Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
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.
Thank you for looking..... (^0^)
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Yup, I am a purple lovers too ... I have to say that I have quite a number of amethyst in different sizes in my collection ... and these faceted amethyst were among the best beads that I have.
Both necklace and earrings were made with wire stitching using 10 mm faceted amethyst surrounded by czech fire polished crystal beads.
I think they looked awesome !! I really really love it =)
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
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?
Thursday, March 10, 2011
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*