Monday, November 23, 2009

Sabine Lippert - Bead Magician Extraordinaire

Today a friend posted a link of her work on my facebook page and I was so honored. She used one of my dichroic glass cabochons and created a fantastic necklace using her magical beading powers! I'm talking about Sabine Lippert from Germany.

Here's the original dichroic glass cab.

And here is Sabine's necklace after she did some serious beading magic. Isn't it beautiful?!

Check out her blog to see more of Sabine's beautiful work If you are interested in seeing more of my dichroic glass cabochons, you can see them in my Etsy shop.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Gorgeous CZ Faceted Components from

Have you ever looked at some special beads and thought "I'd sure love to have some of those!" Well, my fantasy was fulfilled yesterday when these beauties arrived in the mail. These CZ faceted flat teardrops and CZ faceted round beads are from and boy do they sparkle! has hundreds of different Cubic Zirconia items including beads, pendants, drops, clasps, links and earrings in many different colors and shapes. I chose the orange, yellow and peridot flat teardrops because I love those shapes and I also love those colors together. The thing I like most about CZ components is the sparkle created by the facets.

Can you guess what I'm going to make with them? Stay tuned for the finished creation. I won't be finished too quickly as I have to make some beadweaving components to match the CZ beads, but hopefully I'll be done in a week or so.

Thank you, Artbeads, for getting my creative juices flowing with these lovely beads. As part of blog group, I received these products free of charge and am giving my honest critique of the products received. I have not been paid for providing this review of their products.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Etsy Beadweaver's November Challenge Winner

This month's EBW challenge entitled "Beauty of the Flower" had 17 entries and received 685 votes. With 174 of the votes, the winner is number 13 - Hibiscus Necklace - grakowsky.

You can read more about the winning entry as well as the top ten winners on the EBW blog. Congratulations to all the beautiful entries.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

EBW November Challenge Mosaic

EBW November Challenge Mosaic, originally uploaded by wMarlaine.

Check out the fabulous entries into the Etsy Beadweavers November Challenge entitled Beauty of the Flower. You may vote for your favorite between Sept 9 and Sept 15 on the group blog at