contemporary beadwork jewelry textile

Monday, May 31, 2010

Little silver mountain pendant

My little mountain, folded from sterling silver sheet, was soldered on an earth of copper.
This was my entry for the EST Challenge hosted by BHB Kidstyle....Theme: walking, hiking, nature!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

...And now for something completely different!

...as John Cleese used to say.....(Monty Phytons flying Circus)...


Here´s work waiting !
My husband found these beautiful, old Danish chairs on a flea market. The Rattan seating surfaces are broken, and some chair legs too! now they are waiting on the attic to be restored!
..and I am looking forward to try that by myself , as soon as my time allows to go about such a big project. ( maybe in the early autumn , cause it might be a beautiful outdoor work!)




First step was to buy this wonderful book about basket work...to read ....and to learn... and maybe to decide on spending a lot of money for a professional restorer.....we will see...



Thursday, May 27, 2010

Things are progressing well

There are still a few hours between this phase and the finished collier.....

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

big beading project!

I´m just preparing my working space for a beading project:
I make a second Exemplar from this Collier as a custom order.




.....to be continued..

Monday, May 24, 2010

From far and wide....

CLICK HERE : to see the whole list....leave a comment and visit the beautiful shops!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Paper Doll Project

via Artmind I discovered a funny game created by Anastasia, which could really be able to disorganise your day time planning!
If you like to participate in Paper doll project you can download the drawing on her blog..of course I had to make a "Bead Dress" ....zoom the pics to see the beads closer.
I think this would be a great design for a fabric print! I`d be the first to buy some meters

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Seafood - Meeresfrüchte - Frutti di mare

I made a delicious treasury for all who like fresh fish!
...have a look , and visit the shops of the artists! click here to see the whole list

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Simply Chic

Old beads, a bit uneven......with silky luster

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Challenge theme, recycling:

If you are playing guitar, you have to restring your instrument very often,
on every string there is a brass ball end, too good to throw it away....



Silver-brass-hoops from recycled guitar string ball ends.....

Not to be listed, because my daughter liked them immediately.........

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Feng shui Globes.....the Completion!


Do you remember.......the poor silver wire skeletons: Happily finished!




I made two more globes with thick copper wire:

after oxidizing:
avalaible here

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Taking Pictures.......always an area needing improvement !

I made an item Photo , I´m pretty satisfied with.
That makes me wish to rework some of the older photos.....
There is so much great advice on hand, that is worth of mention once in a while :
A few remarkable links:






Monday, May 10, 2010

Lavender see of blossoms...

lilac striped earrings, available here

Thats what i have before my eye, looking out of my window....

...and the winner is...


Monday, May 3, 2010

New EST Challenge theme !




I got it! .....the honor to host this week Challenge of European street team on Etsy!
My " meander-copper- earrings" were chosen.....

...and after some meditation, the new theme came to my mind.....
I am very interested in Textures, and after " folds" and "winding" it might be great to try some more of these basically expressions, and so this is my new theme : "wattle"
Everything grid-like, braided, wattled,... basket work ...
I´m curious about your ideas !
just send me your entries in an etsy convo...I´m looking forward!


The Entries!

1. Dew in the grass - mother´s day one of a kind handmade adjustable ring !
..made by LAccentNou.

2. "Treillis en Fleur" pouch ! for cellphone , made by LabSpace


3. Pinback buttons original design-Points and crosses , made by SoleDeVita

4. Wattled mini painting from the "last week curator" NancyvdBoom !

5. Green and brown Mobile Phone Cover.... from patchworkdelights !


6. Viktorian Avocado Bracelet or Necklace from Kraplap !


7. Baskett of Lavender original watercolor from ColoursandTextures !


8. Necklace lariat pink Amethyst pearls sterling silver from Arctida !



9. Handmade pure linen triangle knit shawl "wattle" from ingermaaike !




Sunday, May 2, 2010

European Street Team weekly Challenge


meander- copper - silver earrings......
..like a river or a street meandering through a raw copper landscape.....
My entry for the EST Challenge, hosted by Nancy van den Boom : "Winding"
available here