As I told you in my Springtime inventory, earlier this year I had to do some serious thinking about my future and my business as a beaded jewellery designer / teacher . It wasn’t an easy decision, but it seems it’s not time yet to give up following my dream! Keep me fingers crossed, please… View more
It’s not exactly the beginning of the year, when bloggers, artists and everyone online write reviews of the past and thoughts about the coming time. I was offline and took a step from the world of social media and blogging for a while, and truth to be told, the 1st of January wasn’t exactly the time… View more
I love to travel. It doesn’t matter, if it’s the first country or the 20th I visit, I am always eagerly waiting for the answers for dozens of different questions before I finally leave the airport lounge. How hot or cold is there? How does the air smell? Are people friendly? Will I like the food? How does the public transport… View more
Last week I’ve moved again. No worries, it was only a small distance compared to the 900 km shift from Prague to Amsterdam last year. While having my coffee break I decided that from now on any time the weather is acceptable (Come on, it’s still the Netherlands, I can’t wait for perfect.) I will work on the… View more
This post is labelled as part of the series Monday Monologue. I know it’s not Monday, but I need to talk to you. NOW. The day before yesterday I shared some insider’s information with the followers of my Facebook page, together with a sneak peek of the thing I am working on nowadays. Surprisingly, it wasn’t beadwork, but it… View more
I was never fond of New Year’s resolutions. I always thought they are pretty much good for nothing. (Hands up – or write a comment – if you were ever able to transform one into a habit which still lasts!) However, this year I had a different feeling, and I’ve decided to make not one,… View more
2015 was all about changes. I took a breath, than cut cords and took steps. Some willingly and some with a smaller or bigger push from my friends. So here I am, a freelance beadwork jewelry designer focusing on writing tutorials and teaching. Yippee! It sure feels great, but now I would like to talk numbers,… View more
Nope. It wasn’t easy. It was scary, vague and intimidating. I was crying, shouting and swearing sometimes. But eventually I stopped and than took the step. Some years ago there was a minor accident with a deep impact. I was having fun and enjoying white water rafting as part of my birthday present, when the… View more
As I mentioned in last week’s Monday monologue: after six years of being nervous, busy and dead tired around Christmas, this year I am learning to like this part of the year again. One part of it is having enough time to think about Christmases long gone. About preparing the special dinner together with my mum,… View more
I have a confession to make. It’s a big one, and at first glance may not be understood by many. But anyway, let’s spit it out. Over the past years I really hated Christmas. As you may know, for 6 years I was the owner of a rapidly growing business. And working in any kind of… View more
Something is definitely gone. While we enjoy the colourful autumn decoration of the trees and the still-green grass around us, the warm sunrays are slowly fadeing, and the days become shorter and colder. Not just summer, but a very special part of my life is over, so a new season can begin. I have… View more
Recently I published a new tutorial. It was the Hilal beaded bead, and as every one of my designs, this one has a story, too. I will copy that part here, so you don’t have to look for it. The rest of the tutorial you can find here. Because of this tutorial with the personal… View more
Since I launched the “Storytelling Project”, I got this question several times. So I decided to share some background info and something really personal with you. My new websites The Storytelling Jeweller and The Storytelling Tutorials are precisely two week old, if we count the time from the date I published the first blog post…. View more
The last two years I was dreaming about a change. And recently I decided to make it happen.
From a successful business owner I became a jewelry designer.