Sunday, 14 June 2015

Gala earrings

I made those earrings as a gift for my cousin. They turned out very stately and majestic.

Swarovski crystals, Miyuki Delica Palladium Plated, 925 Sterling Silver findings.

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Lucky Andy - Bronze Dragon

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:

Choosing eye color

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.

UPD: Here is a review I got:

So heartwarming...

Monday, 8 June 2015

Purple necklace with Murano pendant

Nice bead crocheted necklace is very flexible, soft, and shiny. 
Perfect for each day wearing. Purple Murano pendant completes the strand and makes the necklace very attractive.
Clasp is gold color.

Necklace length 47 cm (18.5''), with extra 6 cm (2.36'') chain.
pendant length 6 cm (2.36'').