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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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!

 

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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Green maze embroidered sash


I created this embroidered sash for March challenge from Etsy Beadweavers Team. The theme was “Destination”.
I took it symbolic imaging a spiritual path of a maze. The maze symbolistic is well known so I embrace it happily.

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You start from one side of the maze looking for the right path, twisting and going round thus in the end to exit the opposite side, full of knowledge and experience.

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In my design the correct path is underlined using larger beads sown in a different way than the wrong path or the green bushes.

I used my favorite shape of spiral and color of green Miyuki seed beads for the bushes walls, the sandy Miyuki seed beads are used to create the false paths and the golden large seed beads show the right path. The embroidery is designed to be worn as a sash. It is attached on a width free silk ribbon.

It is possible to be worn at a wedding, or a similar special event. It comes over the waist and is knotted in the back in a bow or a simple nice knot.

Dimension: 16 x 13 cm. 26 hours work.

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Where to buy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/94377529/green-maze-embroidered-sash

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!

Blossom Embroidered bBrooch


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Here you are my first thread embroidery, sewed in classic embroidered way. It was on the border with Miyuki seed beads.
China blossom theme inspired me and I chose to welcome this spring with this elegant and feminine brooch.
I hope you enjoy it.

Where to buy;
http://www.otila.ro/jewelry-is-art/beadwork-and-embroidery/blossom-embroidered-brooch

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

Sea God Necklace


 

In the summer time I am filled with images of sea waves and shells on the warm sand.

These feelings stimulate my creativity and so I created this Sea God design.

I used shells and Swarovski Crystals encased in embroidery.

The spirals and crowded waves alternate with simple embroidery creating “breathing spaces”.This necklace is worn around the neck as a collar, the toggle is silver plated and the inside is neutral felt, soft and nice on the skin.

I worked on it for two week more than eight hours per day, but I hope you enjoy the result as much as I do.

38 hours work.

Materials used: shells and Swarovski Crystals, Miyuki seed beads, silver plated toggle, felt for backside.

NOTE: Order to make it for you.

 

Road Runner Rooster Girl


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