Tuesday, March 25, 2008

26.3.08 I don't have a name for it

Svetlana daffodils
Visiting Svetlana's site, my closest multiply contact, I was surprised to see her latest amazing new necklaces. I especially liked her remarkable daffodil necklace:
The reason I was surprised is because I also tried to make one of Petersen's daffodils in January 2008. It was funny to see how each of us (Svetlana, my friend Varda and myself) created something else while being inspired by Petersen's daffodils.
Since my daffodil remained orphelin, I am waiting to create for him a new family, so that I can show it to you.
Anyway, I think Svetlana should publish a book. She is giving such rich and interesting information about all kind of beadwork issues. It's a pleasure to be in her site. I wish I could help her making this book :=))
You can also look at the touching swap she has done with her friend Ingeborg:
Weekend pictures
Some weekend inspiring pictures maybe to encourage my self "stuck bead-muse". My niece Tamar behind gentle white flowers:

and magnificent magenta and yellow-gold flowers which I don't know the name :(
Beads beads beads and more beads....
I went on Sunday to buy some beads in Jerusalem. Though the shop was supposed to be closed because of Pourim - I was kindly authorized to get inside. I bought many drops and some Rocailles (size 15). However, I didn't find the orange colours I was looking for, the prices were very elevated and I was urged to finish my purchase because they had to do some renovation in the store. So it's better to do shopping online, but there is nothing like seeing in reality the beads colours, shapes and size...
I encountered for the first time the Micromacrame (without knowing this name) in a bead store in Tel-Aviv, in which I saw an AMAZING black necklace made mostly with knots. I was in love from first sight... I remember it had a donuts in the middle and it had some chineese knotted balls. They told me there they have a "knotting workshop" but I couldn't afford that at that time. A dream was born in my mind in that moment and this is to learn how to do such beauties. This is still a dream, however today, I am much closer to realize that dream and now I can even call it more simply an "ambition". I have the book and I have also got the cords :=))) Youraii!
I started by buying few months ago the book of Joan Babcock "Micromacrame Jewelry". This is a great book and Joan is explaining there very clearly things that I believe are hard to explain and describe on a paper sheet.
It's been months I am planning to buy cords for trying the art of micromacrame. Every once and there I am checking the stores in which I happen to go, to see if they have those cords. Unfortunately, most of our stores in Israel don't even know about the art of Micromacrame. We are a small country with many things but not everything (as I can imagine someone will find in the USA, specially for crafts supply)...
No worry of course, you will find almost everything you look for in the net. Internet is such a blessed and genius thing.
So I looked for the micromacrame cords with the help of the book introduction about the threads to use and I found several sites selling them, with all kinds of trademarks.
Finally, I decided to buy C-lon cords from Marion Hunziker-Larsen's site and I was very satisfied with that purchase:
The prices are good, the site is very easy to use, it is clear and nicely-made and the cords colours were wonderful and almost the same as in the site's pictures. Finally, I got the package at home within one week only! This time, I was absolutely satisfied with my transaction. It was a joy to open all that small boxes, each one with a number and see all these threads arranged by colour! I felt like a happy child getting a present she really wished to. I looked like a big Smiley.
Let me show off with my new toys (the picture is a bit distorted, but you can still have a glance):

Naki's netted flower spiral virtual workshop
Yesterday was full with tidying and arrangements, I also gave my first virtual workshop on Naki's netted flower spiral! Amazing, all this technology possibilities... You can do almost everything from home! The girls liked it and I am glad they found it clear. Even Birgit (Fofinha) did a great job:


Fofinha said...

Thanks for the great compliment.

Andreea said...

the purple and yellow flowers are called "primule" or "primula", see here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Primula

my grandma has an alley with flowers the same colours as in your picture and i just love them!

i've been in the mountains these days and seen there some plants with very similar leaves. i was surprised to find out later on that primulae do grow in the mountains (in was about 2000m high) as i thought they belonged to the low fields.

judith27k said...

Thank you so much Andreea for your valuable information and the link. Now I will know exactly what to ask for when I go to a nursery :-)