June 08, 2011

New Set of Jewelry and a WIP (and some other things...)

In the last couple of weeks I have been having some issues with my eye sight. I don't see very clearly and there were times that no matter how hard I tried to focus, everything looked blurry. So I thought I should go see a doctor and check if new glasses are called for. The doctor took some tests and she found out that besides the new glasses I do need, there's a start of cataract (at my age?! I though that only elderly people have that, and I'm not even 47 y/o yet!) and there's also a small scar on my right eye retina that needs to be further checked... Of course I set up an appointment with a specialist in the hospital, but what a nightmare! - the earliest available appointment in for next month! Now I get a whole month waiting and thinking whatever this scar is, would I be able to work and bead like before?! :( But I really try to chase away the horrible thoughts and stay positive...I keep reminding myself that it could be a minor thing after all, and except for the new glasses, maybe I won't have to do anything, just live with it... I just hope that time would fly faster this month!....

Okay...on a happier note - this is my newest finished project - a jewelry set of a necklace, earrings and a bracelet, made with seed beads (of course ;), fire polished beads and with Swarovski crystal bicones and drops. A tutorial is available, both for Personal and Personal & Commercial use.

And below is my current work in progress - I'm making a necklace with an embroidered pendant with a Lisa Peters Art beautiful cabochon as the focal. Inspired by the gorgeous artwork of Bead Quilling Queen, Kathy King, I combined a little bead quilling for the first time in this work (it's a fun technique!). I hope I will be able to finish the necklace on time for the next Bead Art Originals color challenge. I still haven't decided on which kind of a necklace to attach the pendant to. BTW, Lisa Peters is attending the Bead&Button show (booth #1213) and she's offering some great deals at the show and in her Etsy shop. You can read all about it here.

Today is Shavuot holiday, the Jewish holiday I like most, especially because we eat many kinds of cheese and other yummy dairy food. I spent a great time yesterday afternoon preparing a nice holiday eve dinner, and I even got some help from my boy, who made us tasty pasta with cheese and vegetable sauce. The cold cheese cake is the only thing that is left from what I made, but I promise you it won't stay in the fridge for a lot longer... ;)

Happy Shavuot Holiday! !חג שמח


  1. An amazing jewelry-set in noble colors.
    With best greetings from Lower-Austria:

  2. Hi:-)
    Very beautiful jewellery sets.I like them very much,especially the first one,but it's a pity I couldn't see it more clearly,for the photos cannot get zoomed bigger.
    Your jewellery is very interesting - it would be worth seeing all the details larger.
    Greetings from DK-Halinka-

  3. Thank you, ladies! :)

    Halinka, sorry about the small photos, I'll see if I can fix that.

  4. I am just LOVING the necklace with the Lisa Peters bead. Fantastic! So sorry to hear about your eyes. You are in my warm thoughts!

  5. j'ai eu la cataracte pour la première fois a 39 ans et, j'ai du être réopérée 20 ans après, j'ai également des vaisseaux qui éclatent dans l'oeil mais la chirurgie fait des miracles!! et, je n'ai pas beaucoup de problème pour perler comme avant (mais je fais attention à ne pas trop fatiguer mes yeux et à travailler à la lumière du jour)
    bon courage à toi et bonnes fêtes de chavouot (avec du retard LOL)

  6. Thank you, Marsha, I appreciate it! Lisa's cabochons are always so inspiring! :)

    Mammylin, thank you for sharing your story, it sure encourages me and helps in staying optimistic!