Pyrite and copper


Today i am going to share with you my “earring” concept. i like to use only one earring as a pendant hanging by ear, not by the neck.

it is more versatile to use a small pendant as an earring or vice versa.

Here you are my last copper wrapping evolving around a pyrite stone

I use different kind of weaving.

3 strings: 3 loops, over 2 strings, 3 loops over the other 2 strings. The middle string is conjoint.

2 loops over each string

The back side of the piece. The strings are split and the weaving covers the stone
Final piece after wrappings and swirllings
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Greek design motifs necklace


A very old and beautiful weaving technique is weaving on the loom. There are different materials to use to create jewellery. Cotton, silk or wool create amazing fabric but using beads gives more interest and elegance. The necklace I design is inspired by greek style, straight lines in autumn colours.

Warp and weft are the two basic components used in weaving to turn thread or yarn into fabric. The lengthwise or longitudinal warp yarns are held stationary in tension on a frame or loom while the transverse weft (sometimes woof) is drawn through and inserted over-and-under the warp.

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Autumn colours beads woven on the loom in a greek style. Fringes as finishing.

The copper story


This year I choose copper. Wires , hard threads able to manipulate in shapes and volumes.

It started with some ply. 6 for example. I started way. Weaving one by one the ply. After some cm I started to shape the weaving as I wished. Once I got the desired shaper i separated the strings: 3 and 3. I used a 2 by 2 weaving to wrap the first bunch. then I swirled it following the flow of the design. The second bunch was divided in 2 strings wrapped together and a single one woven alone as an resort. The free form shaping allow the design to evolve itself into a unique jewellery and to embrace the stone it hugs.


https://www.etsy.com/listing/697672310/white-hawlit-stone-pendant?ref=shop_home_active_4&frs=1
howlite gem, copper wire, wrappings, pendant

Wedding collar


sketch1This autumn started with a challenge for me. I was asked to create a jewellery set for a bride using wire and the weaving technique.Colan1

Obviously, I was very happy to unleash my creativity.

 
I made a collar, a tiara and earring accordingly to the bride costume and wedding theme.sketch 2
First I spent 2-3 days drawing till I refined my sketches.

I came with this:

When I started weaving some changes appeared: I added some small beads to enrich to weaving and 2 wire colours to underline the cloth design and texture.

DSC_7652Step by step I developed my work from a bi dimension piece to a volume:
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Tiara is a curved woven piece like a neck ruffle.

 

 

The collar is a simple, around the neck piece to underline the feminine traits and the bride beauty.choker3

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I am very happy with the result, and i’d like to share my work to youcercei6.

The earrings are simple, woven alike to suit the set.

 

 

Friuli muse


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created this project inspired by a Mosaic school in Friuli – Italy. O visited it last year and I was impressed of the diversity of using stone and glass to create dimension and imagery. I made an abstract design, using terracotta colour seed beads. The background I filled with small seed beads creating an illusion made with sand, weaves of sand swirling around.
Name of stitch, stitches used – bead embroidery and couching beads and metal thread

Name of products used, size and material – Toho seed beads (mosaic background – 15/0; Main design and finishing 11/0)

overall size of piece – width 28cm, high 48cm

time to complete more than 6 hours/day for 56 days

Blue Doodling Necklace


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I entry this month challenge at EBWC with my embroidered Doodling Blue Necklace.

i used different embroidery and bead weaving techniques to create this design on “Am I Blue” theme.

please spend few minute to admire and vote you favourite entry.

Mine is the last as i entered in the last minute after 3 weeks of work and 2 last nights were entirely white.

