Various pendants

Some pendants I’ve made recently. I like to experiment a bit, so in these two I used Vintaj Patina to decorate the brass base and a dragon charm. Available in my Etsy shop: dragon pendant, green pendant One of my usual steampunk pendants. I have abandoned them a bit recently, although they are quite popular and I like making them. I must get back to making them more regularly. Available here. A heart pendant but different …

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Earthy tones necklace

As usually, assembling the beaded part took me a lot more time than the wire wrapped part, because I kept stringing the beads and dismantling the whole thing all over again until for hours until it looked right. I used fused glass cab for a focal piece, coconut shell beads, lampwork beads, handmade recycled glass beads, some brass plated findings and faux suede cord. Available on Etsy.

Aqua blue and red pendant

I buy a lot of handmade glass, and this time I bought “seconds”, which means some of the cabs had melted together or were chipped or had some other “flaws”. This cab had a tiny red cab melted into it (as seen on the photo), which I loved immediately and decided to use as an advantage and a creative opportunity, as I had beads of the same colour and even the same kind of shiny finish. …

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Ocean bracelet

I had wanted to make this for a long time and had the wire wrapped part pre-made, in my drawer. I just couldn’t find the right beads. While browsing Etsy I found African glass beads recycled from old bottles. They’re beautifully  irregular and come in variety of colours and shapes. I also used some artisan lampwork beads, a patina starfish charm and silver plated “bali” beads. Available in my Etsy shop.

Quartz pendants

One is a teardrop side-drilled bead and the other is a smooth chunk with no drilling. I used smaller beads (garnet, onyx, hematite and others) to decorate. These are mostly freeform, I can’t say what exactly inspired me, I just went on with the wrapping until I was out of wire. Available in my Etsy shop: [pink one] and [clear one].

Wire wrapped winter bracelet

I have to admit, the wire wrapping in this one took an awful lot of time. I used three dichroic glass cabs from For The People shop (purple and ice pink/white) and lampwork beads from Dancing Frog Jewelry. Purples, lilacs and whites. Enjoy. Bracelet available in my Etsy shop.

Twin bracelets

Sometimes I set aside some beads that match together and keep them for later in case I come across more matching beads or just something that goes with them enough for me to go “wow” and feel that using those beads in a different combination wouldn’t produce something good enough. That was the case with caramel lampwork beads, with navy blue, clear or brown bumpy spots. When I gathered all my matching supplies it turned …

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