Saturday, 28 December 2019

Where to get a stunning tie to complete your suit?

Hy there.....do you like to look at well-dressed men?

Oops or maybe you are a well-dressed man.....or perhaps not?

I love it when a man dresses up in a suit, shirt, and tie.....they look so very distinguished, more gentleman if you know what I mean ๐Ÿ˜Š

Although when I think of it I recently saw a politician that was dressed up in a suit with blue and white diamonds pattern wearing a flashy yellow necktie.....to me that doesn't ring gentleman or distinguished but reminds me more of a clown ๐Ÿ˜

Did you know that the necktie has been granted a holiday of its own? This month is been said to be the month of the necktie.

It seems that it gained importance in the 1600s during the Croatian war? When a regiment of Croats arrived in France their cravat caught the attention of the Parisian, and this way became integrated into their fashion culture.

Here is a picture of how they looked back in the 1600s. Can you imagine a man walking around like that today.....he would definitely be the laughingstock ๐Ÿ˜‚


In the late 1800s, the modern version of the tie made its appearance. It has become a symbol of power, influence, and became associated with serious men being on serious business. 

Nowadays you can find many variations on the tie such as the bow tie, ascot tie, bolo tie, zipper tie and lots more.

Ah, you have read my blogs before maybe and know where I am going at.....yes for sure let me show you some of the ties I found for you in some Etsy shops ๐Ÿ˜„

Handmade Luxurious English Silk Bow Tie


138 pcs Swarovski Crystal Necktie - Skinny Slim Men 145 cm Tie


Steampunk Tie Clip Formal Wear Mens Accessories


Ruty tie, hopper tie, wedding bow tie, groom bow tie


Turquoise knitted tie, silk knit necktie for men, mint ties


Maroon Father and Son bow tie set, Father's Day gift


Silk man tie,hand painted black tie, wedding tie, tuxedo tie


WHITE 3D Wedding Bow Tie, White Feather Bow Tie


Standing Cat On A Pair of Cufflinks With A Tie Slide Set


Woman bow tie, Rustic brooch, Gift for her


I would like to say sorry to the men reading my blog and thinking finally she wrote something for us men.....but there had to be at least one item for women in here too ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Hope you like my blog post.....Until next time.....Have a great day 

Renata (Seadbeady) 

Behind every unique handmade piece is a lot of hard work. It's a labor of love and every piece you buy will make someone's day a happy day. Want to be on my blog next time ?? 

Want me to review your product?? Just send me a message ๐Ÿ˜Š

Saturday, 14 December 2019

What good cause to support when you are an Animal lover? part 2

Hi There.....Are you a fan of animals in the wild?

As I told you in last week's post I am for sure.....and that is why I wanted to write this week and last week's blogs about good causes involving animals. Just follow this link to go to last week's blog post if you are curious to know what it was about.

It's a win-win situation because you get to satisfy your curiosity and I get an extra reader for that post haha ๐Ÿ˜‰

So as promised this week I will be telling you some more about the WCC or Wildlife Conservation Society ๐Ÿ˜„

It seems they were already founded back in 1895 as the New York Zoological Society. The Wildlife Conservation Society was one of the first conservation organizations in the U.S. They had a clear goal from the beginning to advance wildlife conservation, promote the study of zoology, and create a first-class zoo. 



Did you know they have five zoos already.....The Bronx Zoo, Central Zoo, Queens Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, and New York Aquarium.

I know some of you might say that a zoo is not the right place for an animal.....and they are right in a way because an animal should be free in the wild. I think nowadays people are much more aware of that fact and the wellbeing of an animal should come in the first place. 

But these Zoos are working hard together with scientists in the field to save wildlife. Field staff report back their observations of animal behavior and need in nature, which in turn bolsters animal wellbeing in the parks ๐Ÿ˜ƒ



But it goes much further than just a few Zoos.....their goal is to conserve the world's largest wild places in 16 priority regions, home to more than 50% of the world's biodiversity.

Their strategy for 2020 is to maintain the WCS's historic focus on the protection of species while developing an ambitious plan to engage with the rapidly changing world. 

They say that the challenges are greater than ever but with the focus, dedication, and passion of a committed staff.....combined with a unique mixture of field, zoo and aquarium expertise they will continue to set the bar for science, conservation action, and education that has driven their success in protecting wildlife and wild places for over a century.



The WCS envisions a world where wildlife thrives in healthy lands and seas, valued by societies that embrace and benefit from the diversity and integrity of life on earth.