I made this necklace for March challenge for EBWC -Am I Blue?
I designed a shell design and i used blue, silver, turquoise seed beads to bead embroider the design. Each shell is “doodle” embroidered following different techniques of bead weaving.
I added some metallic thread to embellish the spaces between the shell.
Dimension: 16 cm width and 20 c from neck to chest.
he lace is silk dark blue, adjustable.
I worked on this project more than 3 weeks, I home you find it suitable for your clothes!
“Please visit our team blog, http://www.etsy-beadweavers.blogspot.com between the 9th and 15th of March and vote for your favorite entry.”
I made this necklace for March challenge for EBWC -Am I Blue?
I designed a shell design and i used blue, silver, turquoise seed beads to bead embroider the design. Each shell is “doodle” embroidered following different techniques of bead weaving.
I added some metallic thread to embellish the spaces between the shell.
Dimension: 16 cm width and 20 c from neck to chest.
he lace is silk dark blue, adjustable.
I worked on this project more than 3 weeks, I home you find it suitable for your clothes!
“Please visit our team blog, http://www.etsy-beadweavers.blogspot.com between the 9th and 15th of March and vote for your favorite entry.”
I designed a shell design and i used blue, silver, turquoise seed beads to bead embroider the design. Each shell is “doodle” embroidered following different techniques of bead weaving.
I added some metallic thread to embellish the spaces between the shell.
Dimension: 16 cm width and 20 c from neck to chest.
he lace is silk dark blue, adjustable.
I worked on this project more than 3 weeks, I home you find it suitable for your clothes!
“Please visit our team blog, http://www.etsy-beadweavers.blogspot.com between the 9th and 15th of March and vote for your favorite entry.”

Looking for an Agent!


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5 years ago i started my Jewellery business.

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First i worked beaded and bead tapestries woven on loom. I created my own patterns and designs for earrings, necklaces an bracelets or nice Home designs hangings.

 

I enlarged my skills in wire weaving and wrapping developing “cold” collection in silver and bras wire. 

My last year work was “embellished” with embroidery and gold embroidery.

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I am very found of these techniques as they are a very rich and elegant look.

As additional techniques  I enjoy tatting and kumihito touches to create a unique effect on the piece I design.

I nice addition for a wire work is a chainmail detail.

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Unfortunately, after 5 years i am not in position of enjoying many clients.

I need a lot of time to manage my on line shop, to make photos of my work and to promote it. i find hard to split myself in order to have enough time for working and to promote.

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I think it is a good idea to look for a collaboration. i am looking for an agent, for a person interested in selling jewellery, in promoting items for a specific, personalised target.

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I tried selling in real shops but the commercial addition was more than 150% for the shop and obviously nobody was interested to pay so much. 

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I tried an integrated internet promoting but the feedback was poor.

I feel a real person is more adequate to feel , love and talk about real products.

If you are interested or have any ideas in order to help my in my quest you are more than welcome to reply to my post.

share your experience and success to let me too to follow your good steps.

 

have a beautiful day!

 

Blue victorian purity necklace


I am found of the Victorian age and I find an excellent challenge to design this “lacenecklace. I beaded a lace base and I embellished it with silk ribbon. The pendant is beaded encasing a shell coin, embellished with blue crystals, The pendant has two sides and can be worn both sides. One is more embellished with crystals, the other has an star beaded ornament. The necklace is a choker style, to be worn aground the neck. The ribbon lace make it adjustable.
8 working hours.
Materials used: shell coin, blue- silver plated crystals, Miyuki seed beads, silk ribbon.

 

Where to buy: Blue victorian purity necklace

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Owl Queen beadwork Necklace


This necklace is created in a tapestry way of working mixing the beadwork with bead embroidery and metallic thread embroidery. I used the golden plated beads in a pearl embroidery style creating branches in the focal of the piece. I beaded and attached Rivoli crystals as flowers.
The crown of the queen is gold thread embroidery embellished with beaded pink jade cabochons. the tail of the owl i henna colour metallic thread embellished with beaded pink jade cabochons. the “wings” are embroidered in risen bead embroidery style creating the puffy touch of “flesh”. the lace is beaded with sees beads and the toogle is a Rivoli beaded flower. the backside of the necklace is dark red felt, soft and nice to wear. Dimension: 45-48cm x 14-16cm.
Unique tapestry style!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/154780586/owl-queen-beadwork-necklace?ref=af_shop_favitem

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Fire Harphe Wrapped and Woven Copper Pendant


I designed this pendant using different techniques of working the wire: coiling, shaping, weaving, wrapping and decorating with metal elements.
I made it in a harp shape embellished with beads reminding of the music sounds at each movement of the body. The pendant is light and its dimensions are 11×14 cm. The chain is included. I used only copper material for this pendant.

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Where to buy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/111413022/fire-harphe-wrapped-and-woven-copper