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11  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Celtic Knot Earrings on: August 15, 2008 08:52:09 AM
I wanted to make something Celtic-like so I came up with this design for earrings that can easily be transformed into pendant, necklace, bracelet, cuff or a choker (Clarity knows this best  Wink ). These is also my first authentic design or, at least, I haven't seen anything similar on the internet. I even sold the first two pairs I made. I've never made jewelry for sale - everything I made was either for myself or for a present.

12  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / New chokers on: June 10, 2008 01:40:14 AM
I've found great pattern on one Czech site and just had to use it to make a choker. Well, two chokers. Then I found out that the tutorial for choker similar to my garnet one was published in Crea con abalorios magazine.

This one is made with three shades (unintentionally) of 4 and 6 mm Czech faceted beads and size 10 seeds. Ball and loop clasp - 6 mm bead used for ball.

The red one is made with 6x4 mm Czech glass faceted beads (first two rows), 4 mm faceted beads (three rows), medium sized drops and size 10 seed beads. Murano red and gold bead used for ball side of the clasp.

Half done.

13  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Obsessed with Art Deco on: February 14, 2008 01:14:28 AM
So I had these metal/glass findings that I didn't know how to use. I wanted to put them between yellow pearls or round hematite beads but I could only use round ones, ant that pendant would stay unused. And then, as if by Providence, I bought two large czech crystals for the lowest part of these earrings. Of course, the earrings were too heavy to wear, so I took the largest beads off and decided to make a necklace. So here it is. A friend of mine (the first person to see it) said that it looks very artdecoish. You cant see, but the clasp is authentic 20's jewelry clasp with a tiny zircon, and I'm sorry that it can't actually be seen when I wear necklace.

14  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / My Variations of Princess Necklace - Pic Heavy on: October 17, 2007 11:14:29 AM
Thanks to xcaret and Feast Your Eyes who provided tutorial I've finally got the chance to make these. I had to alter the original pattern a bit and I'm quite pleased with how my chokers turned out. I'm not as pleased with my photos (damned phone camera). Black and silver-black necklace have extender chain so I can wear necklace high or low on the neck.

Black seeds, bugles and drops.

Clear silver lined seeds, black hex and pentagonal prisms.

Clear silver lined seeds, bugles and clear drops (I hate these silver lined bugles, but the necklace looks o.k. to me).

Tutorial can be found here.
15  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Black handflower on: September 20, 2007 07:40:06 AM
I have made this handflower with black hex beads and larger czech crystal beads (I have no idea what size are they) on clear fishing line (and I'm proud of it  Wink). This is the first more complex beading project I've made. I apologize for poor picture quality.

Instructions for this lovely bracelet can be found here. Since I've used hex instead of regular seed beads I had to make some minor changes to the pattern given here.

16  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Discussion and Questions / How do they make it? on: September 17, 2007 01:22:57 PM
I always wanted to make one of those gothic/victorian necklaces but can't find any instructions on the net. From last two pictures I could assume that they are made with two threads but that's about all I could see.
So, do you have any idea how do people make this sort of necklaces?

17  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Scrap metal earrings on: July 15, 2007 02:36:45 AM
I believe these were the first earrings I ever made. It was more than seven or eight years ago. I made them out of tin stripes from a ledger and some broken guitar wires. I wore them throughout my punk faze.

These I made right after I entered high school. I made them out of aluminum wire left over from a technical education class kit. I still wear them often because they are so dangly and I just loooove the sound of metal.

18  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Pinched skirt on: July 01, 2007 11:34:15 PM
This is my first project. I'm completely self taught and inexperienced and I think that can be seen. The photos are, well, bad, but I hope you can get the picture.

Several years ago I bought myself beautiful linen trapeze skirt that was "pinched" in several places. I loved it so much and I wore it till it completely tore apart. Recently I found thicker black striped linen for, like, nothing, so I thought I could try and remake that skirt. This is the result.

Skirt front

Side view

That pinched thingy (I have no idea what to call it even in my mother tongue)

The skirt is creased because I wore it, completely forgetting that linen will crease if you even look at it.

Thank you for looking. Any comment will be welcome.
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