Sunday, June 14, 2015

Lovely Vintage White Leaves - When Time Is Right It Is Right

I got these small lovely glass leaves ages ago. These were so pretty and adorable that I couldn't resist. After I received the package I was delighted. Packed in old tissue paper with a stamp "Made in Czechoslovakia 3 grs". These are pressed from white silky "moonstone" glass and have high-detail pattern. After the first emotions I realized I can't use them - I couldn't adjust any setting to use, there was no holes for attaching and gluing was just something that is really not my thing. I tried and tried to use wire but every attempt failed.

So these leaves just sat for 3-4 years or so. So sad, really... Until this kind of glass leaves was put to an auctions recently. With hours until the auctions end I was sitting in front of the computer and wondering what to do. So pretty little adorable glass leaves! But there was no point even in bidding when I can't use these, right? So I decided that if I can't use these I'm not going to bid. Hours passed and I was looking at the white leaves... I thought it wouldn't hurt to try. Guess what?! I did it, I tried to attach the leaf to a piece of wire, exactly as I did 3-4 years ago, and succeeded the very first try. How odd is that?! Well, what I'm trying to say is that I made my bid and won one auction. Lesson learned. When time is right, it is right. Cheers ;)

vintage glass jewelry supplies
 Vintage glass leaves are pressed from two layers of glass: 
moonstone glass and transparent glass.

jewelry inspiration
 These leaf-shaped cabochons measure approximately 8mm.
One side is with pattern, other side flat.

glass leaves
Wrapped in tissue paper with a stamp "Made in Czechoslovakia 3 grs".
3 grosses equal 432 pcs.


Ma ostsin need valged klaasist lehed ammu. Need olid nii ilusad ja armastusväärsed, et ma ei saanud vastu panna. Kui paki kätte sain, olin väga rõõmus. Need olid pakitud siidipaberisse, millel oli tempel "Made in Czechoslovaki 3 grs". Lehed on pressitud valgest "kuukivi" klaasist ja neil on ülipeen pressitud muster. Pärast emotsioonitulva sain aru, et ma ei saagi neid kasutada - olemasolevatest "pesadest" ei suutnud ühtegi sobivaks kujundada, auke lehtedel pole ja liimimine pole lihtsalt minu värk. Proovisin lugematul kordadel traati mässida nende ümber, kuid kahjuks iga katse ebaõnnestus.

Nii need lehekesed istusid 3-4 aastad. Päris kurb tegelikult... Kuni sarnased lehed pandi hiljuti oskjonile. Oksjonite lõpuni oli jäänud loetud tunnid, ma istusin arvuti eest ja mõtlesin, mida teha. Lihtsalt armastusväärsed lehekesed! Aga pole mõtet isegi teha pakkumist, kui ma tean, et neid kasutada ei saa, onju nii? Nii ma siis otsustasin, et kui neid lehekesi kasutada ei oska, siis oksjonil panust ei tee. Tunnid kahanesid ja ma vaatasin kurvalt oma valgeid lehekesi... Mõtlesin, et proovimine ei tee ju paha. Ja arvake ära?! Ma tegin ja sain hakkama esimesel korral. Kuigi kasutasin täpselt sama võtet kui 3-4 aastat tagasi. Kas pole uskumatu?! Nojah, kuhu ma üritan jõuda oma jutuga on see, et ma tegin oma pakkumised ja ühe oksjoni ka võitsin. Ja õppetund. Kui aeg on õige, siis on õige aeg. Päikest ;)

Friday, May 29, 2015

Pearl and Rhinestone Bridal Hair Jewelry

Sweetest and delicate set of decorative hair comb and a hair pin! I made them from beaded wire branches and pearl circles with crystals. I love the way antique copper metal creates a contrast with pale pearls! Perfect for bridal occasions, why not a vintage style wedding?

pearl crystal rhinestone bead copper clip decorative comb
 This set has same kind of hand wrapped "branches" from pearls and beads and circle motifs.

hair brooch haarbrosche bijoux mariage
 In the center of pearl circle there is a Czech crystal rhinestone.

mdmButiik bridal jewelry Estonian jewelry Eesti pruudi ehted
Hair clip or bobby pin is really easy to use!


