Yup, I’ve blithered on for years about myself on this blog.  Its way past time to show a little bit of love.

I’ve been on the Etsy Beadweavers Team for a number of years now.  Its really active – members have to join in on the challenges on a regular basis as well as keeping a minimum number of beadwoven pieces in their shop.

Teams are a community feature on Etsy where you can connect with other members. With Teams, you can meet people with common interests, and collaborate. The Teams feature makes it easy for you to join an existing team or to create, maintain, and promote a new one. It’s also a way for shoppers to browse by theme or location and find shops that might interest them.  Teams sometimes do arts/crafts fairs in real life, promote each other’s shops and hold challenges or contests.

I am part of a number of teams on Etsy and I’ll speak about a few more of my teams over the next few weeks.

From the team announcement: “The Etsy Beadweavers Team is made up of bead artists who aspire to successfully market their beadwoven creations on Etsy.com and elsewhere. As such the EBW Team has two areas of focus:1) Practical business help, including sales promotion by networking, marketing and creating awareness of beadweaving as an art. 2)Artistic inspiration, instruction and encouragement.. The Beadweavers’ creations are different from many of the traditional beaded items, in that they are woven from hundreds or thousands of tiny beads to create intricate designs and pictures. These weavings take the form of both art and jewelry. Each piece takes many hours to complete, with some larger pieces taking weeks or even months.”

Each month, the Etsy Beadweavers pose a challenge to their members.  Many of these pieces are some of the most creative beadweaving pieces I’ve seen.  You can see the current challenge by typing in EBWC in the search bar when you go to Etsy or heading on over to http://etsy-beadweavers.blogspot.com/

I’ve actually managed to finish a brand new piece in time to get into the most recent Etsy Beadweavers challenge.  I’ll write more about it on the 10th when the polls are open and you can vote for your favorite!

Its a huge team!  Ready for the list?  Go on and have fun – they have some wonderful pieces and will be thrilled if you favorite them or share them on pinterest, twitter or facebook.

