Showing posts with label beaded pendant. Show all posts
Showing posts with label beaded pendant. Show all posts

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Beaded donut

As it was promised, no more beaded spheres. It's time for another beaded donut though. A piece made from an old pattern introduced in this post, but I wanted to make it again, with some different colour combination. So there we have a black, hematite and copper donut... only the copper beads look too light in the pictures for some reason. They're a bit darker in reality, which I couldn't really capture. Unfortunately, it's not the best time of the year for taking good quality photos if you don't have any light tent and you count for a daylight only...

The pendant is made with Toho seed beads size 11 and 8 as well as fire polished beads (3mm and 4mm). It measures around 5cm (2") in diameter without the bail and the pattern is available in my Etsy and Craftsy stores.

It was the last piece made from an existing pattern. I have made a few new designs, only I'm waiting for the weekend to take the pictures. You should be able to see them soon. :)

Oh, and I've got one word to Asia! If you want to try the pattern out again, I might have a hint for you. ;)

Anyway, that's the pendant. :)

beaded donut pendant

 beaded donut pendant

Thank you for coming here and I'll see you all again soon. :)

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Winter beaded sphere

Just as I promised yesterday, I come with another beaded sphere, made with the same pattern from this post. Only this time it's more cold, white and blue with a little bit of rose gold. Something for the winter... although I can't say I love winter really! I'm quite happy with the weather outside... at least it's not that cold. ;)

Even though this one wouldn't look bad on a small Christmas tree either, it is a pendant too. Nothing else you would expect, I assume. ;)

It measures 2,5 cm (1") wide in diameter. The pattern is available in my Etsy and Craftsy stores.

beaded sphere

beaded ball

And this is the winter beaded sphere with its Christmas "friend":

beaded spheres

Don't worry now, there will be no more beaded spheres for some time. Time to make another donut instead. ;)

Take care my friends! :)

Monday, December 9, 2013

Christmas beaded sphere

After a long while spent on knitting and crocheting I felt an urgent need to do some beading. I wasn't very keen on designing something completely new, so I returned to one of my old patterns instead - the beaded sphere from this post.

Used black Twin beads, silver-lined red Toho seed beads in size 11/o as well as dark gold/bronze Toho seed beads size 15/o. Thanks to the colours it looks a bit like a Christmas decoration to me. It won't hang on a Christmas tree though, it will be used as a pendant of course. As always. ;)

It measures 2,5 cm (1") wide in diameter. The pattern is available in my Etsy and Craftsy stores.

beaded sphere

beaded ball

And I'll see you again soon with another sphere. :)

Monday, November 11, 2013

Another twisted pendant

As I am starting to receive messages in which you ask if everything is fine, I thought I might write a short entry, let you know that I am fine and in good health and show a pendant that was made long ago.
Unfortunately for the beads I took a short break from them. Instead, within the last few weeks I have made numerous scarves, caps, a half of a shawl and almost an entire tunic. I still have kilometers of yarn left, so I don't know when exactly I may return from knitting to beading again. ;)

The pendant below is made with Delica and Toho beads, using a twisted peyote stitch again. It is 3cm (1,18") wide and 6,5 cm (2,55") long, without the bail.

twisted peyote pendant

And I want to thank you for all the reassuring comments under my previous post. I just wanted to show you that you still can live and enjoy your life no matter what. I hope you will remember these words. :)

Have a wonderful day and I'll see you again soon, I hope. :)

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Unlucky-lucky pendant :)

It happens quite often that I am not really satisfied with the jewelry I make. Poor jewelry can't live for long then, it usually is destroyed and the saved beads, if they're lucky enough, go into some other piece. The pendant you can see below somehow managed to avoid being destroyed, even though I didn't like it at all! Lucky pendant though, because before it met the scissors, I decided to give it a chance. So I wore it yesterday. And today... And you know what? I don't really know how it happened, but I realized it wasn't that bad as I thought in the beginning. It will stay with me then. No meeting the scissors in that case. ;)

It is made with fire polished beads, Toho seed beads in three sizes and there are even a few SuperDuos in it, as well as 12mm Swarovski rivoli in the middle. It measures 4,7 cm (1,85") in diameter, without the bail.

And how often do you destroy the jewelry you make, before you show it to the world? ;)

beaded pendant

And now I have to run to the kitchen if I don't want to burn my dinner. ;)
See you some other day! :)


Saturday, September 7, 2013

Twisted experiment - the second attempt

After playing around with twisted peyote and creating a pendant shown in the previous post, I wanted to try something else, still using this stitch. So I made another pendant (of course!), you probably didn't expect anything else. ;)

It is made with Delica beads, Toho beads, 4mm bicones and a wonderful orange crystal which I got from Marcie. :) It is quite big - it measures almost 7cm (2,75") at the widest point and it looks like this:

twisted peyote beaded pendant

twisted peyote beaded pendant

twisted peyote beaded pendant

twisted peyote beaded pendant

twisted peyote beaded pendant

Now I just want to let you know that I will be away for a few days. Unfortunately, the treatment I'm receiving isn't working at all and my metastases are growing bigger again... I already know that the doctors treating me so far have screwed things up. Guess they thought I wouldn't live for long enough anyway. Well, I have to do something about it so I'm going to see some other doctors, only in the other part of Poland. So I'll be away and I might not respond to your e-mails until I'm back home again.
I'm taking Hope with me. I might need it. :)