Armas ja üliõrn komplekt juukse kammist ja lõksust! Ma valmistasin need helmestest traat "oksadest" ja ümmargusest motiividest kristalliga keskel. Mulle meeldib kontrast, mis tekib antiikvase ja heleda pärli vahel! Ideaalne pruudile, miks mitte vintage stiilis pulmades?

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Pink Bracelet Cuffs

I made a pair of bracelet cuffs with vintage pink beads. These are somewhat quartz-lookin glass with different shades of swirls. Oh, and ofcourse with little dimples on the baroque surface! Just lovely! The center plates are flooded with beads, pearls and Swarovski crystals! I used old vintage hollow pearls from previous post and a little sew-on glass bead that has two holes.  One cuff is all pink and sweet, other has some extra colors to make it even more yummi.

Miriam Haskell style jewelry Original by Robert Stanley Hagler Eugene costume jewelry
 I made these two bracelet cuffs at the same time.

bijoux romantique strass bijoux rose couleur pastel bracelet manchette perles
 I added sapphire blue, green and yellow opal glass beads to pink.

romantische Schmuck Strass-Schmuck pink Pastellfarben Armband Manschette Perlen
This all pink bracelet cuff is on Etsy.

Tegin paar käevõru vintage roosade helmestega. Need näevad natuke nagu kvartsi-moodi välja, klaas on siiruviiruline erinevates toonides. Ja loomulikult need väikesed lohukesed! Lihtsalt armastusväärne! Käevõrude plaadid on helmestest, pärlitest ja Swarovski kristallidest üle-ujutatud! Kasutasin vanu õõnsaid/puhutud klaaspärleid eelmisest postitusest ning väikeseid klaasist õmmeldavaid helmeid. Üks võru on üleni magus-roosa, teisel on lisaks maitsvaid värve.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Handmade Blown Hollow Baroque Pearls

Now these beads are interesting indeed! These are blown from glass tube and made into a flat back and baroque top beads. These are hollow and colored from inside with the pearlescent color. This is why these pearls don't peel or lose their pearlescent color as quickly as pearl coated beads! These baroque glass pearls are all a bit different but have distinctive pattern.
I first thought these were from plastic material because of unbelievable light weight, so I made a hot needle test. These are glass indeed. My vendor told me that these beads came from a shop that was in business in the 1920s Germany. I searched from the internet and found some gorgeous garments that have very similar beads. Take a look.

vintage jewelry supplies
 Hollow glass pearls have thin walls and covered with pearlescent paint from inside.

 I have different hollow pearls. Baroque pearls have distinctive pattern of 
raised diameter with two dimples.



1920s women fashion evening dress
 Circa 1923 Evening dress by Jean Patou, embroidered with beads, rhinestones and faux pearls. 
Via Bunka Costume Museum in Japan (photo from: Pinterest). Here you can see the baroque pearls and smooth pearls among hollow silver-lined beads that are sometimes called mercury beads.



1920s fashion flapper style
 Natalie Kingston, 1927, in classic flapper attire (Photo from web).
Lovely sheer dress with baroque pearls.

Vot need helmed on põnevad! Need on puhutud kuumast klaastorust ning vormitud lameda põhja ja nö barokse pinnaga helmesteks. Need on seest tühjad ning kaetud pärlmutrise värviga seestpoolt. Klaashelmed on kõik pisut erinevad, kuid kõigil on silmatorkavalt omapärane muster - üle helme on piklik kõrgendus, millel on kaks lohku.
Alguses ma arvasin, et tegu on plastikust pärlitega, sest need on uskumatult kerged ja tegin neile nö kuuma nõela testi. Helmed on klaasist. Müüja sõnul on need pärit poest, mis tegutses Saksamaal 1920ndatel aastatel. Otsisin internetist põnevaid riideesemeid, kus on äratuntavalt näha sarnased pärlid.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Sweet Pink Brooch with Vintage Pearls and Nailhead Beads

It took awhile until I came up with an idea for these vintage pink beads. I added some bronze metallic colored seed-beads and of-course, Swarovski crystals. The brooch has a round shape, the outer circle has unique leaf-shaped nailhead-beads with round pearls and Swarovski crystal rhinestones while the inner circle has thin rice-shaped peads that create a delicate flower. There are a row of small pearl dangles that add movement. This brooch can also be worn as a pendant.

