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My week in pictures

5 Oct
September, 27: I got new business cards and I love them! I have also a version in red. So very happy!

September, 27: I got new business cards and I love them! I have also a version in red. So very happy!

September, 28: New earrings in my Etsy shop.

September, 28: New earrings my Etsy shop.

September, 29: Overnight oat. More tasty than it looks.

September, 29: Overnight oat. More tasty than it looks.

September, 30: More earrings in my shop.

September, 30: More earrings in my shop.

October: 1: My new fitness addiction.

October, 1: My new fitness addiction.

October, 2: My yoga challenge for this month.

October, 2: My yoga challenge for this month.

October, 3: A new listing in my shop, this time it's a cluster bracelet.

October, 3: A new listing in my shop, this time it’s a cluster bracelet.

October, 4: Saturday shopping!

October, 4: Saturday shopping!

My week in picture

16 Aug
August, 9: I have been eating junk food-free for two months now, and today I wanted to treat me with some chips.

August, 9: I have been eating junk food-free for two months now, and today I wanted to treat me with some chips.

August, 10: This gorgeous bracelet is now in my Etsy shop. It features wonderful Swaroski crystals.

August, 11: I was pretty disappointed by this book. I wanted to read a young promising Italian writer and it seems that this was the right choice, but I was completely wrong. I don’t think you can find it translated in English or any other language, so maybe you’re lucky.

August, 12: My office is on the 13th floor and I usually take the elevator, today I took the stairs. Well, it turned out I made it till the 7th floor. My goal is to go all the stairs up to the 13th.

August, 12: My office is on the 13th floor and I usually take the elevator, today I took the stairs. Well, it turned out I made it till the 7th floor. My goal is to go all the stairs up to the 13th.

August, 13: A new pair of earrings in my Etsy shop. This are made using ceramic beads and a green lucite bead.

August, 14: I have bought a torch almost one year and a half ago, and I have never used it because I didn't know where to start from. I will seriously give it a try next week.

August, 21: I have bought a torch almost one year and a half ago, and I have never used it because I didn’t know where to start from. I will seriously give it a try next week.

August, 15: As I was passing by a flower shop, a nice lady was rearranging these flowers and I smiled at her. She smiled back at me and gave me these. Smile more!

August, 15: As I was passing by a flower shop, a nice lady was rearranging these flowers and I smiled at her. She smiled back at me and gave me these. Smile more!

My week in pictures

2 Aug
July, 26: Today is about self-promotion! I physically mailed my old business cards in my neighbourhood. Let's see what will happen.

July, 26: Today is about self-promotion! I physically mailed my old business cards in my neighbourhood. Let’s see what will happen.

July, 27: A new elastic bracelet is now available in my shop.

July, 27: A new elastic bracelet is now available in my shop.

July, 28: It's time to freeze some fresh basil leaves for the winter. And my plant is still blooming!

July, 28: It’s time to freeze some fresh basil leaves for the winter. And my plant is still blooming!

it's wonderful when layered with the other.

it’s wonderful when layered with the other.

July, 30: I am not a lipstick fan, but this one has a natural look that won me over. It's “Cream” by benecos.

July, 30: I am not a lipstick fan, but this one has a natural look that won me over. It’s “Cream” by benecos.

July, 31: If you want to read a fantasic book this summer, I would suggest this one: The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared.

July, 31: If you want to read a fantasic book this summer, I would suggest this one: The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared.

August, 31: Yes, three listings this week. This time a pair of earrings.

August, 31: Yes, three listing this week. This time a pair of earrings.

Elastic bracelets

30 Jul
Elastic bracelet “Pistachio”

Elastic bracelet “Pistachio”

Elastic bracelets seem to be a must this summer (by the way, is it raining where you live?).

Elastic bracelet “Green Discs”

Elastic bracelet “Green Discs”

They are fun to wear and can go with every look and style, but if you want to enjoy them the most, you have to layer them up.

Some examples?

Wood beads bracelets

Elastic bracelets summer

You can find each single bracelet in my Etsy shop. And if not, just ask!

Elastic bracelet "Golden black"

P.S. Promoting Sunday – Memory Wire Bacelet

16 Mar
A flower for you

A flower for you

I am so happy because the bracelet I showed you last Sunday had a lot of success in my DaWanda shop.

That’s why I want to present you today another memory wire bracelet.

Bracelet “Pink memories”

Bracelet “Pink memories”

This one is made using pink seed beads, crystal beads and Czech beads in different shapes and colours.

Bracelet “Pink memories”

Bracelet “Pink memories”

The hues go from a matt pink to purple to clear rose to all the reflections you can spot in the most transparent beads.

Bracelet “Pink memories”

Bracelet “Pink memories”

It is available here.

