Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Elegance at its best

I have made many, many pieces of jewellery over the last 4 years and after making this bracelet I saw how beading sometimes creates something with class and elegance .
Purple freshwater pearls that have a mint green hue about them with Swarovski crystals that give off a yellow flash. Really beautiful and everyone who has seen it immediately comments how elegant and/or classy.
I shall be making more of these in different colours

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Egyptian Donut Pendant

Carnelian gemstone donut hung from a beaded copper and green pagoda shape connected with rich copper coloured Swarovski crystal, reminds the viewer of Egyptian colours. Hung from a fabric cord measuring 48cm with 4cm extension chain. The next step in the pagoda shape.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Purple Laurel Necklace

Stage 2 of the Pagoda shape. This necklace is made from tiny size 11/0 seed bads in a lovely plum and black colour and measures 43cm from end to end and sits very nicely around the neckline.
When making it I kept thinking how it resembles a laurel that Caesar would have worn on his head.
A huge success in the recent class I taught with all the ladies loving it.
This necklace will be available soon in kit form with download pdf instructions.

More to come.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Red Pagoda Necklace

This is a necklace I have designed and will be the project being taught in my next class on September 11.
A combination of herringbone (Ndebele) and peyote stitches come together to create a "Pagoda" like shape.
Multiple pagoda shapes atop each other form the centrepiece for this necklace which has a lovely dangling motion when being worn.
The earrings measure 45mm from top of hook to bottom of drop and are very unique in their resemblance to Wings.
I have experimented more with this shape and images of my creations will follow soon. Again, jewellery weaving never ceases to amaze and inspire me. So many ideas, only two hands !!