Tag Archives: quartz

February stone

6 Feb

I’ve read somewhere that February birthstone is Amethyst so I decided to make a bracelet with the so called “rosary technique” using 4 mm Amethyst beads and a larger pink quartz. I have already made some bracelets like these before… you can see them here.

Rosary technique bracelet with amethyst and quartz

Rosary technique bracelet with amethyst and quartz

amethyst and quartz 1

Rosary technique bracelets

 

Advertisements

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

Pink Quartz

17 Oct

What to do when you only have two quartz stones?

Mmmmm… I thought about it and since I really didn’t want to make just a pair of earings I decided to mix them with some glass beads of different colours and shapes and make a bracelet out of it. Here is the result paired with some earings too.

Pink quartz and glass beads

…………….

mixing stones and glass

 

日本語の国 Nihongo no kuni

La community di Studiare (da) Giapponese

The sailor crochet news

a diary of what I am making

le chocobo

crafting, doodling, cooking

Fashion Beads and Accessories

Comprehensive blog about all kinds of fashion beads for jewelry, fashion accessories and fashion jewelry trend.

FOUND THIS, PAINTED THAT.

Decorating solutions for the dollar challenged.

Trend-mixblog

Bridging the gap between the Fashion world and the DIY world.

softwearhacks

A little DIY cute and refashioned style for your everyday life

SoraNews24

Bringing you yesterday's news from Japan and Asia, today.

Xuan's Howdy Days

Random Snippets of my life

Very Berry Handmade

Sharing sewing, crochet and home cooked inspiration!

Life in Kawagoe

Japanese daily sight

Lovely Deer

Handmade Jewellery and Homeware

茉莉音chan Marionchan

un blog sur le Japon

Crafted in Carhartt

about women who do amazing things

Found This Painted That

Decorating Solutions for the Dollar Challenged

Hot-on-Glass Creations

Electronic journal on my current glass work.

lijiun

Smile Always

Vijolcenne Creations

Welcome!! Design, artistic and unique jewelry created specially for you. Find your hand-made happiness in my page

Love, Lucie

Where hands and minds are rarely still

UK Crochet Patterns

We seriously heart crochet and love to promote patterns in UK terms!

Moments

snapping by

photographybycalliec

I love Australia, travel & photography

SLOVLY

...where everything is slovly

NIHONGO ICHIBAN

Learn Nihongo, learn Japanese vocabulary, grammar and kanji

yūgenDefined

beauty beyond words

the japalian

A little blog about everything Japanese