September 14, 2014

Autumn Colors Necklaces

These are two necklaces I made recently. The center part of the first necklace is something I made a few years ago , as part of a necklace I entered to one of Etsy Beadweavers monthly challenge, but I wasn't really sure I liked how it turned out. 
I've put the necklace aside until I figured out how to change it.. It took a while until I found the right beads and other materials to combine the crocheted part with, but I finally made it, and I am very pleased with the new design.... 

The other necklace I beaded especially for Beth, a dear friend who lives on the other side of the world.
A few years ago, when I only started out my Etsy shop, she contacted me and asked about some clasps that I used for my bracelets. We had a few conversations, and then she told me that she had a lot of jewelry making supplies she received from a family member. I asked if I could buy some from her, but she kindly and so generously wanted to give them to me as a gift. She sent me large heavy box, full with many kinds of beads and other fun stuff! 
I used some of the beads she sent me back then in this necklace I made for her, and I am so glad she wrote and said loved it!  Hugs & love to you my friend Beth! 

August 14, 2014

Twisted Daggers Delight Necklace

New beading tutorial is available - for a bib style or full-length necklace, using twisted daggers, glass pearls and seed beads. This is quick to make and fun beading project!

The beading pattern is available in both my Etsy and Artfire shops.

August 06, 2014

Night in the Palace Bracelet

Night in the Palace is my latest bracelet design. The bracelet is made with Swarovski crystal beads, glass pearls and Miyuki seed beads.

I had so much fun designing it, using somewhat unusual thread paths, which allow making the bracelet in one continuous path. Although it has an intricate look and it may look complicated to make, you will be surprised at how fast this bracelet works!

The beading tutorial for this bracelet is available in my Etsy and Artfire shops.