That doesn't sound like an easy task but it makes me glad to hear that people are willing to work hard to make this dream come true ๐Ÿ˜„

Although I don't want those big animals too close to my bed.....I have a hard time sleeping as it is.....I don't want to wake up hearing things running around in my home. Who knows I might happen to walk into the lion's den instead of my own den ๐Ÿ˜‚



Hope you like my blog post.....Until next time.....Have a great day 

Renata (Seadbeady) 

Behind every unique handmade piece is a lot of hard work. It's a labor of love and every piece you buy will make someone's day a happy day. 

Want to be on my blog next time ?? Want me to review your product?? Just send me a message ๐Ÿ˜Š

Sunday, 8 December 2019

What good cause to support when you are an Animal lover?

Hi There.....Do you love animals?

No???.....Impossible how can you not love animals???

I have always had a heart for animals......except for bugs.....they only bug me ๐Ÿ˜

My big love has always been cats but I love all kinds of animals. I just love watching the National Geographic Wild Channel.....Especially the documentaries about the big cats.....After all, my zodiac sign is Leo ๐Ÿ˜‰

That is why I wanted to dedicate this blog post to a good cause for animals. Maybe at the end of this year, some people might be persuaded to give to one of the causes I selected.

The first one I would like to share with you is The AAP or Animal Assisted Projects

They started up in 2017 because they saw what friendship between pets and people could do. They found a solution for pet owners who don't want their pets to be at home alone all day.....who want their pets to get some extra affection.....who want their pets to get some extra care......who want to make someone happy by letting them take care of their pet......who want to create a better bond between people and pets.

Their solution is the plus-owner.

I can hear you thinking up to here.....no matter how far you are.....what the heck is a plus-owner ๐Ÿ˜„

It is someone of 55 or older who has time during the day to take care of an animal.....who wants to enjoy the company of an animal of someone in the neighbourhood.....who likes to bond with this animal......who likes to chat a bit with others and feels at home in a group of people who have a heart for animals.

Since this is a Belgian cause I am actually thinking about doing this

Some of you might know but I have a lot of joint and muscle problems and it's impossible for me to work at the moment because that comes with a lot of pain. 

3 years ago we moved out of our house to an apartment with everything on the same floor to make things easier for me. That also meant that we couldn't keep animals anymore. Weird as I still choke up talking about this......needless to say that was pretty hard for me since I had to give my cat away to someone else. I do still yearn to give some cuddles to cats. Having it softly purr on my lap or give me soft bites in my neck or toes.

Haha yes I did have a cat that softly bit me in my toes to remind me of giving him his food ๐Ÿ˜‚

But let me show you a picture of our new pet since we moved.


Isn't he the cutest ever.....he is not noisy at all and doesn't make a mess ๐Ÿ˜

Ok enough about me let's get back to the cause....You see combining pet owners and plus-owners is not the only thing they do......they also find pets to be very valuable in therapeutic centra. 

Dogs and cats have the ability to get through to people that have mental or physical disabilities. They send out people to these places with pets to give those people a special experience that benefits their mental wellbeing.

You may find me a little cheesy but that warms my heart ๐Ÿ˜„

In order to contribute to a better society, they would also like to share their knowledge so they offer training about this relationship between man and animal.

I just love knowing that there are so many people out there with a heart for animals.....don't you?

As a reward to their plus-owners and volunteers, they organize excursions, lectures or workshops in order to mix business with pleasure.  

If after reading this you feel like becoming an active member of this organization by becoming a volunteer or an ambassador.....don't hesitate to contact them for more information.

Next time I will share some information about another good cause I found interesting - The Wildlife Conservation Society ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Hope you like my blog post.....Until next time.....Have a great day

Renata (Seadbeady)

Behind every unique handmade piece is a lot of hard work. It's a labor of love and every piece you buy will make someone's day a happy day. 

Want to be on my blog next time ?? Want me to review your product?? Just send me a message ๐Ÿ˜Š

Saturday, 30 November 2019

Where to find the perfect gift wrapping for your special gifts

Hi There.....What are you planning this Holiday Season?

You may not have noticed but it's getting really close to the end of this year. Are you preparing things already or not?

I am celebrating Christmas eve with my husband, my daughter, son in law, granddaughter and my son. Because we are just with the five of us adults we decided not to get any Christmas gifts except for the granddaughter. She will probably be loaded with gifts ๐Ÿ˜

What traditions do you have? Do you put up a Christmas tree?

