Tag Archives: jewellry

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!

Lazyness

19 Jan

In this past year, 2017, I have been terribly lazy. The result is that I didn’t make much and I haven’t updated this blog in more than 365 days! So, first of all I must apologize for my lazyness.

Then, I must confess that I have mainly been using my instagram account to share some of my creations, basically because it’s so easy to upload photos there. This led me to neglect my good old blog. Shame on me.

I’ll try to catch up now with some items I made during last year.

Here is the first one: a cat pendant made with hammered brass and a crystal bead.

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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.

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