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Ana Teresa Barboza

I enjoy bringing to you fiber artists I come upon, but usually don't like to add much verbiage to these posts.  I prefer to let you determine how you feel about the works I bring to you.  Here is Ana Teresa Barboza:


On my way...

Needlework in Paris

I will be away until Monday, April 24th, however Rae will be coming in later in the week.  She is sure to take the best care of you!

So you don't miss me terribly, we have 20% off all our items at Dangles by Orna. You can find beautiful pendants for your scissor fobs, lovely necklaces, chains and hand-stamped personalized jewelry.  Stop over and remember to put in the code at checkout: 20april.

À bientôt!


SALE! 20% off ALL items in our Jewelry store.


This is the code you should use to get 20% off all items in my Dangles by Orna shop, with a minimum purchase of $50.  You have one week to take advantage of this discount, just in time for some Spring additions to your accessory stash.  Ends April 22nd.

Remember, make sure to add 20april at the checkout for your discount!


My Shiri

If you've been reading my blog you have been introduced to my daughters, Shiri and Nina.  

Shiri is my eldest.  She was born in Israel and at 5 months I began raising her as a single mother.  For the next 12 years she and I created a bond of mother-daughter that was so strong, so brave and complete. We loved each other's company, we enjoyed the same things, and we understood and reacted to the world in very similar ways.  Shiri has always had a unique ability to be fun and wacky while still being responsible and mature.  She was easy to mother, I just had to follow her lead.  When she was 12, Reid came into our lives and Shiri made room for him, and yet the bond she and I had stayed strong, it did not change.  We continue to be very close.  I have watched her become a wife, a mother, a career woman and I admire how beautifully she chooses to live each of these parts of her life.  

There is one part of her life which I selfishly enjoy and that is the part of her as my daughter.  She loves, cares, and nourishes our relationship and I can't imagine what I did to be so lucky!  This year, as a gift for my 60th birthday, Shiri surprised me with a trip to Paris!  She arranged to get away from home, made sure my calendar was cleared and organized a week of wonder for the two of us from start to finish.  All I need to do is show up. Can you believe it????  How lucky can one mommy be?

In 10 days Shiri and I will fly off to explore, enjoy and be together. I am oh so lucky!!  


Congrats and some more fiber art

CONGRATULATIONS, Nancy!  Your new stamped jewelry pendant will be making it's way to you!

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... and now back to another visit with Lisa Smirnova who we last saw HERE.  She has some new work I thought I would bring to you.  I'm wondering what you feel about the last photo, a view of the threads she works with, hmmm?


The birth of a smart phrase, AKA JEWELRY GIVE AWAY!!

I actually came upon this phrase in Hebrew and loved it so much I had to translate it.  

Don't wait for the storm to pass - learn to dance in the rain.

So smart and so true.  I needed to put the phrase to good use, so I stamped it on a brass disc, (or is it disk?). I then gave the letters an enamel filling. 

Next I brushed the metal with my Foredom tool and then gave it a good polish.  I drilled a hole at the top so as to make room for a jump ring.

Lastly I inserted a piece of brass fitting into the hole to give it a nice finished look and added a jump ring and a "dangles by orna" tag.  

and now it's ready for a lucky winner!  

So here are the rules...

*  in order to qualify to win we will be trading; I give you my phrase, you must give me one of your favorite phrases!
* leave the phrase and your name in the comment section of this blog.
* I apologize but I can only accept entries from the United States due to postage costs.

I am looking forward to hearing from you and reading all your snippets of wisdom!

(You can see lots more stamped jewelry at Dangles by Orna).


Me being philosophical - may be worth reading...

It's not like me to talk about religion and belief in a higher power.  I feel it's a very personal part of our souls, and I choose to keep it there.  But, (of course this was coming...), I have been thinking of one of my favorite traditional melodies, that is sung to the words of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov, who was the founder of the Breslov Hasidic dynasty.  Even if you don't have a clue what I'm talking about, I think the words associated to this wise man are profound:

"All the world is a very narrow bridge, and the most important thing is not to be overwhelmed by fear."

What is it that characterizes a very narrow bridge?  Standing on it, there is nowhere to run, any one mistake can be fatal, and as you stand there, you are alone.  And yet, what is a worse enemy than standing on that narrow bridge above the unknown? It is fear itself.  Fear distracts you, paralyzes you, brings on thoughts of dangers that don't really exist.  So as you stand there the most important thing is not to watch where you go, to walk slowly, or to not look down.  The most important thing is not to be overwhelmed with fear.  I used to sing this song to Shiri and Nina when they were little, it seems like such a great lesson to try and pass on to the next generation.  

I've stamped a new necklace with the words: Vehaikar Lo Lefached Klal meaning, the most important thing is not to be afraid.  

A small dagger shaped stone hangs from the top of the bar, complementing the message of strength. 

At my Etsy shop HERE!

(I hope you didn't mind that little it of philosophy...)😘


The art of the thimble.

Monika Brugger, an acclaimed artist of metal, fabric, and thread has fabricated an intriguing study on the thimble.  Her metalwork is delicate and bold at the same time. Her fabric and thread work is minimalistic and abundant at the same time.  Take a look...


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