Showing posts with label swarovski. Show all posts
Showing posts with label swarovski. Show all posts

Monday, January 20, 2014

Another beaded pendant

Yep, another pendant that was finished more than a month ago, but still wasn't shown here... Unusual in shape, but I can't say I'm very pleased with it. It's just one of these pieces, which are worn once and then completely forgotten, thrown into a box with the rest of my beaded pendants. I actually realized that I have lots of those... almost too many. And yet I wouldn't be able to part with any of them, even if I'm not going to wear them anymore. ;)

This piece was made with Toho, Delica and fire polished beads, with a big Swarovski rivoli in the center. The pendant is 4,3 cm (1,69") wide and 5,5 cm (2,16") long without the bail.

beaded pendant

beaded pendant

Next time - some triangles. So see you until then! :)

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Twisted Star - beaded pendant

I know I neglected the blog a little... it's not though that I don't do any beading, I still have a few things to show, so I'll try to force myself to publish them soon. :)

Decided to start with another twisted peyote experiment, this time it is something that is supposed to resemble a star. Does it really? Maybe a bit. Maybe it's more like a starfish, but who cares. ;) I actually like the design and could be that soon I will be able to publish a tutorial how to make it. It's not really difficult to make, but it takes a lot of time and attention. It's probably the amount of time required that stops me from writing the tutorial... why do so many other things want or need to be made too? Or I just should stop being so extremely lazy. ;P

Anyway, this is the star. Made with Miyuki Delica and Toho seed beads, with a Swarovski rivoli in the middle. The piece is quite big actually, it measures almost 7cm (2,75") at the widest point. It's very light though. It certainly makes a pendant that is really noticeable. ;)

twisted peyote star pendant

twisted peyote star pendant

twisted peyote star pendant

Thank you all for watching and visiting this blog. :)
I hope you'll have a nice weekend and see you some other day! :)

Edit: the tutorial is already available here. :)

Friday, December 13, 2013

Cosmic Magma - crystal pendant

I caught some daylight today! It means that I didn't have to wait until tomorrow to take some pictures. So please let me show you one of my latest creations. It's a pendant (yeah... another one... boooring... ;) ), with a beautiful red magma crystal by Swarovski, surrounded by seed beads. I think I bought this crystal light years ago... I guess it has been waiting for long enough. :)

The shape of the pendant is determined by the shape of the glass. "Cosmic" crystal wasn't very symmetrical so I didn't even try to make a symmetrical pendant either. It is double sided though, with the back side being almost the same.

The pendant is 5cm (2") long without the bail and 4 cm (1,57") wide at the widest point.

And this is how it looks like:

beaded pendant
crystal pendant

beaded pendant

This is the back side:

crystal pendant

And this one is catching the daylight... :)

crystal red magma

Until next time, my friends, have a great weekend! :)

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Anniversary soutache set

Some time ago my friend's husband asked me to make something special for his wife, for their wedding anniversary. It was up to me what to make though... and it didn't make it easier at all. I couldn't figure out what the best present would be and so I was wondering about it for almost a month. Luckily, just a few days before their anniversary I suddenly realized that I have heard Aga once mentioning some soutache jewelry that she found beautiful. My experience with soutache however is only slightly bigger than none, but I decided to give it a try.

After one long day, I came up with a set like this:

soutache jewelry

soutache earrings

The set was made with black and metallic gold soutache cords, metal beads and beautiful Swarovski coated rivolis. The pendant is 6 cm (2,36") long and the earrings measure 2,5 x 3,5 cm (1 x 1.37").

Happy anniversary, Agnieszka & Paweł! :)

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! :)


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. :)

Thursday, July 12, 2012

The Earrings Challenge

More than a month now to the market event, where my jewellery is going to debut... Feels like a lot of time, but in fact not too much to make enough items it seems... That problem I'm trying to solve with The Earrings Challenge - my private challenge to make one pair of earrings every day - at least during the first two weeks. Only then I can make some other projects. Well, so far I have managed to make two pairs... wanted to make something simple to be honest, but apparently it is beyond my possibilities and I spent almost two hours on one earring instead... ;P

The main part of the first pair are very tiny dodecahedrons (only 1,5 cm/0,6") made of black and grey silver-lined seed beads.  They are nothing else but simple beaded balls, just with one additional layer of beads. The dodecahedrons are combined with a square charm in matching colours, stitched with a cubic right angle weave.

beaded earrings

The second pair was made again with cubic right angle weave, this time formed to a round shape. Woven with small metal balls, embellished with hematite seed beads and with a matte glass pearl hidden inside them. They were extremely time consuming, even though they aren't very big - each of them is only 2,5 cm (1 inch) wide in diameter.

beaded earrings

And beyond any challenge I managed to make one more thing within the last few days. A transparent octagon Preciosa crystal, bezelled with grey (matte and silver-lined) and white seed beads, as well as 4mm bicone Swarovski crystals. Looks like a grey sunflower to me and it is going to be one of my favourite pendants. :)

crystal pendant

And now it's time to start making more earrings! ;)

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