See you all soon again! Have a great time until then. :)

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Twisted experiment

Everyone I know has been making twisted peyote earrings lately. I couldn't be worse then! ;)
Only... I don't wear long earrings! I don't even make them! I make pendants! But I still wanted to try out the twisted peyote... So, I just had to experiment. And honestly, when I started, I didn't even know what result I might achieve. It was supposed to be a surprise even for myself. ;)

Miyuki Delica, Toho beads and two beautiful blue 18mm rivolis have been involved in the process of making the pendant too. So it's not me that has given the pendant its unique look - it's the beads! I like the final effect though. It just looks different from anything I have seen before.

The pendant measures around 3 x 3 x 3,5 cm (1,18 x 1,18 x 1,37"). And this is how it looks like from different angles:

twisted peyote - beaded pendant

twisted peyote - beaded pendant

twisted peyote - beaded pendant

twisted peyote - beaded pendant

It wasn't the only twisted experiment. I have finished the second one already, only still haven't taken any pictures... Maybe tomorrow?
Have a wonderful day and I'll see you some other time then. :)

Monday, September 2, 2013

Orchid - beaded pendant and tiny earrings

A wonderful friend of mine has given me recently the best present a beader can get! When I opened the package and saw lots of Miyuki Delica beads I was speechless! These of you who live in Poland know that well - these beads aren't easily accessible here, so the surprise was even greater for me. Of course, I had to try them out as soon as possible. Actually I wanted to make something simple and since another friend of mine asked why, despite being into astronomy, I haven't been designing anything of star-shape, a star was the first project I decided to make. While beading though it appeared that it would be something more than just a star - not the first time when a finished project is far from what has been planned to make. The result I achieved looks more like an orchid flower to me - don't ask me why though, it's probably just my crazy imagination again that sends such pictures to my brain. ;)

Anyway, this is my first project made with Delica beads (my new greatest love!). Some Toho seed beads are added in the middle. The entire pendant measures around 6 cm (2,36") without the bail.

beaded pendant

beaded pendant

In addition (completely unlike me, I know!) I made some tiny earrings too, repeating the motif from the center of the pendant. Actually they looked so cute to me, that I made another pair too, and soon I will share the pattern here with you. I just need to draw it first. ;) They look better in reality though, much better. The camera has stolen the entire depth and they look so flat here...
They measure around 17mm (0,67") in diameter.

beaded earrings

And tomorrow I'll show you another experiment with Delica beads. An experiment that I have found rather successful. ;)
So see you until then, my friends. :)

Saturday, August 17, 2013

The roses again...

It's quite late already, but I better post it now, since I might not have enough time tomorrow...

Do you remember the crocheted necklace with the roses? The one from this post? Well, it didn't look bad, but making it was a nightmare. I'd never make it again... but I knew that someone really liked it and wanted to have one for herself. It was hard to force myself to work with this pattern, I admit, but once I realized that I had only a few days left (it had to be done by August 17th - that's today!), I started working like crazy to make sure it would be finished on time. Still don't know how it has happened... but the necklace was completed within just three days. Yayyyy!! ;)

So, this is the necklace again... this time the roses aren't on a white background, but light beige instead. It is made entirely with Toho seed beads size 11.

beaded crochet necklace

I wanted the necklace to have an adjustable length, but adding a chain for that purpose didn't sound like a good idea to me. Not for such a thick rope at least. Below you can see how it has been solved. :)

This is the shortest version:

beaded crochet necklace

This one is slightly longer:

beaded crochet necklace

And this one a little bit longer than slightly longer ;)

beaded crochet necklace

And finally, the longest version.

beaded crochet necklace

During the last few days I have made two more gifts. One of them is another beaded crochet rope, simple but elegant for Julia, along with a matching bracelet.

beaded crochet necklace

beaded crochet bracelet

The second gift is a small, simple pendant for Helene. She probably doesn't expect any gift, so hopefully it will be a nice surprise for her. :)

beaded pendant

And in just a few hours all the gifts will be in a plane flying to Sweden...
I will stay with you though, because soon I'll have more beadwork to show. :)

Good night! :)

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Mandala - beaded pendant

Lentils... Mmm... There were one of my favourite candy when I was a kid. They weren't even available in Poland, so we were getting them always when we went to Czechoslovakia - yep, it was THAT long time ago, when it was still one country. Now you can buy similar candy almost everywhere... but is it just me, or they really don't taste like the true Lentilky? ;)

Now my favourite candy is BEADS! But now you can find lentils even amongst the beads. I got a few colours some time ago, and finally I decided to make some use out of them. This is how the "Mandala" pendant was created. The base is a net made with lentil beads, embellished with seed and fire polished beads. It measures 4cm (1,57") in diameter, and trust me - it was incredibly fast to make. I needed only one hour to complete the second, silver and blue, pendant. It's simple, yet it is quite eye-catching.

