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Chain and Beads Collection

3 Nov

With my latest bracelet I inaugurated a new collection called “Chain and Beads”… here is another bracelet I made this past weekend. It is made with beads and two different sizes of chains.I also added a pink flower-shaped stone bead at the center to give it a girlie twist.

I think it has a strong visual impact….

Chain and Beads collection "A tale of two chains bracelet"

Chain and Beads collection “A tale of two chains bracelet”

Chain and Beads collection

Chain and Beads collection

Chain and Beads collection, pendant detail

Chain and Beads collection, pendant detail

Gloomy Monday bracelet

27 Oct

I know it’s been a while since my last post….  no excuses,  I just have been a bit lazy lately but finally last weekend I found new inspiration and I came up with this bracelet.
It is made with a silver chain, some silver beads and some coloured waxed cotton threads.
I also added a little kitty charm that could easily become my new trademark… another one!

I’m a bit hesitant to find my ultimate trademark….

Anyway, I needed some colours in this gloomy Autumn Monday, and here it is:

Silver balls bracelet, locking ring and kitty charm

Silver balls bracelet, locking ring and kitty charm

Silver balls bracelet, front

Silver balls bracelet, front

Silver balls bracelet

Silver balls bracelet

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 🙂

Birthday gift

25 Jun

Here is a necklace I made for my friend Simona’s birthday.  Some time ago she expressed her admiration for one of my older work that you can see here. So I thought to make a similar one for her birthday.

I used blue crystals, red agate, amethyst, Korean jade, smoked crystal and red crystal.

Simona's birthday necklace

Simona’s birthday necklace

Chinese jade

10 Apr

Some time ago I bought a lovely Chinese jade pendant and all this time I’ve been thinking about how to use it.

I’ve always loved jade pendants from the very first time I saw a Pounamu from New Zealand Maori tradition but I haven’t been able to go and buy one so far…. I actually bought a beef bone maori pendant called “koru” few years ago at the Manly Sunday market in Australia, from a kiwi guy who hand carved it himself. His carvings were so beautiful that it took me quite some time to decide what to buy!  Anyway, since my dream to own a maori Pounamu is still far I decided to at least get me a lovely Chinese jade pendant in the meantime.

So, in the end I decided to make a gold chain using 8 pink quartz beads on both side (see why 8 beads in this post here), and adding an upcycled gold chain from an old and broken necklace that I’ve been given by a friend. I also matched the necklace with a pair of earings made with the same pink quartz beads and a green fluorite rice shaped bead.

Chinese jade pendant and matching earings

Chinese jade pendant and matching earings

Chinese jade pendant and matching earings
Chinese jade pendant and matching earings

Crystal and filigree

18 Feb

This time we have a new entry: the filigree.

Actually I think it is also the first time for me to use a proper chain….

Anyway, here is my brand new creation: a crystal beads and filigree necklace. I saw a similar one in a shop in town the other day and I thought it was pretty easy to duplicate. Here’s the result.

crystal and filigree necklace 1

Crystal beads and filigree necklace

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Crystal beads and filigree

Crystal beads and filigree

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