Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The glass from Yonit's wedding

It all started in my cousin's wedding. I forgot all about my planing when I met my family members that I see only on special occasions like weddings... 
I was laughing with my uncle when suddenly I found myself staring at the broken glass! I started screaming trying to get a way to the glass, my uncle thought something happened to me so he pulled me back! He couldn't understand a word because I was still screaming, trying to explain to him that  I   n e e d   this g l a s s !!! so I pointed with my finger to the place of the glass (still screaming...) and then he asked me:"Do you want the broken glass???"  I even couldn't say yes, I just kept screaming, jumping and nodding with my head... I saw him moving to the glass and suddenly it disappeared! I was with 12cm heels sandals, you can imagine me running and climbing the stage - I   w a n t that   g l a s s !!! that was all I could think of... Lucky me my cousins also understood (finally!) what I want, and one of them saw the Rabbi taking the glass to throw it, he was afraid someone will get hurt from it...
Of course I eat, talked, danced with the broken glass alllll evening

The next step was to find out if it was made of boro glass or soft glass, of course I prayed it will be boro because I hated the idea it will explode all over me when I'll put it in the flame. I didn't want to take a chance (chicken chicken ...) so I bought a special tool to warm it, from Amnon Elbaz, which makes great tools to glass artists.

Now I felt safe (but still put my hand very far from my body .... lol) and I started to make beads from the broken pieces. My cousin Yonit wear only very delicate jewelry, so I new it will be only clear with 22k gold leaf on it.

Here are the results of this journey...

I'll give them to her on Rosh-Hashana evening, next week :)


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Israel is 63!

Hi everyone,

I decided to celebrate Israel 63 B-Day with blue & white beads and jewelry. 
I took out all my rods in shades of blue & white from my rods hive, and for two days I made many many beads in these colors. Of course it took me many many hours to clean them....

The sets I made I've listed to my Etsy beads shop - Gaialai
Here are some of them:

Then I played with the jungle blue & white that was on my table and here are the results....
(All of them on my Boticca shop)

                                                                Fairy bells necklace

                                                                    Israeli Feathers

                                               Independence day without a star of David?

I still have many beads in blue &white on my table, so be prepared to see more jewelry with them soon :)

Monday, April 11, 2011


Hi everyone,

I think most of you know that I've an amazing son, which was born with Cerebral Palsy.

The only thing that makes Elai really happy, with the most incredible smile, is water, deep water, where he can dive, swim and make sounds like a real dolphin.  

Elai swims  in Eden Pool three times a week - officially, But he can swim there when ever he wants, even on Saturday and on holidays. The owner of this special pool - Shimon Eyal, opened his home and his heart to people like Elai. I'm pretty sure Elai thinks it is also his home :)
Shimon is the only person Elai is willing to do what he asks from him, and he is working very hard at the pool and enjoying every minute of it. You can see for yourself :)

When ever I've a chance to help promote the amazing job they are doing in this pool, I'm doing it. This time I need your help with it. I’m in a competition on Boticca with my set . I’ll be very happy if you can follow the link and ‘like’ it (In the right top corner). If I'll win, I'm going to sell the prize and donate the money to 'Eden Kids Foundation' ,an Israeli organization that helps disabled children, like my son Elai. Please help me with your 'like' and share it with your friends too.

Thanks a lot!!!