I am waiting for Saint Nicholas to be over before I am gonna put ours up. I have always loved decorating for Christmas. We have a tree and lots of special ornaments like paper butterflies, small figurines, small toys and lots of different sizes of baubles.  and in addition to a tree, we have a large Santa Claus, a smaller one and a large squirrel and lots of garlands and flickering lights ๐Ÿ˜„

Don't you just love it when the streets are all decorated with lights and you pass by the stores with their Christmas decorations?

Or is it just me because I am an emotional soul.....no, no not an emotional eater.....well at least not anymore ๐Ÿ˜œ

Actually, I have always been lead by my emotions.....but I have come to terms with it that sad movies make me cry and seeing others sad makes me wanna cry too.....that is just who I am.

I could actually write a whole story about how hard that was growing up.....but then again being laughed at by a lot of people made me stronger and more determined. So forget about that story because it is not happening.....or at least not today ๐Ÿ˜‡

But let's get back into the Christmas spirit and talk a bit about where to find that perfect gift wrapping that I was gonna tell you about. And if you have read a few of my blogs you know by now that I am always trying to promote some handmade shops on Etsy in my blog. Today is no different.....here are some of the beautiful items I found for you ๐Ÿ˜‰

Cat Christmas Wrapping Paper Gift Set Cat Wrapping Paper


Merry XMAS Gift Tags, Christmas Hang Tags



6 Origami little dress pattern, Gift wrapping, 7 x 10 cm for small gifts


Environmentally Friendly Christmas Gift Wrapping Solutions


10 Christmas Gift Tags, Pack of Custom Gift Tags in Traditional Colours


Money Gift Rudolph envelope Felt wrapping


Merry Xmas Tote bag Glitter Christmas Cotton Bag


Handmade Watercolour Christmas Santa Claus Pattern Paper Gift Bag


10pcs red satin ribbon bows with pearls, high-quality handmade bows


Wine bottle bags | Coworker Christmas gifts | Wine Gift Bag


Ok now don't say I didn't warn you in time or didn't give you enough inspiration for your gift wrapping ๐Ÿ˜‰

Hope you like my blog post.....Until next time.....Have a great day

Renata (Seadbeady)

Behind every unique handmade piece is a lot of hard work. It's a labor of love and every piece you buy will make someone's day a happy day.

Want to be on my blog next time ?? Want me to review your product?? Just send me a message at seadbeady@telenet.be ๐Ÿ˜Š

Saturday, 23 November 2019

Where to find the perfect little black dress for New Years Parties.

Hi There.....Do you like to dress up for a party?

I do for sure.....even when I just go out for dinner or for my rehearsals with my band Back To.

Actually, I don't have that many things in my wardrobe still because I lost 41 kilos with a gastric bypass since January 2018. And I have been on the same weight now for about somewhat more than a half year. So I have been trying to renew my wardrobe with more fitting clothes ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Some people say I lost too much but I am 1.65 m and still weigh 68.5 on average.....for me that is just perfect no matter what others may think.....although I still haven't completely gotten used to it when I see myself on pictures.....after all, I have been overweight for about 30 years. So this is me to the people that think I am too skinny ๐Ÿ˜›๐Ÿ˜ฃ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Now enough blabla and back to the fashion topic. There is something important still missing in my wardrobe.

Haha what could that be then ๐Ÿ˜‡

The little black dress.....according to fashion experts it is essential that every woman has one in her closeth. They say it symbolizes effortless elegance, simplicity, and style.....I can't say that I don't agree with their statement.....actually I could but I won't ๐Ÿ˜

So I did some searching for you on Etsy and tried to find some lovely handmade dresses for all kinds of women.....and here are the results of the Belgian jury ๐Ÿ˜‰

Black Dress, Midi Dress, Loose Dress, Tunic Dress


Polka dot dress, Dress with bow, Shift dress, Mini dress


Little Black Dress/ Sexy Dress/ Mini Dress/ Fitted Dress


Womens Bohemian Dress Little Black Dresses Unicorns Print


Black Purple Lace Evening Cocktail Clubwear Mini Party Prom Dress


Mandarin Pencil Dress, Black Cocktail Cheongsam dress


Dress Black Colorful Ethnic Long Sleeve


Flower of life Dress ~ corset ~ little black dress ~ Ruffles


Black Gown | Black Prom Dress | Long Black Dress


Black Wrap Dress with Empire Waist Knot Front Dress (LBD) Sexy


And what do you think.....did I succeed in finding something to your liking????

