This autumn started with a challenge for me. I was asked to create a jewellery set for a bride using wire and the weaving technique.
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.
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.
Step by step I developed my work from a bi dimension piece to a volume:
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.
I am very happy with the result, and i’d like to share my work to you.
The earrings are simple, woven alike to suit the set.
I am found of the Victorian age and I find an excellent challenge to design this “lace” necklace. 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
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!
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 created a free form needle work with beads,
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.
Where to buy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/126209301/venice-carnival-necklace?
Needle bead work, stumpwork and coil wire blended in a Medieval necklace. For SELLING!
I design a puzzled pink set formed by a necklace, earrings and a bracelet. They look wonderful over the tanned skin in a summer day or over a white shirt. The earrings are woven on a Mirrix loom using Miyuki seed beads.The earrings dimensions are 5 x 1cm, Bracelet is 28 x 1cm and the necklace is long about 12 from the inner V to the outer V and the total length is 18cm.
25 hours work.
Materials used: Miyuki seed beads, silver plated findings
Where to buy:
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 peacock tail shape to create an intricate pair of earring. I used wire to weave in the shape and I decorated the woven “tail”with silver sterling beads and red tubular Toho seeds centered around a big red Murano bead as a masterpiece . Dimension 6x3cm.
6 hours work.
Materials used: silver sterling wire, beads and findings, Toho seed beads, Murano beads
Where to buy: http://www.otila.ro/gallery/peacock-red-tail-earrings
I started this design around a Venice glass in a leaf shape. I started drawing spirals linked to its case. AS i was working i decorated each spiral in a different way and shape it in a sophisticated amphora. The wire weaving is done using simple coiling around one wire or around 2 linked wires creating a new design band. One of the bands are decorated with metal beads.
I let the wire down when i felt i finish the pendant. it has n amphora shape for the Cala lilt flowers from the focal.
I used silver plated wire and beads and a large Venice glass bead (2.5 x 5cm).
Dimension of the pendant: 19x 14 cm. Light.
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.