Last week I got an email from Canada saying that she was interested in my earrings that was featured in Beadstyle Magazine. I was really surprised and immediately went online to see if it was real.... and when I clicked here .... there it was .... it was said that my jewelries were featured on page 10 in the Reader Gallery !!
I felt sooo happy and I couldn't wait to get the magazine.
And last night my husband surprised me with these 2 copies of the magazines. "They only got 2 copies so I bought everything, just in case... " he said with his big smile.
I feel so blessed to have a husband like him... he is my NUMBER ONE supporter. This achievement would not have happened without his help and support. I love you so much .... *kiss kiss*
This bangle was commissioned by a young lady for her special occassion. She was fascinated with my sea-shell-bangle and wanted to make a more glamorous bangle with more filigrees and lots of crystals.
So here it was.... I was so happy with the out come, it looked very beautiful .
The idea of using three shell pearls was the same as the 'old' Sea Shell Bangle but using wire stitching to stitched all pearls and crystals around them really made a big different. And adding more filigree also made it looked soooo glamorous.
I hope she will like it as much as I do ... if she doesn't I wouldn't mind keeping it for myself ... =D
Often when I browsed on the internet, titanium druzy were bound in a simple bezel with silver or gold. Or when using wire work, it was only a simple bezel with a few swirls added.
When I saw this titanium druzy I was so amazed by its beauty... then when I put it in my hands, I knew immediately what I wanted to do with it.I wanted to make a brooch with lots of swirls and filigrees. And I deliberately used gun metal colored wire so the titanium druzy can stand out against the dark wire. Wire stitching technique were used for the crystals around the stone.
Once completed, this brooch was more beautiful than what I had visioned ... and I really love it.
It looks so vintage and rich with details... I think this is yet my best piece so far... =)
Among my beads collection, this rivoli from swarovski crystal belonged to the category of special beads because of their beautiful color.
I was always waiting for the perfect project to use for this special bead and I when I drew this brooch/pendant, I thought the rose vitrail lite would be a perfect bead to use as the vocal point.
And I think I was right.... as you can see bound with prong and surrounded by different color of crystals and silver filigree... it really create a beautiful brooch/pendant.
To complete the set, I also made a pair of earrings. As I love chandelier earrings so much, maybe I over did the swirls.... =)
But I thought, that beautiful brooch/pendant needed an earrings that were equally beautiful, right? With 8 cm earrings dangling from your earlobe in sparkling crystals, they were really a match with each other.
This piece was comissioned by Risma ... she fell in love with the first Antique Ming Porcelain Pendant and asked me to make one for her.
At glance this piece looked the same as the original piece, but her request was that it could be worn as pendant and brooch, so I added some filigree close to the oval cabochon to attached the pin and also some filigree on the bottom part to balanced it.
I really love the out come. I think this piece is better than the original piece... what do you think?
It started from a Challenge that was held by our Wirework Community.
The theme was "New piece from (good) Old memories" which means we had to create something new from an old object that has special memories.
This crystal brooch had a long history.... Years ago, long before I knew wire jewelry making, I went on a tour to Jablonec in the Czech Republic, the center of crystal glass beadmaking.
I visited several places where they produced beautiful glass beads with different techniques like wound, blown or drawn of molded. At that time I was more interested on the finished product, so I bought this brooch among other things.
Later on this brooch became my favorit jewelry because of its simple design and it can be worn with any color of clothes.
Before this challenge, I have forgotten about this brooch. I found it among my keepsake box to look for ideas to enter the challenge. Although one of the beads was lost but I was so happy that I found it again.... =)
I "mutilated" an old earring to replace the lost bead... luckily it has the same size. The original size of the brooch is 3.5 x 3 cm plus the dangling charm 2 x 1.5 cm.
Now with its new surrounding filigree ornament, the size becomes 9 x 8 cm excluding the charm.
I think this brooch is transformed from a simple beauty into a more classic and magnificent beauty and certainly it will become my favorit brooch again .... =)
Although I didn't win, I have to thank my friend Gaby.... if not for her Challenge, this brooch will remain forgotten and stored in the box ... thanks again ... *hugs*
At a glance this brooch looked like my previous brooch in http://beautyndbeads.blogspot.com/2010/03/big-and-beautiful.html maybe because of the shape of the frame. But if you look closer the filigree is different, this one was made with wire stitching. It looked more full and rich compare to ordinary filigree.
I chose copper wire to compliment the tear drop copper crystal and green fire polished crystal beads as an accent among the copper fire crystal beads. As you can see the result was beautiful.
In fact in reality, this BIG brooch (10 x 10 cm) is certainly more beautiful .....
I bought the Imperial Jasper cabochon from online store, and I bought it simply because I really liked the color. Maybe because it's pink, it looked so girly... that's why I decided to make it into a brooch for kebaya. I imagine you could wear it with white of soft pink embroidery kebaya... hmm it should be stunning... I'll bet it's a show stopper to wear !!
And since I made it with a bail, it cold be also worn with a choker and your little black dress... I think you are ready for Valentine's Day .... =))
The beads around the cabochon was rose quartz and crystals . With the size of 9,5 x 10 cm I'm sure all eyes will turn on you if you wear it.