Wrapping a teardrop bead

I’ve been wondering for a while how to wrap a side drilled teardrop bead and make it original at the same time, I decided to do something totally freeform and see where it takes me. As you can see, I got carried away a little bit. When I finished, my first thought was “geez, I made a Shoggoth” O_o Available on Etsy.

Lapis lazuli and turquoise bracelet

I have been wondering how to use wire wrapped beads for bracelets. I had a few ideas, but this is the first one that I actually finished and came out ok. I had to figure out some thing first and I actually spent more time making this than I spend on my pendants. Wrapping the bead was the easiest part. There’s a lot of stuff in this one: beautiful lapis lazuli with pyrite inclusions, chalk …

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Yet another turquoise donut

I’m looking for more options to match with turquoise, but I seem to fail. Only black and dark brown stones seem to go with it. I didn’t like it with light brown jasper and white howlite as well. Or perhaps when it is an addition to a big light brown bead it’s ok, but when turquoise is the main thing, I’m somewhat scared to experiment. I’m thinking perhaps goldstone or red jasper would be ok? …

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First Daily Deviation

First day of the year and I woke up to see that I’ve been awarded a Daily Deviation on deviantArt for this jasper pendant. And I haven’t even blogged it yet! I am very proud, happy and surprised, to be honest. Also I’d like to wish a happy New Year to all my readers and watchers. And thanks for all the kind words and support. Still available on Etsy.

Tiny turquoise earrings

I forget sometimes that some girls don’t wear 10cm earrings like I do, and prefer small ones. At first I thought that it’s not possible to be creative with wire wrapping technique when making something so tiny (the beads used in these earrings are only 4mm), but apparently I was wrong. It is however more difficult to make small wire wrapped earrings than big ones. These earrings measure 3.5cm with the earhooks (they’d be smaller …

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Lava & turquoise freeform

This colour combination has been on my mind for a while. Chocolate brown lava goes with pretty much everything, but turquoise brings it out more that anything in my opinion. I like the roughness and randomness of this design. I also get some saticfaction from the fact that this pendant impossible to copy (even for me). Available on Etsy.

Ceramic wire wrapped pendant

I don’t have many ceramic beads, although I’ve been considering buying more colours. I only have these beautiful turquoise ones. I’ve recently bought the small ones, so now I can make matching earrings. I know this pendant is weird, but the larger bead alone was… too alone, so I added the smaller one and now it looks like the larger one has a tumor O_o Available on Etsy.

Labradorite pendants

I’m having a labradorite phase. I’ve recently bought one string of faceted labradorite beads. Unfortunatly only 1/3 of them has those gorgeous blue and green flashes that everybody (including me) loves. The rest is just grey. Anyway, I’ve already made several pendants (out of the prettier ones). Two of them are sold, the other ones are still available (here and here). You could think that since labradorite is elegant and grey, everything will just automatically …

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Steampunk pendant with turquoise

I’ve always thought that the best beads to go with the steampunk style are glass. Steampunk is industrial, and glass is industrial. It has clear colours that contrast with neutral steel or yellowish brass. And stones are natural, they’re all about being natural. But then I got bored with what I was doing on regular basis and started to experiment. I came up with this – natural stabilized turquoise. It actually looks a little bit …

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