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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

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

New Year’s choker

20 Jan

Here is a choker and earings I made specifically for my New Year’s Eve party with Paola & C. It is made with cultured pearls and amethyst beads.

Amethist and pearl choker and earings

Amethist and pearl choker and earings

Gloomy mood

12 Jul

When I’m in a bad mood I usually cheer up playing tennis. But lately I haven’t been able to play due to a knee problem, so my level of gloominess is at the top.

To keep it under control I try to direct my (negative) energy into something creative….. this is how I produced this pair of earings and bracelet with golden chain, garnet beads and recycled pearls from an old pair of earings that I’ve never worn.

It took me quite a while to finish it because since I didn’t have a golden chain, I had to make it myself using single ringlets. Not too bad a result for a gloomy day.

Garnet and pearls

Garnet and pearls

Garnet and Pearls

Garnet and Pearls

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

Easter earings for Marta

28 Mar

Once Marta – Paola‘s daughter – pointed out that she likes lace earings, so I thought it could be nice to make her something special to wear for Easter holidays.

Here is the result. The lace is not handmade of course, but I added some purple beads to make them a bit different. I hope she’ll enjoy the result too.

lace and beads

lace and beads

Orange and purple bracelet

13 Mar

Well, I thought that something was missing in my previous project… that’s why I decided to add a bracelet…

Orange and purple bracelet

Orange and purple bracelet

Orange and purple bracelet

Orange and purple bracelet

Orange and Purple

12 Mar

With this new project I’m back to beding. Once again the inpsiration comes from a lovely necklace that saw in the window of one of my favourite shop in Milan city center. It was far too expensive for my pocket, so I reproduced it obviously with some changes mainly due to different material. For this necklace and earings I used some golden wire along with amethyst, purple agate, orange cat’s eye and crackle glass beads. The final result is quite far from the original but I’m pretty satisfied anyway. I particularly like how the earings came out.

Orange and purple necklace and earings

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Orange and purple necklace and earings
Orange and purple necklace and earings

A necklace for my pocket

16 Jan

Here is another outcome of my shopping spree: a long necklace with matching earings. I’m particularly happy with the result because it is bright and coloured. I actually made my own version of a necklace that I saw in a shop window and that was far too expensive for my pocket. It is made with blue crystals, red agate, amethyst, peridot, smoked crystal and red crystal.

Necklace

Necklace

Necklace and earings

Necklace and earings

Necklace
Necklace

Korean jade

15 Jan

Last Friday me and my craft pal Paola  went to this new gems shop in her town. They were making sales and we took full advantage of it. 🙂

I basically bought stones and some crystals along with some findings. Here is the first outcome of my wild shopping: a necklace and matching earings made with Korean yellow jade and black crystals. 🙂

Yellow Korean jade and black crystals necklace and earings

Yellow Korean jade and black crystals necklace and earings

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