December 26, 2008

Breakes Unwind

Happy Hanukkah/Merry Christmas to you all!

It has been a while since I last posted.
In the last couple of days I felt creative and inspired again, after not being able to finish a new work for almost three long weeks. Ideas of new designs kept running in my head, I kept sketching them in my notebook, but not one of them I succeeded to create. It seemed like something, which I couldn't really tell what it is, was holding me back. On some days I just felt lazy - a new and strange feeling for me when it comes to beading... I even had a terrifying thought of not being able to create ever again… Even now, writing about it, this thought has a very bad impact on me…

But, those days are gone (hopefully for good) and I enjoyed working again. I actually worked like crazy and was able to finish 5 different pieces in just a few days. I enjoy working fluently so much! With every new item finished, I felt a good wave of energy flooding me.
So, this is the first I've finished – an embroidered pendant on a beadwoven necklace. When started working, I had a general idea of beading around the small purple cabochon, but the rest just came along the way. Also, it was the first time that I didn't have any troubles and complications working embroidery… real pleasure..
I will post the rest of the works later… I now have to finish the new design I have in the works…;)

Also, I want to say thank you! to everyone who voted for my Yuki Onna necklace (below), which came in the third place of EBW December challenge.


  1. I would have known this as a treasure by Smadar anywhere! Perfection :D

    Those creative time-outs are so very scary when we're in them, but somehow they seem very necessary at times. Glad yours is over!

  2. Smadar, it's wonderful to see your latest work. I was wondering why your blog had been so quiet of late. I hope you will post more photos soon!

    I know how you feel...I didn't pick up a needle, thread and beads for over four weeks! I'm three months pregnant, and the all-day nausea was enough to stop me from beading. Fortunately I'm feeling better and the creativity is starting to flow again :)

    Happy holidays to you!

  3. Hope your holiday was beautiful and a filled with love and joy! Wishing you a peaceful and prosperous New Year!

  4. Nice to see you back on track; your work is so beautiful

  5. Happy Hanukkah / Merry Christmas to you too!

    I just wanted to say - I love seeing your work. I consider myself to still be starting out in the bead-weaving world, and looking at your work is always inspiring :)

  6. BEAUTIFUL, beautiful work...a blessed Chanukah and Happy New Year to you...good health and prosperity!!!


  7. Thank you so much, everyone!
    I hope this coming year will be good and prosperous for all of us. Blessings!

    Belinda, Congrats!, how exciting...:)

    CD, I guess you are right, it's sort of "recharging"..

    Rose, Welcome to the fascinating world of beadweaving! and thank you :)

  8. GORGEOUS!!! I love it!!!! I know how you feel... been feeling pretty much the same myself lately... glad yours is over and this one is a stunner, can't wait to see the rest!!!

  9. Your works are alway beautyful!
    Happy new year to you!

  10. Happy Hollidays, Smadar!
    That is a beautiful necklace in your unique style. I love it.
    Take care!

  11. Your work is so detailed and finely finished! Love the woven foundation as much as the pendant. Great bail!

    I know what you mean about getting in a slump of non-creativity. I'm going through the same thing, but know I'll come out of it - I always do. And since my art is not what I do for a REAL job, I am not going to worry about it! Happy Chanukah!

  12. Thank you all for your warm comments:) and peaceful Happy New Year!

  13. I love that one sooo much!! Beautiful!

  14. smadar, your work is so, so beautiful and well executed. i've done a lot of bead embroidery so my eye knows all of the places where it can go awry! in your work it's all perfect and it's all beautiful! also, i was just at your photo blog marveling at your photographs. wow... they're fabulous...

    all the best to you in the new year,


  15. Thanks so much Lynne, it's very encouraging, because bead embroidery is relatively new for me :)

  16. Congratulation! Very Beautyfull !
    very Happy new year

  17. Happy New Year! This necklace was so gorgeous i had to stop dropping Entrecards and comment on it!

  18. Glad to hear you have your creativeness back, your pieces are a delight to see. Happy New Year!

  19. Thank you, babra, coco, denise and lizzy for your greetings :)

  20. SAMA, sei troppo brava i miei complimenti i tuoi lavori sono bellissimi buon lavoro un bacio MARINA.