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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / New year, new stuff on: January 10, 2010 12:24:57 AM
I didn't have much time to spend with my seedies in the past few months. My school started in October and I was spending whole days at the university. Now I have to study for my exams so, again, I don't have enough time for creative work. But I did manage to make several things in the breaks.

This is a choker made to match the Regal lace bracelet. Pattern is Tourvelle from Marie le Sueur's book Bijoux en cristal: Dentelles de perles. And I've used up all of these lovely odd metallic green seedies.

Tiny stars. So easy to make and people just love them.

I've found pattern for this trefoil motif on a Russian website. It was clearly inspired by Sandra Halpenny's Round lace and other Saraguro beadwork. The original instructions are for a bracelet but I turned it into a pair of earrings.

2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Summer chokers on: August 02, 2009 10:06:46 PM
Some time ago I have made simple and cute (if I may say so) choker I called Alseid.

Well, I loved the simplicity of the pattern so much I just had to make some more. Dark, of course.

What do you think of them? All the pics ale clickable thumbnails.





Nyx & Erinyes

3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / The Mistress of the Night on: July 16, 2009 01:55:12 AM
You know how much I love chokers. If I could, I'd make only different sorts of them.

Five years ago, when I was nineteen, I went to Prague and fell in love with those gorgeous black faceted beads and chokers made of them. Ever since then I wanted to have one of those chokers. They are very hard to come by here in Serbia and those I found either weren't elaborate enough or they were just too expensive. So I decided to make one myself. Tricky part? Don't know how to do it. So I spent hours studying pictures of similar necklaces hoping I will find just one that would be clear and large enough for me too see what they actually look like. And I had luck to find one. Only one of hundreds and hundreds of photos. But that one was enough for me to see how it was made. Second tricky part? My supplier doesn't carry 3mm faceted beads that are essential part of this necklace. Darn. But some time ago a lady from that shop informed me that they actually have some small amount of these beads in black. Small amount? How small? Luckily, there were more than enough beads for me to make the choker of my dreams. It is made of size 11 seed beads, 3, 4, 5 and 6 mm black faceted Czech beads.

So I present to you The Mistress of the Night.

There are also WiP pictures on my DeviantArt page.
4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Before the Dawn on: January 29, 2009 07:56:39 AM
This bracelet was inspired by Beadinfinitum's Kepler's star but is actually made in a stitch I used for Clarity choker and cuff and Celtic knot earrings.

The only thing missing is the clasp which I'm going to buy today. Black #10 seeds and black iris #9 seeds.

5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Saraguro bracelets on: January 13, 2009 12:53:52 AM
So, these are Saraguro inspired bracelets. Pattern by Judith.

6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Fringes, fringes, fringes on: December 18, 2008 12:25:26 AM
I don't know if I mentioned that in my country there is a very poor choice of beads. Mostly Turkish and some Czech. You can find 7mm bugles in any colour but no 5, 10, 12 mm (or any other size) bugles. So it was a surprise for me when a friend brought me from Holland some lovely aqua green matte 12 mm bugles. Wow, I've never actually seen anything like that. And only a week ago I went to the local shop that carries Czech beads and felt as if in a dream. They just got some new stuff and among all the lovelies there were several bags of long twisted bugles. I just had to buy them. I could see them swing freely from a simple chain. And then I remembered the project I saw in the Beadwork magazine. It is called Sea Grass necklace. Lovely herringbone V-shaped necklace with lovely, rich fringes. Well, my bugles are longer (these are an inch long) so I had to make some small alterations. Like making every other fringe and placing only a picot bead in the place of the ones I skipped. And my necklace is symmetrical. Theirs has fringe placed one bead lower on one side which can easily be corrected and I have no idea why they didn't do it in the instructions. Not that it matters.

So, here's my lovely purple Fringes, fringes, fringes necklace smile.gif

Size 11 dark purple seeds, size 8 lavender seeds and 25 mm silver lined twisted purple bugles. It has a regular lobster claw clasp.

7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Dragon scales bracelet on: December 14, 2008 01:34:50 AM
This is a bracelet I've made for my brother's girlfriend. She loved my chokers very much but I couldn't make her one because I didn't have enough beads she'd like. So I thought of a bracelet. She loves green so It wasn't hard for me to find right seeds in my stash. I've also managed to find some lovely 4 mm disk beads in matching colour. There is a bead and loop closure on each end of the bracelet.

8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Lost in an enchanted forest on: November 18, 2008 11:47:34 PM
Winter came to my town. It's not only cold but gray and foggy too. Weather like this makes me think of spring. Of warm sun on my cheeks, of green trees in my back yard and plants on my balcony. This bracelet was inspired by my childhood memories. By my love for fairy tales, Celtic legends and Irish music. By The Tenth Kingdom, The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns and other Hallmarks lovely fantasies.

9  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Autumn Night on: November 12, 2008 09:53:13 AM
This was my first try at two stitches - St. Petersburg an tubular herringbone.

I have used black seeds size 10 and metallic purple seeds size 8 (I guess).

Comments please.
10  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Clarity Choker and Cuff on: September 17, 2008 11:40:50 PM
This is what I've made for my Gorgeous Choker Swap partner, Clarity.

You can check the swap gallery too.

I enjoyed making the choker. That's because right from the start I had rather good idea of what I wanted to make. I wanted it to be unique, special, gothy and elegant.

So I started here.

Celtic Knot Earrings

These are the first beadwoven earrings I made using my own pattern. I thought that they'd look great as a "spine" of my choker, and they could easily be transformed into bracelet or cuff.

See for yourself if I was right Wink

Made of two sizes of black Czech seed beads, the necklace was supposed to fit Clarity's neck perfectly, falling down to her collarbone.

The cuff should also fit snugly but not to tight so it could cover her wrist and fall below it and over her hand.

Now I only have to think of how to transform the cuff into handflower.
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