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7 de janeiro de 2020

Happy New Year

Hello, dear readers.

I am not sure anyone will read this post as I haven't posted anything for a long time.

In fact, I am not even sure people are still reading blogs. Everyone seems to be obsessed with Facebook and Instagram.

Anyhow, I want to let you know what I have been beading.


Christmas Wreath Pendant Necklace
I made this Christmas Wreath Pendant Necklace for myself. It is beautiful and dainty, and it has a 3D thing to it. I have bought the kit from the Crystals and Ice on-line bead shop in the UK.

I don't know about you, but I spent loads of time watching YouTube videos on beading last year. You subscribe to a beading channel and then you feel that you need to watch to each and every single video the beader releases. If you subscribe to many channels, you spend all of your free time doing that and not any beading. 

There are several beaders out there whom I admire a lot. One of them is Brazilian beader Núncia Maia. When I saw one necklace she had designed, I knew I had to try it as I like its modern look including the use of pearls and cotton waxed cord. You can watch the Youtube video here.


Simple Necklace, a design by Núncia Maia
Simple Necklace in dark blue
The light brown I made for myself. The dark blue was a Christmas gift.

Also from a YouTube channel, this time from an Italian beader, I have tried a discrete and delicate beaded ring made with seed beads and crystals. This young lady from Italy is Maria Teresa (surname?) and uses the name Mary Creazioni


Delicati Ring, a design by Mary Creazioni


My version uses 15/0 seed beads unlike the original version
The materials I have used are Toho seed beads in three sizes (11/0, 8/0 and 15/0) and crystal rondelles in 4x3mm that are so popular nowadays. Unlike the original version, I have put 15/0 seed beads instead of 11/0 when filling the spaces. You can watch the video here.

Last, two Christmas gifts. One is a double wrap leather bracelet in Chan Luu style with Preciosa Czech glass beads and a beautiful Tierracast button. I have strung it with Fireline. 
double wrap leather bracelet in topaz 

the bracelet when worn
The other Christmas gift is a necklace with a tassel, so trendy nowadays.

Actually, I had to make two necklaces to gift, one is grey and the other is turquoise.

My shop on Etsy is currently closed as I rethink it.

Have a beautiful year!

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Neste post, falo das minhas últimas criações dos últimos meses. Um colar com um kit da loja inglesa Crystals and Ice, colares com design de Núbia Maia (canal no YouTube), um anel de missangas e cristais criado por Mary Creazioni (canal no YouTube), uma pulseira de cabedal de duas voltas ao estilo Chan Luu e, por último, colares compridos com borlas.

Bom Ano!

19 de março de 2019

Bead-It-Forward 2019 (Flowers)

Hello! First of all, thank you so much for your lovely comments. I greatly appreciated them.

This is just a quick post to say that I am participating in Bead-It-Forward 2019.

The deadline for the beaded squares to be received is 31st March.

If you can know more in this post of the Bead-It-Forward Blog: http://beaditforward.blogspot.com/2019/01/2019-theme-flowers.html



I am sorry about the low quality in this photo taken with my mobile phone. I could not locate my camera.

I am using a pattern from a former event: 
http://www.facetjewelry.com/bead-buzz/projects/2016/10/bead-it-forward-flower-patterns


The beaded squares will be stitched to quilts and put on sale on Etsy, for instance. If you want you can contribute too by buying the finished quilts: https://www.etsy.com/shop/BeadItForwardQuilts


EDIT:
These are all the beaded squares I was able to make this year. I had great fun in stitching them!



14 de agosto de 2018

Back To Beading/Regressei às criações

Hello, dear readers. 

I am back to beading and blogging too. Some blogs that I used to follow have not been updated for some time too. Is everybody only on Facebok and Instagram? Do people still write on blogs? What programme or application do you use to read blogs?

Are there are blog hops in the coming months? I would like to participate but I do not know about any this year or even next year. 

I am sure though that I want to join Bead It Forward though next year. For those who do not know, Bead It Forward is an annual event in which beaders contribute with small squares stitched in peyote that will be put together in quilts which are later auctioned being its revenue directed to breast cancer research. 

The following creations include pendants handmade by Majoyoal, artistic name for Mari Carmen Rodriguez, who currently has a Etsy shop. I bought them on DaWanda, a platform which is going to close soon.






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Voltei aos trabalhos com contas e missangas depois de uma longa interrupção. Certos blogues que eu acompanhava não estão a ser atualizados. Está toda a gente apenas no Facebook e no Instagram? Vai haver blog hops nos próximos tempos? Para quem não conhece a expressão, blog hops são «encontros» de blogues nos quais os blogueiros combinam um dia para publicar um post dedicado a um tema.

Sei que quero participar no Bead It Forward de 2019. Este é um evento anual em que se participa enviando quadrados feitos em peiote que serão mais tarde costurados para fazer quilts (são algo parecido com colchas de retalhos). Esses quilts irão a leilão e a receita daí proveniente irá reverter para a investigação do cancro da mama.

BEAD IT FORWARD
Página no Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BeaditForward/
Blogue: http://beaditforward.blogspot.com/

As fotos são de colares que fiz com pendentes artesanais em cerâmica por Majoyoal (Mari Carmen Rodriguez).
Respetiva loja na plataforma ETSY (mercado norte-americano de produtos artesanais mas com vendedores de todo o mundo):
https://www.etsy.com/shop/Majoyoal

23 de dezembro de 2017

Merry Christmas

Hello, dear readers. Recently, I have made a pair of earrings to gift.
It is a design of Szidonia Petki. She shares how to weave it in a YouTube video. Click here to go to YouTube. This pattern is made with 8mm Rose Petal beads. You can also find this design tutorial for sale on Etsy.