EBW Shop Links

  1. 4uidzne – Sharayah
  2. ABeadedWorld – Megan
  3. Adina Halpern Designs – Adina
  4. AJbead – Cajsa Lisa
  5. Allamej – Vernonica
  6. AllasArt – Alla
  7. AliseExclusive – Alla
  8. AlterDeco – Jana
  9. Ambrosian Beads – Carol
  10. Amy Kohn Designs – Amy
  11. Angelque Creations – Jacquie
  12. AnnaCohen – Anna
  13. Annamei – Anna
  14. AnnetaValious – Anneta
  15. Annette Mackrel – Annette
  16. April Is Forever – Sarah
  17. Arjarvis – Amy
  18. Art Beadwork – Iryna
  19. Artizen Beads – Laura
  20. ArtfulAr – Arlene
  21. ArtMasquerading – Chris
  22. AZJoLeeBeadweaver – Joan
  23. AzuriteCreations – Heather
  24. Backstagecrafts – Rhiannon
  25. Barbaraellis – Barbara
  26. Bead4me -Isabella
  27. Beadacious1221 – Sylvia
  28. Beadbug’s Boutique – Judy
  29. BeadDivasFlorida – Cookie and Pam
  30. Bead Catcher – Mariya
  31. Beaded Dreams8 – Jagoda
  32. BeadenBead – Natasha
  33. BeadEnCounter – Lynn
  34. BeadFatuationDesigns – Katerina
  35. Beadhisattva – Nyah
  36. Beadiful Jewelry – Linda
  37. Bead Matrix – Catherine
  38. Beadn4fun – Christine
  39. Beadoodled – Erik
  40. Bead Prestige – Patty
  41. Beads and Blooms – Debra
  42. Beads Head – Orly
  43. BeadsnJane – Jane
  44. Beadsofaquarius -Mouna
  45. BeadThoughts – Wilha
  46. BeadUnsupervised – Carol
  47. Beadwoman3 -Gretchen
  48. Beadyjan – Jan
  49. Beagle Beads – Amanda
  50. Benomama – Ester
  51. BetelgeuseStar – Yuliya
  52. Betty Stephan Beadwork – Betty
  53. BlingJewelryDesigns – Lisa
  54. BlissWorksStudio – Sandra
  55. BlueStarArts – Andrea
  56. Bobbianncook – Bobbie
  57. BodyArtbyJennifer – Jennifer
  58. Bohodame – Sarah
  59. Boonie Beads – Laura
  60. ByMaja – Miriam
  61. BySalla – Sarah
  62. CarlKennedy – Carl
  63. Carosell Creations – Kirsten
  64. Cascreates – Chris
  65. CatonaBeadMat – Vickie
  66. CharmCityTrinkets – Sarina
  67. Chatterboxhouse – Susanne
  68. CheriCMeyer – Cheri
  69. ChristianvRodriguez – Christian
  70. Chrysanthemumveil – Amanda
  71. Cielo Design – Miriam
  72. CigarBoxBeads – Marilyn
  73. Cjewelcreations – Cammy
  74. ConniqueJewellery – Connie
  75. CraftyWeaves – Cecilia
  76. CreationsbyAlle – Alice
  77. CreationsbyAna -Anita
  78. CreationsofAgape – Dee
  79. CrestieCuties – Heidi
  80. CrimsonFrog – Kinga
  81. Crown Rose Gems – Rosita
  82. Crystal Star Gems – Tracey
  83. Crystal Wonders – Sue
  84. Daniell Art – Daniella
  85. Davianna – Eva
  86. Dax Designs – Glenda
  87. DDeli – Dani
  88. Debger – Debbie
  89. DeborahaWeaver – Deborah
  90. DefinitiveDesignsrlw – Rana
  91. DealanDeDesings – Dayna
  92. DesignbyAnce – Ance
  93. DesignbyMiST – Milena
  94. Designing Rose – Rachel
  95. DolgovaSvetlana – Svetlana
  96. DorisDesignz – Doris
  97. Down Stream Diva – Shannon
  98. Dream Beadweaver – Susan
  99. DustysTreasure – Sue
  100. EKLfunkyJewels – Erin
  101. Elemental Nature – Kathy
  102. Eliana1971– Eliana
  103. Ellimei – Elli
  104. Elsielight – Luella
  105. Enchanted Beads – Ileana
  106. EsmerldasStudio – Bev
  107. Fan De FanFan – Francoise
  108. Far From Plain Jane – Janie
  109. FionaMaya – Fiona
  110. Flagrantdesigns – Gloria
  111. Fleur de Irk – Irina
  112. Francesca’s Fancy’s – Ann
  113. FreeSoul – Simera
  114. FullCircleDesign – Annie
  115. Ginja Girl Designs – Mary
  116. Glimmerstone – Ellen
  117. GoldenZelda – Zelda
  118. Gypsy Eyes Jewelry – Karin
  119. HannahRachel – Hannah
  120. Haute Ice Beadwork – Marsha
  121. House of  Tiswan – Beverly
  122. IBBeading – Tina
  123. Iceboxgems – Cindy
  124. IdahoBeadweaver – Michele
  125. ile1974 – Ileana
  126. InetasJewelry – Ineta
  127. JadeButterflyDesigns – Scarlet