P.S. Promoting Sunday

9 Mar

A flower for you

A flower for you


Here is really sunny lately and I wanted to celebrate the upcoming spring with this bracelet.

It is made using memory wire, glass beads in different sizes and shapes, and seed beads.

A flower for you

A flower for you


You can find it here

P.S. Promoting Sunday

27 Oct

Facts:

 

  1. If you are a Worpdress.com user, you know that you cannot use Java script in your post;

  2. If you are a Pinterest user, you know that Pinterest changed its settings some times ago;

  3. If you are both a WordPress user and a Pinterest user, you know that now you cannot embed Pinned images in your posts any more.

 

For me this means that I had to delete all the “P.S. Pinning Sunday” posts written in the last months as they weren’t displayed any more.

This also means that I have decided to change my “P.S. Pinning Sunday” into “P.S. Promoting Sunday”!

I will begin shamelessly promoting my last bracelet.

”Beads and chain” bracelet.

”Beads and chains” bracelet.


It features 5 chains in a bronze colour and several Swarovski beads. You can find it in my DaWanda shop.

Giveaway!

24 Mar

Big news today!

I have decided to host my first giveaway! This is something completely new to me, so I want to keep it simple.

First of all, I’ll show you what you can win, so in case you are not interested you can immediately stop reading (please don’t!).

Egyptian feeling

Egyptian feeling

It’s a memory wire-bangle-style bracelet in bronze and blue, and it’s perfect for spring/summer.

Egyptian feeling

Egyptian feeling

To win it, leave a comment to this blog and an additional comment if you:
1)Like Chic and Frog on Facebook;
2)Link to this blog post on your Facebook wall (please, provide the link to your wall);
3)Talk about this giveaway in your blog (please, provide the link to your blog);
4)Follow my blog;
5)Subscribe to my Da Wanda shop.

The giveaway will close on the 30th of April.

Egyptian feeling

Egyptian feeling

And don’t forget to include your mail, so that I can contact you!

Challenge of Color

30 Nov

This year, for the 3rd Annual Challenge of Color, Erin Prais-Hintz of Tesori trovati thought really big!

Along with Brandi Hussey of Brandi Girl Blog, a real color guru, they selected the 40 images taken from the Earth As Art image gallery to use in the challenge.

Erin sent each of the 80 participants two palettes, so that we could choose the one we liked the most.

I received these two colors palettes.

1:

2:

Do you recognize Brendi style when we talk about palettes? She is really unique!

After some thinking I selected palette number 2: Lake Amadeus, a salt lake in Australia as I found out later. Honestly, it was really hard to take a decision, but in the end it was my resolution not to buy new beads that made the difference.

I have a lot of brown beads or stones in my stash, but no white or grey ones. Also I never used any blue beads in my pieces, so I thought this was the perfect occasion.

Picking up the colours was pretty easy: blue, lime-green and light violet.

The blue focal is a wonderful cuff connector from Heather Powers of HumbleBeads, then I used round amethyst beads and lime-green jade beads.

You know, I would have never thought to match blue and lime-green, but now I am enchanted by this combination. These two colours look wonderful together.

That’s why I like to join this challenge as the Bead Soup Blog Hop© challenge, because you are somehow forced to experiment and to work with new tools.

Now, are you ready to hop? I cannot wait to see what the other participants made!

