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My Wedding Necklace

Ever since I returned to the craft fair, sleeping became a waste of time. Tuesday and Friday are a very exhausting days and in the end of them, I find myself trying to remember when I had a few minutes of quite (very rare). The rest of the week, I am with my children which leave not enough time to writing. Because I am sure you are not here to read the boring schedule of bussy mother, I want to show you some progress in my work.

Finally after planning, taking a picture (one after one…), I am pleased with the result. I have a new necklace for my bib collection necklaces. This collection has only few items, but each one makes a statement. A very simple dress and one of these necklaces and you will have a dazzling appearance. I think the mother of pearl stones is an excellent combination with the goldfilled wire and the satin ribbon.

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I love the mother of pearl.

 

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Next time I want to intruduce you a friend of mine who does amazing work.

Orit

And the winner is….

It took me a while, but finally after my child was sick and my baby (it was hard) and participating twice a week in craft fair, I want to announce the winner in my giveaway. I wrote all the names on small notes and asked from my child to pick one from a glass ball. I am not sure he understood why his mother chased him with a glass ball, but he was happy to pick a note. So the winner is Monica from Impressions of a Princes.

You can contact me on orithaddad111@hotmail.com to claim  your prize.

 

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Since I was very busy in the last month, I didn’t get the chance to see what is going on the blog-o-sphere and read what you have all have been up to, and commenting. I will get back to each and every one of you.

Next post will be published very soon (I am feeling I have to fill some gaps) and until then I will give you a glimpse. I am working on a new/old necklace. This necklace is white.

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Thank you for being so patience,

Orit

Saying Thank You – My First Giveaway

It has been 5 months since I opened my blog and I think this is the time to say thank you to all those of you who are following my blog. In particular I want to mention Katherine from Pillows A-La-Mode. I have asked lately from her to write a review on my pdf’s tutorials and she agreed although crochet is not her specialty, she just started to learn it. Today she posted her review and I couldn’t be happier. Thank you, Katherine!!
And now as I promised in my last post this is my first giveaway. So if you want to win one of this earrings or pendants, any color from the Swarovski collection, please follow all 3 next steps:
(1) “Like” my Facebook page here.
(2) “Like” this post and leave a comment.
(3) Join me by following this blog (if you are already following me you can skip this step)
That’s all!!

This is one of my pendants, you can see more here.

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And earrings from here.

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A week from today, Tuesday, April 8, I’ll draw a name out of a hat and announce the winner right here.  The winner will receive the jewelry he/she selected.

Orit

I Need Some Help

Lately I was thinking to write another tutorial and add it to my PDF series. Because it takes a lot of time to write it, I found myself having doubts which item should be the next one.

The first one is for this ring:

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This tutorial was massive project. I insisted to take a close up of every single stitch, this means 55 pictures!! Each picture was attached to comprehensive explanation not for knitting the correct stitch, but also the basic terms for crochet technique. I wanted to make the tutorial simple and easy to understand and follow so everyone could learn to make the ring. When I finally listed it, I was relieved and to my big surprise, I got good feedback.

When the good feedbacks continued, I was encouraged to write another one. This time I have decided that the crochet balls would be interesting item. Because you can make with them variety of earring and necklaces, it seems they are the perfect product.

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The next item was wrapped earring. This tutorial is also focused on how to wrap with knitted wire.

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I think that there is no need to write more on wrapping so I was wondering if the next tutorial should be on how to make this earring:

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What do you think? Are this earrings suitable for my next PDF?

Orit

My Etsy Shop Celebrates 3 Years.

My Etsy Shop Celebrates 3 Years.

Looking back it seems like a long journey. I remember how I was surprise to find out that I can sell jewelry on the web with out been worn or touched. Etsy was a whole new world for me and pretty soon I have realized how much I enjoyed learning how to take a dissent photo for my items (very difficult at start and a lot of tears), how to describe an item and how to keep an excellent costumer service.

One of the first decisions I did back then was to chose my first items to be listed. This was not easy at all!! Because I couldn’t listed all my items at once, I had to pick few items from the variety of styles I have. The first necklace was from this collection.

This was new collection beck than and I was not sure if I should list it first, the lava beads seemed to me too bold. To my big surprise, after few days I had a sale and guess which item it was:

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From time to time, I get good feedbacks and this drives me to keep improve my shop.
I can tell you that every compliment still keeps me excited and fill me with new air.
This is the last feedback I got this week from Laura Moradi , one of Etsy sellers:

“I just wanted to let you know how beautiful I think your jewelry is. I’ve tried many times to use crochet in my work, and the results always seemed so sloppy, but yours are truly jewels – very fine, even, and obviously masterful – from someone who’s tried, Bravo!”

Hope for many good feedback for the next year.

Orit

My Valentine’s Heart

I have been trying to crochet heart shape pendant ever since I started to knit in wire, but the result was never good enough (as always…). Sometimes the shape was not fine enough for me and sometimes it was too flat. But I want a heart pendant and because I love knitting around a stone or crystal, I preferred to choose a heart shape stone and to knit around it. The result as you can see was pendant and ring.

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The first one was with Swarovski crystal, but what about some red color?

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So the second was Carnelian pendant.

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The third was ring with mother of pearl

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And here on my finger.

But I still was not happy and finally after many options (and many tears), I knitted this cute
heart which is a bit curved. Now I am happy.

What do you think?

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One Sunny Day

I love scrapbooking! It is a new hobby for me, only few months, but already making my own album pages and card greeting. It all started when I was looking for a better way to arrange my family photos (and I have a lot ) . Because I am very nostalgic person I still use an old analogous camera (please don’t laugh) which force me to print the photos on every occasion. This means a lot of photos which needs special pages.

Usually for making a page I need a sketch which guides me on how to layout the photo and the background. I have discovered that my favorite method of decoration is to ‘continue’ and ‘stretch’ the photo. This way highlights, in my opinion, the photo in a very interesting close up and it is not just adding decoration. Sometimes I use a sketch from my Pinterest boards and sometimes I make my own one. Pinterest, by the way, has become a very important tool for my creations in the last months.
Because scrapbooking is very new for me, my supply is limited so I love to improvise. In some cases it is even advantage and it became a major part in the process of creating the page.

The photo I have chosen was taken a year ago. It was a sunny day in the middle of the winter and because it was Saturday, we decided to go on a picnic in the Ella Valley. This  amazing valley has a lot of vineyards and magic woods, so we started walking. After 15 minutes my husband decided he wants to show our son some birds, so he lifted him and put him on his shoulders. I was behind them and I thought this will be a great  photo, so I took a picture in my old camera.

The page is created with Israeli cardstocks which were designed by Tsroya Ilan. She has amazing pages and I thought they will add some nature mood to my photo.

I started my decoration with a frame  so I cut the pages and left a adge which looks like a frame. After that I added a path made from another page.

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To highlight the path, I knitted a very simple crochet stitches (I just can’t not adding any knitted item)

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The sun was made from a large button, almost 2 inch.

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The trees are from a Christmas tree (!!!) which I had on my  cardstocks stock. I cut it and copied it.

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The last decoration was adding quotation from famous Israeli song which means: “we went on a trip…”

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This is the finished page. Every time I looks at him, I feel like going to a trip.

Hope you feel the same.

 

Orit

Scrapbook therapy

Scrapbooking projects by Noga Shefer

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