Sunday, September 30, 2018
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Here's little something I made years ago. Pink pearl rhinestone brooch that has vintage Swarovski baguette stones, those long rectangle shape. They are pink colored and have Aurora Borealis (AB) finish that gives them such a glorious shine!
That Aurora Borealis finish makes these stones shine in array of colors. That is why I added small chatons in Violet, Light Peach, Light Topaz, Light Rose and Light Amethyst AB.
Monday, September 24, 2018
Historically inspired Emerald Duchess crystal earrings. These have vintage Czechoslovakian emerald green glass stones with fabulous cut! Surrounded by new crystal rhinestones and finished off with baroque glass pearl drop.
Friday, September 21, 2018
This fan shaped handmade brooch is loaded with pearls and crystal rhinestones all stitched one by one. This is a gift to celebrate a very special occasion!
Covered with creamy glass pearls and bright yellow Swarovski crystal rhinestones, this small brooch is for the one who loves vintage style and attention to details. Bright yellow fan shaped small brooch can be combined with matching bright yellow rhinestone earrings with two versions: dangle or stud.
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
This is Lucky Emerald necklace. It has a centerpiece with three parts. Crescent shaped upper part has an emerald green octagon in the middle, accompanied with sparkly rhinestones and pearls. Second part has a pointed hexagon in center with pearls and crystals arranged in symmetrical design. The last part is a vintage handmade glass bead that has a rich green color and baroque shape, topped with fancy cap adorned with rhinestones and pearls.
Lucky Emerald necklace has three rows of vintage glass pearls that vary in shape just like they were natural. They have gorgeous luster finish and show some signs of age. Box clasp is hidden under filigree plate that is covered with beads, pearls and rhinestones.
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Here are pics about work in progress. This is a making of a necklace: Lucky Emerald Necklace. The name comes from that pointed hexagon stone that not only inspired this necklace but also restarted one that I had in mind over a year ago.
There are many steps before this piece of jewelry is finished. Each motif made one by one, assembled into a bigger motif, stringing the pearls etc.
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
The inspiration for jewelry often comes from the materials I use. That gorgeous emerald green hexagon will be in the center of attention, clear rhinestones with vintage glass pearls will create a frame.
Monday, September 10, 2018
These are vintage glass pearls. I absolutely love these 😁 Because the glass is not pressed into mold but wound around a mandrel, these pearls have nice variation of size and shape.
And lets not forget about that pearl coating! It is warm and shiny, almost glowing 💓
Friday, September 7, 2018
I've noticed that these glass stones are hand cut, giving the slight variations of the facets. That also explains why these stones are so sparkly compared to those that are only table cut (the stone is pressed into mound with all the faceting and only the top one is actually cut).
There are also tiny imperfections inside the glass like tiny bubbles and lines. All this make these vintage glass stones look like they were the real thing 😆
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Vintage emerald green rhinestones right out of their original wrappings! The shape is new for me - pointed hexagon and these stones have many facets that reflect light. Color matches the ones I already have in octagon shape.
Each crystal glass stone is wrapped with others in tissue paper and there are 8 wrappings in one paper envelope.