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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Spring Flower from Sevilla – Brooch


I design this mandala shape flower thinking to the beautiful tiles of mozaic in Sevilla. The brooch is worked in thread and bead embroidery techniques using also the golden work and stump work embroidery techniques for interior petals an border.
Diameter 8cm

Where to buy: http://www.otila.ro/jewelry-is-art/beadwork-and-embroidery/spring-flower-from-sevilla-brooch

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Venice Carnival Necklace


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I created a free form needle work with beads,

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In a stumpwork embroidery style I decorated the beadwork work with coiled wire making accents and interesting points.
I tatted with dark red wool the edges to approach the crewel style of the embroidery.

The laces are tatted to making the necklace adjustable. It remembers me of carnival of Venice
Dimension: 15x 12 cmThis necklace uses several nuances of pink, dark red and purple, golden and topaz, but you can order your favourite.
This necklace took 12-14 working days.

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Where to buy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/126209301/venice-carnival-necklace?

Needle bead work, stumpMiddle Age Spring_2work and coil wire blended in a Medieval necklace. For SELLING!

Summer Sun Necklace


I beaded this collar being inspired by a beautiful sun rising. A shiny and bright summer sun.
I used red, orange, yellow beads as a reflection of the sun rays decorated with white to add more light.
I used Miyuki seed beads and Czech Firepolished crystals and a golden plated toggle.
length : 54cm
You can order in your favourite colours

Where to buy: http://www.otila.ro/jewelry-is-art/beadwork-and-embroidery/summer-sun-necklace

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Cherry-arabesque-ring


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I consider spiral very decorative, part of the arabesque style using the wrapped and twisted technique of

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There are green and red version of variation of the design.

 

 

The ring is adjustable.

2 hours work.

Materials used: silver sterling wire  with red glass beads.

 

Peacocksaur embroidered bracelet


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When I started this design I wanted to create a peacock tail one but working on it was more alike with a little dinosaur so I use both imagines to name the bracelet. This is an original design in a waved shape. Blue, green, purple, golden are the colors used for the embroidery.  The clasp is woven in peyote stitch, the button is wood.. Unique.

8 hours work.

Materials used: Miyuki seed beads and Jablonec sapphire crystals, felt for the backside.

Where to  buy: http://www.otila.ro/gallery/peacocksaur-bracelet

Blue flower wire brooch


I designed this delicate flower brooch to underline a feminine touch. The woven base is done using silver sterling wire. Both ends have arabesques twisted. The metal flower is decorated with  a blue sea glass bead. Dimension 4 x 14cm, 3 hours work.

Materials used: Silver sterling wire, non tarnish metal flower, glass bead.

Where to buy: http://www.otila.ro/brooches/metal-and-chainmaille-jewelry/brooch-flower-silver-woven

 

Gingo Tatted with beads pendant


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I was counting beads and knots all the previous day trying to create a tatting design. I took a break and i made this simple but “autumnish” and warm pendant. Using amber colour beads and silk golden thread i tatted the inside part of the leaf. I used green cotton thread for the edges and the lace.
Dimension: 3x6cm, Adjustable lace.

Libra tapestry


I designed this Libra tapestry inspired by the zodiac but if you turn it upside down there is a girl face smiling at you . The tapestry is woven on a Mirrix loom using Miyuki seed beads. You can choose it framed or as a hanging. Dimension 20 x 16cm

45 hours work.

Materials used: Miyuki seed beads.

Embroidery my special way of painting


In my childhood i used to paint using the magic of water to create smooth zones of color or adding more paint in the strong emotional area of the painting.

I started bead embroidery last year and i used the same magic effect of using points or spot to increase or decrease the emotional value of the work.

Very important in embroidery work is the feeling that piece of art send to your hart. The visual force is very important. using large beads you get a calm sensation but crowding many seed beads in a small spot attract the eye and interest.

I try to alternate these zones in order to create emotional designs.

I invite you to admire and comment on my work.

Ioana