Sunday, October 31, 2010

We have a new telephone number at the LB o J'zazz Shop

Our delectable range of crystals

It's been a bit quiet on our side as we have been busy fixing the shop up, redecorating, fine tuning and working on getting even more beads, tools and goodies your way.  If you need to reach us directly at the LB o J'zazz Shaab el Bahry location you can at our new number 2261-0686.

In addition, the 28 Faces Of The Beloved collection of rings by Fareed Abdal are back on display.  The ideal special gift for the holidays you can place your custom order.  Kindly note it usually takes seven working days for each ring as they are cast with love here in Kuwait.

Also, look out for our new schedule of classes soon.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Fareed Abdal's Long Awaited Exhibit: Words Unfold At Tilal Gallery October 17

Partial view of the "Majnoon" painting

After a three year long anticipated wait by all Abdal followers and fans, "Words Unfold" furls and spreads it's magic and artistry for the viewer.  Over sixty major works, this show is truly a milestone in Fareed Abdal's creative journey as one of the leading artists of our time who is deconstructing, dissecting and metamorphasizing language, meaning, dogma, letters and primal sounds all winding down to the celebration of love, life, The Beloved and humanity.

Letter "Jeem" ring in the 28 Faces of the Beloved Collection

The show will consist of over sixty major works, in addition to collaborations in costume design along with the artist's celebrated ring collection of  Twenty Eight Faces Of The Beloved that will be showcased.
Letter "Sheen" sculptural ring created by our very talent Artist Fareed

Venue:  Tilal Gallery
            Al-Tilal Mall
            Shuwaikh (Across from Centerpoint/ Landmark)
Date:  October 17
Words Unfold Opening:  7 PM

The show will last for ten days. 

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Mucha's Nouveau Bracelet Class THIS Saturday October 9

Mucha was a pioneer and innovator who triggered the Art Nouveau Movement whilst designing a poster for the great Sarah Bernhardt in the 1800's. Born in the Czech Republic ( Moravia) his style created a romanticism of the feminine form in a garden like setting. Mucha's stylization, form and use of colors inspired this bracelet.

A simple yet innovative recipe to create a whimsical and floral style bracelet. Five luscious garden colorways have been carefully concocted with 5mm and 4mm Czech Crystals. Inspired by the Art Nouveau's approach to floral motifs you will learn the technique of RAW* (Right Angle Weave) and experiment with patterning and different effects of embellishing.

Technique: RAW* (Right Angle Weave) & some Wirework

Tools to Bring: Beading Mat, Beading Triangle/Scooper, Craft Scissors, Chainnose and Flatnose Pliers.

Class Fee: KD 45 (which includes the beads and findings within the kit in addition to the class)

You can come to the shop in Shaab El Bahry to register in advance as seats are moving quite quickly this beading season.

For more information send an email to

Monday, October 4, 2010

Moorish Mashrabiya Earring Class Tomorrow Evening Oct 5th

Tomorrow October 5th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. we will be offering  our Moorish Mashribiya Earrings  class. In this session you will master the single needle Right-angle Weave (RAW) using shimmering Czech Fire Polished beads and lead-free crystal bicones.  This romantic interpretation of arab geometry is a beautiful addition to the up-coming fall season.  To eccentuate this piece further, you will also learn to incorporate different elemental glass beads such as the daggers.

Come early to make sure you have first choice from the different color palettes prepared.
Please bring the following with you (or you can purchase from our shop or at the class itself):

  • Beading Mat
  • Bead Tray
  • Scissors
PLEASE make sure you pre-Register to ensure a seat availability. 

Location of Class:
Block 9
Street 6
Villa 11 (Basement side-entrance)

Fee: 25 KD (includes all materials in the finished piece)

Come early to make sure you have first choice from the different color palettes we have prepared.

For more information, please email us at

Friday, October 1, 2010

Meet and Bead... TONIGHT Oct 1st

Hanan, Lubna and Nerissa in THE Zone

As promised, we are "Meeting and Beading" every 1st Friday of the month.  And guess what?!  Tonight is that lucky friday.

Nerissa creating beauty
Both Lubna and I will be there of course to welcome and introduce you to the other avid and dedicated Beaders.  Bring along your tools, your beading mats/trays, your current project or projectS (as some people i know work multiple at a time ;) Hint hint- "Partner", or start a new one.  And if you would rather just come get inspired, we will have plenty of magazines you can browse through and other beaders work you can look at.

Tonight from 6:00 pm to 9:00.

Block 6
Street 9
Villa 13 (Basement- side entrance)

We will offer you some drinks and light snacks.  Come dressed casually and comfortably please :)

See you in a few...