Saturday, April 16, 2011

Deep space nine ...

... or me just continuing exploring far away lands of jewelry making.
I have to admit: I like to play, and this time, I have a lot of new toys suddenly at my disposal.
Hence, I keep on playing and making these things, that just keep flowing.
Here, take a look!

These two were made to complete the previous post necklaces...
Then, I got a new idea! hanging stones on some wire... So, tried that out.

The shape was promising, so I had to try it again, with a little variation.

Then, I felt the urge of making something green... And I don't even like green!

Enough green! Time for some purple now!

 Worse part is that I just end one and the next one is already a work-in-progress... I already dream of red and black, of more purple, of gray silver and red..... and I can keep on going :))))

Friday, April 15, 2011

It cannot be two without three (old romanian saying)

...which means that if it happened twice, it will happen the third time as well.
Therefore, admire the third series :))))

Now, my only concern is: will I stop? But then, again, why should I?  :))))

Thursday, April 14, 2011

It's growing and I can't help it :)

Help! I'm being taken over by a bead manic!!!!!

Look, there is proof:

I can't stop making these things, and I'm enjoying it tremendously!
I think I need professional help :))))

Monday, April 11, 2011

Spring is coming. Finally!

Wondering where I've been? Not far, just here, around the corner, busy doing this doing that, you know, small life things.

But there is one thing I would like to share from my recent activities.
I've been following a course. A jewelry making course, to be more precise.
So, here I give you the results of my first three lessons:

Lesson number one: learning how to make rounded ends and attach them to each other.

Lesson number two: using silicone-wrapped wire and stops.

Lesson number three: more silicone wire and more beads.

Now, there are three more lessons to go, and I do expect them eagerly :))).
But wait, that is not quite all ;). Wonder why I've got this sudden passion? well... I've discovered (duh!) that I can make my own jewelry. And that there is a name for a style that I love since I first loved a piece of jewelry.
The name is "steampunk". It's a combination between pearls, lace, leather, mechanical parts, brass elements and all a strange, SF, old and new mixture at the same time. A lot to talk about, but not now.
Therefore, armed with my first three lessons, I've proceeded creating my very first steampunk piece for personal use.

Behold, admire! Be dazzled by my glorious creation :)))))

Very proud of myself, can you tell that? :)))))

Oh, this is the lady teaching the jewelry course: Ruxandra.Thank you, Ruxandra!

Later edit: couldn't help it. All this talking about jewelry made me go back to my working table. These are the results :D