Vintage glass beads in sweet pink color: coated glass pearls and nailhead beads.

fait à la main bijoux Estonie mdmButiik mariage
 I used rare leaf-shaped nailhead beads that were probably made in Czechoslovakia.

schmuck vintage Estland mdmButiik designer-schmuck brosche
 Small vintage (1980s) Swarovski crystal glass rhinestones sparkle!

handmade jewelry Europe Estonia mdmButiik designer handicraft
A long row of glass pearl dangles at the bottom of the brooch add movements.

Võttis aega, mis võttis, aga lõpuks tuli idee, mida nende vintage helmestega teha. Ma lisasin pronksivärvi seemnehelmeid ning loomulikult Swarovski kristalle. Pross on ümmarguse kujuga, välisringis on haruldase lehekujuga "nailhead"-helmed ümmarguste pärlite ja Swarovski kristalliklaasist ehtekividega, siseringis moodustavad peenikesed riisikujulised pärlid õrna lille. Prossil on rivi väikesed pärli-ripatseid, mis lisab liikumist. Seda prossi saab kanda ka ripatsina.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Pastel Colors for the Spring

I love pastel colors! And pastel colored jewelry is always a good idea in Spring. I played with the earring design I previously have used in turquoise green and yellow earrings adding some more colors to the selection.
Every earring has a metal bead cap with Swarovski crystal rhinestones that I first attached to four-prong settings and then wired together. Crystal rhinestones, pearls and pastel colors make these romantic earrings a perfect accessorie for sunny days.

handmade jewelry Estonia limited edition
Sweet selection of pastel colored long earrings

Limited designer jewelry romantic style pearls crystals beads pastel colors
Blue chandelier earrings measure 8,5cm including the ear-hooks

Limited design jewelry handmade designer boutique
All these earrings have silver ear-hooks

Pastellvärvid meeldivad mulle väga! Ja pastelsetes värvides ehted on alati hea mõte, kui käes on kevad. Ma mängisin kõrvarõngaste disainiga, mida kasutasin eelnevalt juba türkiisroheliste ja helekollaste puhul ja sain valikusse mõned ilusad värvid juurde.
Igal kõrvarõngal on metallist helmekübar, millele kinnitasin Swarovski kristallklaasist ehtekivid, mis eelnevalt vajutasin tangidega nelja nõksuga kastikusse kinni. Kristallklaasist ehtekivid, pärlid ja pastelsed värvid teevad need kõrvarõngad ideaalseks päikselistel päevadel kandmiseks.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Saphiret Brooch with Vintage Glass

In this brooch I used large Saphiret cabochon drops and beautiful glass petals. I'm so happy how it turned out. These vintage glass leaves are tricky! It's difficult to attach them in a way it looks pretty and is sturdy at the same time. And you'll never know what state is the wire until you inspect them closely. These ones here are in very good condition!

I added vintage and new Swarovski crystal rhinestones, vintage seed pearls and glass pearls. It's also a small brooch - I seem to make small ones lately! 
Saphiret cabochon is also vintage and has small chips on tip of the drop and on left bottom prong. Foiling is almost mint and shows off the beauty of this glass.

vintage rhinestone jewelry jewellery
Foiling lets the light bring out the beauty of the Saphiret glass.
Blue glass petals have delicate pattern and matte surface.

mdmButiik Eesti disain käsitöö ehted
This brooch is small, the metal plate measures 25mm.

