The True Story of Elayne and Roz, and a Marvellous Package

Brown paper packages tied up with string
these are a few of my favourite things

 Now, first things first – if you like what you see in this post, then GET THEE to Roz and Elayne’s Etsy shop for more. This story begins this morning when one of my favourite things happened – a package came for me in the mail. I participated in a Shop Swap this month, so I did expect it, but I was surprised to see not one, not two, but THREE shimmering burgundy organza bags in the envelope, all filled with works from the crafty hands of Elayne Teitelbaum.

Elayne says: Chez Chani is the mother daughter team of Roz and Elayne. Both driven by the need to craft, eventually we each ran out of room for all the finished pieces, and out of money to create more.

Thus we turned to Etsy to sell our wares. While I (Elayne) would love to do craft shows, there are not an abundance of them in Las Vegas, plus my work as a Poker Supervisor gets in the way...

When I first started jewelry making, I did simple strung beads. After a class in Peyote stitch at the local bead store, I was hooked. It was only Peyote for the next 1-2 years. Then recently I became intrigued with the many possibilities offered by resin. I'm just growing in that area while still finding time to do some stitching. I don't know what the future holds, I just wait for something else to catch my eye.

So, what was in my exciting package? This story ends with, lucky me, flaunting a matching three piece set all handmade by Elayne – first, a clever black resined scrabble tile with the initial “O” on a silver bail with a vintage effect. Second, a black glass seed bead ring, (which amazingly fit me perfectly, is very smooth to touch and is comfortable to wear- this comfort point is so important to me when it comes to rings. I have a phobia of rings that crush or pinch or rub the wrong way, so I was super pleased to wear this one). And three, a black and white glass bead bracelet, made with what I believe is a Peyote stitch. It is a famously intricate stitch that can take many hours. I am so pleased to say this beaded bracelet is very well worked and fits beautifully. My favourite detail of this bracelet is the large button that fastens the piece to my wrist.               

a happy matching trio
So of course I eagerly went over to Elayne and Roz's shop to see what other intricate delights are available from them - and you can too - Etsy Shop - Blog -Twitter - Facebook fanpage


  1. I've followed Elayne and Roz' shop for over a year now and love to check the new listings as they are added. You're quite lucky to have received Elayne Originals. Enjoy!

  2. Wow! There was a lot of work put into those pieces! What an amazing swap partner you had :)

    And, I'm the same way with rings, they have to be right or I just can't wear them.

  3. The ring is my favourite. I'm wearing it right now.

  4. Lucky you! Elayne & Roz are wonderful jewelry designers. I'm off to their shop to see what they have new there!

  5. Congrats on getting three pieces from your swapper! What a nice treat! :-)

  6. yay for this shop swap blog and being introduced to all theses new pretty items!



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