Steampunk cats enhanced version

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Remember my steampunk kittens that I used to make back in 2010 and 2011? They were very popular. Unfortunately I ran out of supplies (the watch part thingies) but still get asked about them every now and then. Well I may or may not have a huge mess in my supplies; good news is I found a few more pieces that I used to make the kittens of. I didn’t want to do the regular simple kind …

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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.

Heart pendants – 2012 3rd batch

For some reason most of the steampunk ones are green this time… I think I need to go shopping for supplies, most of the hearts I have left are green at the moment. Also, some of them have the new key charms I’ve recently got and will be using from now on until further notice (they’re bigger but I like them better than the previous ones). The pendants are available in my Etsy shop, in …

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Reptilian pendants

I don’t remember why I had this idea. I was going for something chunky, bold and more three dimensional than what I usually make. They resemble reptiles a little bit, hence the name. Also, I wanted to make something for myself to match my blue clothes (finally made something totally different and decided to sell the reptilian ones). I played around a bit, matching different grey and blue shades in different stones (agate, kyanite, lapis …

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Long copper earrings

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. Available on Etsy.    

Wrapped geode

Geodes are awesome. I love geodes. I sometimes spend literally hours online looking for the right ones or just watching the pretty geode photos. Geodes are crystal-lined cavities inside a rock. They are often formed when a bubble of air is trapped inside hot lava, then it cools down and forms quartz crystals inside around the bubble. The crystals can grow inside the rock for a very long time, so the geodes can be a …

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Fantasy inspired amulet pendant

This is another approach to the quartz point beads. This time I decided to make something that looks like a special powers amulet. I don’t know if it does, but I know that the wrapping is too complicated, as it covers the whole quartz part and it became almost invisible. The rough beads wrapped into the design are labradorite. The pendant was supposed to be symmetric, but there are many irregularities. I must work more …

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