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Another birthday gift

24 Feb

This necklace is a birthday gift for a friend. I used gold tinted chain and rosary style chain made with Chalcedony chips. I added a gold spacer and a pearl as a pendant and I interspersed the chains with red ruby agate beads.

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You are Gold!

22 Feb

I have recently been asked to make a necklace for a lady who loves flashy accessories. I have a totally different style so it was a bit difficult to find a reasonable compromise. I also find  it difficult to mix and match the right stones, especially the big ones, but this time I think the result is quite nice.

I used some black chrystal and glass beads of different shapes and dimensions, some black and white tinted jade beads and few light blue oval agate beads. And, of course, plenty of gold toned spacers.

PS the stamped tag is also made by me…. (see a previous post here).

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Uninspired necklace

7 May

I made this necklace some time ago for a friend’s birthday. It’s a very simple necklace made with chrystals, black glass beads, blue calcite stones, orange (I don’t remember which) stones, cultivated pearls and chain.

I’m sorry to say that I don’t think it’s one of my best handiwork as I wasn’t particularly inspired. Nonetheless it has been apparently appreciated….

Rainbow necklace

2 May

This collar necklace is made mainly with 6mm dyed jade beads, a “Zama” golden spacer and brass wire.

It is a custom made order for a friend’s sister who saw something similar and asked if I could make a replica. Thankfully, since I am a fan of tiny beads I had plenty of colourful stones to use.

Of course it differs from the original basically because it’s not easy to find the exact raw materials but it’s as similar as possible, and most of all, it has been appreciated by the recipient. 🙂

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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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.

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. 😉

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