Saturday, January 31, 2009

March Challenge Theme

Our last challenge winner was Karin of Gypsy Eyes Jewelry and as always, her prize is choosing the next theme.

Karin and I exchanged a few emails about her theme "Temptation" and here is what she says about it:

This past weekend I was listening to some Tom Waits whilst sitting at my workbench..... beading, of course. The song "Temptation" came on. Temptation? Hmmmm.......

We could safely bead representations of our guilty pleasures perhaps: No more bon-bons on my lips and hips! Draping around my neck or dangling from my ears instead.

Or make something so beautifully bejeweled as to tempt all who lay eyes upon it.

Or we could give in to the temptation to attempt that great masterpiece that requires stepping out and trying something totally new to us.

I hope that the individual interpretation of the theme allows us to learn something new about each other and ourselves. Too deep? Okay, let's just have fun with this!

Sounds to me like a Tempting theme!

You can start today, January 31, 2009 and complete and list it by midnight Etsy time, March 5, 2009!

Any style, any technique with a majority of beadweaving is welcome.
ONE only entry allowed per person.
The piece must be created between January 31, 2009 and March 5, 2009

See our FAQ here here for all of the details on the rules of our challenges.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Beadwoven Jewelry Care Instructions

After much discussion among Etsy BeadWeavers Team Members, the following care instructions were assembled.

Dear Customer,

Thank you for purchasing from an Etsy BeadWeavers (EBW) Team member’s shop.
Following are some instructions regarding your purchase. These guidelines will ensure your beadwoven jewelry piece will remain as beautiful in the future as on the day you bought it.

Jewelry bought from the shops of EBW Team members is hand-made from tiny glass beads and thread or cord. As any other piece of valued jewelry it requires special care.

Please store your beadwoven items in the original package in a dry place that is protected from direct sunlight. EBW Team members use only high quality materials in their creations; however, many types of seed beads can tarnish, change, or even loose their color if stored in high moisture, heat or sunlight. Those conditions may also damage the thread, making it brittle. A soft pouch will prevent seed beads, crystals and gems in your woven items from chipping and scratching. Avoid dropping or tossing your beadwoven jewelry onto hard surfaces.

Never expose beadwoven jewelry to water, perfume or any other chemicals (including soap and other detergents, crèmes, lotions, disinfectants, etc.). Do not wear it when doing dishes, taking showers or swimming. Make sure to take it off before going to bed.

If these recommendations for care are not followed, we cannot guarantee your complete satisfaction with our products, nor their durability. When properly cared for beadwoven jewelry will serve you for many years to come and may even stay in your family for generations.


Proud Member of Etsy BeadWeavers Team

This document was edited by Olga Vinnere Pettersson. Many thanks.