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 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 the bracelet playing with the fan motif.
I made severals pieces and I assembled together.
Suddenly i realized what a beautiful piece of elf could be!
My drawing became a sketch and finally i wove the entire “metal lace” adding a ring support.
The bracelet is in the indian style as a sleeve over the hand linked with the middle finger due to a simple flower ring, included in the pattern.
The wrist dimension are 18-22cm. Add your wrist and ring sizes in the order.
This piece is non tarnish, ancient style metal jumper rings. Ask for other materials if you wish.
14 hours work.
Materials used: non tarnish, ancient aspect metal jumper rings.
Where to buy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/111896878/elvish-gift-for-winter-queen
I consider spiral very decorative, part of the arabesque style using the wrapped and twisted technique of
There are green and red version of variation of the design.
The ring is adjustable.
2 hours work.
Materials used: silver sterling wire with red glass beads.
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
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.
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.
The shadows and the lights, the unknown and the mystery made me thinking of playing with only one element in my working: only with same color and kind of beads. The way i laid down or sewed together created the impression of dark and light, of truth and mystery. i designed these sashes (curved lines and rectangular) starting from a main circle. I added around many layers of circles in order to increase the design. On each side i added part of circles adjacent to the main circle.
The Hairpin is composed by the embroidery and the metal hairpin.
You can order the same design in different other colors!
Materials used: seed beads
Working time: 7 hours
I design a wire woven row of spirals and I attached it on a brown leather. I made a cuff. The edges are sewed with golden plated beads and there is a small lock.
Dimension 6 x 18 cm
Material used: bras and golden plated wire, natural leather
Working time: 13 hours
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