There is a beadweaving design that I haven't shared with you and that I love a lot. It's the Poppy design by Kerrie Slade. These are my attempts. I've also made the red version but it's not in the photo. The purple poppy are now brooches. The aqua poppy is now a ring. It's smaller because I made a mistake while beading it.

Wishing you a

14 de outubro de 2017

ETSY shop

Hello, dear readers!

I have just re-opened my ETSY shop as I think my jewellery will be a good choice as Christmas gifts.




I am listing my star beaded pendant necklaces as well as diamond shaped earrings.

Mandala pendant necklace 10.00 euros

Diamond-shaped earrings in sterling silver earwires 10.00 euros

Free velveteen pouch included in the purchase

ETSY SHOP https://www.etsy.com/shop/acbeadsjewellery

Feel free to email me to acbeads@gmail.com if you need any help in making a purchase on ETSY website.

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Olá queridos leitores(as)!

Reabri a minha loja ETSY porque penso que a minha bijutaria será uma boa escolha como prenda de Natal.

A minha loja no mercado ETSY tem o seguinte link: https://www.etsy.com/shop/acbeadsjewellery

Fiquem à vontade para me enviarem um email para o endereço acbeads@gmail.com, caso necessitem de ajuda para fazer uma compra no ETSY.

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21 de dezembro de 2016

Feliz Natal (Merry Xmas)

Happy holidays, dear reader!

Today I would like to share an Etsy Treasury I made featuring Etsy sellers from Portugal a long time ago as Treasuries can't be created any more.


The red, green and yellow colours are the ones from the Portuguese flag, as the red and green are associated with Christmas.

I have bought two notebooks from Alfamarama. This shop has notebooks (whose titles show a witty sense of humour), postcards and other stuff. 



I am also featuring a fellow Portuguese crafter, Nicole Lopes, whose shop is NikitasStore. She is a wizard with the crochet needle. Check out this Pointsettia flowers made in crochet.


My last photo is one of the items from my shop named AcbeadsJewellery which is on sale right now. I have not decided whether I close the shop next year or not. Do you have/did you have an Etsy shop? What is/was your experience? Please share.


Enjoy the season in health, peace and love.

27 de novembro de 2016

Three Cuff Bracelets

Hello, dear readers!

I was very lucky to have an order for two cuff bracelets in beadweaving. One was the Fluttering Butterflies that I had already made for the Butterfly Challenge Blog Hop (blog post here) - this time I made another one - and the other was the same pattern but in a different colour scheme using cream, gold, yellow, and grey. I was surprised how good the final result was, considering the many different colours but mostly the undefined, impressionist pattern.


Original colour scheme - mostly fuchsia, green, gold

My own version; grey, cream, gold, yellow, dark grey

The original and my own version

The third one is a gift I have made. I am sorry for the not so perfect photo. I have found the design in Pinterest. You can see the pattern here


Margherite pattern by GioGio&Co

Every day may not be good...
but there's something good in every day

Alice Morse Earle

26 de outubro de 2016

Autumn Colours

Hello, dear readers! Today I would like to share a necklace in Autumn colours that I've just made using the gorgeous ceramic pendant from the talented Spanish artist Majoyoal (Mari Carmen Rodriguez Martinez).



Besides the artisan ceramic pendant, I have used Czech faceted glass beads, Indian glass beads and Chinese crystal beads. The clasp is plain but easy to use.



I have had this pendant for about two years but only now I have had the inspiration to create something interesting with it.


I am entering this creation featuring Majoyoal pendant in the October Challenge of ArtBeadScene which has the Dragonfly Lamp by Émile Gallé as inspiration piece.
"Dragonfly Lamp"
By Émile Gallé, late 1800's- early 1900's
French Art Nouveau, Cameo Art Glass

Enjoy the day!


12 de outubro de 2016

Some October Makes

Hello, dear readers! 

I would like to share with you my latest makes.


A set of four Swarovski crystal necklaces for a friend (I love crystals but not so much in jewellery)





My participation in the Operation Tackle That Bead Stash (I really have used only items in my stash) October challenge dedicated to Fireworks. It is the Fairground Attraction Pendant designed by the much talented Liz Reed, made in teal and green.



Three Beaded Squares for Bead-It-Forward 2017 whose theme is Fantasy. Isn't the elf the most adorable thing? 



What have you been making? Have you started thinking about Christmas gifts? Please share in the comments.

PS Maybe it's not an elf but one of the 7 dwarfs from Snow White. I'm not sure anymore.


2 de outubro de 2016

Celebrating the Art of Curating Treasuries on Etsy

Hello, lovely readers!

Long time no see!

As you may know I have an on-line shop at ETSY marketplace. I have made some sales but not many. Nevertheless, I have met beautiful and talented people there. One of the things that I love at Etsy is that we have the ability to create visual compilations of items on sale. Unfortunately, that capacity is going to be turned off. So, no more treasuries on Etsy for ever.

To celebrate the art of making treasuries I have invited Christine Altmiller from the blog One Kiss Creations that you may know from the blog hops A Time to Stitch in which I have participated.

I have also invited my team mate Bec from BeLuliDesigns at the ONE Treasury Team in ETSY.

This is Christine's Treasury, dedicated to fordite (also known as Detroit agate)

This is Bec's Treasury:

This is my treasury:

Clicking on each picture will take you to the original treasury on Etsy.

Enjoy!
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