Erin Prais-Hintz    http://treasures-found.blogspot.com
Rebecca Anderson    http://songbeads.blogspot.com
Kris Auderer    http://strandedinthecity.wordpress.com
Chrizette Bayman    http://beadsoupmix.blogspot.com
Lori Bowring Michaud    http://artfullyornamental.blogspot.com
Courtney Breul    http://beadsbybreul.blogspot.com/
Lynsey Brooks    http://yellowunicorncreations.blogspot.co.uk
Stephanie Buss    http://maxandlucie.blogspot.com
Iveth Caruso    http://www.creativeatelier.net/
Shannon Chomanczuk    http://www.formysweetdaughter.blogspot.com
Lisa Cone    http://inspiredadornments.blogspot.com/
Cece Cormier    http://thebeadingyogini.com
Lori Dorrington    http://lorisglassworks.blogspot.com
Dawn Doucette    http://designsbydawnmarie.blogspot.com
Jeannie Dukic    http://site.jkdjewelry.com/blog/
Kim Dworak    http://cianciblue.blogspot.com/
Beth Emery    http://storiesbyindigoheart.blogspot.com
Janice Everett    http://JLynnJewels.blogspot.com
Pam Farren    http://www.re-maker.blogspot.com
Donetta Farrington    http://simplygorgeous-donetta.blogspot.com
Gloria Ferrer    http://judetaama.blogspot.com.es/
Cherrie Fick    http://designsinthelight.com
Therese Frank    http://www.theresestreasures59.blogspot.com
Patty Gasparino    http://www.mylifeunderthebus.typepad.com
Tanya Goodwin    http://pixiloo.blogspot.com
Ambra Gostoli    https://chicandfrog.wordpress.com <— You are here!
Jess Green    http://tabbiekoshka.blogspot.co.uk/
Denielle Hagerman    http://somebeadsandotherthings.com
Mary Harding    www.maryhardingjewelrybeadblog.blogspot.com
Karla Hartzog    http://www.karlakrafts.com
Kim Hora    http://www.kimmykats.com
Brandi Hussey    http://brandigirlblog.com
Emanda Johnson    http://ArtemisiaStudio.blogspot.com
Jennifer Justman    http://soulsfiredesigns.blogspot.com/
Sue Kennedy    http://suebeads.blogspot.com
Ema Kilroy    http://emakaye.blogspot.com
Lee Koopman    http://Stregajewellry.wordpress.com
Linda Landig    http://www.LindasBeadBlog.com
Kirsi Luostarinen    http://kirsiluokorut.blogspot.com
Cynthia Machata    http://antiquitytravelers.blogspot.com/
Alicia Marinache    http://www.allprettythings.ca
Beth McCord    http://www.ebbeadandmetalworks.blogspot.com
Mary K McGraw    http://mkaymac.blogspot.com/
Karen Mitchell    http://www.overthemoon-design.com
Cheri Mitchell-Reed    http://creativedesignsbycheri.blogspot.com/
Aimee Moisa    http://threecatsdancing.blogspot.com
Karla Morgan    http://www.texaspepperjams.blogspot.com
Penny Neville    http://copperpennydesigns.blogspot.com
Becky Pancake    http://beckypancakebeaddesigns.blogspot.com
Kashmira Patel    http://sadafulee.blogspot.com
Alice Peterson    http://alice-dreaming.blogspot.com
Kayla Potega    http://www.teejewelry.blogspot.com
Debbie Price    http://greenshoot.blogspot.co.uk
Bobbie Rafferty    http://beadsong.blogspot.com
Caron Reid    http://caronmichelle.blogspot.com.au/
Nicole Rennell    http://nicolerennell.com/blog
Cynthia Riggs    http://cynthsblog.blogspot.com
Andrea Ross    http://silvermapledesigns.blogspot.com/
Sally Russick    http://thestudiosublime.com
Annie Scherz    http://www.studioluma.ca
Pam Sears    http://crazycreativecorner.blogspot.com/
Renetha Stanziano    http://lamplightcrafts.blogspot.com
Sandra Stein    http://sannipanni.wordpress.com
Kristen Stevens    http://kristen-beadjourney.blogspot.com
Tracy Stillman    http://www.tracystillmandesigns.com
Sherri Stokey    http://www.knotjustmacrame.com/
Lola Survillo    http://www.beadlolabead.blogspot.com
Kay Thomerson    http://KayzKreationz.blogspot.com
Jo Tinley    http://daisychaindesignsjewellery.blogspot.com
Emma Todd    http://www.apolymerpenchant.com
Cory Tompkins    http://www.tealwaterdesigns.blogspot.com
Pam Traub    http://www.klassyjoolz.blogspot.com
Melissa Trudinger    http://beadrecipes.wordpress.com
Michelle Tucker    http://michellescreativemusings.blogspot.com/
Shelley Graham Turner    http://www.shelleygrahamturner.blogspot.com
Monique Urquhart    http://ahalfbakednotion.blogspot.com/
Rachel Van-Walsk    http://balancedcrafts.com/blog
Patti Vanderbloemen    http://www.myaddictionshandcrafted.blogspot.com
Lesley Watt    http://thegossipinggoddess.blogspot.com
Lynn White    http://lynnwhitejewelry.com
Joan Williams    http://www.lilrubyjewelry.com

Have fun!

Thursday with colour

29 Nov

This year, as last year, I decided to join the Challenge of Color hosted by Erin Prais-Hintz of Treasures Found.

Erin is an amazing polymer clay artist and jewellery designer. If you take a look at her Etsy shop, you will be really impressed by her unique style.

The blog hop for the 3rd Challenge of Color will be tomorrow, and today I want to freshen up your memory by showing you what I made for my first Challenge of color.

For this bracelet I used Swarovski beads in petrol and green shades, wrinkled silk fabric in a neutral pink shade and ceramic beads.

Aaah! Swaroski beads are so nice to touch, I love that feeling!

Anyway, this was one year ago. For the blog hop of tomorrow I can tell you that there will be another bracelet in completely different colors and materials.

As I am a kind person, I am posting a preview… Sorry for the quality of the photo!

Tomorrow I will post better ones, really!

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