Monday, May 24, 2010

The Beauty of FRIENDSHIP

Long time no see, heh? Still busy ;)

I wanted to share some things with you today. Couple of days ago, I've finished taking a teacher's course in pedagogics at university level. In one of the excercises we had to rank different things and then discuss them in groups (just to demonstrate how group work functions). There were many personal things on that list, like power, wealth, parenting, self-realisation, etc. One of them was friendship. Makes one think, right?

I just wanted to tell that I've met many friends by beading, both in the EBW team and in Russian and Swedish beading forums. We have swapped our beadwork with some of them, and I bought some of the things to have a memory from particular persons. Today I'd just like to show you the things that my friends did. I cherish them, and wear them often. With pride.

These two are the wonderful things that I've got from Naan Pocen, a talented EBW member from Italy. They were made for the EBW spring swap. Got them long ago, but it took ages to take pictures! Sorry Naan...

This is the barette (my first beaded barette ever!). Love the colors and all those crystals!

And this wonderful bracelet is another present from Naan. It can be ordered from her shop on Etsy, but sorry folks - I've got the original! ;)

I've got this lovely chainmaile necklace from Natalia from Malmö, we met at

And this one is from another Natalia from, she lives in the U.S. Just check out those earthly colors!

About a week ago, I've received a polymer clay pendant made by Lorraine of TrinityDJ.

I will just put it on a strap and wear around my neck as it is.

Just as a reminder, earlier I've blogged about the beadwork mady by Rachele and Esther - the curious reader will find it here.

And this gorgeous bracelet was dropped into my mailbox today! Maria, you rock!

Guys, I really appreciate your time and energy put it these pieces. THANK YOU!


Stacy Olson said...

I have had this great beading book for sometime now. It's still a great value. I found it here at Creek Corner. A great site to check out

Patricia C Vener said...

What a lovely blog post. Friendship is so important but it seems too often taken for granted.

I, too, took part in the EBW Spring Swap and received a beautiful necklace (which I haven't managed to take a good photo of yet but which I have worn!) and some wonderful European chocolate (MMMMMMMMMMMMmmmmmmmmmmmm)

Emerald Window said...

I've made so many friends through Etsy and through Blogging. It's refreshing to know that there are so many wonderful people out there.

Marsha Wiest-Hines said...

Lovely post. Friendship ranks high on my list as well. And what a marvelous haul of traded gifts! Your friendships are paying off magnificently.

Lithi said...

Wow. You have some wonderful, creative friends. May they stay with you through good times and bad.

And the pieces are beautiful.

Simply Naan Pocen said...

Thanks Olga for featuring my pieces in your blog! I've been carried away with too much stuff on my end I haven't been paying attention to anything outside my life. I almost missed this blog lol. It was a pleasure making them really and I am actually hoping to make more, especially the barette.

Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor said...

Nice to see you back! What a wonderful collection of meaningful pieces from your friends. I can see why you cherish them so much! Love the polymer pendant. The colors and design are gorgeous and will look divine on its own.

Foxan said...

Thank you, all. Really.