Hearts

Would you believe that I’m really trying to stay away from cuteness and heart-shaped beads? All of these came in bead mixes. And now I have to figure out how to make non-cute stuff out of them.

Mixed inspirations

Steampunk is all about technology, and I though why not mix in some nature inspired element? I was going to shape the beads into something more abstract, but it just didn’t look good, so I sticked with the twig-like shape. I used a round part of a watch movement. If you try to move the large gear on the side, the other two gears will rotate. Available on Etsy.

Tentacles! (Cthulhu jewellery)

Honestly, I don’t remember having so much fun while making any piece of jewellery :D I came up with this idea, when my latest pendants started to resemble tentacles in a disturbing way. I used silver foil glass, enamelled wire and Czech fire polished beads. Also, when researching Cthulhu jewellery, I  have been finding mostly octopus designs, only small percentage were real Cthulhus. This item has been sold.

Pretty colours

Turquoise, brown lava and lime jade. This is one of the most perfect colour combinations that I know of. Wondering what to do with these, they don’t deserve to become just an ordinary bracelet or a necklace, they’re just too beautiful for that… Fortunately I’ve got quite a lot of these beads. A great addition to this set would be something in warm orange, but I don’t have anything at the moment.