The tutorial for the pendant is available on Etsy and Craftsy.

Also, if you would like to get this pattern on Etsy, use a following coupon code: LENTILKY - and it will give you 10% discount - not only for the Mandala pattern, but any other tutorial too. :)
It expires on August 12th, so you have some time to use it. :)

beaded pendant pattern

beaded pendant pattern

beaded pendant tutorial

And as always, I want to thank you for visiting this blog. You make me want to create even more. :)
Hugs to all of you! :)

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

A beaded donut again! ;)

It has been a while since I have made a beaded donut... but it's been even longer since I have published one here. ;)

The two beaded donuts you can see here were made exactly four weeks ago! That shows how slow I am with writing the tutorials... Even the drawings were finished soon after the pendants were made, but today, despite the heat, I finally forced myself to do some work, so the detailed instruction is ready too. It's a very easy pattern, but you should have some experience with peyote stitch in order to make it. It might prove to be too difficult otherwise.

The donuts are made with Toho seed beads size 11 and 8, as well as 3mm and 4mm fire polished beads. They measure around 5cm (2") in diameter without the bail.

You can get the tutorial on Etsy or Craftsy. :)

beaded donut pattern

beaded donut tutorial

beaded donut pattern

beaded donut tutorial

I hope you're not suffering too much from the heat. I do! But I'm not going to complain, we have a wonderful summer, after all! :)
Hugs and I'll see you again soon. :)

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Stapelia - starfish flower

A starfish flower - it was my first thought after I have finished the pendant. A flower that exists for real, actually, although it looks a bit different in reality. It is famous, or maybe rather infamous of having an extremely awful odour of rotten flesh. Sure, the real stapelia looks better than my pendant, but at least my starfish flower doesn't smell bad at all. ;)

The pendant measures 4cm (1,57") in diameter and it is made with 4mm and 6mm glass pearls, 3mm magatamas and seed beads size 11 and 8. It is double sided, as most of my pieces.

Stapelia was finished some time ago, when the temperature was still bearable (it's way too hot now and my boiling brain refuses to think up any new patterns;) ). It took a while to write a tutorial though, but now it is ready too. It is available here on Etsy and Craftsy.

beaded pendant pattern

beaded pendant tutorial

beaded pendant pattern

beaded pendant tutorial

Also, I would like to thank you for all the comments - I haven't got much time to respond to them, but I'm always happy when you leave a note. :)
Have a wonderful time!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Pillows - beaded pendants :)

So, the holidays are over... no more sleeping until noon then, what a shame. ;( Two new beaded pendants - Pillows - can only remind me about that "lazy" (you already know that it was everything but lazy for me) time. One of them was actually made something like two months ago - now it got a companion. Both pendants are made with bicone beads, glass pearls, SuperDuos and Toho beads. They measure 3cm (1,18") /side length/ and are 1,5cm (0,59") thick.

beaded pendant
beaded pendant

beaded pendant

beaded pendant

The pattern for the pendant is ready and soon it will be available both on Craftsy and Etsy.

And I have to go back to the kitchen, or the dinner will be burnt. Oh how I love it.... *sigh*
See you later then. :)

EDIT /03.08.2013: Now the pattern has been finally published. You can get it here (Etsy) or here (Craftsy). :)

Sunday, July 14, 2013

The "Ribbon" again - pattern for a matching beaded bead

After making the bracelet from yesterday's post, there was a time for a matching pendant (certainly!). Completely unlike me, I made it pretty fast, despite having a thousand of other things to do, so here you can see it:

beaded bead pattern

beaded bead tutorial

It measures around 2,7cm (1,06") in diameter (without the bail). Made with 8mm glass pearls, SuperDuos and Toho seed beads (size 6, 8 and 11).

And this is how the entire set looks like:

beaded bead and bracelet pattern

The pattern for the pendant is available on Craftsy and Etsy.

And one more thing for the end - I know some of you are waiting for me to respond to your e-mails... I'll do that as soon as possible, I promise! Despite having vacation, the time is more than busy for me now... :/
Lots of hugs for you! :)

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Back to beadweaving...

But only here, for the blog purposes. Just because there's a beaded pendant, made last month I think, that was waiting to be shown... In fact it was (and still is) waiting for a tutorial to be written... but it's far too hot here to work. So the tutorial will be prepared in the future, while the pendant can be shown even today. And since there's been nothing happening here recently (I'm so lazy, I know), I might as well do that. :)

The pendant is made with spikes, fire polished beads and Toho seed beads. It measures roughly 5 x 3,5 cm (1,96 x 1,37") without the bail.

Don't know about you, but to me it looks like a strange, multi-legged bug. ;D

beaded pendant

beaded pendant

I'm happy that so many of you want to participate in my blog candy. Well, there is already more than fifty people who joined the fun, so there will be more prizes for you to win. And there's still one week left, so if you haven't joined yet, better do that when you still have a chance. :)

And as it's finally not that hot here anymore, I'm going out to catch some fresh air. Have fun whatever you do and I'll see you later. :)

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