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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

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AFTER

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Work in Progress

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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.

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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Solitary Christmas gift

27 Dec

In the past few years, for Christmas, I was used to make myself most of the presents for my friends, but this year I decided otherwise.

Actually, the only gift I decided to make for 2016 is this necklace for my friend Simona….

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It’s simple to make but it has quite a visual impact. 😉

It is made with a cultivated pearl, two crystals, an amazonite stone and a decorated brass connector.

A Christmas necklace

20 Dec

For this Christmas I have been asked, by my longtime friend and only recurring customer Simona, to make a necklace that she’ll give as a gift.

I searched the web for some inspiration and, in accordance with my friend, I came up with this one….

Brass and turquoise crystals are the raw material.

Not a choker, not a long necklace.

New shape

27 Jun
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This is the new shape of a former bracelet.

A friend asked me to turn  her broken bracelet, which incidentally I purchased for her as birthday present about ten years ago, into a necklace.
I think it was a beautiful bracelet, but I am not sure  about it as a necklace….
This is the result…
I am not completely satisfied with it, but  there weren’t too many beads and I had to do with what I had. 😉

May Totoro be with you

18 Jan

Today I am posting two other attempts at “nail enameling” 😁.
I made these two  Ghibli themed pendants for two beautiful and very special fans of Totoro: my friend Michela’s daugthers Viola & Ester.

So now they can take the Spirit of the Forest always with them….

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