Wednesday, October 31, 2012

20-31.10.12 Victoria's Earrings #2 for Miranda

After last trial, this time the pair is symmetric. The central crystal is shaped asymmetrically as opposed to the last pair I made.
Front side of earrings
Back side of Earrings
1st pair at the left and 2nd at the right

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

22-23.10.12 Trefoils Earrings by Melinda Barta

I love the simple design of these modules which can yet make such elegant and  impressive jewelry.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

18-20.10.12 Petrova Zinaida Flower Spiral Bangle for Pierrette

Pierrette came to visit and loved the Flower spiral bracelet designed by Petrova Zinaida, published in the Russian book: MODELI IZ BISERA: POVSEDNEVNYE I VECHERNIE (p.75).

On the 21.5.2008, I beaded Petrova Zinaida's spiral as a bracelet (at the bottom in the picture below) following Naki's flower spiral (at the top below) to understand better how they differ from each other.

Back to this spiral after 4 years, I decided to bead a bangle for Pierrette, to avoid closure struggles. While closing the spiral to a bangle was quiet a challenge here, I made almost right, but not there yet!

Finally, here are some gorgeous presents Pierrette brought me from a Paris fair dedicated to help people suffering from some specific sickness I can't remember.
I would never guess that the bag below is especially made to carry a tart!!! What an original and beautiful present! Lucky to have such a generous aunt with good taste :-)
Tart Bag
Sewing Kit

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

16.10.12 Teardrop Earrings #2 for Pierrette

Following the last pair I made, those ones were beadwoven with Delica 10/0 and PF golden Toho 11/0 round beads, with 10 rows in total.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

3-13.10.12 Teardrop Earrings by Diane Fitzgerald

Beadwoven with square silver-lined Matsuno 11/0 seed beads, based on the Teardrop project, from Diane Fitzgerald's latest book "Shaped beadwork", on p.27.
There are a few errors in the book instructions, corrected in the following corrigendum. I still had to alter a bit to adapt to the beads (which are not cylinder ones) and the preferred final earring's size.

4-13.10.12 "Harmonious array" Earrings to fit mom's necklace

Mom asked for a pair of earrings to fit the necklace I offered her last year. It is nice to have the opportunity to bead her something that I know she will like and wear.