Chains & Necklaces · Jewelry

Beaded partial necklace

My first attempt at bead crocheting resulted in a beautiful bracelet and some very painful fingers. 😦 I'd wanted to try my hand at Kumihimo instead, but I haven't managed to buy a disc yet. While I'm thinking if I should make a DIY Kumihimo disc, I decided to give bead crocheting one more shot… Continue reading Beaded partial necklace

Ornaments

Macramé ornament

I was in the mood for macramé recently, and sat down to make something. I had all this remnant yarn lying around from my past knitting projects, and thought I would use a couple of them for this. I first made a wire-based yoke from my 18-gauge copper wire. Since I didn't really have anything… Continue reading Macramé ornament

Jewelry · Pendants

Torus pendant

I have a few of these metallic-silver tori in my stash, and had a few ideas on using them. This is the first of the ideas brought to fruition -- I used a 22-gauge black wire for the embellishment, simply wrapping it around the surface of the torus. Every 4 turns, I added a blue… Continue reading Torus pendant

Earrings · Jewelry

Azure tears

I had my brand new turquoise seed beads in my hand, wondering what I can make with them, and then I remembered that I have these azure beads in my stash. So the seed beads became an accompaniment instead of going solo.I wanted to make something tear-shaped, but not exactly tear-shaped. So as a compromise,… Continue reading Azure tears

Jewelry · Pendants

Textured pendant

Sometimes, ideas just grab hold of you, and you have to execute them, at least to see how they turn out. This was one such time, and the idea was to make a pendant with a lot of texture. This is how it turned out -- And this is how I made it -- Body… Continue reading Textured pendant

Bracelets · Jewelry

Bead-crocheted bracelet

Ow! Ow! Ow! That's my fingers crying. They don't hurt much now, but by the time I was done making this bracelet, they were not happy. But even they have to agree that it was worth it. As they say -- "No pain, no gain." (Although, there might be a less painful way of making… Continue reading Bead-crocheted bracelet