Tag Archives: jewellry

Pearls bracelet

22 May

I made this pearls bracelet to match with the necklace and earrings from my previous post.  Not much to say here except that the pearls were beautiful so it was an easy job. 🙂

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Reshaped pearl necklace

21 May

Some time ago a friend asked me to reshape her aunt’s pearl necklace which she thought was a bit over the top. So we agreed to make a long necklace  instead with the pendant pearls and some other pearls from the old matching bracelet she had.

I was able to make the necklace, a pair of earrings and a little bracelet too. (check my next post for the bracelet).

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BEFORE

pearl necklace

AFTER

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Work in Progress

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. 🙂

Golden necklace

3 Apr

Here is a long necklace I made on request from a friend. It was a Christmas gift for someone who likes showy ornaments…. It was a bit difficult for me because I normally like smaller and more delicate items but in the end I think this is an agreeable compromise.

Made of semi precious stones (tinted jade, turquoise) and cultivated pearl, along with brass chain and “zamak” spacers. The packaging is also handmade.

Last Christmas Earrings #1

5 Feb

Here is a pair of earrings I made for a friend as Christmas gift. The box is also made by me with recycled cardboard, some washi tape and a self-printed sticker with my personal handmade stamp on it.

[Copper wire, tinted jade and crystals]

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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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A bit of Japan

30 Jan

Few years ago, when the (very expensive) chirimen bracelets suddenly appeared in Italy, me and my friend Paola decided to buy some chirimen cord on Etsy to make more affordable bracelets for us.

Unluckily I have never been satisfied with the result, so I never wore it.

Then, last Summer I came up with an idea on how to use the almost forgotten cord and I made these two bracelets as birthday gifts for two friends at my Taiko group…. A Japanese themed gift for Japanese drums’ lovers.

I have also experimented with cardboard, self-printed stickers and my own rubber stamp, to make cute boxes to present the gifts in a more professional way….

[Chirimen Cord, elastic band, wooden single-hole button, silver bell]

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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Trapping Stones

24 Jan

Some time ago I have been given a big citrine stone but since it didn’t have a hole I didn’t know how to use it, so I put it in a drawer and it stayed there for a while.

Then, last June, I saw a girl wearing a necklace with a pendant stone trapped in a kind of net made of cotton string.

I searched the web for a tutorial and I came up with this…

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The citrine stone is not only beautiful but has many positive features: it carries the power of the sun, it is warm and comforting, energizing. It stimulates the chakras like the sunlight of spring, clearing the mind and stirring the soul to action. Its frequency awakens creativity and imagination, and sustains the process of transforming dreams and wishes into tangible form.

Bring it on, citrine!

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