Sunday, November 18, 2012

14-18.11.12 Stone slice Earrings based on Diane Fitzgerald brick stitch drops

Following a beautiful shirt I purchased recently, the ethnic motives very much inspired me. I knew I had to bead some jewelry to fit the shirt. The paisley drops seemed to be one of the many good options. The fact I already made one a few years ago, encouraged me to choose this option among all other possibilities. It's been years I haven't beadwoven with brick stitch! During beadwork, I gradually chose which color will follow next row, with no planning ahead. Happy with the result and process which has a bit of freeform relaxing beading. Will try to post the shirt picture one day.

Friday, November 16, 2012

14-16.11.12 Purple Victoria's Earrings #3 for mom

Following the pair I made for Miranda, mom was in love. So here is the present I made her for Hanuka.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

4.11.12 Twinlill Earrings by Ewa Gyongy

Beautiful design, generously shared by Ewa, in this link.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

20-31.10.12 Victoria's Earrings #2 for Miranda

After last trial, this time the pair is symmetric. The central crystal is shaped asymmetrically as opposed to the last pair I made.
Front side of earrings
Back side of Earrings
1st pair at the left and 2nd at the right

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

22-23.10.12 Trefoils Earrings by Melinda Barta

I love the simple design of these modules which can yet make such elegant and  impressive jewelry.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

18-20.10.12 Petrova Zinaida Flower Spiral Bangle for Pierrette

Pierrette came to visit and loved the Flower spiral bracelet designed by Petrova Zinaida, published in the Russian book: MODELI IZ BISERA: POVSEDNEVNYE I VECHERNIE (p.75).

On the 21.5.2008, I beaded Petrova Zinaida's spiral as a bracelet (at the bottom in the picture below) following Naki's flower spiral (at the top below) to understand better how they differ from each other.

Back to this spiral after 4 years, I decided to bead a bangle for Pierrette, to avoid closure struggles. While closing the spiral to a bangle was quiet a challenge here, I made almost right, but not there yet!

Finally, here are some gorgeous presents Pierrette brought me from a Paris fair dedicated to help people suffering from some specific sickness I can't remember.
I would never guess that the bag below is especially made to carry a tart!!! What an original and beautiful present! Lucky to have such a generous aunt with good taste :-)
Tart Bag
Sewing Kit

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

16.10.12 Teardrop Earrings #2 for Pierrette

Following the last pair I made, those ones were beadwoven with Delica 10/0 and PF golden Toho 11/0 round beads, with 10 rows in total.