Thursday, November 24, 2011
Would you believe I never heard of Black Friday nor Cyber Monday before i started selling on etsy ???? !!! now that I do I'm happy to offer my dear clients an exceptionally special promo.
i issued a coupon code that will enable you to purchase ANYTHING on my shop for 20% discount use coupon code YoolaBlackFriday on checkout . this is your rare opportunity to buy my more expensive items in a real find :)
The coupon code will is live starting TODAY through Monday 28th, hope to see you celebrating in my shop !
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
I know these smallish clasps and rings are not very particular to my wire crochet jewelry making,
and i know that beaders have an even more complicated challenge organizing their materials then me.
After all almost all my clasps , rings, ear wire etc go into this one sweet aluminum box, well , and to be honest just another one with my pearls, stones and other cuties.
I got acquainted with this cute organizer on my latest crochet wire jewelry making workshop that ended just last week, its so true that by teaching you get so much yourself!!! one of my students, Sigal, (check her jewelry here, she is very talented!) brought her little box with her, and it was love at first site ! she told me she brought it from New York a couple of years ago but that she thinks I can also get one at a local supplier.
The lesson was on Friday, so I had to stay put till Sunday, which isn't easy for me. On Sunday I immediately ordered 2 boxes and happily filled it up the following day.
its been 2 weeks now but I still find myself staring at it with great satisfaction and affection :)
until today i had this quite large milky plastic box where i put all my items in small plastic bags, the main problem was i sometimes had too much of one item and too little of another, i also wasn't comfy shlepping it around with me.... and since my favorite jewelry making spot is my sofa just next to the garden, It is an issue !
happy Wednesday everyone !!
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
My Cleopatra ring is part of my Cleopatra collection, the ring is high in the front and low at the back, what makes it very comfy to wear. The Cleopatra ring is created as all my crochet wire jewelry in a rae technique that combines knitting and crochet.
When wearing this ring you will feel like a true Egyptian princess :) well, i do....
The dimension of the ring are 1.5inch (3.8cm) by 0.9 inch (2.3cm), size 8.
If my technique of wire crochet jewelry fascinates you, you are welcome to check my wire crochet patterns section on my etsy shop.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Ruffled fashionable earrings made of crocheted gold wire, an invisible spool knitting ribbon formed into a lovely long ruffle, creates UN-resistible festive earrings .
try it you'll like it :)
Sunday, September 25, 2011
New dates for a YOOLA wire crochet workshop, 28.10+4.11+11.11+18.11
if you leave too far away to attend check my online video tutorials, buyers say they feel as if they were sitting in my studio...listening to e and following my instructions :)
this is the latest : YoolaTube +6 variations
The workshop is held in my studio in Yahud, Israel , Fridays 9:30 till 12:00
email me for a registration form and a detailed program.
אני פותחת סדנה נוספת לסריגה בחוטי מתכת בה יילמדו יסודות השיטה ויתורגלו מספר דגמים שפיתחתי.
הסדנה תיערך בסטודיו שלי ביהוד באווירה נעימה ומוארת, עם ליווי אישי ותירגול, המיקום נוח לגישה מכביש ירושלים תל אביב וכביש 6 .
הסדנה בת 4 מפגשים ותתקיים בתאריכים 28.10 +4.11 +18.11+11.11, ימי שישי בבוקר 9:30 עד 12:00.
מחיר הסדנה 970 ש"ח כולל מע"מ, לקבלת פירוט תכנית המפגשים , וטוטפס ההרשמה אנא פנו אלי במייל
מתנה למצטרפות MUSTHAVE 2011
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Who doesnt like hoop earrings ? it can look casual and delicate when it is small and sexy and eye catching when it is made very large, but in any case it is always chic especially with the wire crochet element in my interpretation.
For those of you that want to creat yourself my wire crochet designs and prefer visual step by step video tutorials , I'm happy to announce that my YoolaHoops are now available also as an OnLINE VIDEO tutorial.
After your purchase has been completed you will reciev from me both the PDF file and alink directing you to a password secured folder when you can watch online your tutorial as many times as you like.
If you bought from me in the past this tutorial, I'm giving for FREE the updated version plus a discount on the video, so email me if you haven't yet received it .
Pls note it is an advanced level tutorial, not because its complexity but because its difficulty, so if you haven't tried any of my other designs I recommended starting with the YoolaCuff for example.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Infinity is a shape that has fascinated me ever since I started designing, and It keep appearing in my designs when I don't expect it :) ages ago when I was still a young design student i created a hanger for a chair in the shape of infinity, this design won me the first place in a compettion held by an Italian company name Progetti. this project made me believe in myself as a designer.
The second time i can mark that this shape came to me when i first discovered the world of jewelry making and stamped infinity spirals on my first handmade silver ring, this was defiantly a life changing experience , since my love affair with jewelry started at that day.
And here it is again, this idea for a necklace has been sitting in my head for quite a while but I never got there to actually making it, until last week :)
I think my special bond with the infinity shape comes from it's reflection in me, I'm also in a constant move.....
