Picasso jasper pendants

My favourite variety of jasper is “picasso jasper”, that earned its name due to picture-like markings. I swear sometimes the beads I get look like landscape or abstract paintings. And beautiful too. As you can see I’m still fond of the spiky and asymmetric style when it comes to semi-precious stone pendants. Green pendant with amazonite and mookaite beads; available in my Etsy shop   Brown and green pendant with turquoise and fluorite; also available …

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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.

Bracelets with turquoise

I’ve got lots of turquoise beads, so most of the bracelets I’ve recently made includes some. It’s a great stone to work with, because there are very few other stones that don’t go with it. Most green, red, blue, brown and yellow do anyway. I’m experimenting with wire wrapping beads to use them as a focal piece. Also, trying to include some handmade hammered clasps and other elements every now and then. The bracelets are …

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Chunky bracelets

Remember the beads from my previous post? I decided to use them in a bracelet after all. I had some beautiful raw amber beads and various matching jasper and turquoise pieces and I like this colour combination. Available in my Etsy shop. The second one took me a major part of a day, because I had an idea, which proved to be poor, then I had to redesign the whole piece, make another wire wrapped …

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Wire wrapped beads

I wrapped some chunky beads around with wire and tiny beads, but can’t decide what to make out of them. A bracelet perhaps? Or make more and use them for a necklace? Not sure.

Turquoise & jasper pendant

Would you believe I spent approximately the same amount of time attaching the tiny beads as doing the actual wire wrapping? The beads are: various type of turquoise (stabilized mostly), lapis lazuli, various kinds of jasper, copper and tiger’s eye. I like how the main stone seems framed in the wire. Available on Etsy.

My first ring

After many months of resisting, I finally got myself a proper ring mandrel and decided I should make some freeform rings (it works for pendants, so why wouldn’t it for rings?). This is the first one I’ve made. It took me a long time to decide what beads I wanted to use, and after a while went for a safe brown-turquoise combination. I don’t think it’s bad for the first time. Available in my Etsy …

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