Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Briolette Romance

For this necklace project, I used rose quartz briolette beads, seed beads and buggles, pink Swarovski rondelle crystals and green Swarovski bicone crystals.

This multilayered necklace is actually not heavy but I used toggle clasp instead of lobster clasps to add a little "class" to it.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Tiara for Donata

When Donata asked me to make a tiara for her, I was in a slight panic. I was clueless on how to make one or where to get materials, all I knew was that it was just a glorified headband, period.

But after a few searches on the net, I saw how easy it is to make one. And being one who likes beating a challenge, I decided to experiment. I used my own pink silver headband to do this one because I couldn't find a base headband to use in some of the bead shops/textile shops I go to. Then using 0.5 mm nickel wire, I strung crystals and pearl around the headband in the pattern shown in the picture.

It was soo easy I decided to make more of these later. Heck, I'll probably make one for myself that I can wear even on ordinary days.. Yipee!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

For Donata's Wedding

For the entourage, a simple beaded set of necklace and earrings will color them up. :)
My best friend in high school is getting married this coming 4th of October. When she found out that I'm making accessories as a hobby, she asked me to make some for her and her entourage:

Bracelet for the entourage. I used wires, seed beads, amethyst chips, Swarovski and faux peals to make this one,.

Rosy set for the maid-of-honor.

Decorated hairpins for the kids.

Bracelet for the usherettes. I used seed beads, mother of pearls and faux pearls for this.

Using Swarovski rondelles and freshwater pearls, I made this set for the little maid-of-honor.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Me, wearing my abubotz hehe

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Cool Blues and Violets

Ate Vangie asked me to create a set of necklace, earrings and bracelet for her in blue. :-)j I used button shell and barrel beads connected with 0.5 mm nickel wires and Beadalon string. For earrings, I used apatite barrel beads and amethyst chips and a bit of wire work in the shape of swan (sorry, no macro shot).. For her bracelet, I used similar technique as with my bracelet shown below.. ;-)

I also made a bracelet in plum and violet for moi! :D In this bracelet, I used 1 mm and 0.5 mm nickel wires and plum and violet resin beads.. With a lot of wire work, I was able to make a bangle that can be tighten and adjusted around my wrist. Pretty cool, huh? ;-)

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Beading Should Be Made Illegal

.. and that's because it's so addicting. I spent the whole weekend til yesterday doing a lot of necklace and bracelet projects. I would like to post some pics here but I made tons and I'm too pregnant and too lazy to take photos. Plus the camera I'm using is not high end so I can't make decent macro mode shots. Maybe next time when I'm not drowsy from losing sleep. Sheesh. Lousy isn't it?

On a lighter note, I got orders for the rainbow bracelets and earrings I made a few weeks back. Now people are asking for more. Gosh. If the baby comes out soon, I don't think I will have time to finish them all in time... I'm glad that some people appreciate my work though. Yipee!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Spring and Autumn

I made two bracelets with matching earrings last night. I can't help it. Beading hobby is addictive! Plus I also tried to make my own cellphone bling. :-)

*Spring bracelet: I used green jade donut as "pot", green cat's eye rondelles as leaves; yellow beads and rose quartz petals as the flowers... *
*Autumn bracelet: Brown seashell chip beads as dried leaves; pearls as pebbles; rose quartz as freshly fallen petal of a flower*

*and my uber cute cellphone bling.. I used different types of beads; connected them using headpins around a stainless chain*