I pick out the petals with strongest wire because 
I use only the best supplies in my jewelry

Selles prossis kasutasin ma suuremat Saphiret klaaskivi ja vintage klaasist õielehti. Olen väga rahul, kuidas see lõpuks välja tuli. Sest need klaaslehed on päris trikikad! Neid on päris raske kinnitada nii, et oleks ilus ja samaaegselt tugev. Ja traadi olukorda ei tea enne, kui neid lähedalt uurida. Need lehed on väga heas olukorras!

Ma lisasin vintage ja uusi Swarovski kristallklaasist ehtekive, vintage seemnepärleid ja klaaspärleid. Ka see on väike pross nagu ma viimasel ajal juhtun tegema.
Saphiret klaaskivi on vintage ja sellel on väike kild ära tilga tipust ning vasakul all pesa/kastiku kinnituse juures. Foolium on peaaegu perfektne ja laseb valgusel välja tuua selle klaasi ilu!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Purple and Green

I guess Spring got me. Lately I'm using colors differently than usual. Pastels, bright yellow and now purple with green.

Deep green and purple beads. I was just playing with the beads and crystals hoping to get inspiration and took a photo. There's nothing strange about playing with beads, this is very normal and people do that :) Vintage glass beads (purple English cut, oval green) and purple Prosser beads from France, Swarovski Tanzanite square crystal with same colored and Cyclamen Opal beads and new Czech tiny (2mm) bicones and golden faceted beads (3mm).

This handmade necklace has all the above and a bit more. I added vintage Swarovski Green Turmaline rhinestones and some small round Czech beads.

These colors that I put together came from hand-painted porcelain box

handmade necklace collier kette perles perlen alte ancien
 The pendant of this necklace has lots of beads! In the center is 
Swarovski Tanzanite square crystal.

Eesti käsitöö ehted
Purple and green create a fresh and delicate duo that speaks of spring.

Collier Bijoux Schmuck Romantic
I added many dangles to the pendant that looks like a waterfall!



Paistab, et kevad jõudis mulle hinge. Viimasel ajal kasutan teisi värvi, kui on tavaliselt harjumuspärane. Pastellid, helekollane ja nüüd lilla koos rohelisega.

Sügav roheline ja lilla. Ma lihtsalt sättisin helmeid lootes, et äkki tuleb inspiratsioon ja tegin fotokaga klõpsu. Selles ei ole mitte midagi imelikku, inimesed mängivad helmestega ja see on normaalne :) Vintage klaashelmed (lillad ja piklikud rohelised) ja Prosser helmed Prantsusmaalt, Swarovski Tanzanite ruudukujuline kristall koos samavärviliste ja Cyclamen Opal helmestega ning  uued Tšehhi lihvitud väikesed (2mm) ja kuldsed (3mm) helmed.

Selles kaelakees on kõik eelpool nimetatu koos mõnede lisanditega nagu näiteks vintage Swarovski Green Turmaline kristallid.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Bright Yellow Jewelry

I use yellow very rarely in my jewelry. But when I do I pick out the best beads! :)

These are vintage handmade beads from Japan. These were made in 1940-50s. Beads are wound and have little cute dimples on the surface!

I made short and long necklaces and a pair of earrings. Beaded bead caps were very time consuming. Bright yellow and antique copper create a nice contrast.

 Yellow vintage handmade beads from Japan. I have these in three sizes.

Long flapper necklace.

Beaded bead caps with vintage (1980s) Swarovski rhinestones and seedbeads.
Long earrings with silver hooks.


Ma kasutan kollaseid helmeid harva, aga kui kasutan, siis valin välja alati kõige-kõige ilusama tooni :)

Need käsitsivalmistatud helmed on pärit Jaapanist. Valmistatud 1940-50ndatel. Helmed on nn keeratud (ümber metall-varda) ja neil on armsad lohukesed!

Tegin pika ja lühikese kaelakee ning paari kõrvarõngaid. Kaunistatud pärlikübarad võtsid päris kaua aega. Helekollane ja antiikne vask loovad põneva kontrasti.