Monday, May 30, 2011

Multi strand odyssey

Had a lot of fun working on these. All necklaces have stainless steel memory wire bases.

 This set is made with vintage light grey pearl nuggets.
 Silver color seed beads, 4 mm cubic tarnished silver seeds and bicone acrylic silvery beads with Arabic pattern.
 Delicate white synthetic 2 mm, 4 mm, 6 mm and 10 mm pearl beads.
 Cubic and round Murano silver foil beads, metal tubes and 4 mm beads.
 Lilac and purple silver foil Murano beads combined with elegant purple Swarowski bicones.
 Purple Swarovski crystals: 4 mm, 6 mm, 10 mm and teardrops.
 Black Murano cubic beads and 2 mm, 4 mm and 6 mm metal beads.
 Natural malachite chips and spheres.
 Natural turquoise beads and metal elements.
Natural red coral chips and beads.
Bright blue Murano silver foil square beads matched with silver foil round 5 mm, 8 mm and 10 mm white beads.

As new as they are old

My latest creations:

 Long seed beads necklace garnished with hand made and painted ladybugs. Oh, and matchy earrings.
Try your luck! This one's made out of silvery seed beads, 4 mm metal beads and hand made, hand painted  playing cards motifs beads. Matching earrings and bracelet are a must.
 Simple, golden, gorgeous! Pearl and lamp beads earrings.(unique)
 Golden theme follow up: this golden-brown set is made with lamp beads. (unique)
 Blue and orange, seed beads and lamp beads, millefiori and silver foil... This set's got them all.  (unique)
 Valentine's day series ring no1: glas pieces and seed beads coagulated in a silvery square base.
 Ring no 2: glass loop and glass bits... Special.
 Valentine's day brooch: all the red and white mixed glass pieces sprinkled with seed beads.
Romantic Valentine's day heart brooch: carefully selected bits of glass put together with loads of love.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Christmas thingies

Here's what I've been up to:
These decorations are made of modeling clay, hand painted with acrylic colors and embellished with rhinestones and nail art shapes.

Happy Christmas!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Using Stencils and graph paper and peyote stitch

Ever thought about drawing images with beads?
Here's how:
Step one - choose an image/drawing you want to bead.
Step two - find a stencil for your image by browsing the internet. Many people have very nice stencils already made and FREE (that's the best part). You can of course change the color scheme on the stencil if it's not to your liking.
              - if you can't find what you are looking for, or you're not satisfied with what you have found, simply download a graph sheet here and start designing your own.
Step three - choose the color and size of your beads.
Tip: the best choice of beads would be 2mm (or smaller) seed beads, and  as even as possible.
This is why i would choose Japanese beads, for those are the most even of all (although they are more costly than your average seed beads). If you are going to use the "normal" variety of beads, better select beads that are the same size and shape BEFORE you start beading; from experience i can say that if you select the beads as you bead, the time spent on you project might even triple.
 Step four - start beading using flat peyote stitch and have fun!

Here's an earring sized hexagonal graph  sheet:

And here are a few stencils i found free on the net: