I’ve got lots of turquoise beads, so most of the bracelets I’ve recently made includes some. It’s a great stone to work with, because there are very few other stones that don’t go with it. Most green, red, blue, brown and yellow do anyway. I’m experimenting with wire wrapping beads … more
The next step from buying handmade lampwork beads in bulk, is buying artistic glass beads and cabs from self-representing glass artists. They are usually higher quality than the commercially manufactured supplies, and unlike them, are absolutely unique (this is me showing the middle finger wondering how to protect myself from … more
I’m particularly proud of these somewhat ethnic looking earrings, and they took a long time to make. Shaping the wire, hammering, wrapping, hammering again… The stones used here are labradorite, lapis lazuli, natural moonstone and onyx. Just one color and the rest is neutral. Well, except the copper, of course.
It seems that over time I’ve gathered plenty of turquoise coloured beads. I doubt that many of them are the actual turquoise, mostly they’re just dyed howlite and magnesite, but still they’re pretty. I’ve decided to do something with them finally, so I took the teardrop-shaped ones and made some … more
I love to buy random turquoise bead mixes, unfortunately I like to have more beads than I can process :D
This freeform bracelet has a lot of various turquoise beads: chalk, stabilized, probably some dyed howlite as well, I have no idea what else. It has some wire wrapped beads … more
Those of you who follow my work, know that I often attach a piece of chain to my pendants, usually on just one side to balance the wrapping on the other. This time I managed to do this twice within the same pendant. It looks sort of weird, but I … more
This bracelet is just copper and turquoise (and brown ribbon), but I really like this combination. The big rectangle bead is more likely dyed jasper than turquoise, but it looks really nice on a bracelet.
I’ve been having problems taking really good photos of my jewellery lately, because I’m sick and don’t want to go outside to take them on a balcony. When I get better I promise to take some better ones, but for now this wil have to do. UPDATE: Managed to take … more
I’ve been wondering for a while how to wrap a side drilled teardrop bead and make it original at the same time, I decided to do something totally freeform and see where it takes me. As you can see, I got carried away a little bit. When I finished, my … more
I’ve been planning to do this for a long time now, I was waiting for two identical beads.
Morning star (Morgenstern) is a type of medieval spiked mace, either on a chain or not. These beads have always reminded me of it :D
If anybody wants them let me know, … more