Monday, October 16, 2017
Imagine a morning by the fields of lavender. Muted colors of purple as the first rays of sun light up the misty air.
Inspired by these colors I put together a selection of vintage beads. Some in old English cut, some French Prosser technique. An array of purple violet colors in opaque, transparent and some covered with shiny coating.
Glass and crystal glass stones shimmer in the light. Rare textured glass stones with sparkly vintage Swarovski rhinestones create an enchanting contrast.
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Summer is over and the colors we see are changing. The new colors that will become new jewelry are here:
Suvi on läbi ja värvid meie ümber muutuvad. Uued värvid, millest tulevad sügis-talvised 2017 ehted on kohal!
Saturday, May 20, 2017
This handmade rhinestone headpiece is for making a statement! Sparkly crystal rhinestones are all set one by one into settings and vintage glass pearls wired carefully onto the metal filigrees. Something truly feminine and floral to adorn yourself in special occasions like wedding, birthday or graduation! Take a look of the progress in photos:
|First step was to set all the rhinestones into settings. Then |
attaching set rhinestones and vintage glass pearls onto the filigrees.
|I used memorywire for the base - it holds the round shape and is|
lightweight. After making the base I covered it with florist tape.
|The headpiece base is finished with supportive filigree band|
and signature. All I need to do now is to attach all the
pretty pieces to the supportive filigree band.
|Voilaa! Headpiece is finished and matching laces added.|
|Lots of sparkling rhinestones and vintage glass pearls |
are mixed with floral metal components.
Pilkupüüdev pea-ehe on valmistatud käsitsi! Kõik sillerdavad kristallist klaaskivid on pandud ükshaaval pesadesse (kastik) ning koos vintage klaaspärlitega kinnitatud metallist plaadikeste külge. Üdini naiselik ja lilleline - see juukse ehe sobib kaunistama erilistel sündmustel nagu näiteks pulmad, sünnpäev ja lõpetamine! Piltidel näha töö käik ;)
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
I got those black beads from treasure hunting in New York. What makes these round beads special is that they are antique hollow glass beads. Glass hollow beads were used before plastic was invented and it could offer the vast array of adorning materials to the garment industry. Due to light weight it was possible to sew lots of hollow glass beads on beautiful dresses and jackets and purses etc.
I matched the hollow glass beads with square shaped French jet nailhead beads and new seed beads (I really need to get some antique black seed beads!). In the black brooch dangles I used vintage black beads (I got from France) that are not hollow because hollow ones are fragile and need to be tucked between bigger beads for safety. These dangle earrings and tassel brooch can be either worn separately or as a set.
|Antique sample card with square shaped nailhead French Jet beads.|
|Jewelry making in progress. Antique hollow glass beads were|
strung on red cotton thread.
|Black brooch got long beaded dangles that were inspired|
by Victorian dress appliques. Each dangle is finished off with old
Prosser bead in oval shape.
|Round hollow glass beads are tucked safely between higher |
domed square shaped beads. This will protect the fragile hollow
glass beads in this brooch.
|The beaded dangles in this Victorian style brooch add movement!|
|Black jewelry from antique beads. Black jewelry can easily be |
combined with each other. Here are some previously made necklaces.
|Black dangle earrings with antique, vintage and new beads.|
Need musta värvi antiiksed helmed sain ma New Yorgist. Ümmargused helmed teeb eriliseks see, et need on nö. puhutud, seest õõnsad. Õõnsad klaashelmed olid kasutusel enne plastmassi tulekut, mis võimaldas toota suures valikus erinevaid kaunistusi rõivatööstusele. Kuna õõnes klaas oli kergem, kui nö. täis-klaasist helmed, siis sai neid rõivastele rohkem õmmelda.
Ma panin õõnsad helmed kokku ruudukujuliste nailhead helmeste ja uute seemnehelmestega (ma tõesti peaksin hankima endale musti antiikseid seemnehelmeid!). Prossi ripatsites kasutasin täis-klaasist ümmargusi helmeid (mis sain Prantsusmaalt), kuna õõnsad on liialt õrnad. Neid kõrvarõngaid ja prossi võib edukalt kanda nii eraldi kui ka komplektina.