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

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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

 

Crystal Heart


I beaded Swarovski crystals in a 3 dimensional heart shape. I braided the golden wires of the pendant and I decorated them with Swarovski crystals and golden Bohemia pearls  to create a nicer and elegant look of the jewellery. This pendant could be a love declaration present or simply a “welcome spring” smile. I hope you enjoy it.

Materials: Swarovski crystals and Bohemia pearls, artistic wire

Where to buy: http://www.breslo.ro/Product/REDUCERE-Inima-de-Cristale-Swarovski_846007

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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

Road Runner Rooster Girl


I challenged myself using different types of tatting technique and i embroidered them to create this gorgeous elegant bird 🙂

Mandala embroidery


I was asked to embroider a special green sash for a traditional wedding and i was face to an interesting challenge: to use only one color of beads.Green Embroidered Mandala Sash

I decided to design a Mandala starting from a point, going on around with circles and details around the

circles. Only one color does not give you many choices so i developed the design using different stitches.

I created a lights and shadows design helped by the way of sewing the beads.

 Green Embroidered Mandala Hairpin

The shinning beads attracting the light were sown normally but the ones creating the shadows were sown facing the surface of the embroidery.

I was very pleased of my design and my achieved embroidery.

I made two different Sashes, a cuff bracelet and a hairpin using the same pattern.

 

 

 

They are available on sale in the shop.

Green Embroidered Mandala Bracelet

Last day to vote my Venus!


Last day to vote my Venus! No 33 at
http://www.etsy-beadweavers.blogspot.com/

The theme of the challenge month was “Nautical” so i designed and beaded a foam from where Venus is born.

thank you for your vote!!

Wedding time with pearls and silver


I was asked few days ago to design some bride accessories for her wedding.

Few month ago she bought one of my bracelet creation and wanted more thinner ones to have a set.

I created earrings and a hair net woven with silver wire and pearls

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Rose hips grows in chain mail jewelry


I designed a simple causal bright set using chain mail and coral beads.

The bracelet is full of beads hanging from the outside of the weave.

I found very decorative to embellish it with beads.

I  like to use the simple weave of chain mail in a pyramidal shape.

This time I chose to use red  coral beads matches with red leather for the pendant.

The earrings are smaller but in the same design.

Enjoy looking or buying them.

Libra tapestry tutorial


Libra-tapestryHere you are a chart to realize your own Libra tapestry following my original design.

You are taught how many threads to put on the loom, the number of the colors used.

The weaving start with the last row of the tapestry.

When you finish weaving it you weave all the threads into the work and you can frame it or sew against a felt or fabric following your imagination.

You are free to use it for selling finished tapestry giving credit to the artist, mention the author name in your description.