One more, for Mom!

I forgot that I had one other card to share when I posted earlier…my mother’s day card for my own mamaleh!  As I mentioned, I am taking the online class Watercolors for Cardmakers.  This card used an emboss resist technique, i.e. I embossed the stamped image with clear embossing powder and then watercolored over it using a variety of Twinkling H2Os for a rainbow effect with a bit of shimmer to it (sadly subtle shimmer is just too hard to capture in a photo!).

Watercolor Mother's Day card madebymamaleh

Supplies used: Fabriano 3×5 notecard, Impress Moroccan Tile Background stamp, Twinkling H2Os, Inkadinkado Maison Ornate Alphabet stamps, clear embossing powder, vellum paper, Versamark Ink, Brilliance Graphite Black Ink.


Happy Mother’s Day to my mamaleh!

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mamalehs and bubbes and tantes out there!  Today I wanted to share with you the gift I made for my mom.  Before I had my son Avi (almost 3 years ago), I was an avid jewelry-maker and even sold my jewelry but sadly it’s something I’ve done very little of in the last few years, in part because tools and small pieces do not mix well with babies/toddlers.  My mom has been wanting a new gabrielle renee bracelet for a while now and I’ve also been saving this beautiful star toggle for just the right occasion so I figured it was time to get creative.  So, using amethyst briolettes, mini apatite rondelles and sterling silver chain and wire, I created this: 

A simple, chic piece with a very subtle Jewish touch.  I love how it turned out and hope my mom likes it!  I may have to find some more of those star toggles… What did you get for Mother’s day, mamalehs?

Mother’s Day Mamaleh-style

May is creeping up on us and in case you haven’t noticed, Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 13th. If you’re like me and haven’t yet decided what you’re going to give your mamaleh this year, I thought I’d offer a few suggestions for the chic MOT momma:

  • One of my favorite Judaica artisits is Emily Rosenfeld.  I love how modern and simple her pieces are.  We have the Noah’s Ark mezuzah for my son’s room.  A great mother’s day choice would be the Tiny Heart Necklace with each child’s initials in Hebrew (either for their English or Hebrew names).

  • If you’ve ever been to Israel (or maybe Vegas), you probably know who Michal Negrin is.  If not, just think sparkly Swarovski crystals meet retro meet Judaica classics.  Here’s a sweet hamsa that’d be perfect for Mother’s Day:
  • Does your mom exist on drink coffee (or tea)?  How about a gorgeous handmade “Ima”(“mom” in Hebrew) mug for her from AgruArtsCeramics.

Hopefully you now have a few unique MOT Mother’s Day ideas for your mom or yourself (just be sure to forward this to whoever needs to know).  Happy Mother’s Day!

Note: I was not compensated for this post in any way.  I don’t think any of these companies even know I exist (except for past purchases from some).  This is all just stuff I like and hope you do too 🙂