Archive | November, 2012

Pink Shamballa

27 Nov

Some time ago I bought some pink/fuchsia silk cord with the idea to make a Shamballa bracelet with it. Finally I have found some gold beads with a large hole that looked like they could match well with the string. And here is the result. I bit unusual, but I like it. Moreover I realized that working with silk string is a lot easier than using waxed cotton cord.

Pink Shamballa

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pink shamballa

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Howl’s earings

26 Nov

I am a huge admirer of Miyazaki Hayao‘s works. I love all of his anime, they just transmit me hope and peace and they are of huge comfort especially in dark and rainy days. As yesterday was just one of those dark and rainy days I decided to cheer me up watching for the umpteenth time “Howl’s Moving Castle”- ハウルの動く城.

And while watching I decided to make a replica of Howl’s earings, hoping that they’ll bring a bit of his magic in my life too.

I used jade stones and red crystal beads.

my version of Howl’s earings

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Howl (click on the picture to enlarge)

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Autumn crochet project

12 Nov

As Autumn has already arrived – sob! sob! 😦 -, I felt the need to work with something warm… and as I found some lovely light blue yarn at my local Saturday market, I decided that it was about time for me to brush up on my crochet hook.

I’m not particularly good at it, and I asked my mom to show me how to crochet few times in the past (she’s very good at it but she’s also terribly lazy and never-ever finishes her works!) but I’ve always ended up in creating stitches on my own!

But this time I decided to do things properly and I looked on the internet for crochet tutorials and begun with this simple scarf.

Anyway, the most difficult part of it is not to learn how to stich but how to read crochet patterns! This website, Crochet Spot, has been very helpful both for this purpose and also for the free patterns and tutorials.

Stay tuned for the updates of this project! 🙂

PS I also liked that the yarn is for a 10% composed of bamboo! Never seen this before but I think this is very Red-Panda oriented! 😀

My Autumn project: a warm crochet scarf. SO FAR SO GOOD!

Please welcome Red Panda

9 Nov

I normally don’t celebrate my name day, but since it is one day before my friend Simona’s name day (and she usually celebrates it) I made her this Chan Luu bracelet, with glass transparent and iridescent beads and an aviation blue leather string.

I also took this chance to make my “name brand” debut: “the Red Panda” or either “the Other Panda”… I haven’t decided yet.

Anyway, the sticker also sports a kanji which stands for the Japanese translation of my name. 🙂

My “brand”: the Red Panda

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Simona’s name day present

The Vicious Circle Bracelet

8 Nov

I did these 3 macramè bracelets for me and my two longtime school friends Cristina and Sonia.

Back then, in the old days, we used to call ourselves the «Vicious Circle», despite – I can assure you – there was nothing vicious at all in our little circle of friends. We were just a friendly society, trying  to survive adolescence and school!

So, I decided to celebrate our more than two decades friendship with something unique, just for the three of us, and I came up with these bracelets. They choose their colour (green for Cristina and fuchsia for Sonia) and I did the rest.

The “Vicious Circle” bracelet

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Macramè bracelets

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