Thursday, May 21, 2009

Sorry for being idle!

Folks, I did not intend to disappear like this, it just happened.

Duties first: Etsy BeadWeavers had another Monthly challenge, Red Carpet.
The winner is Miriam Cielo with a GORGEOUS necklace! Congratulations!!!

And here are all entries:

The topic of next month is HUMOR.

Right, now I have some explaining to do. The matter is that my mom was here for a visit. I did not feel like hanging online all the time. That would explain my absence from the beading forums and Etsy Beadweavers Yahoo group.

I thought I'd just bombard you with pictures of the items that I've been making. None are for sale, all to give away :)

1. White simple everyday set for my mom:

(these are my first beaded earrings!!!)

2. Also for my mom, ogalala lace-based necklace (pattern by Katie Debuque in Bead and Button 2001 46:68)

I made this one only because 90% of inhabitants of a Russian beading site,, have this necklace in their galleries, group pressure I guess... I'll never EVER make another one, I was so incredibly bored! But it looks nice on mum's neck, and that is what makes it worth it!

3. More stuff for mom. This is not an original design either. The setting of the cab is beaded for one of the lessons of Galina Pchelkina's course. The chain is free pattern of Sandra Halpenny available here. It's sort of a simple and timeless necklace. Not exactly my style, but totally wearable!

The cab is a wild Russian beauty - a rare stone called "scarn" from Valentina's shop.

4. My mother loves amethyst. And here is another simple pair of earrings:

5. This is a present for a good friend of mother's. Светлана Ивановна, С Днем Рождения!

6. My homework for Galina Pchelkina's lesson Nr. 5 - a medallion. Have no idea what to do with it. yet.

7. Finally a Foxan/MadeByOlga style: a present for my baby-brother's fiancé, with close-ups:

8. Two more pieces were submitted for a local beading contest. I'll blog about those after the 25th of May.

Hugs, time to go to bed... But now you know why I was idle!


Melody Marie Murray said...

Idle! You call that idle? *grin* Does your mom know how lucky she is?

beadsandblooms said...

Wish I could be that "idle"! lol Those are all wonderful pieces. I'm sure all those ladies are thrilled to be recipients of your talented work.

Dawn N said...

Silent maybe, but idle- no way!
What a lucky mom you have. Those pieces you made her a gorgeous.

Rose Works Jewelry said...

I wouldn't call that idle - I'd just call that busy with other things! Love your new pieces :)

njemacreative said...

ooh - I know about skarn! A high temperature, low pressure, iron and magnesium rich meta-carbonate! (aka, a dirty marble) I've never seen it used in jewelry before, though. Awesome! Looks like you've been busy, great work.

V---'-@ said...

I should be so productive when I'm NOT idle. LOL

Karen Gill said...

Lots of lovelies! Hmm...wonder what you'll accomplish when you're not "idle" any more!!?

Marlaine said...

Those are some beautiful pieces you've created. How do I sign up for your give away list?

Foxan said...

Everybody, you cannot imagine how much your comments and feedback are appreciated!

Marlene, let's play a swap game! Rachele and I are going to exchange bracelets this summer. It would be fun to have items made by other Etsy beadweavers! :)

Ginny, thanks for explaining about scarn! That was the first time I met this kind of stone, and I have never seen it in jewelry before as well. It would be so nice to attend a gemology course, actually.

Big Hug All!

Zoya Gutina said...

Eye of the Tiger is just stunning!

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