Hope you like my blog post.....Until next time.....Have a great day

Renata (Seadbeady)

Behind every unique handmade piece is a lot of hard work. It's a labor of love and every piece you buy will make someone's day a happy day.

Want to be on my blog next time ?? Want me to review your product?? Just send me a message ๐Ÿ˜Š

Saturday, 16 November 2019

Have you ever seen Art made from Paper? Introducing you to Paper Art Artist Natlie Itinov

Hi There.....Have you ever seen art made from paper?

Well, I had not seen it before.....I have seen beads made from paper.....but that may just be because I am a seedbeadaholic ๐Ÿ˜

So let me introduce you to Natalie Itinov who is fascinated by paper. As a student from the University of the Arts in London, she discovered paper as a delicate but resistant material. She could see the creative potential and was so inspired by it that is has become her main tool for creating ever since. And her efforts were rewarded when her final year paper sculpture was chosen as one of the best 12 pieces across all UAL colleges by the Creative Blog.

That is quite an achievement.....don't you agree ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

As an artist, she had grown to believe that paper is a one of a kind material with the potential to be turned into anything. With that idea in mind, she started combining paper art with illustration, sculpture, metalwork, jewelry design and she is not afraid to experiment with materials.

That is what I think the strength of a creative maker.....not being afraid to experiment. Not all experiments turn into something good.....I can tell you that for sure. I found it in my case to have a large hunger for beading thread ๐Ÿ˜‰

For Natalie, it has become a passion, a necessity, a therapy, and a dream. She is not limited to any type of project and takes on a variety of ideas and welcomes custom requests for any type of her hand-crafted artwork.

I bet you are curious enough now to want to see some of the things she creates. So here is what I selected for you to enjoy ๐Ÿ˜„

Bracelet in a book


Catalogue


Cell


Plovdiv


Lamella


Heart Ring


Black Floral


Blossom


Earrings


Heads


Amazing what she does with just paper.....don't you agree ๐Ÿ˜€

Hope you like my blog post.....Until next time.....Have a great day

Renata (Seadbeady)

Behind every unique handmade piece is a lot of hard work. It's a labor of love and every piece you buy will make someone's day a happy day.

Want to be on my blog next time ?? Want me to review your product?? Just send me a message ๐Ÿ˜Š

Saturday, 9 November 2019

What could be the perfect Christmas Gift for Her

Hi There.....Do you like giving and getting gifts?

Who doesn't.....right ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Actually, I have been participating in a #handmakemychristmas challenge on Instagram.

So it inspired me to make a blog post on Christmas Gifts. I know it's a bit soon but better too soon than too late ๐Ÿ˜‰

Have you ever done last minute Christmas gift shopping? I hate it.....too many people in the same place at the same time. I have to confess that I am the type that mostly shops online for gifts. Did you know that can be a bad thing sometimes too?

You may be wondering why or maybe you encountered the same problem as I did last year. My daughter is always the first one to ask who is buying gifts for who.....you see we always draw names. Last year I had to buy the presents for my son and I had been nagging him for a while to get me a list of the things he wanted.....yep I am the nagging type and he had so much to do that the list wasn't always on his mind.

I bet you know already what happened.....or almost then.....I got his list a few days before Christmas and ordered immediately but as you can imagine many people order last-minute gifts so the package was delayed.....but I was lucky to receive it just in the nick of time ๐Ÿ˜ฐ

So the lesson that we learned today is that I will have to start nagging a bit more hehe ๐Ÿ˜Š

And that is why I already wanted to overload you with some Christmas Gift Ideas like these

Handmade Zipper Pouch, Leather Zip Bag, Floral Bag


Golden Yellow Brocade Sari Silk Scarf - Handmade Women's Scarf


Air plant with hanger, plant frame


Christmas Cup, Christmas Gift for Her


Beautiful Diary or Journal Size A6


Cat compact mirror, handbag mirror, cat mirror


Christmas gift for her, Watch for woman


Lime Basil & Mandarin scented candles, Christmas gift for her



Ceramic Tea Cup, Coffee Mug Handmade


Mineral Eye Shadow, Premium Colors, Comes with a Brush

And what do you think.....did I inspire you to do some shopping already ๐Ÿ˜‹

Hope you like my blog post.....Until next time.....Have a great day

Renata (Seadbeady)

Behind every unique handmade piece is a lot of hard work. It's a labor of love and every piece you buy will make someone's day a happy day.

Want to be on my blog next time ?? Want me to review your product?? Just send me a message ๐Ÿ˜Š