Thursday, 21 July 2016
Trying a new style is exciting and challenging. I made this necklace for a very special person. Me and my son love her very much. The necklace was created according to all her desires and wishes, and she liked it a lot, even on Facebook.
Wear it in good health!
Monday, 15 February 2016
Well what can I say - I love this color. I came for a bead store to buy something specific, but bought this one. From the moment I saw it, I wasn't able to put it back. Amazing Miyuki - denim color, spotted, silvery interior illuminated line (is not the same effect as in the Czech beads, but very rich and noble). Well, you know what I mean, I'm in love.
Saturday, 9 January 2016
This set was created for the Etsy Beadweavers Team Rising Star challenge. Please visit our team blog, http://www.etsy-beadweavers.blogspot.com between the 9th and 15th of January and vote for your favorite entry.
You can find the items on Etsy:
This set is my best creation for today. I started it from earrings workshop of a very talented designer Guzelle Bakeeva.
Blue Montana oval Swarovski crystals, best quality Japanese beads, tiniest sterling silver beads, Swarovski bicones and filigreeing 925 sterling silver findings. All those perfect materials were so enjoyable to work with and the result turned noble and stylish.
I enjoyed those 3D curves so much that I decided to experiment with size and form of the bezeled crystals, and they grew more and more, and turned to be an amazing sparkling bracelet.
The lace with awesome crystals weaves the arm. Every curve was thought-out to be exactly right form, as well as a laced clasp.
First I wanted to create only a pendant, but Blue Montana pear form Swarovski crystal was so demanding to get into the lace that I couldn't resist. I tried and made various chain patterns and finally got the one I loved - weaved and airy, convex and fit the lace of the center part.
Some photos of the whole set:
And the back side:
The back part of the crystals sewed with a beautiful pattern, to prevent attrition.
And some work on photos:
Thank you for reading
Sunday, 30 August 2015
Sunday, 14 June 2015
Tuesday, 9 June 2015
Today one of the pleasant orders was shipped. A couple weeks ago a nice lady wrote me that she was interested in the White Dragon bracelet that I made. She asked to make the same, but in different color. The communication was so pleasant, and the color that was chosen was bronze.
I was very thrilled to start, because the orders for beadweaving challenge and inspire me.
Some pictures of the process:
The eyes were chosen, but the body turned to be too curvy- the customer wrist was small, and I tightened the thread too much, so it curled for a very tine bracelet. So I weaved it from the beginning.Actually it took a few readaptations till it laid on the wrist perfectly. But finally I was completely satisfied with the size.
Maybe because the piece has a head, when I finished, I gave him a name - Lucky Andy, because he reminds me a sweet puppy.
I made the dragon a home, so he will have his own nest:)
Some technical details - Magatama color - Miyuki LMA-457, 45gr. Miyuki 8-9457L light bronze, 12gr, Miyuki 11-9457L light bronze, 2gr. 2 Green Swarovski bicones 4mm. Beige Miyuki delica beads for teeth.Memory wire inside.
I used was peyote stitch the weave the body and herringbone stitch for the head.So heartwarming...
UPD: Here is a review I got:
UPD: Here is a review I got: