Steampunk/gothic purple set

I usually get my supplies from glass bead mixes, so it’s hard to get matching beads for a set in most cases. There is a considerable demand for sets, though, so I decided to make some, and also ordered some beads that will match the beads that I already have. Until I get my order, I will use what I already have (not much, I’m afraid but will be enough for four or five more). …

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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.

Steampunk and non-steampunk

I was running out of watch parts, this flat piece was one of the last that I had. I weaved about a half of this pendant, when suddenly the bead inside broke in two :( I had to undo half of what I had made to replace it with a new one. I was happy with the final result, and everybody seemed to like it. My friend asked me to make something similar, but non-steampunk. …

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Heart in a golden cage

The first thing I did when I’ve got the beads yesterday was to photograph them. Then I picked one of them and made this. I don’t want the heart pendants I make to be “cute” (that’s why I avoid pink), but apparently they are considered so, and sell very quickly (I don’t manage to blog them soon enough, apparently). I like how the gold plated wire looks, but it’s very hard to work with it …

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New batch of glass beads

I bought on Ebay some venetian glass mixes in colours suiting my steampunk creations and I wasn’t disappointed. Most of the beads will go with the style perfectly. I feel oficially inspired.

Copper steampunk earrings

I ordered a bag of copper beads, that looked like mechanism parts on a photo. I wasn’t wrong, they really look like mechanism parts :) I wish I had bought some more, because I’m running out of them and this seller doesn’t have them anymore. In fact I couldn’t find anything similar on the whole Ebay. Actually these earrings were the first steampunk items that I’ve made. All copper, no brass. I wrap the elements …

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