Sunday, May 25, 2008

beading - kralen rijgen

Some of my latest creations:
I found some gorgeous beads in
Zahia (turquoise and chinese writing stone)
I combined with tiger ebony wooden beads and czech and japanese glass beads.
The hooks are handmade and hammered by myself.

Beading: it looks so easy, but it is not.
I spend hours with my 3th daughter to learn to bead,. When I was a child I liked that so much and I wanted to give that joy of beading to my little daughter.
(But the fact that she has Down syndrome didn't make it easy ) We began with beads with a hole of 1 cm and a thick electricy thread. Unbelievebale how easy it is for a child without retardation.
My son, who is younger than her, took a thread and beaded it/ I thought, how is that possible, I never learned or trained him? I spend hours training her, using different threads and beads, I was glad she succeed to have 3 beads on the thread. It is stil not easy for her, but she likes doing it, she sees the result (a bracelet or a necklace), she sees me making all these things and she admires it.I think one day she will be able to make the most gorgeous creations!
My daughter Mies is on the left side, Briek, the youngest is on the right, the kid in the middel is a friend: they're having a great time beading together!
and guess what: I am 'artist of the day at Ixelas blog, An Italian girl with Belgian roots who also has a gorgeous jewelry shop at Etsy. Thanks so much Ixela!


Veerle said...

Lieve Greet,
Met een mama als jij, lukt het haar!

Kreativlink said...

Wonderful kids you have!
I'm sure your daughter will surprise you with gorgeous creations!

ArtMind said...

Looks like they are having fun! They have a wonderful example to lookup to! :)

glasfaden said...

Kudos to you for bringing up such wonderful kids!!

Star of the East said...

So nice to raise your kids with creativity!! And beautiful new creations you've made!

Miss Mish Mish said...

Looks like you had a great time being creative with your children, you have a lovely family!And i bet they had fun too :)

karlita said...

Fleur, your stories really move me - and i love reading them so ...

And i'm sure your little girl will find her own way of doing things!

ingermaaike said...

It is so much fun teaching kids to create, I'm sure you sweet daughter will master the art as well.

ixela said...

Fleur... as per usual great jewelry creations made by a stunning mother... a great example for your kids and for everyone!!!

ixela said...

... and I have given you an award... please check my blog to see what it is :)