Wednesday, December 21, 2011

At the last moment

It has been so long since I wrote here last time!
I think I better hurry and show my new projects before this year ends.
I begin with some jewelry I’ve made for Christmas.

Three brooches with serpentine cabochons.

Two of them have a “real Christmas” design and the last one has been already sold at the Christmas Bazaar in November.

Two similar necklaces in Christmas colors with embroidered pendants and spiral ropes. The pendants are made with milky quartz cabochons.

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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Pearl Collar

A new embroidered necklace. This time I’ve used “water treasures”: fossilized coral cabochon and freshwater pearls; and blue rivoli Swarovski, Czech and Japanese seed beads, and metal findings as well.
I’ve chosen the color “coffee with milk” as the primary color of the necklace. I wanted to emphasize the iridescent whiteness of the Biwa pearls (they are so "wrong" in shape, but so beautiful). I’ve also used Czech beads mix (gold nuances), which suit the golden colors in the cabochon.
So now I’m ready for our summer vacation!

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

"Cheshire Puss"

"Well! I've often seen a cat without a grin," thought Alice; "but a grin without a cat! It's the most curious thing I ever saw in all my life!"
Those two necklaces were made at the same time and I practically used the same beads selection for them. The idea was to make ONE necklace and with help of colors to create a stylized image of the CAT. But then I began to understand that the necklace will be too unwieldy – too much for me and not my style. So I decided to split it into two projects.
And here they are: a Cellini spiral Necklace with a metal pendant and a big embroidered pendant with a turquoise cabochon.

Monday, February 7, 2011

A new project

I’m learning (teaching myself) a new beading style - Free Form.
This collar is my first Free Form work. The color combination is also new for me.
Variscite pendant, variscite round beads and Czech seed beads.