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Ghibli pendants

15 Jan
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Totoro & Ji-Ji

I’ve been experimenting a lot lately. These two pendants, inspired by Studio Ghibi characters Totoro and Ji-Ji, are the results. Actually the process was quite easy: I have only printed the pictures, cut into shape and pasted on two oval cameo cabochon base pendants, and, since I didn’t have any suitable glass cabochon, I decided to coat them with… transparent nail varnish. I applied it several times. The result is quite nice. 🙂

(more to follow….)

 

Mother-daughters’ bracelets

21 Dec

Some time ago a friend of mine asked me to make some matching bracelets for her and her two young daughters, for Christmas. She wanted string-macramè bracelets with green beads for one daughter and blue beads for the other. The third bracelet, for herself, was to be a mix of the other two….

Anyway, apparently she wasn’t able to wait until Christmas to give the girls their bracelets, so I decided to post them now, since I won’t spoil anything…. 😉

Magic trio bracelets

Magic trio bracelets

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Noisy bells bracelet

28 Aug

Again string, fuchsia glass and gold coloured beads, plus some little gold bells…. a bit noisy but cute.

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the noisy bells bracelet

black string gold pink beads bracelet

string, beads, bells…. and kanji.

Just another summer bracelet

18 Aug

I have been very lazy this Summer but at least I sometimes found the inspiration – and the strenght –  to make something. This is how I came up with this bracelet.

It is made with gold painted beads and light blue glass beads and black cotton string. It was quite easy and I wish I had more beads with larger holes to make other bracelets… or a thinner string….

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The blue of the sea and the gold of the sun/sand… another Summer bracelet….

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…that has yet to see a holiday at the seaside…

“Under the sea” white version

24 Jul

Here is a white version of the “Under the sea bracelet”….

White string version

White string version

4th of July bracelet

4 Jul

Red, White and Blue stone beads, weaved together with a raw string.

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4th of July bracelet

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raw string and beads

Upcycling waste matter

24 Feb

Here is a bracelet I’ve been thinking about for a while….

I have all these leather strings, which are waste matter that I have been given by an acquaitance whose factory matches fabric with leather for shoes, and I wanted to make something with it.

I decided to combine the black leather string with a silver ring and here is the result. I’ve been told that it has a masculine feel about it, and I also think it looks a bit primitive…. 🙂

Leather bracelet

Leather bracelet

Leather bracelet

Leather bracelet

The grey infinity bracelet

11 Nov

Last week, my colleague Enza found out about my blog and saw the “infinity bracelet” I made for a friend. Since her daughter is very fond of this symbol, she asked me to make one for her too. She preferred it to be grey or brown and I thought that perhaps gray was more elegant. So I made this one, which differs from the other because of the thinner string. In this case I decided to use the macramè tecnique instead.

On the background is another project… cotton crocheted coasters… wait for more. 😉

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macramè bracelet and coaster

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Infinity bracelet and coaster

Infinity bracelet

28 Oct

Here is a little bracelet I made for a friend. It’s quite simple but it took me a while to master the knotting… the rhinestones make it bright and the pink string gives it a girly look.

"Infinity" bracelet

“Infinity” bracelet

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infinity bracelet

 

Pink jade Chan-luu

1 Jul

Two weekends ago I went for a short break in Umbria with my friend Paola‘s family and friends and we were (Paola and I) supposed to carve out some time for ourselves to brush up on the Chan-luu tecnique and make a new bracelet.

Of course we didn’t have time to do so, but since I had all the material ready I decided to make one on my own.

I used some golden/bronze leather string along with pink Jade multifaceted 4 mm beads and gold plated glazed beads. I also modified the tecnique a bit compared to my first Chan-luu. Instead of starting with a loop (the button hole), I begun with introducing the button first. While I left some string unused in the end so to have an adjustable locking.

I think it works better!

Pink jade Chan-luu bracelet

Pink jade Chan-luu bracelet

Pink Jade and gold plated beads Chan-luu bracelet

Pink Jade and gold plated beads Chan-luu bracelet

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