Sunday, February 7, 2016

Small Rhinestone Brooch with Antique Sew-On Beads

Antique glass sew-on components are so little and cute that I wanted to create something that would also be little and cute! Here's a selection of small rhinestone brooches with the sew-on beads, Swarovski crystal rhinestones and selection of vintage and new beads. Some of these are available at Etsy mdmButiik shop.
Small red rhinestone brooch with sew-on beads
and crystal Swarovski rhinestones.
Selection of small rhinestone brooches in different colors.
Available at Etsy shop section Romantic brooches.

Antiiksed klaasist õmmeldavad helmed on nii tillukesed ja armsad, et tuli mõte teha neist midagi, mis oleks samamoodi väikesed! Siin ongi valik väikeseid prosse, milles kasutasin neid õmmeldavaid helmeid, Swarovski kristallklaasist ehtekive ning erinevaid vintage ja uusi helmeid. Osad neist prossidest on üleval Etsy mdmButiik poes.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Antique Glass Sew-On Components

Sew-on beads can mean many kind of beads (e.g. beads that were sewn). I'm looking more closely to those sew-on beads with pierced holes and leave nailhead beads for later. Garment industry used these kind of glass stones before plastic sequins/paillettes. They were as thin as possible with hole or holes for sewing.

Since there's nothing new under the sun, it is very common nowadays to see similar acrylic stones and also many crystal manufacturers (incl Swarovski and Preciosa) have crystal glass sew-on stones in renewing assortment. Crystal glass sew-on beads are often used in sought after haute couture gowns and dresses.

vintage style jewelry rhinestone jewelry
My stash of antique sew-on beads in various colors, shapes
and sizes. Most of these came from a antique shop from Germany.

antique fashion clothing vintage style
Edwardian pink velvet opera coat with lamé lace and sew-on
beads in pink and crystal s from 21stCenturyVamp.

Antique salesman sample card of sew-on beads with frosted finish.

Gorgeous peacock colored gown from 1stdibs.com. Tear-shaped,
hexagonal, square and small round sew-on beads in several colors.

vintage glass
All of these sew-on beads have two holes and goldfoiling.
Pressed from glass using a mold that gave "rose cut" facets.
Some of the beads have been additionally polished.
"Sew-on" helmestel on laiem mõiste, kui antud postituses toodud näidetel. See tähendabki üldistatult helmeid, mida õmmeldakse. Siinkohal vaatlen lähemalt helmeid, millel on augud ning nn "nailhead" helmed jätan hilisemaks. Rõivatööstus kasutas selliseid klaasist lapikuid helmed enne plastmassi võidukäiku, mis tõi kirjeldamatult suure valiku litreid. 

Selliseid aukudega õmmeldavaid helmeid toodetakse ka tänapäeval. Tihti on neid näha akrüülist, aga ka suuremad kristallklaasi tootjad (k.a Swarovski ja Preciosa) valmistavad siiamaani õmmeldavaid kive oma üha uuenevas valikus. Kristallklaasist kivikesi kasutatakse tihtilugu ihaldatud kõrgmoe rõivastes.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Start of New Jewellery Collection

Hello, inspiration! It's time for next jewellery collection and it brings a lot of excitement. In every collection there's a trigger item - material or previously made jewellery piece. Just like in this case.

This new jewellery collection was triggered by dark brown rhinestone earrings. The materials used in the earrings with dark colors and shiny surfaces have this depth that continues to inspire me. I'm picturing a delicious dark chocolate cake, multi-layered, embellished with pretty chocolate scrolls and placed seductively on a vintage plate... 
So here it goes - let the beading begun!

beginning of new jewellery collection
Here's a picture of materials used. Vintage oval
Swarovski rhinestones in Topaz color,
small vintage bronze seed beads from Japan,
new Czech cut and firepolished bronze beads and
antique French Prosser beads.
Teretulemast, inspiratsioon! Aeg on järgmiseks ehtekollektsiooniks, mis toob kindlasti palju põnevust. Igal kollektsioonil on tavaliselt miski, mis paneb asjad liikuma - kas siis mõni põnev materjal või varemvalminud ehet. Täpselt nii ka seekord.

Selle uue ehtekollektsiooni lükkas käima tumepruuniga kõrvarõngad. Kõrvarõngastes kasutatud materjalide tumedad värvid oma läikiva pinnaga on jätkuvalt inspireerivad. Kujutan ette maitsvat tumedat šokolaadikooki, mitmekihilist, kaunistatud šokolaadi rullikestega ning asetatud isuäratavalt vintage taldrikule...
Nii et - las helmetööd alaku!

Monday, January 18, 2016

Custom Made Hair Accessories

The inspiration to this custom made hair clip came from those gorgeous antique gowns made of sheer lace with intricate embellishments of tiny glass beads. Most of the beads are actually from the same period of time the dresses that inspired me - 1880-1930s.

Black glass beads have surface finish in different colors like blue, green and hematite. So even though the color scheme is dark the beads create a playful and sparkly look that catches the eye!

hair clip accessories fashion
Hair clip with old nailhead beads and copper plated filigrees.
These vintage and new beads have different finishes:
hematite, green and blue.
This hair clip is quite wide and it allowed me to add many
beaded motifs on the copper filigree plate
that looks like a piece of lace.
Selle tellimustööna valminud juukseklambri inspiratsiooniks said need antiiksed romantilised vanad kleidid, mis on valmistatud õhkõrnast pitsist ning kaetud tillukeste klaashelmestega. Enamik siin kasutatud helmestest ongi pärit samast ajast - 1880-1930ndatest.

Mustast klaasist helmestel on erinevat tooni viimistlus nagu metallik sinine, roheline ja hematiit.  Nii et, hoolimata tumadast värvigammast tekitavad helmed rõõmsa ja sädeleva kaunistuse, mis torkab silma!

Friday, January 15, 2016

Finishing Touches to Acrostic Rhinestone Bracelets

To make this rhinestone bracelet as a perfect gift I'm adding a cute little folded info with each of them. There are different messages like: Adore, Regards and Dearest. And since every message could use different colored stones I need a selection of info that is according.

The folded info is attached with thread and the rhinestone bracelets come in beautiful mdmButiik boxes. Voila!
This and other bracelets are available at mdmButiik Etsy!

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Et see ehtekividega käevõrule oleks ideaalne kingitus siis ma lisan igale ühele infoga voldiku. Käevõrudel saab olla erinevaid sõnumeid ja igal sõnumil omakorda erinevat värvivarianti. Sellepärast on vaja igale sõnumile oma voldikut.

Voldik on kinnitatud käevõru külge valge niidiga ning käevõrud lähevad omakorda mdmButiik valgesse karbikesesse. Voila!
See käevõru koos teistega on saadaval mdmButiik Etsy poes!