Tuesday, September 30, 2008

A Message from etsy's new CEO

Well worth taking the time to watch if you have a shop on Etsy.
I was greatly encouraged by her real focus on the purpose of Etsy: Handmade.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Russian Pieces

So, I've had this amazingly horrible cold that I have been trying my best not to pass around.
So, I decided to work up some pieces for ME. I made a couple of Russian Patterns that I hadn't yet.

Patterns © Jewelry by Varvara

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


Lately I have fallen in love with "larger" beads and incorporating them into my work.
By larger of course I mean 5-8 mm sized beads :).
Here are two of my latest cuffs using larger beads, both using pressed glass beads.

Dress up for a night on the town, or wear on a boring day of work to feel classy!
Both are for sale in my shop.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Complimentary Contradictions

The Etsy Beadweavers monthly challenge is here for September, and the them is complimentary contradictions.
This is my piece, Opposite Attraction.

On the colour wheel colours that compliment each other are opposite each other.

Such is the case for purple and yellow.

Be sure to go and cast your vote for your favourite piece between now and the fifteenth!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Go and give your input

In response to some really hateful, and specifically some racist comments that have been poisoning the forums, Rob posted this new thread.
In it he asks for our opinions on what should and shouldn't be allowed. He wants our opinions and our input. Let's give it!