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.
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Materials used: shell coin, blue- silver plated crystals, Miyukiseed beads, silk ribbon.
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.
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.
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 woven on the Mirrix loom a Greek lines design and i added fringed in each row increasing from left to middle and decreasing from middle to right column to give dimension to the pendant. There are fringes in the lower part and the lace is braided with beads. Red, golden and black Miyukiseed beads. Pendant dimension 5x6cm, lace length 50-52 cm.
The holiday is gone, the special dresses will be locked back in the closet and he casual suits are “welcome” again.
Any woman becomes easily bored by her “old”clothes and wants new ones. There are moments when getting new clothes every day could be a little difficult :D, but it is easier and more creative to decorate what you have them with jewelry.
I designed these smart casual earrings using the chain mail weave – organized and repetitive finished with red rice beads of coral. I created a diamond shape to bring a feminine touch to the jumper rings.
There are also pendant and bracelet options using this weave and beads decoration I am going to tell you about next time.