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.
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.
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.
Where to buy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/94377529/green-maze-embroidered-sash
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.
Where to buy: http://www.otila.ro/jewelry-is-art/beadwork-and-embroidery/spring-flower-from-sevilla-brooch
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
I designed a 3 layers tatted necklace.
First layer, the dark blue is tatted using only fiber, the second one is connected by AB indigo seed beads. I used a turquoise fiber.
The last one is filigree tatted using a light blue and seed beads.
The laces are tatted and the necklace is adjustable. Very light and elegant.
As usually each month comes with a new challenge in bead weaving.
This month theme is “HOT, HOT, HOT”.
I worked on a elegant chocker for evening events and parties, for beautiful woman necks.
I beaded in lacing technique segments of flowers using seed beads and crystals.
Golden seed beads as the glowing summer sun and red crystals as the setting sun entering the sea.
I hope you like my necklace, and if you do you can vote it (no. 27) at
I was very found of lacing style all my youth and I considered the ones are working it “un reachable” in skills and art.
Few month ago a theme of a challenge in Etsy Beadweaver’s forum was “Nautical” inspiration.
I chose to create “The Birth of Venus” using the lacing beading technique.
Using different tones of blue, green, turquoise and white i created the foam and the weaves of the sea.
As a pendant i used a shell where from the goodness is going to be born.
Each part of the lacing is a small flower around a white bead of coral.
I work for days to design and bead this necklace but i am very found with the result.
Available for selling in the shop.
Vote my Birth of Venus necklace for the May challenge.
Go to the link and vote nr 33.
I made a lace beading design for the May Etsy Bearweaver’s challange. The theme was “nautical” so i thought of sea and weaves and…Venus, the goddess. I made a masterpiece from a shell laced in different beads – sea colors – the shell from where the goddess is going to appear. The weaves of the sea are in a degrade range of blues. The foam around the shell is white and then deep in the sea the colors go from turquoise to light green to dark green and dark blue.
The lace is done around white beads of coral.
This month at Etsy Beadweaver’s challenge is a new theme: Only seed beads.
My entry for this conquest is a tapestry.
Inspired by Charles Rennie Mackintosh flowers style i woven with beads a large and decorative tapestry.
I hope you enjoy it and vote my entry in the challenge or buy it on my Etsy shop
I made this necklace for the first challenge from 2012 on Etsy Beadweavers’s. The February theme is “Nest” so i created a ” Tree of life” by encased angelite beads and strips of seed beads woven in herringbone technique. I assembled the strips as branches and inserted some small angelite beads as knots in the trunk. In between the branches I “plated” the nests. 9 angelite beads encased in seed beads. The laces and the toggle are made in the same manner. The toggle has a decoration as a small nest “hanging” in the back. The necklace cover the chest and is nice to be worn directly against the skin or over a uni color pullover or shirt.
Please visit our team blog, http://www.etsy-beadweavers.blogspot.com between the 9th and 15th and vote for your favorite entry.