Tag Archives: garnet

Amethyst and pearl

9 Jan

I made this amethyst and pearl necklace for a friend as Christmas gift too. Unlike my previous ones this is a choker.

amethyst and pearl necklace, detail

amethyst and pearl necklace, detail

amethyst and pealr necklace
amethyst and pealr necklace

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

Chan Luu wannabe

5 Sep

Today I’m introducing my first attempt at a so called “Chan Luu” bracelet. Again I used some beads of my Granny’s old garnet necklace but because of that the process has been a bit tricky since the beads are quite old and the diameter of the holes are different from one another. That has been a pain in the neck. But anyway, here is the result. I’m not completely satisfied with it and sometime in the future I’ll probably redo it…

Anyway, the process itself is not too difficult but it definitely helps if you have similar beads. You can find many useful tutorials around the web – just Google “Chan Luu” – if you want to give it a try. 😉

Chan Luu 1st attempt

Chan Luu bracelet

Granny’s beads

29 Aug

My new passion for beading has its origins with an old garnet necklace of my late grandmother. The necklace was damaged and it was basically worn-out. So I had all these garnet beads laying around in a small box waiting for something to happen.

And something did really happen: one day last month, as I was shopping at my local market, I found at a stand some findings and components and I thought “why not give it a try?” And here is the result. Well, it shows all the signs of my inexperience, but that’s a start.

BTW the earings are made with some flat garnet beads I have been given by a colleague of mine: she had only 8/9 beads and she didn’t know what to do with them… but I did! 🙂

My Granny’s garnet beads and their new life


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