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Easter beaded eggs April 25, 2017 17:55

I always wanted to make beaded eggs for Easter, but didn't know where to start.

After a lot of research I picked a way for me to try.

I figured out the right way to do it and I love it.

Here are some of my eggs I have made.

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Getting ready for Christmas November 19, 2016 20:20

I was busy making Christmas ornaments.

I hope I will return to my beaded jewelry soon.

Some of my Christmas balls.

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BOTB 2016 July 01, 2016 19:29 1 Comment

This is my second year of participating in the Battle of the Beadsmith competition.

For this year I wanted to design a jewelry set of my favorite colors. The color pallet I found on the Pinterest and just fell in love with it.

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Here I want to show my creation process on the necklace "Blue Lagoon".

Some of my supplies I was working with

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I started with drawing a pattern on the paper and then I transferred it on the stiff felt.

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Then I glued cabochons and beaded around them.

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I am very pleased with the result.

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Battle Of The Beadsmith 2016 April 17, 2016 15:23

On April 1 2016 I and other 255 beading artists from all over the world started a "tournament" Battle Of The Beadsmith to determine which piece of bead work will win.

This is my second year of participating in B.O.T.B.

I'm not allowed to post any pictures of my design before June 11.

I will post the creation process after I'm done with the competition.

For this year of battle I got my inspiration from this color combination.

I just love the colors.

It will be a necklace and maybe a bracelet.

 

 


Bead embroidered necklace "Spring Blossom" February 14, 2016 21:23

I want to show my creation process of the beaded necklace "Spring Blossom".

My inspiration was this beautiful color palette which I found on the Pinterest.

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I always wanted to create a necklace with the soft pastel colors.

The first step was to find beads close to these colors.

I went to my local bead store, where I got some of the beads. The rest I ordered from the online stores.

This was my selection of beads and stones I wanted to use in my project. I didn't use all of them.

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First, I started with the center element in which I used beautiful Rose Quartz cabochons.

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I was very pleased with the result.

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Next, I decided to make a flower.

I went to the Internet for the help with the pattern. After a long time of searching, I found a pattern I wanted to try. I have never done this kind of flower before, so it took me a couple of attempts to get it right.

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I started to connect the petals to the rilvoli in the center. After connecting four of them I realized that the last one doesn't fit. What a bummer :(

I had to tear everything apart and start the petals again ( another 3-4 hours of work).

Then I decided to connect them together first and then to the center part.

The next couple of elements were easier to make.

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This was my layout.

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Next step: connect everything together.

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This part was always hard for me. I was putting it aside for some time. It took me about 3 hours to connect the elements. It was challenging to adjust everything.

But the result was beautiful.

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This is how my necklace "Spring Blossom" was born :)

Thanks for the help with the name from my Facebook group "Creative Bead Chat".

I hope you enjoyed watching my process.

I sure did enjoy my time making it.

It took me 28 hours to make the necklace ( I am not counting the time I spent to learn how to make flower).

 

 

 

 

 


New Year 2016 - Year of Red Monkey December 24, 2015 14:04

I decided to design a unique beaded jewelry set "Firebird" to celebrate a Year of Red Monkey.

The colors turned out just gorgeous!

I really love the color combination that I've chosen.

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Ready for Christmas November 13, 2015 18:49

I wasn't creating jewelry for some time. I was busy making Christmas ornaments. Finally I am done with them and can go back for my favorite jewelry making :)

Here you can see some of my ornaments

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Edgewater Arts and Music Festival 2015 September 25, 2015 16:51

I had a booth at Edgewater Arts and Music Festival.

There are some pictures of my handmade beaded jewelry booth.


New handcrafted beaded Owl August 14, 2015 16:25

I finished another bead embroidered Owl.

I found a nice tutorial online how to make it.

I like how it turned out.

Beautiful Swarovski crystals add the charm to this unique beaded brooch/pendant.


Edgewater Arts and Music Festival July 26, 2015 14:07

Everybody are welcome to come and enjoy Edgewater annual Arts and Music Festival.

Please visit my jewelry stand for my unique bead embroidered accessories.

September 20th, 2015   11:00- 6:00  Old River Road at Thompson Lane

A Juried Art Show


Necklace "Spring Symphony" creation July 10, 2015 18:37

As I promised, I am posting the pictures of my creation process for the necklace for the Battle of the Beadsmith 2015.

It took me 37 hours to complete my bead embroidered necklace.

 


Necklace with Ammonite cabochon May 18, 2015 16:40

My handcrafted beaded pendant "Back in time" with Ammonite cabochon.

It took me some time to figure out how to put beads around it, because of its uneven shape.

I am very pleased with the result.