Tag Archives: glass beads

Elastic bracelets

30 Jul
Elastic bracelet “Pistachio”

Elastic bracelet “Pistachio”

Elastic bracelets seem to be a must this summer (by the way, is it raining where you live?).

Elastic bracelet “Green Discs”

Elastic bracelet “Green Discs”

They are fun to wear and can go with every look and style, but if you want to enjoy them the most, you have to layer them up.

Some examples?

Wood beads bracelets

Elastic bracelets summer

You can find each single bracelet in my Etsy shop. And if not, just ask!

Elastic bracelet "Golden black"

P.S. Promoting Sunday – Heart of Japan

23 Mar
Earrings “Japanese heart”

Earrings “Japanese heart”

During my trip to Japan last year, I visited some beads shops and in one of them I found those lovely glass heart.

Earrings “Japanese heart”

Earrings “Japanese heart”

No way I could ever leave them there.

Earrings “Japanese heart”

Earrings “Japanese heart”

You can find them in my DaWanda shop.

P.S. Promoting Sunday – Memory Wire Bacelet

16 Mar
A flower for you

A flower for you

I am so happy because the bracelet I showed you last Sunday had a lot of success in my DaWanda shop.

That’s why I want to present you today another memory wire bracelet.

Bracelet “Pink memories”

Bracelet “Pink memories”

This one is made using pink seed beads, crystal beads and Czech beads in different shapes and colours.

Bracelet “Pink memories”

Bracelet “Pink memories”

The hues go from a matt pink to purple to clear rose to all the reflections you can spot in the most transparent beads.

Bracelet “Pink memories”

Bracelet “Pink memories”

It is available here.

P.S. Promoting Sunday

10 Nov

Here is a pair of earrings that is elegant and casual at the same time.

Pink drops

They are made with pink transparent briolette beads and bicone jet-black beads.

Pink drops

They would be perfect for a very romantic dinner with the light of the candles refracting in the many facets of the briolette.

Can you imagine that?

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The earrings are available here.

Bead Hoarders Blog Hop

20 Jul

Let me explain you how it works. It basically goes like that: you see a bead and think “Oh, this would look great in that design I had in mind!”. And then you see another one and think “Oh, I could use this one for that” And 5 minutes later, you say “Well, I will add this one too to my basket. I like it, I will figure out how to use it.”.

All this goes on and on several times during the years and finally you find yourself full with unused (and often forgotten) beads.

If you are lucky enough, you will be invited by Lori to her new Blog Hop: the Bead Hoarders Blog Hop!

I signed up and went through my hoarded stash, found new designs and here is what I made:

I bought the silk ribbon 3 years ago, I guess.

I bought the silk ribbon 3 years ago, I guess.

Those svarosvki beads are two years old.

Those svarosvki beads are two yers old.

And don't ask about the chains, I have zillion of Kms of chains in my stash.

And don’t ask about the chains, I have zillion of Kms of chains in my stash.

Czech beads were my true passion at the beginning. I bought tons of those!

Czech beads were my true passion at the beginning. I bought tons of those!

These glass beads were maybe in the second order I ever made.

These glass beads were maybe in the second order I ever made.

These also were in my second order.

These also were in my very second order.

These are pretty recent, maybe they have been sitting in my stash for only a year.

These are pretty recent, maybe they have been sitting in my stash for only a year.

I bought this drop beads because I wnated to learn my first wire techiniques... I am using them only now...

I bought this drop beads because I wnated to learn my first wire techiniques… I am using them only now…

We are almost in the modern time now. My passion for the semi precious beads has begun!

We are almost in the modern time now. My passion for the semi precious beads has begun!

I bought these beads because I liked the colour, but I have had hard time every time I tried to use them.

I bought these beads because I liked the colour, but I have had hard time every time I tried to use them.

I have still a lot beads to use. The good thing is that now I have lots of idea for them! Thanks Lori!

And don’t forget to check the other partecipant! You can find the list here.

Thursday with colours

7 Mar

Today I want to show you a pair of earrings that would be perfect for a dinner out in an elegant restaurant.

Earrings "Gold night"

I found these glass beads in a vintage open market some time ago and I instantly felt in love with them.

The gold, the black and the gray meet and melt into each other in a way that reminds me of water colours.

Earrings "Gold night"

There is a sort of fluidity in that pattern, don’t you think?

If you want to see more photos, click here!

Tuesday with colours

23 Oct
Bracelet "Green & Purple" by Chic and frog

Bracelet “Green & Purple”

When I made this bracelet I wanted to give contrast a form.

So, I picked complementary colours and went for beads with different shape.

That’s how green and purple, twisted beads and flower-shaped beads ended up together in this bracelet.

It’s almost like wearing two bracelets at the same time!

Linking links

17 Aug

Some times ago I bought these glass beads with the idea to make a long necklace. As I saw them I thought that they were born to feature in a necklace with a loose pattern.

Almost at the same time, I decided to take part of Peggy Johnson‘s Link Challenge.

I was so happy when the links finally arrived because 1. they were beautiful and 2. I could use them along with the glass beads to make my necklace (I am a procrastinator, and by the time the packet from Peggy landed in my mail box, I hadn’t yet started to work on my necklace…).

So, I had my idea, my beads, my links, my wire and my holidays to enjoy.

I really didn’t need anything else to realx and work on my project.

Check out Peggy’s blog post for the complete list of all partecipants and vote for your favourite creation!

Bead Table Wednesday

4 Jul

Since I finished it, this necklace shows off on my beading table.

I want to make some earrings to match that river of glass beads, so I use to watch it now and then, looking for an inspiration.

Details of the linking element

They have to be long, multi strands, but I still have no precise design in my mind. It will come, I know that.

Oh, I almost forgot to introduce you MariaAntoniette, she will be my official model from now on.

Something new

29 Oct

Some times ago I wrote a post about all the things I learnt from the BSBP. Well, in the past days I decided to try something new. It’s not a new path I am going to walk but it’s nice to experience something different just to see what I can do without using my most dear friend: the wire.

So I decided to use some of this

with those

Can you guess what I was going to make?

Right! A choker!

Definitely not my style but I like it.

What about you? Have you ever made something that you would never wear?

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