Tooth shaped pendants

I don’t make steampunk stuff all the time, sometimes I need a break from it, that’s why I keep a stash of pretty semi precious stones in my desk, in case I get good ideas. These pendants are relatively simple, made from a rather small piece of wire, and the common thing about them is the bead shape and a decorative bead on the top. The black agate one is double sided. All available in …

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New teardrop pendants

Well, they’re fairly irregular for teardrops and the third one is actually tooth shaped. Something I made in the meantime when I was bored with the usual stuff. I wish I had more side drilled agate in cooler shades (temperature-wise cooler, not awesomeness-wise cooler), but the batch I’ve got recently is mostly brownish red, sometimes orange or yellow, so I’m pretty much restricted to matching it with carnelian and other similar stones. It’s fun to …

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Wire wrapped winter

I finally got to make something that required more time and attention than my usual stuff. This pendant is a rough quartz point that looks more or less like an icicle, hence the post title. It’s not particularly tricky to make a double sided pendant, it just takes more time. And I really thought that  making it just one sided would look strange. I’m not sure if it came out wintery enough, though, as I …

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Lots of earrings

I’m having another earrings phase. This time I used lots of flat disc beads, rondelle beads and some flat irregular nuggets, because I think they look awesome when piled up together when all the colours match. I mostly chose natural, Autumn inspired materials and colours, but also handmade ceramic and metal disc beads. I know they’re simple and I know lots of people who would say they’re too simple to blog about them, but I …

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Labradorite beads

I’ve been preparing to the upcoming Christmas season; not sure what people will want this year, so I’m trying to make as many heart pendants as possible (this is what they usually like). In the meantime I’m working on some new designs that I haven’t tried yet, so please be patient. I promised I’d post a photo of the labradorite I brought back from Amsterdam. Beautiful <3

New skill, cat pendant & more

I’m trying my skill in hammering wire. It’s been going pretty well, considering I’ve started just yesterday. I just hope that my neighbours won’t kill me, because the process can be quite noisy and rather annoying. I’ve made several pairs of earrings and a couple of pendants so far, so have a look: Copper kitty on a big onyx bead. (Available) A rather huge agate slab pendant with some natural turquoise beads; the wire is …

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Red jasper teardrop pendants

Three so far, but there might be more. I wish I could wear this colour, I’d make one for myself. Jasper, like agate, is also a type of chalcedony (silicone dioxide), but unlike agate has non-regular and non-circular patterns and is also more opaque in general. There are a few sorts of jasper, one of the most beautiful ones being the red one. All available on Etsy: [1] [2] and [3]

Teardrop earrings

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 earrings. Available on Etsy.

Coral set

The lovely red beads are pressed coral. I have no idea what the smaller ones are, there have been suggestions about jade, quartz, moonstone and citrine, though. Maybe calcite? I’m quite happy with this set and I might use these or similar patterns more often. I like to think that it’s somewhat fantasy inspired, like my previous pendants. Available on Etsy: pendant and earrings.

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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