Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Triz Designs

Today I am glad to introduce Patrizia Tager (Triz) from Isreal of Triz Designs. She creates mostly OOAK wearable art and beaded jewelry using glass seed beads, semi-precious stones, Swarovski crystals and fresh-water pearls. All of her pieces are designed and bead-woven one bead at a time. I confess...I have seen her alot on the front page and am always intrigued by the intricacy of her pieces and the mostly dark colors- which I tend to favor in what I choose to wear. So, here she tells us a little about herself.

What is your real life like?
I work as a desktop publisher for a publishing house. I'm a single mum of a gorgeous 4 year old boy. We have a gorgeous 12 year old black cross-Alsatian named Kaya. Before my discovery and total immergence into the wonderful world of beading I used to do a lot of sports; walking, tennis, swimming, karate, yoga… but now between my job and my son, every single spare minute I have is spent either beading or doing something related to beading.

What is your process?
The main tools I use are needle, thread and of course beads. The main techniques used in my work are bead-weaving, bead crochet and bead-embroidery, which has become my very favourite technique to use as I find it incredibly versatile and inspiring – it just gets my creative juices going! I don't have a specific process but I usually either get inspired by a particular colour, depending on my mood, or a particular bead or stone. When I find myself stuck for inspiration, I look through my favourite art and design books and I'm always sure to find inspiration from some of my favourite beadwork artists.

Business Goals and Vision...
My short term goals are to continue beading and learning as much as I can about this wonderful medium in terms of both techniques and history. In the long term, I would like to be able to quit my job and support myself with my beadwork and teaching.

How do you market your business?
I mainly market my work mainly on Etsy, by advertising on blogs and through the following sites:

What inspires you?
Everything inspires me!!! All colours, all textures, art, architecture, antiquities, Italy, the sea, flowers, R & B music and the beads.

Who is your favorite musical artist? (click the artist name to see a video)

I have so many, but at the moment I've been listening to a lot of Mary J. Blige, I love her!!!!

What are two of your favorite things from your shop?
This is so hard to say… I love all my piece they are my babies J but here are 2 of my favourites of the moment:
Purple Balagan -
Black Panther Necklace -

Am a fan of these places... - newly formed group of amazing artists who create beads and who create with beads - wonderful group of talented bead-weavers - my favourite and most inspirational bead artist – my favourite bead supplier – amazing beaded art

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I've Been Tagged....Now What?

My featured seller today (Triz) send me a big thank you today by way of a tag....she cyber tagged me. Thanks a bunch Triz- I thought you liked me...did I say something? Post the wrong pictures? (Just joking)
Which means that I have to make a post sharing 7 things about myself -which is good (if you are a person that cares to know anything about me) and bad because I tend to be a rambling over-sharer and I have already shown that here in the intro. Okay- on with it I guess

1) Something interesting...I have been kicked off of Flickr twice this month. Who knows why....they can do that if they think you are selling so beware. Even more interesting is that I friended my old self with my new account because apparently people can see it but I just can't access it.

2)I sit outside on my patio- on my laptop all day promoting my blog and my jewelry while I chug gallons of Diet Arizona Iced Green Tea and smoke my brains out (don't judge)

3)I have bought three Japanese Chins in the last 6 months because apparently 4 kids is not enough and I want more babies...take a look at the cuties on my Flickr - but hurry because I don't have such a great track record there so far.

4)My favorite color is green- grass green- it makes me happy every time I see it.

5)I only wear black- I don't really know why ....When I want to buy something it just looks better in black.

6) My iPhone is my best friend and my right arm...texting may just be the best way to communicate ever!

7) I was born in Sheboygan WI which apparently got it's name from an Indian who sometimes thought his baby daughter looked like a boy and said to his wife one evening..."Look, she boy again." I don't know if I buy it though.

So....according to the rules of "tagging" this is what I...and my tagees must do....
1. Link to your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blog.
4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

The following bloggers are the faithful that post on my daily Etsy thread promoting their blogs. Consider yourself tagged


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