Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Tribal pendants, full of vibrant bling !

bead weaving, beaded bead, peyote stitch pattern


     Back from blogging haitus!!  Oh yes.  I have not been paying attention to my jewelry blog, but there are many excuses, - travelling, redoing the house after the December  floods, catching up with friends on social media , but the most important one is that I`m truly hooked to learning ( and sometimes discarding ) new techniques and creating  patterns for myself. 
A couple of months ago . I decided to try my hand at peyote stitch, not for the first time though,making the pattern and getting the shape took some time .  Not sure of how it would turn out, tried both fireline thread as well as Nymo in each pendant. The only mistake I think I made is that for the second piece I think I should have not woven very tightly as I now observe a slight distortion in the pattern. Or it could be as because I started the pattern from the center. Not sure , anyways am happy that it is not so visible in the final necklace .

beaded fring, multicolor bead pendants, ethnic boho

 It was fun creating the pendants, and I loved the colors . Adding the beaded beads I made, I combined Indian glass beads in black and green with an adjustable thread necklace. Of course making the beaded beads with peyote stitch did take some time but then  I am quite happy with how the pattern came out finally.

seed beadwork


Hope you liked the necklaces .
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Ciao for now , will be back with something new soon…..
Motidana.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Bead Peeps Swap and Hop Reveal.

Treasures unearthed- Finally!

Here`s the day I`ve been waiting for! The Reavel day for the Bead Peeps Swap n Hop challenge 2016. It has been a journey full of new beginings so to say , right from being partenered with a most wonderful friend and beader Krafty Max to learning new techniques and finally creating this wonderful collection from the lovely beads she sent me .

 Here`s what I have made ;

Coral n Turquoise necklace

COral and turquoise necklace

Lava bead earrings
The trials before the final outcome.......
coral, turquoise
This collection is my favourite as I love a touch of ethnic combination as as soon as I saw the turquoise howlite drop beads, I decided to make something with coral color. Asian influence is definately showing here. The black lava drop beads sent by my partner are an added advantage. I could make lovely earrings too!

 The next piece is a tassel necklace and I have been wanting to create for some time but never got around doing it. The blue flat bead from my swap goodies was perfect for this one .The intricate minakari (enamel jewellery) always fascinates me, so here`s the necklace " Jaipur" , I`ve named from the place this art is famous for .

beadweaving tassel, statement tassel necklace
" Jaipur"


capturing a bead with beadweaving. encased bead pendant

There were also two sets of seed bead mixes which I really loved. Hence I created two different necklaces each in a different technique. It was a bit of a challenge as I had to do and undo a few times till I got the look I wanted. Here`s the first one which I have named " Jewel of the Nile " The seed bead mix of blue remininded me of the deep waters of the flowing river and the Swarovski Navette bead focal a treasure glistening in that water. My photo skills are sadly lacking and I have not been able to capture the shimmer of this necklace . It glows as if it is really flowing water if you know what I mean.

ogalala lace necklace , seed bead mix , czeck beads , Jablonec beads
" Jewel of the Nile "


seed bead mix , navette, Swarovski crystal, Jablonec beads


 

And this is the next seed bead mix necklace. I had these beautiful topaz beads that I had got years ago from Rajasthan, but never made anything for want of a correct compliment accessory . The colors of the bead mix was beautifull! Translucent, soft and muted!! Reminded me of semi precious gemstone . So they had to be matched with the topaz . I made the beaded beads with ladder stitch and here it is My necklace " Golden Trails"

beaded bead, seed bead mix, topaz beads, ladder stitch
" Golden Trails"

Beaded bead, bead mix size11/0

Topaz necklace. beaded beads

And now for the final pictures................

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ethnic beadwoven necklace, silk thread jewellery


http://kalaabhushan.blogspot.in/, Jewel of the Nile, Golden trails
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 Look at the collection I have made. My jewellery box is full of treasures, thanks to my generous partner Krafty Max. I to say I am thrilled would be putting it mildly And a special thanks to Linda Anderson too; our hostess for organizing the hop.

