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Hi! Finally I made it and I am very, very happy to welcome you to my little store which I am busy with setting up and expanding the choice of jewely and beadcraftings by and by.
So, please be curious and whenever you are in etsyland just pop in and see what’s new at ariearts.

Some years ago, while living in my birth country, South Africa/Cape Town, Nwabisa, a very special friend of mine gave me a selfcrafted beadring as a symbol of friendship. I was so surprised, deeply grateful and very, very touched.
This ring became my beloved constant companion.
Circumstances took me back to Germany. While suffering from terrible homesickness I got the feeling I wanted to bead…

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  • Joined February 12, 2011

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glass beads, beads, gemstones, seashells, snail houses, natural stones, driftwood, stranded goods, all natural yarns, bands and materials, paper, clay

About


Hi! Finally I made it and I am very, very happy to welcome you to my little store which I am busy with setting up and expanding the choice of jewely and beadcraftings by and by.
So, please be curious and whenever you are in etsyland just pop in and see what’s new at ariearts.

Some years ago, while living in my birth country, South Africa/Cape Town, Nwabisa, a very special friend of mine gave me a selfcrafted beadring as a symbol of friendship. I was so surprised, deeply grateful and very, very touched.
This ring became my beloved constant companion.
Circumstances took me back to Germany. While suffering from terrible homesickness I got the feeling I wanted to bead a ring like Nwabisa gave me.
So I tried to find out how to work the ring. With a little help from my children I finally got it and started beading these ladderrings. I enjoyed giving them away.
Until one day it felt importent for me to bead a ring for myself - a promise to be faithful and cherish myself. It felt like a marriage and this ring also became a constant companion.

I got curios and very interested in other beading techniques and first learnt the Peyote stich with all those lovely variations which delighted me. I started writting down the thoughts and feelings I had while beading. And again I made rings. I also beaded necklaces, bangles and brooches but always got back to the rings.
I continued to learn other techniques like herringbone stich, square stich, right angles weave, spiral stich and so on.
Whenever I felt blocked I started beading a ring and fell into this wonderful flow being one with everything.
One day I had the idea to call my rings “Happy Rings” and I thought that was lovely, because they do make me happy. A short time later it flashed through my mind that the meaning of Nwabisas Xhosa name is “Happiness”. This surprised and touched me deeply because there couldn’t be a better name for these dearly loved rings!
The name “Happy Rings” was born at a time I did not even know I would one day become such a passionate beadcrafter and work with all my love and care.

Beading makes me happy! And I hope to make you happy too!

You also find me here:

http://ariearts.blogspot.de/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/ariearts/

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