Monday, August 31, 2009

Up For a Treasure Hunt?

Kitzbitz on Etsy has created this wonderful and fun Etsy treasure hunt treasury. It's only available until Wednesday, September 2nd - so join the fun now while you can. There are two great prizes available to the lucky winners.

My New Life pin was included in this treasury of gorgeous items available from Etsy sellers. The selections were chosen from members of two Etsy teams: FHF Team and HAF Team. Kitzbitz is a member of both teams. I am a member of the HAF team.

Monday, August 24, 2009

I Love This Stuff Treasury

My Silky Copper Bracelet was included in this treasury created by Little Stone Design.

Her June Garden Beadwoven Bracelet is one of my favorites on Etsy. But there are many many more beautiful items in her shop. Check it out!

If you aren't familiar with Etsy, you are missing out on some wonderful hand made creations. It's a great place to shop for gifts for everyone in your family.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Totally Turquoise Treasury

My Fantasy Three Blues bracelet was included in this Totally Turquoise treasury created by Beads and Blooms on Etsy.

If you want to see more gorgeous turquoise pieces, check out her shop on Etsy. For example, here's her Open Squares Turquoise bracelet - one of my favorites.

There are many more lovely items in her shop. Be sure to check it out!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Stuff I Want Treasury

My Limeonade Medallion Neckace was included in this beautiful treasury by Kitzbitz Art Glass on Etsy.

Here's some lovely Liquid Oil lampwork beads I found in her shop.

Kitzbitz and I are both members of the Handmade Artists Forum (HAF) Team on Etsy.

Walking in the Woods Treasury

My boulder opal bracelet was included in this lovely treasury created by Smadar's Treasure on Etsy.

If you feel like shopping for some beautiful beadwoven items, check out her shop. Here's one of my favorites (it was truly hard to pick just one!).

I met Smadar through the Etsy Beadweaving (EBW) Team Group on Etsy and she has truly been an inspiration to me.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

600 Hearts on Etsy! (But Who's Counting?)

I received my 600th heart on Etsy today from Blessed Republic, and Etsy shop that sells handmade bags, belts and scarves. Here's a picture of a laptop tote from her shop.

Thanks for the 600th heart, Blessed Republic!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Thanks For Your Votes!

Oodles and oodles of thanks to everyone who voted for my necklace in the Beaded Impressions contest. My entry came in 2nd place and I won a $50 gift certificate! Here's my necklace but you can view all the winners here.

I'm sure you won't be able to figure out what I'm going to buy with my $50 gift certificate! Happy shopping tomorrow!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Voting Change - ALERT - Voting Change

Due to some technical difficulties (the main mod is on vacation) the location for voting for the Etsy Beadweavers August Challenge "First Ladies of Style" was moved to another blog.

Please go here to vote. You have until the 15th to vote for your favorite.

Thanks for everyone's understanding and love of beadweaving!

Friday, August 7, 2009

First Ladies of Style - EBW Challenge

Thirty Etsy Beadweavers Team members entered the EBW August challenge entitled "First Ladies of Style." Using tiny beads with a needle and thread and incredible patience, each EBW member used their talents and creative spirits to design wearable art. You can click on the item in the text list below the mosaic which links to the Etsy Shop listing of each entrant where you will see more detail of each piece!

Be sure to visit the EBW Team Blog June 9th thru the 15th when you will be able to cast your vote for your favorite piece.

1. Nefertiti's Treasure Beadwoven Choker Necklace - RachelesOriginals

2. All That Glitters ... Is Not Gold - beadsforever

3. Gaia Goddess Beadwoven Bracelet - cigarboxbeads

4. Punk Rocker Bracelet in Blue and Black - roseworksjewelry

5. Peyote bracelet for Queen Maud of Norway - PFordCustomJewelry

6. Shades of the Southwest - beadsandblooms

7. Black and Gold - ArtfulAr

8. The FIRST Lady of Style - BettyStephanBeadwork

9. Bright Young Thing - copperwaycrafts

10. Luthien - MadeByOlga

11. Black Beauty jewelry set - BeadCatcher

12. Mademoiselle Coco Couture Wrist Cuff - gypsyeyesjewelry

13. The Elizabethan - daynamiles

14. For Sofia - Choker - triz

15. Brigid Flower Necklace - SpringColors

16. S.W.A.L.K -'Sealed With A Loving Kiss' - Astersadler

17. Just Our Style - 1BeadAtATime

18. Coco Chanel Inspired Cuff Bracelet - GinjaGirlDesigns

19. Lagoon Lustre - sutkibeads

20. A Necklace for Michelle - BeadazzledofOregon

21. Royal Blue - Marie-Antoinette - StudioAnnieVeillette

22. 2 in 1 Multi Strand Silver and Blue Iris Necklace - SmadarsTreasure

23. Princess Jezebel's Jewels - Fivefootfury13

24. Memories IN Style - trinitydj

25. Victorian Cameo Brooch - enchantedbeads

26. Aphrodite - GreenEnvyDesigns

27. Classic Celtic Braided Bracelet - AmethystRavenstar

28. Alexandra's necklace - CieloDesign

29. Turtle Dream Weaver Necklace - kraftymax

30. Montana Sapphire - beadwoman3

Monday, August 3, 2009

Etsy Beadweavers August Challenge Entry

All the members of the Etsy Beadweaver's Team are finalizing their entries into the August challenge entitled "Ladies of Style." The mosaic showing all entries will be prepared and ready for viewing and voting on August 9th on the group blog.

Here is my entry into the challenge. I chose to make a simple bracelet combining an old technique with modern bling.

I began with a netting base. Netting, which dates back to well before the Christian era, is the stitch with the longest history. Lacy and soft, netting has lots of open spaces. You can see the diamond pattern on the backside of the bracelet.

To the netted base, I added over 200 6mm Swarovski bicone crystal beads in various colors of blue giving it lots of flash and sparkle - sure to get attention is this day and age of bling. The closure is a new and modern 18" Swarovski Rivoli crystal enclosed in a peyote stitched bail.

If you don't want to wait until August 9th to see all the entries, just go to and search using the search word "EBWC".