Author Archives: Ziva Designs

About Ziva Designs

Software engineer by training, I decided to pursue my lifelong love of art and jewelry-making after many years of working as a program manager in a large corporation. One satisfied customer told me that when she sees herself in the mirror wearing a pair of earrings I made, she smiles. I hope that my unique pieces will make you smile too each time you put them on. All my work is one-of-a-kind or limited edition, handmade by me. Below is some information on the materials I use.

Visiting China

Kind of late but I had an entry I never posted so here are some pictures from our visit to China last September. Although we took many pictures I was most impressed with the people and how they lived. The … Continue reading

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10 Buildings that changed America

What a facinating documentry from PBS! I have always loved architecture and this movie is right up my alley. It is so good that I wanted to share.  Here is the link: http://interactive.wttw.com/tenbuildings/video  

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Black Hawks Championship Celebration

Our city is so proud! Look at how many people showed up in Hutchinson Field in Grant Park. Michigan Ave, State St. and Wabash Ave down town Chicago were only open to pedestrians, this was so much fun!  The city … Continue reading

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Book Review: Suzanne Golden Presents/Interviews with 36 artists who innovate with beads

Opening this book is like walking into a beautiful and inviting gallery, all filled with beadwork! I discovered many artists for the first time in this book, and am delighted to have found them now. Each artist presented displays a … Continue reading

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Teaching beginner beading classes

Come join me and learn to make your own beadweaving bracelet! I am teaching two different beadweaving techniques at the McCord Gallery and Cultural Center on 11/3. Here are the links to both classes: Spiral Rope Bracelet Odd-Peyote Bracelet McCord … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico

When we planned our February winter escape to Puerto Rico we did not get the memo on how awesome the weather in Chicago would be.  Oh well, it was fabulous to come home and still feel like on vacation weather. … Continue reading

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Bryce and Zion National Parks

Pictures from our wonderful vacation Zion National Park Bryce National Park  

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Chicago’s theater district

It is heart breaking to learn how many theaters were demolished in the district. Here is a picture of one theater that was saved thanks to the people of Chicago.

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Frank Lloyd Wright

What a nice surprise! On a tour with a local tour company we were invited to see a Frank Lloyd Wright house, which has been lived in by the same family for almost two decades. The house is beautifully resorted … Continue reading

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