The infinity wire crochet necklace is 43 cm (19inch) long and is made of quality gold filled wire, I plan to also make it in rose gold and in white silve
I already have a first order for this necklace ... huuuray !
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Welcome to have a little peek into my WIRE CROCHET jewelry workshops, the workshop take place in my studio in Yahud, Israel.
If its too far away for you , you can still enjoy my online video tutorials and PDF tutorials.
If its too far away for you , you can still enjoy my online video tutorials and PDF tutorials.
הצצה לסדנאות סריגה בחוטי כסף וזהב שאני עורכת אצלי בסטודיו......
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
SO according to all calenders the 25th is behind us and its time to reveal who is the lucky winner, the winner will be able to pick one of my CROCHET WIRE video tutorials.
The winner will choose between the YoolaCuff , the YoolaPixieBeads and the YoolaPotion charm these are the online video tutorials that I currently offer, coming really soon is also a video tutorial of the YoolaHoops.
The winner will receive a password protected invitation to view the detailed step by step video online for unlimited times plus a written printable PDF to accompany it.
In total we had 43 participats which is brilliant , I thoroughly read everyone's picks from my WIRE JEWELRY shop, the picks were very versatile .
I prepared 43 notes with numbers and my hubby drew out of the bowl just one.... the lucky no that turned out was 7, what a number ! and the person behind this no is : Csili jewelry
im curouse to see what she will pick .
Thank you all for participating :) I promise to do more giveaway, it was fun, so keep tuned not to miss it out.
Monday, July 4, 2011
Its giveaway time ! I haven done one in more then a year, so I figured since it was so fun the last time its time to do one again !
The winner will be able to choose one of my online video tutorials, either the YoolaCuff, YoolaPixieBeads, Yoolpotion charm or the coming very soon YoolaHoops.
The winner will be announced on July 25 just before i go on holiday, feel free to spread the word, anyone can participate, the more the merrier :)
In order to participate all you have to do is take a look at my etsy shop and leave here a comment with a link to your favorite item on my shop, the comments are moderated to avoid spam so it takes a while before its out there.
Sunday, July 3, 2011
My Luna Lovegood Dirigible Plum Radish earrings in red and green are fun and funky and a great way to celebrate the last film in the harry potter series, I know you may think I'm too old to be a fan but that's the truth.....
The errings were suggested to me by heather (a fellow etsian) as a challenge and turned out fun and popular !
My daughter is a big fan of Harry Potter so you can guess I was easily convinced to make her Dirigible Plum Radish earrings as Luna Lovegood wears in one of the early harry potter films.
This designs celebrates already a couple of years and received many wonderful feedbacks from people that bought them or gave them as present. you can see some here :
"these are exquisite - even better in person than on the website - thank you so much!!!!!"
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Anna is an Ellipse geomtric crochet ring in rose gold,
I would like to introduce you with a new ring design, high in the front and low in the back. I came up with it thanks to my cleopatra cuff, introduced not long ago.
I plan to one day put all my design in order, to analyze which intrigued which, im sure it will be inetersting
I hope it don't postpone it too much not sure what i still remember.
Every once in a while I wonder which is abetted strategy, to call my items in descriptive names which is a must for the SEO (search engines) to find me , or give them names that I can relate to, it can take it to a certain period or figure like my cleopatra line .
So for this one i comined both, i strted by clling it just an Ellipse Geometric crochet ring in rose gold, but then I felt something is missing, and I got an urge to call it Anna , I can't really explain why, which Anna, from which book i read lately ?
No idea..... But I hope it will give it good carma.
Friday, June 3, 2011
For some time now I've been on a hunt after rose gold tube clasps for my YoolaCuff , a wire crocheted bracelet cuff.
I dont think there is one etsy seller I didnt nag about this, plus all loacl supply shops I know.
and finally yesterday just before I was about to give up and send for plating in rose gold my usual yellow gold filled clasp, i found them !!!!! they are just slightly shorter but they are perfect.
I started the hunt for one very dear client that eventually settled for orange wire cuff with yellow gold filled clasps, which turned out stunning ! and continued for another dear client that will I'm sure appreciate the results of my hunt, both already have YoolaCuff in other colors :) one in silver and one in yellow gold.
But to be honest the one that would be the most happy would be me..... because along the search I developed a strong MUST HAVE for a rose gold cuff of my own......
Monday, May 30, 2011
In order to help myself let go of my crocheted wire jewelry I sometimes take photos that are more artistic and less descriptive, if i cant have the jewelry at least i can have the memory.
The image above that I call sea of crocheted gold wire was taken thanks to having to make M A N Y crocheted gold drops with a pearl.
I like the impact of multitudes, it adds richness, glitter and movement, it adds effortless mysteriousness.
The sea of crocheted gold wire photo consist of dozens of crocheted drop earrings with a pearl, a classic earring design of mine that was bought in high volumes in the beginning of May around Mothers day thanks to a mention in the daily candy , you can read more about that "event" in my post my-marathon-of-crocheting-wire
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
A glimpse to how and where i crochet me jewelry, of course its only the the crocheting itself, the assembling and metalworking is done on a proper table.... no escape...