  128. JaniceMarieBridal _ Janice
  129. JaninaGrigoreJewels – Janina
  130. JaniesGems – Jane
  131. JayceePatterns – Jaycee
  132. jdnative – Venetia
  133. Jewelry By Jane 29 – Maddy
  134. Jess2bead -Jessie
  135. JMCFineArtJewelry – Joyce
  136. JosJewels1 – Joanne
  137. JoyFully Jewels – Caryn
  138. Justbrez – Skylar
  139. Kaleidoscopecolours – Debbie
  140. KanKou – Mariam
  141. KathysBeadTreasures – Kathy
  142. KraftConfessions – Kristin
  143. Krisdesignfsp – Kris
  144. KateTracton Designs- Kate
  145. KellyJAngeley – Kelly
  146. Kuzmadesign – Valerie
  147. KVBJewelry – Kathleen
  148. LacyNecklace – Breda
  149. LadyNayana – Kim
  150. LadyVoodoo – Tammy
  151. LaLooJewerly – Jeannie
  152. LaPerlaA – Antonella
  153. LaurenElise – Lauren
  154. LeafDroppings – Kimberly
  155. LeeLaBeads – Lea
  156. Leslie V Creations – Leslie
  157. LeviraArt – Iryna
  158. LexiHavlinDesigns – Lexi
  159. Little Stone Design – Cheryl
  160. Lirigal – Svetlana
  161. Lostaloha – Syndey
  162. LuckySammy – Kathyrn
  163. Lutita – Liutauras
  164. LuxMysticaBeadworks – Bonnie
  165. Maneklady – Helena
  166. MarsiesCrafts – Kristina
  167. Maryniky Designs – Maryanne
  168. Mary T Designs – Mary
  169. MayaMani – Sonali
  170. Medic5415 – Elaine
  171. Megansbeadeddesigns – Megan
  172. MelJoyCreations – Melissa
  173. MFDBeadworkOriginals – Mikki
  174. MIDesign – Melissa
  175. ModernDayCinderella – Dawn
  176. Moonsafaribeads – Agi
  177. Mordakk Designs – Nicole
  178. More Than Somewhat – Charlene
  179. MyAmari – Yvonne
  180. Mygo2Pieces – Mercer
  181. Myfairladyvt4 – Ann
  182. MyOrcaDreams -Shannon
  183. NazoDesigns – Pinar
  184. Nellienits – Nellie
  185. New World Elegance – Gloria
  186. NigosDesign – Nigar
  187. NJ Designs 1 – Norma Jean
  188. Njema – Ginny
  189. Noralynnedesigns – Nora
  190. NotsoplainbyJane – Jane
  191. Olgaterranova – Olga
  192. OneCheekCrafts – Jobi
  193. Otila – Ioana
  194. Pacific Bead and Wire – Nathan
  195. Pasipuosiu – Ramoune
  196. Peregrine Beader – Callie
  197. Pixelated Glass – Carol
  198. Play’n with Beads – Dawn
  199. Pleasabledesigns – Pamela
  200. PreciousHeartBeads – Anna
  201. PrincessStarfish – Kelly
  202. Rabbit Hollow Creations – Holly
  203. Random Creative – Rose
  204. Rarespecimens -Erin
  205. Rebeccanebesar – Rebecca
  206. RebeccasWell – Becky
  207. RebekeJewelryShop – Gintare
  208. Reginao – Regina
  209. Room 3 Designs – Tiffany
  210. SallygoroundtheMoon – Anne
  211. SallyJeansBeadedGems – SallyJean
  212. Sandy’s Treasure – Sandy
  213. SashaSi – Sasha
  214. Savoy Studio – Lisa
  215. Scarboro – Elizabeth
  216. SharonEdelmanforEPEC – Sharon
  217. ShonetteDaniels – Shonette
  218. SierraBeader – Kathy
  219. Silver Dragon Creations – Patricia
  220. Smadar’s Treasure – Smadar
  221. Sobby – Silvia
  222. SoulshineCorningNY – Ann
  223. SparrowsMeadow – Mindi
  224. Spring Colors – Hadass
  225. Starwaves – Marilyn
  226. Stick Lizard Designs – Laura
  227. Suegoodebeads – Sue
  228. Svetak – Svetlana
  229. Svetush – Svetlana
  230. Tapestry Beadwork – Rachael
  231. Tauriel – Joanna
  232. Ten Storey Love Song – Janet
  233. TerahClassyCreations – Terah
  234. Terran – Terran
  235. The Beaded Bead – Sharri
  236. The Bumble Beader – Susan
  237. TheSpecialCase – Maria
  238. The Studio Elle – Ellen
  239. This One Woman – Melissa
  240. Thistle Dew for You – Joanne
  241. Thunderboltbeadwork – Rachel
  242. Time2Cre8 – MaryLou
  243. TropicalKaren – Karen
  244. Vicus – Eva
  245. WildWoodBeadworks – Nancy
  246. Windy River – Sylvia
  247. ZoojaDesign – Csilla
  248. ZviaGil Designs – Zvia