Sunday, March 29, 2015

Hair Clip with Vintage Sew-on Beads

I made a hair clip from old glass sew-on beads. I wrote about sew-on beads before. These purple colored ones are really small but absolutely sweet! They measure 5mm in diameter and each of them has two tiny holes. Beads have faceted top that was achieved during molding process and gold foiling that reflects the light. I also used rice-shaped glass pearls that I'll show more about, vintage red glass cabochon, Czech fire polished beads and seed beads. I attached everything by thin wire one by one.

vintage antique beading supplies
 These sew-on beads are small, measuring only 5mm in diameter

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Hair clip measures 3cm in diameter. I used colors like purple, pink and red.

Eesti käsitöö ehted
The foiling behind the sew-on beads reflects the light


Ma tegin juukselõksu vanadest õmmeldavatest helmestest. Kirjutasin ka varem sellistest õmmeldavatest helmestest oma blogis. Need lillat värvi on päris väikesed aga üliarmsad! Nende diameeter on 5mm ja igal ühel on kaks imetillukest auku. Helmestel on tahuline pealispind, mis saadi klaasipressimise käigus ning valgust peegeldav fooliumkiht. Veel kasutasin riisikujulisi klaaspärleid, millest kirjutan rohkem kunagi, vintage punast klaaskivi, Tšehhi lihvitud helmeid ja seemnehelmeid. Kõik materjalid ühendasin ükshaaval peenikese traadiga.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Vintage Sewing Kit

What a great find! This is vintage sewing kit that has engravings on surface. Gold color is a bit faded but still there and it has a tassel that looks worn. This sewing kit is small enough to put into purse or hang on chatelaine. Inside there is a thread holder for three different threads and it's  also a needle-case at the same time. I've search the internet for references and many similar kits were made in Austria or Germany between 1900-1940's, some were claimed to be Victorian. Older ones had wooden thread holders, newer ones from plastic. The kit should also contain a thimble. I was wondering if I should look for a brass thimble to complete the set?

Old sewing kit with brass engraved bullet-shaped box and a tassel

These sewing kits should contain thread and needle holder and a thimble

This sewing kit is really small, measuring under 5cm long.

Üks huvitav leid! Selle vintage õmbluskomplekti karbike on messingust ja graveeritud. Kullavärv on pisut kulunud ja tekstiilist tutike aja jooksul rabedaks muutunud. Karbike on piisavalt väike, et mahtuda ka väiksesse käekotti või riputada chatelaine'i külge. Sees on niidihoidja kolmele, mis on samaaegselt ka nõelakarp. Vaatasin neid komplekte netist ja samasugused komplektid tehti väidetavalt Austrias või Saksamaal aastatel 1900-1940ndatel, mõnikord nimetati lausa viktooria ajastust. Vanemad on puust niidihoidjaga uuemad plastikust. Komplektist on puudu sõrmkübar. Võibolla peaks otsima siia juurde ühe messingust sõrmkübara, et komplekt oleks täielik?

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Blue-Purple Rhinestone Brooch

In this brooch I used the seed beads I showed previously. They shimmer so nicely! Swarovski rhinestone colors here are Amethyst, Bermuda Blue and Montana. In the middle there is a vintage English cut glass bead I bought from France.

 In the middle is a vintage English cut glass bead. I used vintage seed beads to
 create a "frame" that shimmers due to the metallic coating and facets.

Rhinestone brooch measures 35mm in diameter.

Swarovski Bermuda Blue rhinestone drops show blue and violet colors, 
combining the Montana and Amethyst.

Selles prossis kasutasin varemnäidatud seemnhelmeid. Need sädelevad nii ilusti! Swarovski ehtekivide värvused on siin Amethyst, Bermuda Blue ja Montana. Prossi keskel on vintage "Englis cut" klaashelmed, mille sain Prantsusmaalt.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Vintage Czech Seed Beads

These vintage seed beads are so adorable! They have many facets and are treated to this awesome metallic shine! Here are two hanks in different colors.

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Need seemnehelmed on nii armsad! Neil on lihvitud tahud ning neile on antud äge metallik-läikeline viimistlus! Siin on kaks vihti erinevas toonis.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Bermuda Blue Crystal Heart Necklace

This is a custom order similar to the pink necklace. This time I used Bermuda Blue Swarovski crystal and some different blue rhinestones (mostly Swarovski, and some Preciosa). I used lighter glass pearls here.

Heart of the Ocean necklace Swarovski designer handmade
 Bermuda Blue is a finish that is applied on the back of crystal clear rhinestone. 
This finish differs a bit when looking different suppliers (Swarovski, Preciosa, 
and other companies specialized in crystal coating). This Swarovski (article 4827) heart 
has gorgeous array of different blues with 
a light hint of purple when looking from the side.