In the image:
my "portable work corner" : i.e. my plastic milky suitcase
my crochet hooks
my "crocheted handmade" tools - the way to start any of my designs
my beloved gold filled wire spool (the silver sneaked out of the frame)
color wire for experiments
experimental pieces in process
my TO DO notebook
and most important my "recipe crochet notebook" where i write down all the patterns and little tips for myself, what not to do next time i repeat a design, how much wire to leave etc.
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
May is here !!! and I'm celebrating my third year on the ciber world ,Yoola is three years old :)
Come celebrate my etsyversary with free shipping world wide, use coupon code YOOLA3YRS to enjoy this automatically.
feel free to share this promo coupon with your friends and on your social networks ;)
Saturday, April 23, 2011
For those of you reading my posts regularly this is not a new subject...... but apparently it keeps occupying me.
"To stone or not to stone" , i visited a couple of weeks ago a shop specializing with stones in Tel Aviv. The visit was SO intense, I could hardly breath, the shop was spacious and well lighten so I dont think it was a matter of air or space.
I find it hard to say out load but i think it was the energy of the stones, is it real ? I wonder.
since I didnt come with a set agenda of what I was going to buy I let myself wonder around through the overwhelming colors and pick the ones that were calling me the most. I felt like a child in a canady shop, i just wanted to have them all.
I asked the seller to indicate on each string what stone it was so I wont fail to recognize the ones i dont know, and there were quite a few of those.
When I came home I hung them next to my work table so i can see them for when i decide to actually use them.
one of the stones that were new to me was Prehnite, i didnt even know how to spell it untill a few seconds ago, I think that what was calling me about this stone is that it looks like a miniature forest that you can literally carry around with .
from what i read Prehnite enhances inner knowledge, showing the path forward to spiritual growth, it is supposed to connect the will and the heart,. you are encouraged to wear it in order to strengthen your intuition and recognize truths.
well, even if it doesnt bring ll these thing isnt it a beauty ?
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Occasionally people that see my work for the firs time would stop by either virtually or in real life and say, WOW you are so patient !!! I could never do that...
For their astonishment i tell them they couldn't be more wrong, I'm a rather active person that can't really stay still for too long. Crocheting is surprisingly calming , its my meditation . This is also why I refuse to refer to my jewelry wire crocheting as work, so what if its a source of income.
When I started giving my workshops i learned i wasnt alone there, many of the woman i meet say it gives them this very same feeling, especially with the designs that require more crocheting then assembling, such as the Cleopatra necklace, the YoolaCuff or the YoolaTube necklace.
But all this i already knew , what surprised me was that the other day when i was talking to a colleague about my wire crocheting addiction, he told me that studies show it also has benefits to the brain, (is that's why woman age better then man.... I wonder...).
I googled it and learned that according to Neuroscientist Dr. Yonas Geda from the Mayo Clinic, these activities seem to be neuro-protective and have been shown to reduce memory loss in later years by as much as 50%. he says that these activities also help to:
Reduce symptoms of depression
Boost your immune system
Lower your blood pressure
enjoy your crocheting, knitting, sewing :)
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Gold filled is made of a solid layer of gold bonded with heat and pressure onto a base metal, occasionally brass but in some cases silver. The gold part can be any type of gold in weight and in color, although the most common ones are yellow and rose 14k.
If you are looking to compare it with gold plating its a bit tricky since the gold layer on gold plated jewelry depends on the manufacturer and varies, a rough figure is that Gold-filled items are 50 to 100,000 times thicker than regular gold plating.
This is of course just the tip of the iceberg , if you are looking for more in depth explanations you are welcome to read this detailed article : http://www.artisanplating.com/articles/goldfilled.html
לעתים קרובות אני נשאלת מה ההבדל בין ציפוי זהב לגולדפילד
ובכן גולדפילד הינו שכבת זהב המהודקת בחום ובלחץ לשכבת מתכת בסיס, מתכת הבסיס יכולה להיות פליז נחושת ולעיתים אף כסף, לסוג שכבת הבסיס ישנה השפעה על קושי המוצר הסופי.
הזהב יכול להיות 14 קרט 12 קרט או יותר והצבע יכול להיות כל צבע של זהב, צהוב, אדום או לבן
השוואת עובי שכבת הזהב בגולדפילד ובציפוי זהב לא קלים מאחר והעובי בציפוי זהב משתנה בצורה קיצונית בין יצרן ליצרן אך באופן גס מגדירים המומחים כי היחס הינו בין פי 50 לפי 100,000
מי שמעוניין בקריאה יותר מעמיקה מוזמן לקרוא את המאמר המצ"ב :http://www.artisanplating.com/articles/goldfilled.html)
Sunday, March 13, 2011
My "to write" list is growing longer and longer , and since i just so love marking off lines on my list, I decide to publish 2 new of my crocheted wire jewelry tutorials of old "friends".
My classic golden drops design with a pearl that is very popular among brides and brides made, and my YoolaCuff that was featured on Marie Claire a month ago, in case you missed that :)