Sunday, September 16, 2012

I am alive!

Hi BEADERS & READERS!

Yes, I am still alive. And still beading.
Short summary: my old contract as a researcher has expired - they had no money to keep me - (because of this country's idiotic policy of employing scientists) - was at home for two months - got an exciting new job and a permanent position (screw the Swedish scientific employment policy once again) - my baby-boy (oldest) has started school - I AM HAPPY and BEADING. AGAIN. Finally.

Last year was VERY stormy, but I have survived. :) MANY things have happened. I started an education as a silversmith (besides having a house, husband, two kids, daytime job and a company to run). Here are couple of examples of me learning playing with metal:






Then, I got involved into the Battle of Beadsmith, got to the round two (and am very glad about it). 


I will blog about this shoe some time later. I hope :)

Then, I went to Hamburg Bead Fair and met some nice people, couple of my old fans (was great to meet you, guys!) and even couple of beading celebs - Melissa Grakowski, Zoya Gutina and Huib Petersen. 



At the same time, I had yet another personal exhibition,



finished some cool commissioned pieces,


and started collaboration with (read "could not keep away from buying from") Golem Studios


Anyhow, I hope to be back soon with more exciting stories and many more pictures!
HUGE hug, I missed your support!
/Olga

P.S. I have not checked my blog-connected e-mail for as long as I was away. Terribly sorry for not answering in time. 

8 comments:

tina said...

amazing! great work

KJ said...

Wow, you have been busy. All very nice.

Hannah Raulston said...

Stumbled across your blog a few days ago having been redirected from etsy, and I have been avidly reading ever since. You're an inspiration!

Monica said...

wowwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!
Olga è favoloso, sei sempre bravissima e i tuoi lavori mi lasciano senza parole.
Sono stata molto felice di averti conosciuta personalmente ad Amburgo!
Ti abbraccio
Monica

Marsha Wiest-Hines said...

Wow! You have a gloriously beautiful aesthetic and it shines through no matter what your medium! I am absolutely knocked out by your commission piece. So glad to hear your life has settled down and that you will be back to making your art. Not like you actually left, SO much wonderous work here. I WISH I lived in Sweden so I could have seen that show. GUB HUG!!!

Aszka said...

your metal jewelry is beautiful!
I invite you to myself www.firuraszkiaszki.blogspot.com

Beads said...

These are absolutely gorgeous pieces!

Foxan said...

Thank you for all the comments! They all are very important to me.


Sorry it took me so long to answer, I'll try to improve!