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Clips

1 Feb

Some time ago, my friend Simona, who is my best and basically *only* client, ordered me a pair of earrings as birthday gift for a colleague.

As I was experimenting with wire and beads I showed her  a pair of earrings I was working on and she decided for them straight away.

Since her colleague doesn’t have her ears pierced the most difficult thing in this project was to find some decent clips for the earrings.

The box is also made by me with recycled cardboard.

[brass wire and green iridescent seed beads]

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Experimenting

29 Jan

In my incessant research of learning new technique I stumbled upon one which involves, once again, wire and beads. There was this pin coming up all the times on my Pinterest and I decided to give it a try. My result is far from being as nice as the one on Pinterest but this was just a first attempt….

[Light blue bugle glass seed beads, copper wire and cultivated pearls.]

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Lazyness

19 Jan

In this past year, 2017, I have been terribly lazy. The result is that I didn’t make much and I haven’t updated this blog in more than 365 days! So, first of all I must apologize for my lazyness.

Then, I must confess that I have mainly been using my instagram account to share some of my creations, basically because it’s so easy to upload photos there. This led me to neglect my good old blog. Shame on me.

I’ll try to catch up now with some items I made during last year.

Here is the first one: a cat pendant made with hammered brass and a crystal bead.

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Earrings for the new year

2 Jan

Here is a brand new pair of earrings I made for the new year.

 I hammered flat some brass wire, then I made two holes with my cute little hand-drill and added some small iolite rondelles.

I like my earrings light with simple lines and these are just perfect for me.

Solitary Christmas gift

27 Dec

In the past few years, for Christmas, I was used to make myself most of the presents for my friends, but this year I decided otherwise.

Actually, the only gift I decided to make for 2016 is this necklace for my friend Simona….

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It’s simple to make but it has quite a visual impact. 😉

It is made with a cultivated pearl, two crystals, an amazonite stone and a decorated brass connector.

A Christmas necklace

20 Dec

For this Christmas I have been asked, by my longtime friend and only recurring customer Simona, to make a necklace that she’ll give as a gift.

I searched the web for some inspiration and, in accordance with my friend, I came up with this one….

Brass and turquoise crystals are the raw material.

Not a choker, not a long necklace.

2016 Christmas Tree ornament

19 Dec

Every year I try to make a new ornament for my ‘alternative’ Xmas tree. This year I have played with beads….

Here it is…

And here is my Tree… 

Alternative Xmas tree: space-saver and cat-safe

New shape

27 Jun
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This is the new shape of a former bracelet.

A friend asked me to turn  her broken bracelet, which incidentally I purchased for her as birthday present about ten years ago, into a necklace.
I think it was a beautiful bracelet, but I am not sure  about it as a necklace….
This is the result…
I am not completely satisfied with it, but  there weren’t too many beads and I had to do with what I had. 😉

Sparkling bracelet

1 Feb

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I have been thinking for a while to make something like this bracelet and the chance came when I found the right size of chain at my local market last Friday.

So I made 9 strings using a silver coloured chain adding in between randomly few cultured freshwater pearls from an old damaged necklace of my Grandmother, amethyst beads and tinted jade beads and few matte white glass beads of different sizes.

I really like the result and I think I might add some other strings to make it even richer.

I am also thinking about how to develop it into a larger project……. We will see.

Christmas purchase order 2

31 Dec

Here is another “made to order” gift. I have been asked to make it to match with a necklace that I made before….

As for the necklace I used blue crystal, Korean Jasper, amethyst, red crystal and red/orange agate.

Matching earrings

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