Design image Talia Rutenberg

Talia Rutenberg

Country: Israel

Design/Expertise-related information

What technique(s) are you particularly focusing on?
Stitching with seed beads and Swarovski crystals in the off-loom techniques - herringbone, peyote, right angle weave, ladder, square, albion etc.

Since when have you already been holding workshops?
I have been teaching since 1999

What fascinates you about using Swarovski crystals?
I love the high quality of the beads and the colors and style. Swarovski crystals sparkle when the light hits and it shines so beautifully.

What is your favorite Swarovski crystals color?
Really hard to choose, all the colors are beautiful, but especially I love the AB x2 colors

What is your favorite Swarovski crystal and why?
SWAROVSKI Round Stone art. 1122 (Rivoli Chaton) and XILION Bead art. 5328. I love them because of their sparkling and we can make lots of different things with them and in different techniques.

What was your first experience designing with Swarovski crystals?
My first experience was making a ball with the Swarovski crystals Bead art. 5328 – that was too long ago around 11 years.

What is your favorite design you have ever created with Swarovski crystals?
My favorite design is a necklace that i worked really hard to make it with the Swarovski crystals art. 5328. and art. 1122. I made shiny sparkling flowers than I sewed them on lace and made it on rack.

Personal information

What are your hobbies?
Beading, Crafts, Books, Music

How would you describe yourself in three words?
Creative, professional, enthusiastic

What would you definitely take with you on a lonely island?
Family first and then all the bead components, chocolate and wine

What is the first thing at the day you usually do?
Spent my time with my daugther, then start my day with jewelry designs.

What is your motto of life?
Smile to the world and it will smile back to you.

What advice do you have for new Swarovski crystals enthusiasts?
When you start working with Swarovski crystals try to use the ABX2 in your jewelry it will make the jewelry shine and look much more expensive.

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