Eesti disain käsitöö mdmButiik
On the filigree I used Swarovski rhinestones in Crystal, Light Sapphire, Sapphire
 and Preciosa rhinestones in Bermuda Blue and Capri Blue.

kristallidega ehted kaelakee mdmButiik Eesti
The size of the crystal heart is awesome!!! Measuring 27mm.

See siin on tellimustöö, mis sai alguse sellest roosast keest. Seekord kasutasin Swarovski Bermuda Blue südamekujulist kristalli ning erinevaid siniseid ehtekive (enamus Swarovski, mõned Preciosa). Kasutasin heledamaid pärleid.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Grey Pearl Necklace

This is another piece of jewelry where I used grey pearls. It is interesting how I lost the color preferences I thought I had when I was a kid. I had a favorite color back then. Did you? My favorite color when I was a kid was purple. And there were colors I liked and colors I didn't think much of. Like grey.

Although I have given up prejudice long time ago when concerning colors there's still so much to learn. Step by step I'll discover the possibilities of such a modest color as grey. It's a journey.

Grey necklace with vintage handmade glass pearl. See more photos on Etsy.

Siin on veel üks ehe, milles kasutasin halli värvi pärleid. See on üpris huvitav, kuidas on kadunud need värvi eelistused, mis mul väiksena olid. Mul oli siis lemmik värv. Aga sinul? Minu lemmik värv, kui olin laps, oli lilla. Olid värvid, mis mulle meeldisid ja värvid, millest suurt ei arvanud midagi. Nagu näiteks hall.

Kuigi olen värvide suhtes eelarvamustest ennast ammu distantseerunud, on nii tohutult palju veel, mida õppida. Samm-sammult avastan sellise tagasihoidliku värvi võimalusi nagu seda on hall. See on nagu avastusretk.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Romantic Pink Heart Necklace

This is what I came up with the Swarovski heart ( art. 4827) that I posted previously. I added a wide stamped filigree that I covered with glass Czech pearls and different color Swarovski rhinestones. This necklace is long - measuring 73cm from end to end. There is a signature tag behind the filigree. Necklace is finished with lobster clasp.

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Selles kaelakees kasutasin eelmine kord mainitud Swarovski südamekujulist kivi (4827). Lisasin laia filigraanplaadi, mille katsin Tšehhi klaasist pärlite ja Swarovski kristallidega erinevas värvitoonis. See on pikk kaelakee - otsast otsani 73cm. Filigraanplaadi taga on signatuuri märk. Kaelakeel on vedruga kinnis.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Introducing Swarovski Heart 4827

This is brand new addition to my rhinestone collection. Sweet crystals in shape of faceted heart in lovely pink (Light Rose) color. The size is magnificent! Measuring 28mm these will definitely create an explosion of sparkle!!!

I searched for matching settings for a long time. These are the best I've found so far. These are pendant settings that have a row of tiny crystals as a frame. And of-course, in antique copper plating as I prefer ;)

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Siin on uhiuus lisa minu ehtekivide kollektsiooni. Armsad südamekujulised kristallid nunnu-roosat värvi (Light Rose). Nende suurus on märkimisväärne! Mõõdult 28mm on neil küllalt "materjali", et pimestada sädelusega!!!

Sobivate "pesade" leidmine oli aeganõudev. Need siin on siiamaani parim leid. Need on mõeldud ripatsiks ja neil on tillukestest kristallidest raam ümber. Ja muidugi on viimistlusena siin antiikne vask nii, nagu mulle meeldib ;)

Monday, March 9, 2015

Rhinestone Brooches

A selection of rhinestone brooches in different size, design and color combination. There are Swarovski crystal glass rhinestones used in every brooch.
Brooches are in antique glass jewelry caskets that dates to 1890-1920s. The blue lining is obviously added later and the box in trapeze shape has lining covered with newer textile. Two other boxes have original lining with tiny buttons of silk thread.

vintage style jewelry crystal brooch
 10 brooches are all handmade with Swarovski crystals
 and different vintage and new beads

Valik ehtekividega prosse, erineva suuruse, disaini ja värvikombinatsioonidega. Igas prossis on kasutatud Swarovski kristallklaasist ehtekive.
Prossid on antiiksetes klaaskarpides, mis on valmistatud 1890-1920ndatel aastatel. Sinine vooder on arvatavasti lisatud hiljem, trapetsikujulisel karbil on vana vooder kaetud uuema kangaga, teisel kahel karbil on originaalvooder koos siidiga kaetud nööpidega.