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Sunday earrings

9 Nov

I have been thinking for a while to make these earrings and finally yesterday I scraped together all my energies (Autumn is always such a difficult time of the year for me that I have some bear helix in my DNA) and here they are.
They are made of hammered wire and some coloured jade beads. Very easy. I think I might make a bracelet or a necklace to match with them….

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Made to order

25 Sep

This crafty passion of mine is becoming a bit lucrative too… 😁
As a matter of fact this necklace here was ordered by a friend as a birthday present.
Obviously I made a special price for my friend, but the most important thing for me is that my work has been appreciated enough to place  me an order! 😄
Anyway it is made with blue crystal, Korean Jasper, amethyst, red crystal, red/orange agate and labradorite.

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Purple idea

8 Jul

The weather is terribly hot here lately, and when I get back home from work I don’t feel like doing much else than lying on the sofa in front of the fan (yes I still have a fan!) watching Wimbledon on TV…. but I had an idea for a bracelet in my mind for a while and in the end I surrended to the curiosity to see it completed. Here it is, made of purple and light blue beads and golden wire.

Purple beads bracelet

Purple beads bracelet

4th of July bracelet

4 Jul

Red, White and Blue stone beads, weaved together with a raw string.

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4th of July bracelet

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raw string and beads

Indian bracelet

12 Aug

Here is my latest bracelet. I actually copied it from a a colleague’s.  I used green crystal beads, silver toned wire, a chain and a heart shaped pendant support. Many thanks to Marina for modelling. 😀

Indian bracelet. Thanks to Marina's model hand :-)

Indian bracelet. Thanks to Marina’s model hand 🙂

Blue glass

7 Jun

Here’s a new necklace I made with some copper wire and light blue glass beads. I really like the contrast among the two colours.
I hammered and shaped the copper wire and added the beads. Very simple!

Copper and light blue glass beads necklace

Copper and light blue glass beads necklace

Detail

Detail

Copper

17 Mar

Recently I’ve been actracted to copper wire, and when I found this lovely tutorial on how to make a Wire Heart Clasp, I decided to give it a try!

The nacklace and earings in the following photos are the results… I used thin copper wire and matte white round crystal beads to make a string with the rosary technique, then, with a thicker copper wire I made the heart shaped clasp and ring. I added a greyish/bluish faceted crystal roundel bead and a cultivated  fresh water nugget pearl for an extra accent.

I used the same materials for the earings except that I didn’t have the copper studs (and the wire used for the clasp was far too thick), so I made them out of two copper rings from this previous work… I straightened two rings and sanded one end and made a loop on the other…. et voilà!

…btw, I wear the necklace so that the lovely heart clasp is in the front. 😉

crystals and pearl necklace

crystals and pearl necklace

crystals and pearl: detail

crystals and pearl: detail

crystals and pearls earings

crystals and pearls earings

Sky blue bracelet

12 Mar

Yesterday evening, as I was watching Fernando Verdasco playing Richard Gasquet at the Master1000 Indian Wells tournament, I came up with this bracelet. It is made with dyed Jade pale blue beads, and golden wire, with my favourite rosary technique.

PS …perhaps the sky blue colour was inspired by Verdasco’s t-shirt…. (see next post!)

sky blue bracelet

sky blue bracelet

sky blue bracelet

sky blue bracelet

Heart bracelet

3 Mar

Here’a a little bracelet I made during the weekend. Easy and quick it is made with a silver heart shaped pendant, a couple of cultivated pearls, pink glass beads and purple agate beads.

I really like the heart shaped pendant and since I have some others left, I’m planning to make quite few things with them….

Heart bracelet

Heart bracelet

Heart bracelet

Heart bracelet

Chainmaille earings

19 Feb

Since I’ve been trying to get more accustomed with this Chainmaille technique, I decided to made this pair of earings. They’re made with silver jump rings and light blue glass beads. The effect is quite nice but I’m not sure whether I’m going to wear them myself because they are not exactly my “style“….

Chainmaille silver earings

Chainmaille silver earings

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