Thursday, October 16, 2008

14-15.10.08 Linum Grandiflorum Ring

After a while that I haven't found the muse to bead, I asked Omer to choose for me a beautiful flower so that I can try to bead it. He looked in his flower's catalog and found two flowers. One of them was Linum grandiflorum. I immediately searched for better pictures on the net and felt through google on the flickr album of Philip Bouchard with this amazing macro picture:

you can click on the picture to see more of his wonderful photographs or click this link.

Thank you Philip for kindly allowing me to put your picture on my blog.
I got the muse and the inspiration to come up with a flower similar to the Scarlet flax flower (פשתה גדולה):

to which I beaded also a leaf:

But since the leaf didn't suit for a ring, I just altered to make what you see below:
Thank you Omer and Philip for your inspiration and giving me a good reason to touch the beads again :-)

16.10.08 Beautiful Neuroptera insect on our couch

Neuroptera (ארינמל)
~3.3 cm in length

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

9.9.08 Brillante Weblog Premio 2008 Award - given to me by Claudia (Le gioie di Happyland)

On the 9.9.08 I got a very nice present from one of my e-beader friends - Claudia (from "Le gioie di Happyland"). I only now find the time to pass the award on. So first, I want to thank you Claudia! To receive this award from you is a real real honor. If you weren't to give me this award, you would have appeared in the list below ;-) but I don't know if the rules tolerates duplications.
So, let me introduce you Claudia if you don't know her yet. Very talented and nice beader artist whose husband takes the magnificent photos you will see on her blog. Claudia creates beaded jewelry and objects in Italy and also teaches beadwork. She has devoted her blog to present her creations as well as her students' creations. For me, her site is "heaven in live" since it is a place where I can practice my Italian as well as enjoying the magnificent creations presented there. Do visit:
Le gioie di Happyland - Claudia
According to the award rules:
1. The winner can put the logo on his/her blog.
2. Link to the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links to those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of the people you have nominated.
I nominate here the following beadwork blogs for the "Brillante Weblog Premio 2008" Award :
Les perles de Philomene
For her charming, noble, refined and original jewels
Alle Meine Perlen - Claudia
For her beautiful bb necklace and bracelets, colors assortment and clean work
Beadturtle - Natalie's perlen - Eure Natalie
For her original stuff, beautiful turtles and guitar, wonderful tutorials and creativity
Traumperle - Ricki
For her original bee, ice-cream, grapes and beigel necklaces
Froschprinzessin - Annette
For her joyful colors, bb, frogs and creativity
Mariposa Schatzkiste
For her beautiful geometric beads, haliotis, octopus and 3D stars
For her beautiful and special bb

Monday, October 13, 2008

13.10.08 A day full of unpicking

I didn't count exactly, but I guess I unpicked today and yesterday about 25-40 initiated beadworks.
I then arranged all the beads back to their boxes and felt quiet satisfied to have a "Tabula Rasa". It is essential for me to clean the desk in able to have the head clean and leave new space for creativity.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

11.10.08 Rhamnus tasty fruits, Ramot Menashe

On a nice journey to Ramot Menashe, we came across this magnificent giant pyramidal Cupressus (ברוש), apparently showing a special mixed phenotype.
Later on, we spent some time eating tasty but tiny Rhamnus fruits (אשחר). Which picture do you prefer?

Monday, October 6, 2008

6.10.08 Isalandra Bracelet for Pierrette

Remember my orpheline Isalala Cabochon (designed by Pencio)? Thanks to my dear aunt Pierrette, it has found a new home: the round lace bracelet designed by the dear talented artist Sandra D. Halpenny.
How was this connection made? I simply showed Pierrette my jewel boxes and she liked the Isalala. When we arrived to the box of my first beaded jewels, we found the round lace bracelets that I did a long time ago. It looked good together and what a joy to finally close a circle! I remade a new bracelet in almost the same colours as about a year ago, only that this time I used the fireline thread and also a magnetic clasp. I attached the cabochon to the lace and Voilalala la Isalandra!

Friday, October 3, 2008