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30 de janeiro de 2014

Monthly Challenge 2014

If you're looking for the Grow Your Blog post, please click here.

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Hi! Today is the reveal day for the Monthly Challenge 2014, hosted by the very creative Lili Krist of Personal Collection.

Olá! Hoje é o dia da apresentação do Monthly Challenge 2014, organizado pela muito criativa Lili Krist do blogue Personal Collection.


Let me tell you a bit about Lili's idea. One of her goals for 2014 is being more productive. Besides taking part in various challenges and competitions along each month, she will challenge herself to produce jewellery inspired by something that she has set. She has invited others to join her on a set date and today is the day.

A ideia da Lili baseia-se numa resolução que tomou para 2014 que é a de ser mais produtiva. Além de participar em diversos desafios e competições durante o mês, pretende desafiar-se e criar bijutaria inspirada em algo e convidou outros a mostrar o que se fez numa data definida.


Now I'm writing this, on the eve of the reveal date, and reading Lili's post for the challenge, I am aware that I quite misunderstood it. 

Agora que escrevo e que ao mesmo tempo releio o texto do post do desafio, percebo que interpretei tudo mal.


Inspiration photo / Foto de inspiração (Phillipe Brunoro)


I am so sorry, Lili. I got it all wrong. I've made several pieces this month but not one was inspired by the photo. 

Lili, peço-lhe desculpa porque percebi tudo mal. Este mês fiz várias peças mas nenhuma inspirada na foto.


I can show you what I've made this month. I hope you don't mind. I took part in the A Time to Stitch 4 event, please go hereI've entered the contest of HoneyBeads, making these stunning Winterglow Earrings. 

Posso mostrar-vos os que fiz. Participei no evento A Time To Stitch 4. Entrei no concurso de HoneyBeads com estes brincos Winterglow.


And I've made a classic Netted Bracelet with Swarovski crystals for the Beading Friends Forever group on Facebook.

Fiz ainda uma pulseira num estilo clássico com cristais Swarovski para o grupo Beading Friends Forever no Facebook.



And today I've finally listed my Antique Brass version of the Star Flower Earrings on Etsy. Well, I could say I've made them for this challenge... let me look carefully at them...there is blue and a sort of brown to match some of the colours in the photo.

E hoje consegui finalmente colocar a minha versão dos Brincos Star Flower no site Etsy. Na realidade, eu até poderia dizer que os fiz para este desafio... deixem-me olhar bem para eles... têm azul e um tom de castanho que também estão na foto.



Can I offer you some beaded earrings? You'll have to go here and have luck on your side because it is a random giveaway.

Querem uns brincos de missangas? Têm de ir aqui e ter a sorte a favor porque é um sorteio aleatório.

Bead happy!
Sejam felizes!

24 de janeiro de 2014

Grow Your Blog and Giveaway

Hi! Welcome to my blog!

Today is the blog party for Grow Your Blog hosted by Vicki of 2 Bags Full. Thank you Vicky for this opportunity.


 Grow Your Blog

Let me introduce myself. My name is Ana Cravidao and I live in Portugal. My blog is about my love for creating jewellery. I hope you like it and will become a follower.

I am holding a giveaway for these beaded earrings made with high quality beads and silver-plated hooks. This is an international giveaway. You don't have to be a blog follower to enter but I would love if you decide to follow. You do not need to have a blog to enter the giveaway.

The cut-off date to get your name into the draw is 15th February (Saturday). From all entries, one winner will be randomly selected and announced here on the same day. PS - I've changed the date to 15th February to meet the requirements of the party.



Head over to Vicki's blog to see who else is joining the party. Enjoy it!

You can also find me here:

My email is:
acbeads@gmail.com

And this blog is at:

15 de janeiro de 2014

A Time To Stitch 4

Hi everybody! Welcome to my blog. Today is the reveal day for A Time To Stitch 4, a blog hop hosted by Therese Frank and Christine Altmiller. This is my first participation in this bead-weaving challenge.

In this edition, the 4th, everybody does net stitch which must be used in one of the pieces. The other stitches than can be used are spiral rope, chevron stitch and chenille stitch.

Besides netting stitch, I have chosen spiral rope. Here are my pieces. Click on any photo to enlarge.


This is a cuff bracelet made using net stitch. The seed beads are a bit irregular and this stitch demands a certain uniformity in beads, nevertheless I like the end result.


This is a bracelet made in net stitch with a picot. I love its amethyst colour. It's my favourite of all the pieces I've made.



A netted collar made with seed beads and faceted beads using vertical netting stitch and a picot. I was inspired by Ukranian and Russian beadwork designs where this kind of netting is often used.

For the second stitch, I have chosen spiral rope.


A bracelet using 5mm white pearls, 11/0 and 15/0 seed beads in grey colours.

Thank you lovely ladies, Therese and Christine, for creating and organising this event. I have learned a lot. Please tell me which your favourite piece is. I really look forward to see what the other participants have created and the stitches they have chosen. The list for the blog hop is the following:

Hostesses:
  1. Therese Frank          http://theresestreasures59.blogspot.com
  2. Christine Altmiller      http://onekisscreations.blogspot.com
Participants:
  1. Amy Severino           http://amybeads.blogspot.com
  2. Janet Bocciardi         http://www.honeyfromthebee.com/
  3. Cynthia Machata       http://antiquitytravelers.blogspot.com
  4. Alicia Marinache        http://www.allprettythings.ca
  5. Paula Kramer            http://cavecreekbeads.blogspot.com
  6. Kim Hora                  http://www.kimmykats.com
  7. Dagi (Kokopelli)         http://kokopellidesign.blogspot.com
  8. Maryanne Gross        http://zingalasworkshop.blogspot.com
  9. Liz E                         http://beadcontagion.blogspot.com
  10. Sally Russick             http://thestudiosublime.com/
  11. Becky Pancake          http://beckypancakebeaddesigns.blogspot.com
  12. Jasvanti Patel            http://jewelrybyjasvanti.blogspot.com
  13. Karin Slaton               http://backstorybeads.blogspot.com
  14. Alenka Obid               http://pepita-handmade.blogspot.com/
  15. Sarah Sequins            http://www.saturdaysequins.com/
  16. Tanya Goodwin          http://pixiloo.blogspot.com
  17. Debbie Rasmussen     http://kepirasmussen.blogspot.com
  18. Shirley Moore             http://beadsandbread.blogspot.com/
  19. Crystie Willard            http://thebeadingstylist.blogspot.com
  20. Nelly May                   www.smellynelly.blogspot.com
  21. Ana Cravidao              http://acbeads.blogspot.com <-------- You are here



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Hoje é o dia do evento A Time To Stitch 4 organizado por Therese Frank and Christine Altmiller em que os blogues participantes mostram o que fizeram com os dois pontos usados nos trabalhos com missangas - o ponto de rede (netting stitch) e o cordão em espiral (spiral rope). 

Fiz quatro peças: três em ponto de rede e uma em cordão que podem ver nas fotos acima. Qual é a vossa peça preferida?

A lista inclui todos os participantes no evento que publicam hoje, dia 15 de Janeiro, as suas criações. Disfrutem. 

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