покрытием, сделанных его руками.

Here are the real treasures:
Andrew Thornton generously offers those totally awesome pendants, made from bronze copper and porcelain with silver coating. Don't miss your chance to win!

суббота, 26 февраля 2011 г.

Posting about a giveaway

Carol Dean Sharpe (Sand Fibers), is celebrating her 5 year Etsy anniversary! She's also holding a great giveaway, where one may win a gift certificate and buy some of her beautiful patterns and kits. As for me, I'm really amazed at the clear lines and cool colourplay in her designs. They're stunners!