I still have a lot of goodies that I have not been able to use as the deadline is today but do drop by . Will be posting the completed pieces as I finish them. And I would love to hear from you.
Do look up the beautiful jewellery the other participants have made . Here are the links :


Linda Anderson
- Hostess -
http://fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com




LindaAndersonhttp://fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com 
NatalieDavidsonhttp://www.northshoredays.com



MarcyLambersonhttp://www.studiomarcy.blogspot.com
KathyLindemerhttp://bay-moon-design.blogspot.com/



DitaBasuHttp://www.alankarshilpa.blogspot.com
AndreaGlickhttp://zenithjade.blogspot.com/



KristinaPeckhttp://tealeavesandtinyhats.blogspot.com/
ShaiWilliamshttp://www.shaihasramblings.com/



CatherineLa Vitehttp://www.drygulchbeadsandjewelry.blogspot.com/
ChristinaHickmanhttp://vintagetreasuresjewelry.blogspot.com/



gloriaallenhttp://wingsandbeads.blogspot.com
TeresaSchurterhttp://treezstreazurs.com/



Maria RosaSharrowhttp://willowstreetshops.blogspot.com
SusanKellyhttp://mimismilesdesigns.blogspot.com



JennyKyrlachhttp://anafiassa.blogspot.com/
MichelleMcCarthyhttp://www.fireflydesignstudio.blogspot.com



Terry JeanetteCarterhttp://tappingflamingo.blogspot.com
LeeKoopmanhttp://stregajewellry.wordpress.com



LaurieVyselaarhttps://lefthandjewelry.wordpress.com
MarianneBaxterhttp://simplyseablimejewelry.blogspot.com



DivyaNhttp://www.jewelsofsayuri.com
KellyHosford Pattersonhttp://travelingsideshow.blogspot.com/



JohanaNunezhttp://www.artincendi.com
KariAsburyhttp://hippiechickjewelrydesign.com/blog



ROBINREEDhttp://www.willowdragon.blogspot.com
KristinaHahn Eleniakhttp://www.peacockandlime.wordpress.com



Robin LynneShowstackhttp://heartsdesiresjewelryforyou.blogspot.com/
RosantiaPetkovahttp://bairozan.blogspot.com/



ClaireFabianhttp://saraccino.blogspot.de/
Ingevon Rooshttps://ingetraud.wordpress.com



RachelMallishttp://mintmonarch.com
SamWaghronhttp://palemooncreation.blogspot.co.uk



LoriSchneiderhttp://beadaddicted.blogspot.com
FayWolfendenhttp://torchfairy.blogspot.com









SEEDERS




SuseStelljeshttp://pearlify.blogspot.de
GingerBishophttp://www.lilmummylikes.blogspot.com



NellyMayhttp://www.smellynelly.blogspot.com
REbeccaWhitehttp://morganafeycreations.121hub.com/



sheilaProstermanhttp://catswithbeads.blogspot.com
CatherineKinghttp://catherines-musings.blogspot.com



PALLAVIASHERhttp://kalaabhushan.blogspot.in/
KraftyMaxhttp://kraftymax.net



RenethaStanzianohttp://lamplightcrafts.blogspot.com/
BeckyPancakehttp://beckypancakebeaddesigns.blogspot.com



KatyHeiderhttp://onthepondcreations.blogspot.com/
DeborahApodacahttp://deborahapodacadesigns.blogspot.com/



HeatherRichterhttp://desertjewelrydesigns.blogspot.com/
Tami Norrishttps://tamisdesigns.wordpress.com



BrandyScozzarihttp://bhjewelry.wordpress.com
CatherineKinghttp://catherines-musings.blogspot.com



KathleenBreedinghttps://www.facebook.com/99BOBOTW/
VeralynneMalonehttp://veradesigns.blogspot.com



BobbieRaffertyhttp://beadsong.blogspot.com
LoriBlanchardhttp://alainnjewelry.wordpress.com


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